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Archives for: July 2006, 26

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

02:14:37 pm , 98 words, 1850 views     Categories: Animation

TOKIKAKE "BEST" —Asahi Shimbun

Today's Asahi Shimbun had a column in which they called in notable film and anime critics to evaluate the summer's three new anime features. Mamoru Hosoda's film Toki wo Kakeru Shojo (The Girl who Could Travel Time) came out the clear winner. Gonzo's Brave Story had a "good script" and "nice visuals", Ghibli's Gedo Senki was "faithful" but "lacking in explanation", and Mamoru Hosoda's Toki wo Kakeru Shojo "glowed with youth" and was simply "the best". Anime critic Ryusuke Hikawa, host of the TV program Anime Maestro, calls Hosoda's film an "instant classic".

Related: Spotlight on Mamoru Hosoda