Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70.
I just wanted to mention this here because while it’s not directly related to anime, he has written on various Japanese animated films.
He was known as a bit of a “closet otaku” having once featured a wide variety of anime films in a weekend special of his his syndicated weekly television show. He even interview Japanese Animated film legend Hayato Miyazaki.
He’s also made a small comment on the dub vs sub debate.
Here are various links to his reviews:
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise (1987, Hiroyuki Yamaga) – reviewed in print only, listed with an honorable mention in Ebert’s top 10 for 1995 when it was released in the US.
Although I didn’t always agree with his statements (like his statement on video games) and reviews, he was a very talented individual. He will be missed by many.
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