Yu-gi-oh: Duel Monsters

Yu-gi-oh: Duel Monsters

Andrew Osmond on the world-beating media mix Yu-Gi-Oh! is often considered a child of Pokemon, both huge ‘media mix’ franchises which grew out of old-fashioned childhood pursuits. Pokemon came from creator Satoshi Tajiri’s passion for catching bugs, a popular...
Code Geass vs Death Note

Code Geass vs Death Note

Andrew Osmond says if you liked that, you might like this At heart, Death Note and Code Geass tell the same story. A teenage Tokyo schoolboy with a towering intellect, railing against the world, is given fantastic powers by a supernatural agency. He finds he can...
Usagi Drop

Usagi Drop

Hugh David on the acclaimed anime born from a controversial manga Usagi Drop aka Bunny Drop the manga was written and drawn by Yumi Unita, serialised in Feel Young magazine from 2005 until 2011. In that final year, it also became an anime and a live-action movie, the...
The World of Hideaki Anno

The World of Hideaki Anno

More from Andrew Osmond at the Tokyo International Film Festival The Tokyo International Film Festival (often abbreviated to TIFF, though this gets annoyingly muddled with the Toronto International Film Festival) was held at the end of October. As readers who’ve...

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