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(Note: This is the second part of a review of Freedom. The first part can be read here.) After a release schedule spanning nearly two years, Sunrise and Nissin Cup Noodle's Freedom Project OVA finally wrapped up in May of last ...Read More

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Sad news: Hisayuki Toriumi (1941 - 2009) passed away on Friday, and his funeral will be held today in Hachioji City, Tokyo. Although his name may not be familiar, his work certainly will be to millions of my generation - not ...Read More

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Not that I expected him to win, especially in the year that Academy darlings Pixar released what is arguably their finest work to date, but I have to say I was surprised and disappointed he didn't even get a nod ...Read More

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(Note: this is the second part of a review of Denno Coil. The first part can be read here.) It was slightly embarrassing last week, when I sat down to write a post about the Denno Coil art book I picked ...Read More

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Yeah. After resisting for years, I've finally folded to the demands from some readers and set up a Twitter account. As if I needed anything else to distract me from getting some writing done. Anyway, the link's below so go ...Read More

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You've probably heard the news already. If you haven't, well...it's finally happened. After months of Hollywood rumours and speculation, Fox have confirmed that they have greenlit a live action version of Cowboy Bebop with Keanu Reeves taking the lead role of ...Read More

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...which is on 28th February, apparently. At least according to Makoto Shinkai fansite Cherry Blossoms Falling, who are organising this (probably less than official) event. According to this post: In order to celebrate the works of Makoto Shinkai we've decided to ...Read More

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Here we go - the final set of art books I picked up in Tokyo, and by far my favourite purchases from there. Patlabor has been my mecha franchise of choice ever since I first saw Oshii's beautifully paced, politically ...Read More

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Got some time to kill? Then check out this photo set on Flickr - all my photos from my recent trip to Tokyo, in lovely high-res. Or hit the link below to watch them in a slideshow. All 1353 of ...Read More

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One thing I knew for sure when I started hitting the shops in Tokyo: there was no way I was coming home without something Denno Coil related. Didn't see anything in the way of toys, but I did grab this ...Read More