Gekiga at the Cartoon Museum

Gekiga at the Cartoon Museum

Jonathan Clements visits an exhibition of manga’s pioneers Helen McCarthy’s 2009 Tezuka season at the Barbican introduced London’s literati to the “God of Manga”, but talk at its opening had already turned to the question of what was next. Tezuka was acknowledged...
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Andrew Osmond on the story of a culture shock Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, released on Blu-ray and DVD, can be enjoyed as a straight SF adventure, but it’s interesting on deeper levels. Gargantia is the story of a culture shock. The hero, Ledo, is a young space...
The World of Ghost in the Shell

The World of Ghost in the Shell

Andrew Osmond on Masamune Shirow’s imagined future Ubukata is now writing Ghost in the Shell: Arise, four films being released to Japanese cinemas before being put out on DVD (the same way Mardock Scramble was serialised). Although the studio is still Production I.G,...
Mamoru Oshii Interview

Mamoru Oshii Interview

Jasper Sharp talks to the director of Ghost in the Shell It is difficult to remember an era prior to Toy Story (1995) in which animation was generally assumed to mean something created completely by hand. Of course, even then this wasn’t entirely the case, but it was...

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