Anime Giants

An article from the new issue of WIRED takes a look at the growing popularity of anime in America (yeah, I know, old news), while profiling the 3 main creators who all happen to have new films out this year: Miyazaki Hayao (HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE), Otomo Katsuhiro (STEAMBOY), and Oshii Mamoru (INNOCENCE). I do feel that they should have included Kon Satoshi in the bunch (PERFECT BLUE, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS, TOKYO GODFATHERS, PARANOIA AGENT), as he definitely seems to be the new “it” creator in the field. As for Miyazaki’s new one, I saw a trailer for it when I went to see STEAMBOY, and it looks stunning. Looks like another Ghibli classic.