Tag: kenji kamiyama
June 11, 2021 · 0 comments
Middle Earth: The Anime?
By Andrew Osmond. An anime cinema feature film of JRR Tolkien’s Middle-Earth has been announced, entitled The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. At last, an anime film with a title that Japanese people will find as hard to pronounce as the rest of us! It’s directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the man […]
March 5, 2018 · 0 comments
[UNBOXING] Napping Princess
In mid-August last year we were delighted to bring you the film Napping Princess in cinemas across the UK. Since then we know a lot of you have been excited for the prospect of being able to add this lovely film to your anime collection and today we’re excited to show you what to expect from […]
February 23, 2018 · 1 comment
Who is Kenji Kamiyama?
By Andrew Osmond. The name of Kenji Kamiyama, director of Napping Princess, is not as well-known to savvy mainstream critics as Miyazaki, Oshii or Satoshi Kon. One reason is that most of Kamiyama’s important work has been for television rather than cinema. But for anime fans, he’s been a big beast for fifteen years, for […]
August 8, 2017 · 0 comments
Kenji Kamiyama: Napping Princess
By Gianni Simone. This time, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama has something quite different to offer his fans. After his first original work, Eden of the East, received critical acclaim, his new film, Napping Princess mixes robots with traditional fantasy elements while exploring the enduring value of family ties. All […]
February 15, 2017 · 0 comments
Eden of the East
By Andrew Osmond. Vacationing in Washington DC, college grad Saki meets an extraordinary youth with no memories, killer rivals and a “magic” phone that can provide anything. Adopting the name Akira Takizawa, our unexpected hero slowly learns he’s in the middle of an incredible game. Its goal: to transform Japan forever… Like much Japanese animation, Eden […]