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Garm Wars: The Last Druid

Garm Wars: The Last Druid

Andrew Osmond reviews Mamoru Oshii’s latest film In his live introduction to the premiere of Garm Wars The Last Druid at the Tokyo International Film Festival, Mamoru Oshii called his film a “a precise recreation of the delusions in my mind.” While the truth of that...
The Devil is a Part-Timer

The Devil is a Part-Timer

Andrew Osmond finds Satan in a burger bar There are two ways to see the comedy anime The Devil is a Part-Timer. The set-up of the show is that “Dark Lord Satan,” the evil overlord of a magic parallel world, is defeated in an epic battle and flees randomly through the...
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

Tom Smith talks to Gouken actor Akira Koieyama “I bought a pint of milk yesterday and the guy behind the counter went ‘Hadouken!’” a rather bemused Akira Koieyama recounts as he bites down on a sandwich in London’s Green Park. “I’ve yet to work on a project that’s had...
The Princess and the Pilot

The Princess and the Pilot

Andrew Osmond takes off with a new anime movie Anime returns to the heavens in The Princess and the Pilot, a lush romantic aerial adventure from the Madhouse studio. Then again, anime has seldom been away from the sky for long. Think of this year’s The Wind Rises,...
Naruto Music: Totalfat

Naruto Music: Totalfat

Tom Smith on Naruto’s rising punk-pop stars ‘The next hero in the Japanese rock scene!” boldly claims their press release. Someone certainly believes in Japan’s rising guitar act TOTALFAT, it’s not every day there’s an English language press release accompanying a...

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