The Shinkai Gambit

The Shinkai Gambit

Unlikely ambitions from Know Your Anime Tweet it. Share it. Love it. Tweets by MangaUK Mamoru Oshii: Lifetime Achievement Unlocked Ghost in the Shell director honoured at Canadian film festival When asked what he thought the main difference was between his movie...
Sekirei’s vocal talents

Sekirei’s vocal talents

Tom Smith on the vocal talents behind Sekirei II Whether you call them voice actors and actresses, or go for seiyu – the Japanese term for the job – there’s one thing we can all agree on; the role tends to be a lot more demanding in Japan than it is in the west,...
Ninja Scroll

Ninja Scroll

Andrew Osmond on the Kawajiri classic “Look’s like a storm’s brewing,” comments the wandering swordsman Jubei at the start of Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s action classic, Ninja Scroll. Its opening minutes are full of portents. In the first scene, Jubei moseys across a wooden...
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection

Andrew Osmond says goodbye to Fullmetal Alchemist… again It’s the sad time when we have to say goodbye to another anime epic, with the release of the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVA Collection. Okay, we said one farewell to the series with the final TV box-set...
Umanosuke Iida’s final work, Towanoquon

Umanosuke Iida’s final work, Towanoquon

Jonathan Clements on the late director Umanosuke Iida Umanosuke Iida (1961-2010), whose final work Towanoquon is now out in the UK, was born as plain Tsutomu Iida on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. It was his fellow animator Hirotsugu Kawasaki, the future...

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