Modest Heroes Review – A Charming Trio Of Uplifting Shorts (Rating: 9/10)

Since establishing themselves with the spectacular Mary and the Witch’s Flower last year, Studio Ponoc (an offshoot of Ghibli) have, along with Makoto Shinkai, become the ones to watch among fans of Japanese animation. As well as full feature films, Ponoc has begun to make shorts, and intend to produce themed anthologies on a regular basis. The first, entitled Modest Heroes, is a gorgeous, heartwarming set of … Continue reading Modest Heroes Review – A Charming Trio Of Uplifting Shorts (Rating: 9/10)

Mary and the Witch's Flower Review – Definitely A Worthy Successor (Rating: 9/10)

As a big enough fan of Studio Ghibli’s work to have a rather large Princess Mononoke tattoo on my arm, I was excited when I heard of Studio Ponoc, an animation studio made up of ex-Ghibli employees. However, this also meant that I approached Mary and the Witch’s Flower with a reasonable deal of trepidation, unsure of whether it could live up to the unbelievably high standard … Continue reading Mary and the Witch's Flower Review – Definitely A Worthy Successor (Rating: 9/10)