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Something different to kick off the second half of 2010, and to show what I'm going to be up to for the next few months. A teaser for my current project - and debut novel - God's Switch, hopefully being ...Read More

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It's not even Christmas yet, but for me 2010 has already got off to a good start. January 1st sees the publication of my story Havana Augmented - a tale of globalization, celebrity gamers, augmented reality and non-existent mech battles. ...Read More

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I was stupid lucky enough this Friday to make the 400+ mile round journey up north to the Leeds International Film Festival for the day. Given the length of the journey and the insane price of train tickets here in ...Read More

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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

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A couple of quick news updates for you: this Sunday (May 3rd) sees the annual Sci-Fi London Film Festival's annual Anime All Nighter swing into action - highlights this year being a showing of the controversial Ghost in the Shell ...Read More

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(Note: This is the third and final part of an ongoing review of RideBack. Read the first and second parts.) As Japan's winter anime season ends, so too does what was arguably it's highlight: Atsushi Takahashi’s 12 part series RideBack. A ...Read More

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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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I'm not usually someone that indulges too much in nostalgia, especially for the 1980s. But I cannot deny the mounting excitement I've been feeling over the last couple of months, knowing that the original Star Fleet/X-Bomber Xボンバ TV series was ...Read More

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There was a point, just a few minutes into the second half of the first episode of RideBack, when I finally decided that it was the first show I'd seen worth following this year. As the main protagonist races her ...Read More