Kenichi Matsuyama, who played L in Death Note, Masura Kato in Gantz: Light in the Dark and who Midnight Madness fans might remember as Negishi/Johannes Krauser from Detroit Metal City, is playing the 12th Century/Heian Era, Taira no Kiyomori, in an eponymous 50 episode NHK television series. The […]
“The true beauty of Sakai’s work in Usagi Yojimbo isn’t just his cartooning (which is very good) or his writing (which is refreshingly to the point). It’s how Sakai manages to take things we’re used to, things that are considered rote or mundane, and make them compelling simply […]
Wendell Jamieson writes about Japanese sword fight films for The New York Times: “I recently asked my sensei, then and now, Noboru Kataoka — himself an actor who goes as Ken Kensai — to name the greatest sword fight film of them all, and he answered, The Sword […]
Wildgrounds breaks down their most anticipated films of 2011.
Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune take a break from filming Sanjuro. Enjoy the juxtaposition of their Meiji era costumes against a 1960s city street.
Genndy Tartakovsky talks live-action and animation (Dexter’s Lab, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Sym-Bionic Titan) in an interview with Animation World Network.(via @aicnanime)