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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A must read for all Mamoru Oshii and Production IG fans - IG have just posted up a report - in English - from their recent press conference on the forthcoming Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai movie. Oshii ...Read More

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

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