Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

As Porco Rosso debuts on Blu-ray, Andrew Osmond profiles the pig pilot Porco Rosso – known to anime fans as “the Miyazaki film with a pig as a fighter pilot” – is 21 years old this year. It’s very possible that Porco may be poised to return for a second adventure,...
Guilty Crown music

Guilty Crown music

Paul Browne explores the music of Guilty Crown High school student Shu Ouma finds himself in the middle of a conflict after meeting Inori Yuzuriha, singer of popular music outfit Egoist. The unwitting Shu is dragged into the struggle between a resistance group called...
Bleach music: Sambomaster

Bleach music: Sambomaster

Tom Smith finds out if there’s meaning behind a name While the world of Japanese entertainment often finds itself lost in translation (see here), some elements of it not only fail to translate, but can cause outright offence. Britain isn’t without its own...
Comicon Video 2

Comicon Video 2

Just when you thought it was safe… Tweets by MangaUK Men in Black Jonathan Clements on the rise of the ninja On the Origin of Sushi Tom Smith investigates the evolution of Japan’s best-loved fast food. Bleach music: Fumika Tom Smith on Bleach’s most powerful...
Pacific Rim reflections

Pacific Rim reflections

Andrew Osmond considers a good rimming As Pacific Rim hits UK homes in Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet formats, let’s look back at Guillermo del Toro’s movie monument to mecha-v-monsters. (Spoiler alert: we’ll be talking about some plot details, though not the ending.)...

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