Supernatural: The Anime Series

Supernatural: The Anime Series

If there’s one thing Japan and the USA have in common, it’s a burning love for scary monsters. Both countries have more than their fair share of urban legends, myths and folklore, from America’s infamous Bloody Mary (say her name three times in front of a mirror and...
The Soul of Anime book

The Soul of Anime book

One point that The Soul of Anime, a new critical book by Ian Condry, makes repeatedly is that anime fans often use Japanese animation in ways their creators – at least their initial creators – didn’t intend. Fans can obsess, frame by frame, over the trajectories of...
The Anime Contents Expo

The Anime Contents Expo

There’s nothing obviously surprising about the Anime Contents Expo (ACE), an exhibition of the current anime scene, held just outside central Tokyo at the end of March. It took place a few stops away from Tokyo Disneyland, in a venue called Makuhari Messe, which isn’t...
King of Thorn

King of Thorn

The movie King of Thorn is a creature feature, in which hysterical people are trapped in surreal environments, menaced by man-eating monsters from bad dreams. Horror writer Stephen King said the best way to see such films was “with your arm round your girl’s shoulders...

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