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Cowboy Bebop, the live action Netflix show: did it do the anime honour? (video)

December 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cowboy Bebop, the live action Netflix show: did it do the anime honour? (video)

The Critical Drinker finally settles down in front of the live action version of anime Cowboy Bebop on Netflix, a wee dram in hand. What did he think? Well, CD says it was such a flop that the show was sadly cancelled mere weeks after its premiere. And he believes he has figured out why. […]

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime review).

December 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime review).

In 1991, Gainax, the anime studio that would later go on to create ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ (1995), made an OVA entitled ‘Otaku No Video’. The story of a young man named Ken Kubo who falls in with some anime fans that go about changing his life. ‘Otaku No Video’ is notable for the moment early […]

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: there is no better anime (documentary).

November 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: there is no better anime (documentary).

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is one of the best manga series, like, ever. It was also Miyazaki’s magnum opus. Let’s settle down for forty minutes of anime goodness in this fascinating documentary covering everything from the soundtrack through to Dune’s influences on Miyazaki.

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Appleseed: Masamune Shirow’s true classic – let’s burn Ghost in the Shell (video).

October 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Appleseed: Masamune Shirow’s true classic – let’s burn Ghost in the Shell (video).

Ed and Jim examine Masamune Shirow’s true classic. No, you muppet, not that silly old crap Ghost in the Shell, but Appleseed – where Masamune’s art style was riffing off his favourite Western artist, Syd Mead, with more mecha than you can squeeze a big box of robots into. 

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Super Crooks (Netflix superhero anime series: 1st trailer).

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Super Crooks (Netflix superhero anime series: 1st trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the superhero cartoon series, Super Crooks, produced in anime style and written – rather unusually – for Netflix by Mark Millar. A down on his luck criminal called Johnny Bolt must hire a crew for one last heist. Think of this as a super-powered heist story with eight super-villains and […]

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Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

September 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cowboy Bebop (Netflix anime live action scifi adapation: opening sequence teaser).

Cowboy Bebop is a new live-action scifi anime adapation from Netflix – concerning three futuristic bounty hunters, known as “cowboys,” who are attempting to escape their odd pasts. Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a disfunctional team eager to hunt down the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals – […]

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Star Wars Visions (the Disney Plus Star Wars anime TV series: reviewed).

September 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Visions (the Disney Plus Star Wars anime TV series: reviewed).

The Dark Lord is back with us to tell us what he thought of Star Wars Visions, the Japanese-American anime anthology series on Disney+. The series, which is produced by Lucasfilm Animation, comprises of nine short films created by seven Japanese animation studios: Kamikaze Douga, Studio Colorido, Geno Studio, Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Production I.G, and […]

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Star Wars Visions: the official Star Wars anime series (trailer).

August 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Visions: the official Star Wars anime series (trailer).

Here’s a trailer for the new Star Wars TV series, Star Wars Visions, which is an anime version/take of the SW Universe, created for the Japanese and anime fans around the globe. This oddity will be hitting Disney Plus on September 22nd 2021.

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Inside the Tokyo Akihabara’s anime stores (video).

June 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Inside the Tokyo Akihabara’s anime stores (video).

Let’s take a visit through the anime stores of that most geekiest of areas, Tokyo’s Akihabara district. Hey, it’s like we’re really there!

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What’s it like to work as an anime and manga figure sculptor? (video)

June 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
What’s it like to work as an anime and manga figure sculptor? (video)

There’s a whole universe of manga/anime figures available on the shelves of model and toy stores in Japan. And you know what, some lucky bugger has the job of designing and making them. In this case, a chap called Sho who works as a model sculptor at the Good Smile Company in the world’s geekiest area – […]

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