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Anime’s answer to James Bond

Anime’s answer to James Bond

Helen McCarthy is holding out for a hero I got quite excited when I found the clip online. “James Bond, aka Bondo (agent 007), the suave superspy who…” Alas, my delight was premature. It was a fan animation starring a green-eyed, spiky-haired pretty boy...
Japan Cupnoodles Museum

Japan Cupnoodles Museum

Daniel Robson sucks it up In the eternal pantheon of creators whose eye for simplicity touched consumers around the world, Steve Jobs probably features prominently. But you can’t eat an iPod, and when Japan faced poverty and hunger in the wake of defeat in World War...
RWBY

RWBY

Hugh David on the full monty Asian-American animator Monty Oum passed away tragically on the 1st February this year at the age of 33. RWBY (pronounced Ruby, the lead character’s name, but also an acronym of the four lead characters) is his legacy, a fully...
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

Andrew Osmond on an anime classic, available at last in the UK A rush of white clouds gives way to a vault of clear blue sky; a dove swoops in to the angelic first notes of Nadia’s title song, performed by Miho Morikawa. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, released by...
Nisekoi

Nisekoi

Andrew Osmond on an anime with a distinctive look The series Nisekoi (literally “False Love”) is a specimen of what we might call anime du look – anime with an unconventional look-at-me flash and a clear signature, in the manner of live-action directors like Wes...

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