Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

Andrew Osmond leaves his heart in San Fransokyo You know Tokyo; you know Neo-Tokyo. Now welcome to San Fransokyo, the mashup metropolis imagined by Disney’s CG cartoon Big Hero 6, released in British cinemas today. It’s a city where the Golden Gate Bridge sports...
Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2015

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2015

Jasper Sharp on the movies coming to a cinema near you It is that time of year again, when the Japan Foundation treats audiences across the UK to their lavish smorgasbord of the latest and best in Japanese cinema, running this year from 30th January to 26th March. Its...
Tezuka’s 101 Dalmatians

Tezuka’s 101 Dalmatians

Andrew Osmond unearths a little-known cross-over Even in the age of the internet, there’s sometimes no substitute for rooting around in a second-hand shop. And if you like Japanese pop-culture, then one of the best second-hand shopping centres is at Nakano Broadway, a...
Origa (1970-2015)

Origa (1970-2015)

Remembering the Ghost in the Shell singer The singer Origa, who died on 17th January, will always be remembered for the mesmerising, alien lyrics heard in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Born in 1970 as Olga Yakovleva in the small Siberian village of...
Cosplay: Fairy Tail

Cosplay: Fairy Tail

Paul Jacques snaps another fan with a fiery passion Daniel Hughes suits up with a fiery vengeance as Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail, season three of which is out imminently on UK DVD from Manga Entertainment. BUY IT NOW Tweets by MangaUK November 13th – Out This Week...

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