Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku)

Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku) 1988 I swing back and forth on how much I enjoy the works of Yoshiaki Kawajiri (and Hideyuki Kikuchi) due to their tendency to drift into territory I’ll describe as crass at best. Other times, the team-up creates things which are sinister and stylish from start to finish –Continue reading “Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku)”

A Wind Named Amnesia (Kaze no Na wa Amunejia)

A Wind Named Amnesia (Kaze no Na wa Amunejia) 1990 As part of my recent Hideyuki Kikuchi kick, I finally watched A Wind Named Amnesia and found it really compelling. If you’ve read any of my reviews here at the Heap you’ll know I tend to be a bit of an ‘ideas-man’ – sometimes overContinue reading “A Wind Named Amnesia (Kaze no Na wa Amunejia)”

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Banpaia Hantā Dī: Buraddorasuto)

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Banpaia Hantā Dī: Buraddorasuto) 2000 Even today, nearly twenty years after the release of Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, I’m still fascinated by the fact that the English dub was done first. And, twenty years later and I’ve still never heard the Japanese cast 🙂 Finishing the English voice acting first wasContinue reading “Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Banpaia Hantā Dī: Buraddorasuto)”