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There's been a lot of bad news and vibes around the US anime industry recently - with some rather major players taking a hit - but for once here in the UK things seem to be ticking over quite happily. ...Read More

Genius...I'm speechless. UPDATED: Displaying a staggering sense of humour fail, Ghibli have told Youtube to pull the video. Shame. Seems some people still don't get this whole internet marketing thing yet. Ah well. UPDATED AGAIN: And it is back - thanks to ...Read More

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Long time readers may recall my girlfriend's love for making things Totoro related - including my Valentines Day card and some Halloween pumpkins - and after a busy few months she finally got round to adding something new to the ...Read More

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If you are based in the US, and have even just a passing interest in anime or Ghibli films, the chances are you've already seen Ponyo over the weekend, it having opened nationwide on Friday. Sadly us poor Brits have ...Read More

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If you've been lucky you may have missed - buried away amongst all the other media hype and internet buzz - the controversy over Disney's decision to re-record the Ponyo theme tune. I first found out about it over at ...Read More

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One of the most common misconceptions about us Brits is that we don't indulge in displays of emotion. It's not true - in fact it's a trait limited only to our gangly, socially-inept ruling classes - you know, the ones ...Read More

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With the English language release of Ponyo imminent, and his recent promotional and speaking visit to the US causing a stir, there's no denying that there's a buzz around Hayao Miyazaki at the moment. And it's a buzz that's not ...Read More

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Regular readers will know about my fanatical love for the animated works of Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Sky Crawlers), but they might not realize how much I also bug-out for his live action films. His last feature length ...Read More

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More sad news about a terrible loss to the anime industry - one of it's true legends and artists Yoshinori Kanada passed away yesterday, after suffering a heart attack at the age of just 57. After making a name for ...Read More

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I'm off on my travels again - not Japan this time, but the sun soaked Socialist republic of to Havana. Ten days of snorkelling, rum, fat Cuban cigars and blissfully internet free chilling awaits me. As a result there will ...Read More