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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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Shinjuku seems to be littered with tiny pet stores and street stalls selling hyperactive puppies and kittens in plastic cages - simultaneously both one of the most disturbing and kawaii things I've ever witnessed. Hand written signs proclaim both the ...Read More

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So we're here. Finally. Actually, we arrived about 48 hours ago, after what seemed like a week of travelling. Hellish. But, of course, with hindsight completely worth it. Shinjuku is everything all the cliches say it is - Akira, Bladerunner and ...Read More

Actually, there's nothing funny about this. Nothing at all. Miyagi Prefectural Police officials in northeastern Japan have announced on Monday that they discovered a man dead in his apartment underneath several hundred manga volumes and magazines. They are investigating the cause ...Read More

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NOTE: full review now posted here. This one slipped past me apparently. Ether that or Production IG have been keeping it very, very tightly under wraps. Either way, apparently July 12 will see a Japanese theatrical release of Ghost in the Shell ...Read More

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Another month, another Intrigue... But a slightly special one this time, for me at least. Not only was it the launch party for the new D-Bridge album, but second on the bill was Belfast drum and bass deity Calibre. Anyone that ...Read More

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Stumbled across this yesterday; cool little clip following one of my favourite Detroit producers Theo Parrish as he wanders the streets of Motor City, recording sounds and ambiances before taking them back to his studio, chopping them up and making ...Read More