Sci-Fi & FantasyMitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never visited. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Find out in the latest film from the acclaimed auteur Makoto Shinkai.
AnimeWhen Ash Ketchum oversleeps on his 10th birthday, he ends up with a stubborn Pikachu instead of the first partner Pokémon he wanted! But after a rocky start, Ash and Pikachu become close friends and true partners—and when they catch a rare glimpse of the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh in flight, they make plans to seek it out together, guided by the Rainbow Wing it leaves behind.Trainers Verity and Sorrel join Ash on his journey. Along the way, Ash catches an abandoned Charmander, raises a Pokémon from Caterpie to Butterfree and then releases it to follow its heart, and meets the mysterious Mythical Pokémon Marshadow. When they near their goal, the arrogant Cross—Charmander’s former Trainer—stands in their way! Can Ash and Pikachu defeat this powerful Trainer and reach Ho-Oh as they promised, or will their journey
AnimeShoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?
DramaSet in Japan during World War II, the film focuses on Seita and his little sister Setsuko. After their mother is killed in an air raid and with their father serving in the navy, they are forced to fight for survival in the devastated Japanese countryside. Food and shelter are scarce, and even their own relatives are too concerned with their own survival. All they have is each other and their belief that life must carry on. Takahata and his team, including character animator Yoshifumi Kondo (who has subsequently worked on other acclaimed Ghibli films from director Hayao Miyazaki) have created a visually stunning and emotionally powerful film that meditates on the devastating consequences of war and has rightly earned a reputation as an anime classic.
AnimeThe year is 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans who live in virtual environments. Watched over by law enforcement agents that are able to download themselves into super-powered, crime busting mecha. The ultimate secret agent of the future is not human, has no physical body and can travel freely through the information highways of the world. Hacking and manipulating whatever, whomever and whenever required.
AnimePrepare to enter the realm of fantasy and imagination - where reality and dreams collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape of sheer visual genius. The magical tale centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject's dream. After being stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device - before it falls into the hands of a "dream terrorist" in this gripping anime thriller from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon.
AnimeIt’s a whole new deal! For the first time, Yugi, Jaden & Yusei are together in an all-new adventure! With his world crumbling into chaos, a masked menace known as Paradox travels into the past to eliminate the source for his world’s destruction - the Duel Monsters card game! Standing in his way are three legendary duelists who will do whatever it takes to save what’s on the line - their friends, their family and the game they love. For the first time ever, Yugi, Jaden and Yusei will team together and battle with all their hearts in a duel that will decide the past, present and future!
AnimeThe adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokémon created from the DNA of Mew, one of the rarest Pokémon of all. After escaping from the lab where it was created, Mewtwo is determined to prove its own superiority. It lures a number of talented Trainers into a Pokémon battle like never before—and of course, Ash and his friends are happy to accept the challenge!
AnimeAt Cameran Palace, Ash and his friends learn the legend of the Aura Guardian, which tells of a long-ago hero and his Pokémon, Lucario, who saved the world from destruction. Can it be true? They find out for themselves when Lucario is awakened and Pikachu disappears! Ash and Lucario set out to find Pikachu in a journey that leads to a mystical tree and the Mythical Pokémon Mew! The future of the world and the fate of Ash and Pikachu will depend on the power of friendship between humans and Pokémon!
Anime2977: For many years a mighty battle has been raging across the galaxies as 500 billion humans, whose forebears were exiled from Earth, plan to return to what is still called home. Forced to flee a ravaged Earth, humans have now depleted the corners of the galaxy to which they fled. Earth has now become the most valued and precious resource of all, controlled by the corrupt Gaia Coalition which governs the human race across the different galaxies. Having been exiled and vilified during the battle of the Homecoming War, Captain Harlock and his trusted crew of the Arcadia battle cruiser are the only hope mankind has of discovering the secrets that the Gaia have kept hidden. The Coalition has demanded Harlock's death and the Gaia Fleet's new leader, Ezra, calls on his younger brother, Logan, to infiltrate the Arcadia and
AnimeNeo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is well on the way to rebuilding after World War III. The central characters, Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding motorcycle gang. Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble upon a secret government project to develop telekinetic humans, apparently for use as weapons. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer' Akira, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him...
AnimeDragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is the second film personally supervised by the series creator himself, Akira Toriyama. The new movie showcases the return of Frieza – one of the most iconic villains of all time. Even the complete obliteration of his physical form can’t stop the galaxy’s most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth. Facing off against Frieza’s powerful new form, and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.
Action & AdventureThe troopers of two starships have joined forces to terminate a massive bug attack at a federation outpost. Before the mission can be completed and the survivors evacuated, one ship abruptly departs and goes inexplicably dark. The remaining battle-hardened troopers race to the rescue, only to discover that the threat from the bugs is about to hit home. With the latest in CGI technology, this film from executive Producer Casper Van Dien and Director Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) features the return of fan favorite characters Johnny Rico, Captain Ibanez and Carl Jenkins.
Action & AdventureA reluctant young hero holds the key to the future of mankind in the palm of his hand in this eye-popping, sci-fi adventure. In the year 3028 the Drej, a vicious alien race, has destroyed earth. Fifteen years later a young man named Cale learns he possesses a genetically encoded map to the Titan, a spaceship that holds the secret to the salvation of the human race. With the Drej in hot pursuit, Cale blasts off with the crew of the Valkyrie in an attempt to find the Titan before the Drej destroy it - and with it, mankind's last chance for a home of their own. Featuring an all-star voice cast that includes Matt Damon and Drew Barrymore and an edgy, out of this world soundtrack, Titan A.E. is an intergalactic thrill ride for a new generation.
AnimeIn the Orange Islands far south of Kanto, a Trainer named Lawrence is on a sinister quest: catching the Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in an attempt to awaken Lugia, guardian of the sea! When Ash and friends arrive, the islanders ask him to gather three elemental orbs from different islands. As the weather across the world goes out of control, it becomes clear that the capture of the Legendary trio has thrown the environment out of balance! With Lugia’s help, can Ash find the orbs, restore the balance, and be the “chosen one” that everyone turns to?
RomanceCuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist, bandleader and composer Bebo Valdés, and featuring music by jazz legends Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole). Chico & Rita captures a definitive moment in the evolution of jazz music.
AnimeJoin dancing internet sensation Gummibar in his first ever movie adventure! When Santa vanishes on Christmas Eve, Gummibar and his band of wacky, misfit friends shake their booties from the North Pole to the tropics on a madcap search. But when they discover Santa was abducted by a dance-crazed alien, the fate of Christmas morning rests in the hands -- and feet -- of our lovable green gummy bear! Featuring 6 songs including the #1 hit "I'm A Gummy Bear" and two holiday-themed songs, saving Christmas has never been this much fun!
AnimeIn a desert city by the sea, Ash, Pikachu, and their friends meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who can summon all sorts of things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings. The little Mischief Pokémon likes to use this talent to play harmless tricks on people…but when its true power is released, it loses control and becomes the towering and terrifying Hoopa Unbound! Long ago, a brave hero stopped its rampage by confining its power in a special bottle. Now that the bottle has been rediscovered, Hoopa must confront its greatest fear! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within—or will this dangerous struggle erupt into a clash of legends?
Sci-Fi & FantasyMetropolis is a grand city-state populated by humans and robots, the cohabitants of a strictly segmented society. Amidst the chaos created by anti-robot factions, detective Shunsaku Ban and his sidekick Ken-ichi are searching for rebel scientist Dr. Laughton, to arrest him and encounter his latest creation, Tima, a beautiful young girl.
ComedyDixie is a rebellious teenager who always wanted to be different. Be careful what you wish for, because something was about to happen that would change her world forever! On night, during a ferocious storm, Dixie is knocked unconscious and awakens to find she has been transformed into a zombie! Accompanied by her new friends Vitriol, the wise zombie sage, Isis, a highly superstitious Egyptian mummy princess, and Gonner, a pirate cabin boy, Dixie must travel across the land of Azoth and defeat the evil zombie witch, Nubulosa, to find her way home. Now, she must live among the dead as she explores the land of Azoth in as she tries to find her way home.
Action & AdventureKenshin Himura is a legendary swordsman in the wars accompanying the turbulent fall of Japan's Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as 'Battosai the Killer', he has adopted a peaceful life since the arrival of the 'new age' in Japanese history. But Makoto Shishio, the 'Shadow Killer' who succeeded to Kenshin's position in the service of the new government, has since then been active in the Kyoto underworld. Because he knew too much of the dark side of the new government, he was stabbed and his body set on fire. He survived, however and, wrapped in bandages, has raised an army of former samurai with the aim of overthrowing the new regime. Agreeing to a request by Toshimichi Okubo, the Home Minister, Kenshin leaves his friends in Tokyo and sets out for Kyoto. He and Shishio are a match in skill and in wits, but the
AnimeAsh meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust—and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it’s forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt official has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious power to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!
ClassicsThe first feature-length British animated film to be given a theatrical release, this landmark 1954 adaptation brilliantly conveys all the horror and humour of George Orwell’s scathing satire on the corruption of Communist ideals and the Soviet Union’s slide into totalitarianism. Animal Farm remains an outstanding achievement for award-winning animators John Halas and Joy Batchelor; actor and singer Gordon Heath narrates, and the characters are voiced by Maurice Denham.
Inspired by the dream of Old Major, a prize boar, the overworked animals of Manor Farm rise up against their negligent, drunken human owner and drive him out. Led by two young pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, they establish their own self-sufficient farm, but as the farm flourishes it begins to slide into dictatorship…
AnimeA crystal catastrophe is unleashed upon Greenfield, and Ash, Pikachu, and friends must figure out how to undo the damage to the once-beautiful town. But the unthinkable happens when Ash’s mother is kidnapped by the powerful Entei, a Pokémon thought to have existed only in legend. Now Ash must go to her rescue, uncertain of what he’ll uncover when he unlocks the real secret power behind the unbelievable turn of events: a young girl whose dream world is being turned into a nightmarish reality by the mysterious and unstoppable Unown!
AnimeIn the early 21st century bio-technology evolved drastically to improve the quality of human life but with it came an international agreement from the United Nations to restrict the use and make it safe.
Japan object to this proposal leaving the UN no choice but to close the doors to Japan on the rest of the world. To discover what really lies within it’s borders United States intelligence sends Commander Vexille and her special force unit know as SWORD to investigate. Slipping in under enemy radar Vexille uncovers several mysteries and must fight to contain a deadly threat to stop our world from falling apart. The creators of APPLESEED gather once again to create a story full of action that moves at a breathless speed, and a future
that might already be right on our doorsteps…
DocumentaryWhile there have been numerous documentaries about Studio Ghibli made for television or for DVD features, no one had ever conceived of making a theatrical documentary feature about the famed animation studio. Yet that is precisely what filmmaker Mami Sunada set out to do in her first film since her acclaimed directorial debut, Death of a Japanese Salesman. With near-unfettered access inside the studio, Sunada follows the key personnel of Ghibli – director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki and the elusive “other” director, Isao Takahata – over the course of one year as the studio rushes to complete their two highly anticipated new films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. The result is a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most celebrated animation s
AnimeIn the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as ruler. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. While seeking help from the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas, Diancie encounters a group of thieves who want to take control of its diamond-producing power–and who awaken the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal from its cocoon in the process! Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power, stop Yveltal’s rampage, and save the Diamond Domain?
AnimeDuring their travels through the Unova region, Ash and his friends Iris and Cilan arrive in Eindoak Town, built around a castle called the Sword of the Vale. The three Trainers have come to compete in the town’s annual battle competition, and Ash manages to win with some unexpected help from the Mythical Pokémon Victini! It turns out Victini has a special bond with this place… Long ago, the castle watched over the Kingdom of the Vale, and the partnership between Victini and the king protected its people who lived there. But that kingdom has since vanished into memory, leaving behind powerful relics and ancient Pokémon. Damon, a descendant of the People of the Vale, is trying to restore the lost kingdom with the help of his Reuniclus. His quest has taken him to the far reaches of the barren desert, and he has conv
AnimeDue to a fortuitous mix-up, Tad, a dreamy construction worker, will be mistaken for a famous archaeologist and sent on an expedition to Peru. With the help of Jeff, his faithful dog, an intrepid teacher, a mute parrot and a hustler, they will try to save the mythical Lost City of the Incas from an evil band of treasure hunters.
AnimeThe stakes have never been higher; the rivalries never as fierce; the risks never so great. One wrong move — one card short — and it's game over for good. A decade in the making, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator of the global phenomenon, Kazuki Takahashi. His masterful tale features anime's most beloved characters in their long-awaited return: Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba, and their faithful friends Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor Téa Gardner, and Bakura. It's the most highly anticipated re-YU-nion ever!
Andy Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Koji Morimoto, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda & Shinichirô Watanabe
AnimeFrom the creators of The Matrix trilogy, this groundbreaking collection of nine short films from seven of the world's leading anime directors provides a visionary fusion of CG-Animatrion and Japanese anime.
AnimeThe struggle of time and space—of distorted worlds and alternate dimensions—continues to rage, with Ash and friends once again caught in the middle!Michina Town is at the heart of the action. The town has a long history and checkered past in relation to the mighty Arceus. After Arceus granted the townspeople some of its power as the Jewel of Life, they betrayed the Mythical Pokémon!Ash and his friends, accompanied by their new companion Sheena, travel in time with Dialga’s help to right the mistakes of the town’s ancestors before the world crumbles under the power of Arceus’s rage. Did Sheena’s ancestors truly betray Arceus? Will our heroes be able to fix the mistakes of the past?
AnimeWhen big trouble threatens the big city, it’s up to Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to stop it! A vast Pokémon habitat amid the hustle and bustle of the big city seems like the perfect new home for a group of five Genesect. The arrival of these Mythical Pokémon quickly becomes a problem, though: their nest threatens the city’s power supply, and they keep attacking anyone who approaches it. On top of that, they’ve attracted the attention of the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, who sympathizes with them because its own origins also involve human tampering. Their leader, a red Genesect, doesn’t trust Mewtwo, and their confrontation quickly rages out of control! Can Ash and friends stop these two powerful Pokémon before they destroy the city?
AnimeTwo high school boys grapple with their own humanity in a world where people are serviced by androids distinguished from their masters only by the halo-like rings above their heads. Public mores, enforced by the shadowy Robot Ethics Committee, dictate that androids be treated like appliances, and those who empathize with their robots are branded as "android-holics." Rikuo and his childhood pal Masaki find their assumptions about androids radically challenged when they come across Time of EVE, a cafe where androids and people are treated as equals. Liberated from the strictures of the Ethics Committee, Masaki and Rikuo must confront old wounds of betrayal and grief, and are faced with decisions that put their friendship and families on the line. Official selection at the Pusan International Film Festival 2011, New York
AnimeLegend speaks of a hidden Sea Temple created by the People of the Water, which holds a powerful treasure known as the Sea Crown. Ash and Pikachu meet Lizabeth, a descendant of the People of the Water, and Jackie, a Pokémon Ranger on a secret mission to protect a Manaphy Egg and find the Sea Temple. The Phantom, a nefarious pirate, plans to obtain the Sea Crown and take over the world, but he first needs the Manaphy Egg! Now Lizabeth and Ash must help Jackie protect the Egg and stop the pirate!
AnimeSet in 1814 Edo (now known as Tokyo), a much accomplished artist of the time works tirelessly in his house-atelier. He is as short-tempered and sarcastic as he is brilliant, with no passion for money or meaningless pastimes like drinking. His name is Katsushika Hokusai and decades later his work would come to mesmerise Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt and Debussy. But very few were aware of the woman who often painted for him while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai's daughter, a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father. She inherited both his stubbornness and his talent, and her art is so powerful that it leads her to trouble.
Action & AdventureA spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a hero destined to battle evil and ensure harmony and tranquility in the world.
AnimeGiratina is the only Pokémon living in the mysterious Reverse World. Enraged when Palkia and Dialga disrupt time and space, it drags Dialga into this realm for a battle—but the conflict is broken up by Shaymin, the tiny Mythical Gratidude Pokémon. Exhausted, Shaymin leaves the Reverse World and asks Ash and his friends for help on its journey.Our heroes agree and enter the Reverse World, where they meet researcher Newton Graceland. His former assistant, Zero, seeks to harness Giratina's power to rule the Reverse World, even if that means destroying the real world!Can our heroes thwart his plans and protect both worlds? Will Giratina resolve its differences with Dialga? And what will Ash and his friends learn about Shaymin?
AnimeAs Ash and his friends journey to Crown City to join the crowds watching the Pokémon Baccer World Cup, mysterious forces are in motion that could bring untold misfortune to them all! What secrets does Zorua, a Pokémon they befriend along the way, hide? Why is the powerful Zoroark rampaging through the city, and what does the appearance of the Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune mean? What has brought Celebi back to the city at this precise moment in time for the first time in 20 years? And what will happen when the paths of all of them come together in one time and place?
AnimeDuring their travels through the Unova region, Ash and his friends Iris and Cilan arrive in Eindoak Town, built around a castle called the Sword of the Vale. The three Trainers have come to compete in the town’s annual battle competition, and Ash manages to win with some unexpected help from the Mythical Pokémon Victini! It turns out Victini has a special bond with this place… Long ago, the castle watched over the Kingdom of the Vale, and the partnership between Victini and the king protected the people who lived there. But that kingdom has since vanished into memory, leaving behind powerful relics and ancient Pokémon. Damon, a descendant of the People of the Vale, is trying to restore the lost kingdom with the help of his Gothitelle. His quest has taken him to the far reaches of the frozen tundra, and he has con
AnimeFollowing the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumours of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!
AnimeAsh may think he’s seen everything when it comes to Pokémon, but is he ready to face the mysterious Darkrai in this awesome adventure? On their way to a Pokémon Contest, our heroes pass through Alamos Town, home of the Time-Space Tower. Ash and his friends discover that something is causing terrible nightmares for Pokémon and people alike! The arrogant Baron Alberto immediately blames the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai…who then appears and confronts our heroes! Who is Darkrai? Is it a friend...or foe? As the sky tears above Alamos Town and the Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia emerge, their ensuing battle threatens to rip a hole in the time-space continuum! Will Ash and his friends withstand this showdown and learn Darkrai’s true nature?
AnimeHana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a fairy-tale like love with a wolf-man. Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children - older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame, or Snow and Rain. At first the family quietly lives in the city trying to hide their wolf heritage, but when the wolf-man suddenly dies, Hana makes the decision to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life.
AnimeBlackie the sheep is obsessed with going to the Moon. When Kanuto the sheepdog gets swept up in her plans they find themselves caught up in an adventure involving singing cows, gallant wolves, shifty spiders, weird birds and Pinky the Godzilla-sized sheep. Not to mention a pack of dogs who just happen to have a rocket that’s all ready to launch. Farmtropolis is a fantastical animated adventure for the whole family that will change the way you think about the Moon forever more.
AnimeIn This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband's family. Suzu's life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.
AnimeIt's been some years since the end of the Shinobi War. Naruto Uzumaki is the 7th Hokage of Konohagakure, in this new era. His son, Boruto Uzumaki, will soon enter the Chûnin exams, alongside Sarada Uchiha and the mysterious Mitsuki.
AnimeThe Boy and the Beast tells the story of Kyuta, a young orphan boy living on the streets. One day, Kyuta loses his way and stumbles into the world of beasts, where he meets Kumatetsu, a warrior beast in search of the perfect apprentice. Kyuta becomes his disciple and, after a stormy beginning, the pair forms a deep bond. But when a dark force threatens both worlds, their chance encounter becomes the ultimate test of strength, courage and friendship. From award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children) and with a beautiful, seamless mix of classic hand-drawn animation and CGI, The Boy and the Beast is a heart-warming coming-of-age action fantasy tale that goes beyond your imagination.
DocumentaryPart 1 (approx. 43 minutes) Animation director Isao Takahata embarks on production of "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya", his first film in 14 years. The first half of the documentary covers the process by which he came to take on the project, the pre-recording of the character voices, and the reasons behind the establishment of "Ghibli Studio 7", a facility set up to meet the demands of a new type of animation that does not fit easily into the traditional Ghibli animation process. Deriving characters from the recorded voices, the production gets underway, but quickly falls behind schedule.
Part 2 (approx. 43 minutes) Production on "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya" is already well behind schedule when director Isao Takahata decides on composer Joe Hisaishi to score the film's soundtrack, and singer Kazumi Nikaido for t
AnimeLong ago there were nine warriors who came to save humanity whenever the world fell into crisis. These warriors wore red suits and yellow scarves and were known as the 00 Cyborgs. Through their efforts peace was returned to the world, but thereafter their existence slowly faded from human memory. However, time has passed and the world has started to plunge into chaos once more. February 26, 2013. The nine warriors gather from around the world. As the world comes to an end, a new hero will be born...
AnimeThe beautifully animated adventure tells the story of 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sasha, who, when her explorer grandfather mysteriously goes missing on his latest expedition, embarks on an epic adventure to find him and his lost ship, the Davai.
AnimePrepare for new visions and new revelations, as the other side of RahXephon is finally revealed. RahXephon was created and directed by Yutaka Izubuchi (“Gasaraki,” the “Gundam” franchise), and produced by “Bones” (Angelic Layer, Cowboy Bebop), Victor Entertainment (“Noir”) and Fuji TV (“Astro Boy,” “Battle of the Planets”). The “RahXephon” series debuted on Japanese TV in 2002 and became an immediate sensation, with fierce action and the multilayered complexity of the plot and characters drawing in viewers by the tens of thousands.
AnimeAs the sun sets around Seoul Station, an old man thought to have died sinks his teeth into the warm flesh of a homeless person. Soon, the streets are filled with vicious zombies desperate to feed. Hae-sun, a runaway, witnesses the frightening sight while her father Suk-gyu, and her boyfriend desperately search for her. As the attacked become the attackers, the government declares a lock out of the station, leaving the uninfected to struggle desperately against the dangerous undead. With zombie numbers exploding, people without a home to return to, now have to flee without a place to run to, in order to survive. In the animated prequel to the global breakout hit Train to Busan, see where the horror started...
AnimeDuring a train trip, Ash and friends spot an injured Pokémon they don’t recognize. They’re planning a rescue when the train is attacked by the Legendary Kyurem! Ash and the others manage to get the unfamiliar Pokémon to safety, and they learn its story… The Mythical Pokémon Keldeo is on a mission to rescue its friends—Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, the Swords of Justice—from Kyurem’s icy clutches. But Kyurem has other ideas, and when it transforms into Black Kyurem or White Kyurem for greater power, things look grim! Can Keldeo find the courage to stand up to this menace?
AnimeThere is a future that we can't wait for. What would you do if you could "leap" backward through time? When tomboyish 17 year old Makoto Konno gains this ability after an accident in her high school chemistry lab, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. Before long, however, she realises that even innocuous changes can have terrible consequences. Changing the past is not as simple as it seems, and eventually Makoto will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future for herself and her friends.
AnimeHope has been accused by the townspeople of being the devil's consort. The town priest orders Hope to be burned at the stake. As she is writhing in pain, he accepts Lucifer's offer to a life in Hell instead of suffering a painful death. Hope then rejects Lucifer's offer and is transformed in to the powerful warrior called Lady Death.
Action & AdventureIt's been several months since the Fall of Beacon, and the world of Remnant is still recovering. Tensions are high, lives have been lost, and the members of Team RWBY... are divided. Each of our heroines now faces a journey of their own. While some must search inward if they ever hope to move on, others will venture out into the world in search of answers. Alongside the remaining members of Team JNPR, Ruby Rose has begun the long trek to the kingdom of Mistral, but the road ahead is full of surprises. New friends and enemies await, while the threat of an even larger catastrophe draws near.
AnimeThe most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years, and that's tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed. The film is directed by Takeshi Koike (The Animatrix) and written by Katsuhito Ishii (Trava: Fist Planet).
Action & AdventureVin Diesel is the voice of Richard B. Riddick in this stunning sci-fi adventure that bridges the incredible stories of Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. When intergalactic bounty hunters capture him, Riddick must use his ruthless combat skills and extraordinary night vision to battle unstoppable soldiers of fortune. From renowned animator Peter Chung comes this visionary, action-packed film that extends the Chronicles of Riddick experience.
Kids & FamilyIn a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences and flowering rose bushes sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout belonging to Gru, a dastardly villain who, along with the help of his many little minions, is planning the biggest heist in the history of the world: he's going to steal the moon! But his plans are foiled the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.
AnimeHoward Lovecraft accidentally uses a magical book to open a portal to another world. Join him on his adventure through the frozen kingdom filled with mysterious creatures. Featuring the voices of Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman and Academy Award winning Christopher Plummer.
AnimeThe epic Street Fighter saga continues as Ryu begins his journey around the world, Cammy's quest to discover her past takes a number of unexpected turns, Chun-Li's investigation into Shadaloo takes her from the depths of the Hong Kong underworld to the jungles of Brazil, and Ken must contend with a vengeful Vega who wants nothing but to turn Ken's wedding shower into a bloodbath. Many familiar faces from the Street Fighter universe return including US Special Ops Guile and the spunky and determined schoolgirl Sakura, while fan-favorites such as Fei-Long, Gen, Balrog, and Blanka, make their debut... In the universe of Street Fighter, fighters from around the world participate in the Street Fighter Tournament. A contest hosted by M. Bison, the sadistic leader of the Shadaloo criminal organization. Contestants fight for r
AnimeWhen a picture of his recently deceased grandfather falls into the ocean, Shima nearly drowns jumping in after it. He is quickly saved by a mysterious man. In a daze, Shima confesses his loneliness to the stranger. Learning the stranger is a merman, Shima takes him home, and names him Isaki. Isaki and Shima quickly become friends, but find out that their feelings for each other might go past those of friendship.
AnimeFrom the visionary director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time comes the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber apocalypse! Kenji is your typical teenage misfit, he's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world, literarily. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new family set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they
AnimeFrom Makoto Shinkai (Your Name, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Journey to Agartha) comes the first feature of his career. In 1996, an enormous tower is constructed on the southern shore of Hokkaido, it's purpose-unknown. Curious, three school children make a vow to discover the mysterious tower's secrets. Will this promise have to be left unfulfilled when one of the three falls into a coma? Set in an alternate universe, this sci-fi story centers around three teenagers, a rip in the space-time continuum, and the perseverance to keep a promise against all odds. The film captures slice-of-life beauty between three friends, while epic events threaten to drive them apart.
AnimeBased on the 2009 game, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate follows the story of the witch Bayonetta, as she defeats the blood-thirsty Angels and tries to remember her past from before the time she awoke, 20 years ago. Along side her are a mysterious little girl who keeps calling her "Mummy", a journalist that holds a personal grudge against Bayonetta and an unknown white-haired woman who seems to know more than she is willing to reveal about Bayonetta's time before her sleep.Based on the 2009 game, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate follows the story of the witch Bayonetta, as she defeats the blood-thirsty Angels and tries to remember her past from before the time she awoke, 20 years ago. Along side her are a mysterious little girl who keeps calling her "Mummy", a journalist that holds a personal grudge against Bayonetta and an unknown white-
AnimeThe year is 2030. Six months passed since the Laughing Man Incident was solved. About 3 million refugees are living in Japan, invited to fill the labour shortage. However, the emergent presence of the invited-refugees intensified their confrontation with the "Individualists", who called for national isolation, which then led to the increased incidences of terrorist attacks. Under these circumstances, a terrorist group called the Individual Eleven carries out a suicide attack. But there was a greater scheme behind their action. When Section 9 learns this, they attempt to nail down the mastermind of the incident. Meanwhile, Kuze, a surviving member of the Individual Eleven, becomes a charismatic leader of the invited-refugees and intensifies the confrontation against the government. Motoko starts feeling a strange sense
AnimeJun Naruse is a girl who carries the guilt of breaking up her family with the words she carelessly uttered when she was young... Suddenly, a mysterious "Egg Fairy" appears in front of Jun and casts a curse on her so that she can never hurt anybody with her words. Jun's ability to speak is sealed away: every time she tries, she feels a pain in her stomach. Traumatised by this experience, Jun hides her feelings deep inside of her heart, turning to e-mail messages on her mobile phone as her sole means of communication. Jun is now a second year high school student. One day, her homeroom teacher appoints Jun and three other students as members of the Regional Friendship Exchange Executive Committee. As it turns out, the appointed group is a rather unexpected mix of students. Other than Jun, the members of the Committee are
AnimeShinko, is a third grade elementary school student with a magically active imagination. She spends a lot of her time listening to her grandfather's history lessons, imagining what her town was like 1,000 years earlier. One day, a sad and sombre girl called Kiiko transfers to Shinko's school from Tokyo. A strong friendship soon grows between the two girls as Shinko helps Kiiko come out of her shell and deal with her loss - all thanks to their adventures, both imagined and real.
AnimeFollow Fairy Tail's dream team - Natsu, Gray, Erza, Lucy, Wendy, Happy and Carla - as they lend a helping hand to a girl with little memory and a grudge against wizards. As they uncover clues about her mysterious past, a lunatic prince hatches a half-baked plan to sacrifice her in exchange for immortality. When the fool unleashes an ancient force, a raging war becomes the fiercest inferno Fairy Tail has ever faced. Can the guild with a heart of gold save the planet from a fiery finish?
Kids & FamilyBeing small doesn't make life easy for little ten-year-old Victor and his friends, who not only have to face a world full of stern grown-ups but also the town bully Freddy Frogface. When a circus comes to the sleepy little town, Victor is thrilled at having the chance to perform in a talent show with his dog Sausage. Yet Freddy soon comes up with a sinister plot of his own to spoil Victor's plans...
AnimeIn 1942, the Nazis command their occult division to resurrect dead ancestors to fight for Hitler on the eastern front. In response, the Russians enlist teen psychic Nadya to visit the underworld to search for new recruits to battle the Third Reich. Loosely based on characters from Soviet-era propaganda comics, this thrilling zombie-filled riff on World War II history is the first-ever Russian-produced anime feature.
HorrorThere was a dark city. A rift forms inside of this desolated, shapeless city. When the street lamps are lit, a world only children can enter, a game that only children can play is revealed beyond the alley. The children know of the "The Otokoyo-sama's Game," a game played with four beings known as "Oni"(ogres) they know of the secret game of "Kakurenbo"(hide-andseek).
A group of seven boys decide to take part in the game, lead on by a mystreious girl.
As they discover the truth behind the game, one by one the children disappear into the alley...
AnimeA fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She'll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory - even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher's Stone.
DramaTatsumi celebrates the life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi's passion for comics eventually becomes a means of supporting his poor family. Already published as a teenager, talented Tatsumi finds even greater inspiration after meeting his idol, famous Disneyesque animator Osamu Tezuka. Despite his steady success, Tatsumi begins to question why Japanese comics should cater to children with cute and whimsical tales and drawings. In 1957, Tatsumi coins the term gekiga (dramatic pictures) and redefines the manga landscape by encouraging an alternative genre for adults. Realistic and disquieting, Tatsumi's work begins to grapple with the darker aspects of life...
AnimeThe rebirth of the future from the ashes of the past... It has been 300 years since mankind's interference with the environment left Earth in ruins. Now, the remnants of humanity are divided as never before. The crumbling remains of vast cities stand in tenuous coexistence with the encroaching forest, and humans live on both sides of this brewing conflict. Young Agito, the son of an ageing hero, inadvertently sets in motion a series of catastrophic events when he wanders into a forbidden zone of the forest. He stumbles across a cryogenic stasis tube containing Toola, a girl who has a vital mission entrusted to her from the past... It is an unsteady peace in an unnatural time. Only by searching their souls and examining the past will Agito and Toola understand the origin of all things and unite mankind with the forest.
AnimeThe year is 2030 and six years have passed since a criminal known only as "The Laughing Man" swept through top medical nanotechnology firms committing acts of cyber-terrorism, kidnapping, extortion, and corporate espionage leaving no known suspects. New information is revealed to Japan's top homeland security force, drawing Major Kusanagi and Section 9 into the hunt for a suspect capable of hacking the eyes of every operative, obscuring all details of his appearance and leaving behind a trail of copycats and hacked cyborg citizens. Who is The Laughing Man? What are his motives? And how do you catch a criminal that you cannot see? Join the beautiful cyborg Motoko Kusanagi in a world of high technology and deadly conspiracies as she searches for the answers to these questions and more!
Kids & FamilyMegillas Lester is a full-length animated feature film depicting the fictional story of Doniel Lesterovitch (Lester); a boy whose imagination turns the Purim story upside down. Suddenly finding himself at the feast of King Achashverosh, Lester is ordered to summon queen Vashti to the party…and he inadvertently convinces her to go! With Vashti alive and well, Esther never needs to come to the palace - and that leaves nobody to save the Jews from evil Haman! Follow Lester’s thrilling adventure as he tries to set his version of the Purim story back on track. . .
AnimeLight and L have battled to the bitter end over the Death Note. Four years have passed since Light claimed his victory at L's grave. Light has joined the National Police Agency and taken on the identity of the "new L." Kira's judgments of the citizens of the world have intensified, and many nations have come to accept Kira, either from fear or adulation.
AnimeSaya is part human, part monster, and has one thing on her mind: revenge. Visions of twisted experiments and creatures slaughtering everyone she loved fuel her thirst for vengeance. With blade in hand and rage boiling in her veins, she tracks her tormentor to Tokyo, where flesh-hungry beasts have begun to feed. There, she joins a group of young hackers hunting for the same man. As Saya slices her way through lies, traps, flesh, and bone, how much blood will she shed to cut down the mastermind behind her madness?
ComedyWhat on earth is going on? Nadia is about to celebrate her birthday and Titeuf wasn’t invited! Why not? How could she have forgotten him, given the well-rehearsed, super-seductive attitude he puts on every time their paths cross? But bigger disasters will push Titeuf’s world further into chaos as once again adults prove just how lame they can be. They’re always complicating everything. Titeuf is about to be pulled in every direction: between Grandma’s house in the country, sessions with his shrink and important meetings on the playground. True to form, Titeuf will try to decipher what is happening to him and will devise many disastrous strategies to fix his ailing life... All this, of course, without ever losing sight of his true objective: to be invited to Nadia’s birthday party!
AnimeJoin the cast of RWBY in a new series of cute, comedy shorts with infinite possibilities! It's playing tag! It's baking cookies! It's posing as police officers! It's... really quite absurd. It's RWBY Chibi!
AnimeWhen his adopted father, Shiro Fujimoto, was killed by his biological father, Satan, Rin Okumura swore to become an exorcist to avenge Shiro's death, declaring war on his own blood-relatives of the underworld... Everyone is in the midst of preparing for a festival which is celebrated once every eleven years in True Cross Academy Town. However, behind the scenes in the shadows, a Phantom Train goes berserk while the barriers protecting the town from demon intrusions are under repair. Rin, Yukio, and Shimei are sent to exorcise the Phantom Train, but as usual Rin complicates the situation. Amidst the chaos, Rin meets a demon in the form of a young boy. Meanwhile, Cheng-Long Liu, a Senior Exorcist First Class from the Taiwan Branch joins Shura in the repair operation and the story takes an unexpected turn as all their fat
Action & AdventureThe Robotech saga continues in this exciting new adventure and retrospective that blends new action-packed animation with the nostalgia of the original series that sparked the anime phenomenon around the world. Lieutenant "Lancer" Belmont, a veteran of the Robotech's New Generation, recounts his journey from before his first encounter with Scott Bernard to the aftermath following Admiral Rick Hunter's expedition to liberate the Earth from the mysterious Invid race.
AnimeNadya is a very special 14-year-old girl. With amazing psychic powers and trained as an assassin, she is recruited by the Russian army during World War II to become a member of FIRST SQUAD, a special fighting unit specializing in combating paranormal forces. When she is the last member left standing in a brutal attack, she is returned to the unit for a special project – to bring her comrades back from the dead to fight Von Wolff, a 700-year-old spirit brought back to life to help the Nazis take over the world.FIRST SQUAD is a compelling and action-packed new animated movie filled with drama and suspense, containing stunning, atmospheric visuals from Studio 4°C, the acclaimed animation studio behind THE ANIMATRIX and HALO: LEGENDS.
AnimeImagine a world where a band of tiny musicians follow you and play a soundtrack for your life – communicating your emotions, fears and hopes. In this world lives elderly Vernon; a lonely man whose crippling shyness causes his orchestral musicians to perform terribly out of tune.When Vernon and his little band fall for their new next door neighbour and her classical ensemble, they find themselves presented with perhaps their last chance at happiness - a chance to strike a chord and play in harmony. But first they must confront their stage fright.
AnimeBoBoiBoy's robot friend, Ochobot, has been kidnapped by a group of alien treasure hunters named The Tengkotak in order to use him to locate an ancient and powerful "Sfera Kuasa" hiding on earth. BoBoiBoy and his super friends must now race against time to save Ochobot and uncover the secrets behind the "Sfera Kuasa". Their journey will take them on an adventure filled with action, comedy, and beautiful locales.
Action & AdventureThe debut feature of master animator Isao Takahata, The Little Norse Prince tells the tale of Hols, a brave young boy who pulls a blade out from a centuries-old Rock Giant only to discover that it is the Sword of the Sun. If re-forged, the sword' s destiny will transform the boy into the Prince of the Sun. Urged by his Father, Hols and his pet bear Coro travel to his ancestral village, a place destroyed by the Frost King Grunwald. Along the way, he helps a village whose residents are besieged by Grunwald's magic, but the villagers fell threatened when he befriends Hilda, a beautiful girl whose haunting songs conceal a dark secret. Fusing Japanese folklore with a Scandinavian setting, Takahata's epic adventure shows the hallmarks of later Studio Ghibli productions: well-rounded characters, dazzling animation and incredi
AnimeWelcome to Academy City, a futuristic metropolis populated with super-powered students. As the brightest intellectual minds in the city work to complete the world's first space elevator, a towering spire capable of taking citizens into the heavens, perpetually unlucky Kamijo and nun-in-training Index befriend a talented street musician named Arisa.
AnimeIt's Light Eater's first day of school and he has to sort things out on his own. Since his father passed, his mother has turned away from her son and he's been burdened by a curse: when he opens his mouth, he swallows the light around him.