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Gekiga at the Cartoon Museum

Gekiga at the Cartoon Museum

Jonathan Clements visits an exhibition of manga’s pioneers Helen McCarthy’s 2009 Tezuka season at the Barbican introduced London’s literati to the “God of Manga”, but talk at its opening had already turned to the question of what was next. Tezuka was acknowledged...
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Andrew Osmond on the story of a culture shock Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, released on Blu-ray and DVD, can be enjoyed as a straight SF adventure, but it’s interesting on deeper levels. Gargantia is the story of a culture shock. The hero, Ledo, is a young space...
The World of Ghost in the Shell

The World of Ghost in the Shell

Andrew Osmond on Masamune Shirow’s imagined future The Net is vast, Major Motoko Kusanagi reflects more than once across the multiple versions of Ghost in the Shell. So, indeed, are franchises. Ghost in the Shell has been going twenty-five years, and seems capable of...
Kite: Live Action

Kite: Live Action

Samuel L. Jackson brings Yasuomi Umetsu’s anime to life Kite the movie will be released on UK DVD and Blu-ray by Anchor Bay on 13th October. BUY IT NOW! Tweets by MangaUK Dragon Ball Z Kai – All Killer, No Filler What is Dragon Ball Z Kai? Manga UK release...
Mamoru Oshii Interview

Mamoru Oshii Interview

Jasper Sharp talks to the director of Ghost in the Shell It is difficult to remember an era prior to Toy Story (1995) in which animation was generally assumed to mean something created completely by hand. Of course, even then this wasn’t entirely the case, but it was...

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