Category: Anime & Manga  
500 Essential Anime Movies, The Ultimate Guide 500 Essential Anime Movies, The Ultimate Guide
McCarthy, Helen

With this guide placing over 350 authors in the palm of your hand, what will you be watching next?

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Hayao Miyazaki

A heartwarming family feature for all ages, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea inspires the kind of wide-eyed wonder and thought-revolving life values, only possible in a Ghibli film. The simple yet affecting visuals, using the most basic and traditional 2D effect and hand-drawn details, created an enchanting artwork which beats over any 3D or CG animated productions in this advanced century.

Ocean Waves/Umi ga Kikoeru Ocean Waves (Umi ga Kikoeru)
Director: Tomomi Mochizuki

When Morisaki Taku returns to his hometown for his high-school reunion, he catches a glimpse of a woman who strongly resembles his ex-classmate Muto Rikako. Her image throws Morisaki's memories back to his school days at the time of Muto's sudden enrolment into his school.

Manga & Anime! Japan
2010, Oct 16 to Nov 12 (Past event)

A journey from the history of manga to its modern day inspirations.

Manga Workshop for Youth By Mr. Iwami Seiji
2010, Aug 18 to 20 (Past event)

Mr. Seiji Iwami is a professional manga artist who is specialised in newspapers comic strips. He also teaches manga art at several universities including the Osaka University of Arts.



Manga, a term used worldwide to refer to Japanese comics, and Anime, Japan-produced animation, is as distinct from Disney as Hollywood is different from Bollywood. Their unique entertainment value has captured not only both the young and old, it has also drawn waves of Japanese to contribute and feed this growing industry. In fact, their appeal has transcended national borders, languages and religious differences worldwide, and has won them fans who lap up every one of their latest release.


Sakade, Florence   Japanese Children's Favorite Stories
Gravett, Paul   Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics
Hayao Miyazaki   Princess Mononoke
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