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One of the most surprising, and gratifying, things that has happened since I started this site a year or so ago is the positive feedback I've had for the anime reviews - especially from people I know are far from ...Read More

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The first thing about Shinji Aramaki's Viper's Creed to grab my attention when scanning through last season's schedules was that it is a mecha series that deals with life within a Blackwater style Private Military Company, or PMC. Set in ...Read More

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If you haven't seen The Girl That Leapt Through Time then you need to rectify that immediately; the film is one of the most charming and skillfully made anime movies of the last few years. Excitingly the film's director Mamoru ...Read More

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(Note: This is the third and final part of an ongoing review of RideBack. Read the first and second parts.) As Japan's winter anime season ends, so too does what was arguably it's highlight: Atsushi Takahashi’s 12 part series RideBack. A ...Read More

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According to on-line store CD Japan, Miyazaki's latest Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is being released on DVD (and VHS, charmingly) on July 3rd, with the DVD also including an English subtitle track. Excellent news for European importers, ...Read More

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It's the same old story: too much anime, not enough time. The new spring season kicks off in Japan this week, and here I am still trying to catch up with last season's offerings. Well at least I can save ...Read More

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..and it's August 14. And yes, it is just Ponyo. Miyazaki's latest Japanese box office record smashing movie Ponyo on the cliff by the Sea has had it's name truncated for foreign audiences, which is fair enough. I'm not going ...Read More

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It's very hard to underestimate the global impact of Katsuhiro Otomo's film adaptation of his own, epic manga Akira. It broke box office records when it opened in Japan, and along with Ghibli Oscar winner Spirited Away it is probably ...Read More

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Well, I never thought I'd find myself talking about aging, over-rated pub-rockers Oasis on this site, but here we go - powerhouse studio Production IG announced today that their highly anticipated anime show Eden of the East will feature music ...Read More

Anime News Network have a great scoop today - an English language teaser trailer for Oshii/Production IG's latest offering Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai. As reported late last year, the movie is based on the life and works ...Read More