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Fancy writing something for the site? So far this has been strictly a one man show, but this January I'm off on my travels again - a couple of weeks in Thailand this time - and rather than leaving the site ...Read More

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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

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Last week I had the pleasure of being invited onto the Anime 3000 Panel podcast - alongside Zac Bertschy from Anime News Network and Chase Wang from anime streaming site Crunchyroll - to discuss digital distribution. It was a great ...Read More

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More information on Mamoru Oshii's upcoming live-action flick Assault Girls have emerged, this time via the film's official Japanese language website. Finally we have a clue to what is going on in that crazy trailer showing girls-with-guns fighting sand-whales, and ...Read More

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Last month we had the first details of Mamoru Oshii's new live-action flick Assault Girls - today we have a teaser trailer, courtesy of Nippon Cinema. The site also has some more details about the plot: In the aftermath of global ...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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Regular readers will know about my fanatical love for the animated works of Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Sky Crawlers), but they might not realize how much I also bug-out for his live action films. His last feature length ...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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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