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(Note: This is the second part of an ongoing review of RideBack. The first part can be read here and the final part here.) If you read my review last month of the first three episodes of Atsushi Takahashi's teenage mecha ...Read More

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If you've read this site before, or even just glanced over it's archives, then my appreciation and admiration of director Mamoru Oshii is clearly laid out. As such it would seem not only redundant but also somewhat self indulgent to ...Read More

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Well, not exactly. To be more accurate, the British Royal Academy is hosting an exhibition of the works of 19th century Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), whose work is seen as being the origin of modern manga. Running alongside the ...Read More

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Lots going on at the house of Totoro this week - first off is an excellent and insightful interview with Ghibli animator and art director Kosaka Kitaro (Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, Akira, Spirited Away and Ponyo on ...Read More

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At nearly two years after 5 Centimeters Per Second's theatrical release in Japan, it would be fair to say that this is a pretty late review. Usually I would shift the blame for that on to how the whole localisation ...Read More

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That's right folks, February 28 is the First Annual Global Makoto Shinkai Day, organised by the wonderful fansite Cherry Blossoms Falling. Plus, controversial anime steaming site Crunchyroll will apparently be offering all the director's movies available for free for those ...Read More

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Some of you may remember that I picked up several special treats on my visit to the Ghibli Museum in November. Chief among them was the Blu-ray of the Kazuo Oga Exhibition: Ghibli No Eshokunin - The One Who Painted ...Read More

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Michiko to Hatchin is yet another anime series with expectations to live up to. Producing studio Manglobe has formed a fierce reputation for itself in the six short years since it's conception, already delivering stylish, innovative shows such as Samurai ...Read More

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I stumbled across a great blog today - Let's Anime. Run by D Merrill from Ontario, it focuses on what he seems to believe is the golden age of anime, 1960 - 1990, with the aim of bringing some lesser ...Read More

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It looks like Bandai have put a lot of time in and money into the imminent Akira Blu-ray, hopefully putting to rest the fears of fans worldwide that it might be yet another quick transfer. According to Blu-ray.com, although the ...Read More