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Nabari no Ou music: Sickle Valley

Nabari no Ou music: Sickle Valley

There’s more than just ninja in the life of Yuhki Kamatani, original creator of this week’s DVD box release Nabari no Ou. Kamatani, whose name in Japanese means “Sickle Valley”, keeps a sketchbook of beautiful, romantic images of everyday life...
Who is Spartacus?

Who is Spartacus?

Unexpected anime connections to the notorious TV show Starz’s Spartacus: Vengeance hits the UK tonight, just three days behind its US premiere. The Japanese have to wait a little longer to see the new show, but then again, that’s because they have to dub it all....
Samurai Girls

Samurai Girls

Matt Kamen on why the Shogun must go on…. In the world we know, the Tokugawa Shogunate lost power in 1868, at which point the capital changed name from Edo to Tokyo. In the world of Akira Suzuki’s Samurai Girls, the course of Japan’s history took a significantly...
Cloaking Device

Cloaking Device

Definitely don’t try this at home Click on the image to see it full size. Visit the Know Your Anime website for the whole...
The Suginami Anime Museum

The Suginami Anime Museum

Andrew Osmond visits the Suginami Anime Museum The chances are that many anime fans who visit Tokyo – even those who know their way round every maid café and dojinshi dive – may have overlooked the Suginami Anime Museum. It’s certainly a modest establishment, far...

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