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Easing into anime: five shows you should watch

Easing into anime: five shows you should watch

Ricardo Tovar

September 15, 2019

Anime as a form of entertainment can been traced to the early 20th century, with the earliest films using artistic styles from 1917. In the 1940s, anime animated films were used in World War II as propaganda for the Japanese. In the 1980s, anime became mainstream and has slowly spread around the world.This past deca...

‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

Ulises Duenas

November 8, 2018

"Castlevania" is not only the best thing Netflix has pumped out this year, but it's also the most pleasant surprise of the year. The first season of the show was good, but because it was only four episodes it was hard to tell if the follow-up would top it. It did, in a magnificent way.The highlight of...

Arts in Review Podcast: Classic Miyazaki anime films influence wider audiences

Arts in Review Podcast: Classic Miyazaki anime films influence wider audiences

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Alex Coba

October 8, 2018

Many of the Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki's, animated films have been known as classic examples of high-quality anime from Japan and have drawn in generations of fans worldwide. This week, we explored why Miyazaki's anime still not only holds up, but serves as film initiations for animation fans in...

Miyazaki film showings bring awareness of anime to Chico

Miyazaki film showings bring awareness of anime to Chico

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas

October 6, 2018

Got any plans for Halloween yet? If you're fresh out of ideas, since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, "Spirited Away" is playing at your local movie theater that night.If you haven't been to one of the special events by Fandango at the local multiplex, you may not be aware of their ongoing monthly...

‘Pokémon: I Choose You!’ delivers nostalgia and inaccurate scenes

‘Pokémon: I Choose You!’ delivers nostalgia and inaccurate scenes

Julia Maldonado

November 13, 2017

Beloved '90s franchise Pokémon released "Pokémon: I Choose You!" for a limited release on Nov. 5 and 6. The film follows 10-year-old Ash Ketchum beginning his journey with his partner, Pikachu. After a fateful encounter with a flock of Spearow, Ash and Pikachu see the legendary phoenix Pokémon Ho-...

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