The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Helen McCarthy reviews Mami Sunada’s Ghibli documentary Show, don’t tell: the mantra of every writer and film-maker, and a particular challenge in documentary film. Every work has its own agenda, hidden or not: for director-writer-cinematographer-editor Mami...
Modern Japan: All That Matters

Modern Japan: All That Matters

Andrew Osmond turns an anime eye on a new history book If the past is truly another country, then the just-published Modern Japan: All that Matters suggests the average Japanese youth may be as remote from the land of shogun and samurai as Britain is from today’s...
Who’s Who in Dragon Ball #5

Who’s Who in Dragon Ball #5

Ever wonder just how Goku and friends became the greatest heroes on Earth? Wonder no more, as the original Dragon Ball reveals the origins of Akira Toriyama’s beloved creations! The faces may look familiar, but everything else is different in this classic series!...
Ghost in the Shell: Arise

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

Hugh David on the latest outing for Masamune Shirow’s iconic work A new addition to the Ghost in the Shell franchise is here, but it’s maybe not the one everyone was expecting. Instead of a third season of the TV series Stand Alone Complex, or another TV movie after...
Bayonetta

Bayonetta

Helen McCarthy ponders a Bloody Fate Twenty years ago, the witch Bayonetta was hauled out of a deep lake, with no memory of her past, how she got there, or who might have hated her enough to put her there. She has in her possession half of an artefact known as the...

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