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Something a little different today - something not directly related to anime or manga - but something I'm pretty sure you'll agree is pretty damn cool. A few years ago, whilst innocently browsing for mecha reference images for one of my ...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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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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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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Well, I'm back. I survived Havana - a bat-shit crazy but fantastic and beautiful city, both run-down and elgant at the same time, and where everyone that walks the street is a hustler. Sure, communism and food rationing has made ...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

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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

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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

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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