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Parasyte

Parasyte

Andrew Osmond catches the live-action premiere of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Kiseiju The Tokyo International Film Festival closed with the live-action Parasyte, a superb blend of SF, comedy and primarily horror, where the levity of the early scenes freezes into a drama with an...
A Brief History of Manga

A Brief History of Manga

Jasper Sharp reviews Helen McCarthy’s intro to Japanese comics For curious dabblers and those wishing a glimpse of the bigger picture of how Japanese comics began and their key development points, the sheer size and diversity of the field can seem pretty daunting....
Attack on Titan: How Will It End?

Attack on Titan: How Will It End?

Andrew Osmond on the second part, and what’s next… How will it end? This is the burning question for Attack on Titan fans, and it’s certainly not answered in the second volume of the anime series. Rather, Volume 2 shows a world which is still in the process of...
Hideaki Anno Interview

Hideaki Anno Interview

Andrew Osmond quizzes anime’s wild child The sun’s setting in a milky Tokyo sky as I and my fellow foreign journalists are greeted by Hideaki Anno, the man who made Evangelion. This is not the Anno you may have read about, the one portrayed as an awkward, gangly,...
Appleseed: Alpha

Appleseed: Alpha

Jonathan Clements on the latest movie version of Masamune Shirow’s manga The Appleseed franchise has always been the Cinderella at the anime ball, never quite making the right connections to realise its potential. It was a state-of-the-art cel anime in the year before...

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