Dragon Ball Super: Coming Soon…

Dragon Ball Super: Coming Soon…

Toei Animation has announced production on Dragon Ball Super, the first all-new Dragon Ball series to be released in 18 years. Following the recent events of the hit feature film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection, Dragon Ball Super will debut in July 2015 in Japan....
Ninja Scroll

Ninja Scroll

Andrew Osmond on one of anime’s holy trinity Two decades ago, when anime was becoming established in English-speaking territories, three feature films stood out from the crowd, as ambassadors for what anime meant. There was Akira; there was Ghost in the Shell; and...
Gatchaman Crowds

Gatchaman Crowds

Tom Arden is watching, warning against surprise attacks… The colourfully mad Gatchaman Crowds is one of those anime which isn’t happy unless it’s doing umpteen things at once, all seeming completely different. It’s a campy, lowbrow action show and a thinky piece...
Harlock Music: Tetsuya Takahashi

Harlock Music: Tetsuya Takahashi

Tom Smith on the man behind the music Shinji Aramaki’s digital reimaging of Japan’s classic sci-fi adventure Space Pirate Captain Harlock is serious business. Not only is it ranked amongst Toei Animation’s most expensive productions to date, weighing in with a mighty...
Harlock Space Pirate

Harlock Space Pirate

Andrew Osmond turns to a life of stellar buccaneering The recent film Interstellar, not to mention weightier SF sagas like the anime Gunbuster, remind us that time has little meaning for space travellers. In Earthly terms, though, Captain Harlock has been an anime...

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