This film was written by Mamoru Oshii, who you might recognize as the director of films like Ghost in the Shell and The Sky Crawlers. As a huge fan of his directorial work, I was really excited to see his new film!
This movie is a documentary about the life of legendary Japanese samurai, Miyamoto Musahi. This dude is such an icon of Japanese culture that his story has been obscured by countless fictional accounts of who he was.
This film attempts to set the record straight through a mash up of enough styles of animation to make your head spin.
Are we the first podcast in the US to review this film?
I do believe we are.
I went to SDCC. I still haven’t quite recovered-almost a month later.
So many friends of mine-from so many different geographical locations, and so many different times in my life- were in attendance. The amount of things and places and people I managed to see and do is nothing short of dizzying, so I’ll do my best to summarize.
The anthology I was in last year, Comic Book Tattoo, won an Eisner award for Best Anthology!
How cool is that?
I’m really honored to have been in this book at all, and it’s extra exciting to have the book be recognized in such a big way.
I spent a bunch of days in a red wig, doing whirlwind hangouts with more friends than I could shake a stick at. Much love to my ever-present entourage of SF/Portland/LA dudefriendhotelmates. Shoutouts to the CBLDF crew, Heartbreak Comics, Dr. Sketchy’s, & 5Lights! I love all of you fiercely!!!