First off I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone that read my list of ten anime films you should see before you die - the response has been phenomenal - not just the number of people ...Read More

Images courtesy of the brilliant Ghibli Blog. You may remember that earlier in the year I reported that animation god Hayao Miyazaki was drawing an aviation based manga Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) for Japanese magazine Model Graphix. Well, it seems ...Read More

The Spring 2009 anime season marches on, and as always time is my enemy. Trying to keep up with the shows I am interested in is hard enough, let alone taking time out to sample the season's other offerings. But ...Read More

Following on from last week's look at Rory Doona's promo artwork for the TOKYOPOP UK summer releases, he's kindly given me his latest work for them - this time with a vampire theme. I think you'll agree it's fangtastic. I'll be ...Read More

With the anime industry facing recession and accused of creative stagnation, a common recent tactic has been to take two well established genres and weld them together, often with questionable results. Satellite Studios' Basquash! pulls the same move, merging sports ...Read More

I just got dropped a tasty treat from Rory Doona - who some of you will undoubtedly remember from my recent look at UK manga artists - a look at his promotional artwork for manga publisher TOKYOPOP. The piece is ...Read More

Just in case some of you aren't already reading Daniel Thomas MacInnes' sublime Ghibli Blog and had missed this I thought I'd post it here - UK paper The Independent has an interview with the world's greatest animated film-maker Hayao ...Read More

A must read for all Mamoru Oshii and Production IG fans - IG have just posted up a report - in English - from their recent press conference on the forthcoming Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai movie. Oshii ...Read More

One of the nicest things about running this site has been the number of people that have contacted me directly to chat about our shared interests. Perhaps not surprisingly a lot of them seem to be from creative backgrounds - ...Read More

A couple of quick news updates for you: this Sunday (May 3rd) sees the annual Sci-Fi London Film Festival's annual Anime All Nighter swing into action - highlights this year being a showing of the controversial Ghost in the Shell ...Read More