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Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins

Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins

Jonathan Clements takes on the dirty baker’s dozen: Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins. It is a matter of honour – the young Lord Naritsugu (Goro Inagaki) has a terrible reputation for rape, murder and unspeakable cruelty. But he is a relative of the Shogun, and hence...
Hetalia Cosplayers keep calm and carry on

Hetalia Cosplayers keep calm and carry on

Don’t you know there’s a war on? Accomplished cosplayers Crys and Amy show off their style as Hetalia’s “Britain” and “America”, in a photoshoot on London’s South Bank, close to HMS Belfast. Oddly, despite hordes of early evening drinkers, nobody hassled two girls...
Nana Kitade and anime are loveless in Camden

Nana Kitade and anime are loveless in Camden

Tom Smith on pop idol Nana Kitade and the song that made her famous. “I think that the tie-in with anime is a gateway for my music overseas,” says Nana Kitade, the singer whose ‘Kesenai Tsumi’ went global when it was used as the first outro to Fullmetal Alchemist. It...
Eureka 7 TV and movie versions, the differences

Eureka 7 TV and movie versions, the differences

Andrew Osmond weighs the difference between the TV and movie versions of Eureka 7. As with superhero comics and CSI, it’s hard to know where to start with some anime franchises. Do you start with the Ghost in the Shell films, or the Stand Alone Complex show? Naruto,...

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