ANIME AT THE OSCARS 2015

ANIME AT THE OSCARS 2015

Andrew Osmond on Takahata’s chances and more I didn’t love The Lego Movie. Don’t get me wrong. I found it smart, witty and imaginative, with the best screen Batman since Adam West. But I felt that watching it was like watching an early Daffy Duck bouncing round a...
Wolf Children and Families

Wolf Children and Families

Andrew Osmond goes in search of Mamoru Hosoda’s family ties The Wolf Children is a family film about a family. This may help explain while Mamoru Hosoda’s movie was a hit in Japan, something that’s very unusual for a standalone cartoon film not linked to an entrenched...
Spyair: Back with the Best

Spyair: Back with the Best

 Tom Smith on the return of one of anime’s most popular rock bands A lot has changed since Manga UK first wrote about SPYAIR in 2013. Back then, the pop-rock act had just released their first international album through London’s JPU Records. It came packed with three...
Giovanni’s Island

Giovanni’s Island

Jonathan Clements on this season’s classy anime feature In the tense aftermath of World War Two, the Kuril Islands in northernmost Japan are handed over to the Soviet Union. A Japanese father assures his family that all will be well, although the post-war Soviet...
Satoshi Kon Exhibition

Satoshi Kon Exhibition

Andrew Osmond drops in on a Tokyo celebration A while ago, this blog reported on the Suginami Animation Museum in Tokyo, which runs a series of temporary exhibitions on various animated subjects. The museum’s current exhibit should be of particular interest to British...

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