Miyazaki's greatest story was told quite some time ago. Fans of the imaginative creator who have only recently discovered his talent may be surprised to hear that there is a work that surpasses even the wondrous Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, but it exists, and its name is Nausicaš.
The animated version of Naoki Urasawa's manga tells a story of corruption, violence, and the evil that we are all capable of. How can a man live with himself when every time he saves a life, someone else has to die?
This campy little anime pokes fun at the entire boy's love genre, while still managing to add a neat little plot and some romance to the pot. For fans of cute shounen-ai titles, this might just be the next big thing.
George Lucas' universe of Star Wars is popular just about everywhere, with Japan as no exception -- Ridwan analyzes the fascinating parallels between Jedi lore and traditional Japanese samurai custom.
Before Tekken, Virtua Fighter, Soul Caliber and
Mortal Kombat, there was Street Fighter II -- not the first fighting game ever, but arguably the most influential. Now a decade and a half later, we're getting a new comic book series based on the franchise, and it's time to rejoice.