One fateful night in 2014, Akira Toriyama tossed and turned in his bed. Sweat poured from his forehead as he struggled to come up with an idea for the fifteenth Dragon Ball Z movie.
Gundam Wing, better known as the robot show that came on after DBZ on Toonami, inspired enough yaoi lemon fanfiction to fill the Library of Congress ten times over. It also led to the creation of Gundam Wing: Endless Walt, a movie following a psychopath, a Satanist, a circus clown, a violinist, and a terrorist on their mission to murder a seven-year-old who assumes control of the government.
Director Satoshi Kuwahara assigns Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions one job: melt the audience into a puddle of nostalgic bliss by whatever means necessary. The film completes its task with aplomb.
Mamoru Hosoda’s latest effort, The Brat and the Bad Dads, follows a slovenly monkeybear swordsman and a disillusioned nine-year-old as they unravel the timeless mysteries of parenting and inner-strength.
The Pokemon Company billed Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You as a back-to-the-basics reboot, promising to springboard off the first season’s iconic moments.