I guess it must be pretty obvious by now that I'm not exactly what you'd call - if such a thing even exists - a 'typical' anime fan. I don't refer to myself as an otaku. I hate J-Pop. Mainly ...Read More


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


As you have probably already guessed from the title, Sword of the Stranger is a Samurai action (or chanbara チャンバラ) movie, and the feature film debut of Masahiro Ando, who's previous directorial work includes the TV series Canaan as ...Read More