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Lots going on at the house of Totoro this week - first off is an excellent and insightful interview with Ghibli animator and art director Kosaka Kitaro (Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, Akira, Spirited Away and Ponyo on ...Read More

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Some of the coolest things I picked up in Tokyo were a trio of Katsuhiro Otomo art books – although sadly they weren’t for me, intended instead for my favourite Otomo-san obsessive Al T. Shame, as I would have liked ...Read More

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Look, I know what you come here for. Really. I mean, I'm sure you've been enjoying reading about the last few days exploring Tokyo's ancient monuments and culture, but I know what you're thinking. Where the fuck is the anime and ...Read More

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Mandarake – a chain of otaku shops dotted around Tokyo and Japan – opened it's Akihabara superstore earlier this year, and it's clear why it's become it's flagship. Spanning eight levels, it's the first place to go for any sci-fi, ...Read More

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Regular readers will already know about my love for Voices of a Distant Star director Makoto Shinkai's work, so will understand why I'm pissed with Canadian anime fans right now. Not that the lucky bastards have done anything wrong, ...Read More

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A quick heads up for all you London based otaku - or even those of you with only a passing interest in anime - acclaimed auteur Makoto Shinkai will be presenting a screening of his latest film Five Centimeters a ...Read More

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To cash in coincide with the release of the Speed Racer live action flick, publishers DMP have released a beautiful looking hardcover box set of the original 1960s manga. That I want. Badly. In the meantime, I'll just have to ...Read More