GLORIO goes Ghibli — Castle in the Sky

To fill in a gaping hole in his credibility as an anime lover, Aqua takes a look at the films that cemented the legacy of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takehata’s legendary Studio Ghibli.

This time, he checks Studio Ghibli’s debut picture, the movie that every JRPG ever released aims to be.

GLORIO goes Ghibli — Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

To fill in a gaping hole in his credibility as an anime lover, Aqua takes a look at the films that cemented the legacy of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takehata’s legendary Studio Ghibli.

This week, he checks out Miyazaki’s second film and first independent effort, a rousing call to arms for anyone who cares about anything, really.

First Look: Ultraman (2019)

Many years ago, Ultraman came to Earth to protect it from annihilation at the hands of giant monsters and aliens. Nowadays it’s just a distant memory, but not for Shin Hayata, the human host of Ultraman. His time as a host caused him to inherit some otherworldly powers, which were then passed down to his son, Shinjiro Hayata. With sightings of an evil, Ultraman-like figure, Shinjiro must learn about the origin of his powers, and how he can use them to protect Earth.

First Look: Kakegurui (live action)

​Hyakkaou Academy is a private school for the ultra rich with a big secret: after school hours the student body fights for social supremacy through high stakes games of chance. A new transfer student, obsessed with the thrill of gambling, arrives to shake things up.

First Look: Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light

Akio has fond memories of playing Final Fantasy III with his dad as a child. Many years later the two have grown distant, rarely talking to each other even though they live in the same house. With his dad quitting his job and retiring to everyone’s surprise, Akio hatches a plan to get the two on good terms again. Akio will go on adventures with his dad in Final Fantasy XIV, while pretending to be a stranger. Only after beating Twintania together will he reveal who he’s been travelling with.

First Look: Million Yen Women

Shin Michima is a published author with a few books to his name, but his unpopularity has shattered his confidence. He returns home after grocery shopping to discover that five women have been invited to live in his house, by someone unknown, for a million yen in rent per month, per person. 

First Look: Hibana: Spark

Tokunaga, one half of the comedy duo Sparks, can’t find success. He’s due to enter his second year in the industry without anything to show for it until he meets Kamiya, a fellow comedian. Kamiya is somewhat successful, and is well known for his inappropriate jokes. After a night of drowning their sorrows together, Tokunaga asks to become his apprentice. Kamiya agrees on one condition: Tokunaga must write his biography.

First Look: Good Morning Call

Nao Yoshikawa is moving into an apartment and is excited to have picked up an absolute bargain close to the school. It’s short lived, however, as while she begins to unpack her things, an unlikely guy from her school shows up. It turns out Hisashi Uehara, one of the school’s most beloved boys, is also due to move in to the same apartment.