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Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

November 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Afro Samurai Volume 1 by Takashi Okazaki (graphic novel review).

‘Afro Samurai: Volume 1’ is the basis for the hit anime Spike TV series ‘Afro Samurai’ which features the voice of Samuel L. Jackson and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. The story was originally serialised in the avant-garde manga magazine ‘Nou Nou Hau’ and later issued in this pretty pocketbook version. It’s set in […]

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Cos-play, Japanese Style (video).

November 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cos-play, Japanese Style (video).

If you like cos-play and you like anime, then over in Japan they have a massive con that blends the two in a supernova of superbness – Super Robo Cos Expo 2020. Watch their video and pray for air-travel back to Tokyo to be reinstated!

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Sharing A House With The Never-Ending Man (15 Years At Studio Ghibli) by Steve Alpert (book review).

November 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Sharing A House With The Never-Ending Man (15 Years At Studio Ghibli) by Steve Alpert (book review).

Studio Ghibli has produced some of Japan’s most popular anime, with probably their most well-known film, ‘Spirited Away’, earning ¥30.4 billion, making it the highest grossing film in Japanese history. So for anime fans a book written from inside the generally secretive ‘Japanese Disney’ is definitely of interest. To make things clear from the outset, […]

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Masamune Shirow: the God-Emperor of manga (video).

October 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Masamune Shirow: the God-Emperor of manga (video).

In this one-hour-long special, Ed and Jim get togther to explore the fabulous manga works of creator Masamune Shirow. Do you love your Appleseed and your Ghost in the Shell? Then this is the piece for you!

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Eden (Netflix anime: new trailer).

October 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Eden (Netflix anime: new trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for Eden, the first Netflix-funded Japanese original Anime, made by director Yasuhiro Irie (of Fullmetal Alchemist fame), and concept designer Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop). Thousands of years into the future, there are no more humans. Only robots live in the mechanical metropolis, “Eden 3”. Or so they thought. One day, two […]

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Poupelle of Chimney Town (animated steampunk film: trailer).

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Poupelle of Chimney Town (animated steampunk film: trailer).

There’s a steampunk animated film coming this Xmas (December 25th 2020), Poupelle of Chimney Town, based on the best-selling (in Japan, at any rate) children’s picture book by Japanese comedian Akihiro Nishino. Poupelle? Sounds like what Santa might do down a chimney if he’s caught short on the job. The film looks interesting, but the […]

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Hayao Miyazaki exhibition to feature at new Academy Museum (news).

September 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hayao Miyazaki exhibition to feature at new Academy Museum (news).

Hayao Miyazaki and his works will be the Academy Museum’s inaugural temporary exhibition, marking the first North American museum retrospective dedicated to the work of its namesake: the anime artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Curated by the museum in collaboration with Japan’s Studio Ghibli, which Miyazaki co-founded in 1985, Hayao Miyazaki features more than 300 […]

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Alice in Borderland (Netflix anime) (news).

September 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Alice in Borderland (Netflix anime) (news).

Netflix has hired 14 actors for its 8-episode Japanese anime series Alice in Borderland, directed by Shinsuke Sato and starring Kento Yamazaki (Kingdom, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K) as Ryohei Arisu and Tao Tsuchiya (Library Wars: BOOK OF MEMORIES, Mare) as Yuzuha Usagi. Alice in Borderland was a Japanese suspense shōnen manga series written […]

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Dragon’s Dogma (new Netflix anime fantasy TV series: trailer).

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Dragon’s Dogma (new Netflix anime fantasy TV series: trailer).

Dragon’s Dogma is the animated Netflix anime based on the 2012 video game of the same name by Capcom. This one is directed by Shin’ya Sugai and will be streaming September 17th 2020 on Netflix.

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Hayao Miyazaki: anime’s greatest master (documentary: video).

August 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hayao Miyazaki: anime’s greatest master (documentary: video).

A fascinating half-hour-long documentary on the greatest of the anime creators, Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and such great films as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Porco Rosso.

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