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Japan’s roller derby girls

Japan’s roller derby girls

Violence on wheels. A pack of vicious angels glide in tight formation, their helmets and elbow/knee-padding a clear visual reminder that they are unfazed by danger and they are here to win. Weaving full-pelt through their pack comes a “jammer”, the two...
The music of Last Exile

The music of Last Exile

The breathtaking visual style of anime series Last Exile was conceived by animation outfit Gonzo to celebrate the studio’s 10th Anniversary and originally screened in Japan in 2003. The design of the series was handled by noted Japanese illustrator Range Murata, who...
The Wind is Rising voice casting – Hideaki Anno

The Wind is Rising voice casting – Hideaki Anno

This May, anime fans were started by what seemed like a late April Fool – the announcement that Hideaki Anno, creator of Evangelion, would take the lead voice role in this summer’s Miyazaki movie, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising). Let’s emphasise, that’s the lead...
Cosplay: Naruto Akatsuki ninja

Cosplay: Naruto Akatsuki ninja

Paul Jacques snaps another Naruto cosplay Kieran Callagh takes the six paths of Pain to cosplay as an infamous Akatsuki ninja. Naruto Shippuden box set 13 is out now in the UK from Manga Entertainment. Tweets by MangaUK Manga UK’s Anime Essentials Part 2 Welcome back...
Panty & Stocking

Panty & Stocking

Imagine, if you will, Heaven: eternal peace, endless bliss, perfect contentment – sounds pretty boring, right? It’s the things that are bad for us that make life exciting, so it’s easy to imagine why two ne’er-do-well angels got kicked out of paradise. Banished to...

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