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Studio Ghibli after Arrietty?

Studio Ghibli after Arrietty?

Andrew Osmond asks what’s next for Studio Ghibli The new Studio Ghibli movie Arrietty, as everyone should know by now, is based on the British children’s book The Borrowers. Non-anime fans can just luxuriate in the exquisite art, or argue about whether the story needs...
Toyo'o Ashida 1944-2011

Toyo'o Ashida 1944-2011

Toyo’o Ashida, who died on Saturday 23rd July, was an animator who specialised in making the best of the materials he had. Born in Chiba in the closing days of the Second World War, he finished high school and briefly found work in public relations for the Yamazaki...
Akira's Ancestors

Akira's Ancestors

Andrew Osmond on some forgotten forerunners of Neo-Tokyo In Akira’s opening moments, a sphere of white light appears from nowhere in the centre of Tokyo, and swells to obliterate the city. Many Western critics saw the image as a symbol of the Bomb, like the earlier...
Manga video blogs Comic Con 2011

Manga video blogs Comic Con 2011

Manga Entertainment’s Jerome Mazandarani posts a video blog from the Comic Con. <iframe width=”400″ height=”257″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/tt6ZgnV5fe0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>...

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