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Men Creating Women

Men Creating Women

Andrew Osmond on anime’s gender gap… Anime is notorious for largely comprising male artists and directors creating girls and women, or more accurately creating ideas of girls and women. You could say the same about live-action media (films, TV, music videos) but it’s...
By the Will of Genghis Khan

By the Will of Genghis Khan

Jonathan Clements examines a different angle on the Mongol warlord Andrei Borisov’s epic film By the Will of Genghis Khan presents the historical figure Temujin not as the terrifying bogeyman of European lore, but as he is remembered across much of the East, as a just...
The Early Anno

The Early Anno

Andrew Osmond on the adventures of Young Hideaki 22nd June sees the first ever British release of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water on Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Animatsu. Nadia is a splendid adventure on its own terms, but it’s also an insight into the development of...
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall

Matt Kamen finds little to be proud of in this perfunctory light-novel spin off If anyone needed further proof that Attack on Titan is a cultural juggernaut, they’d only have to take a glance at the bookshelves. While Hajime Isayama’s original manga most...
Tokyo Tribe

Tokyo Tribe

Andrew Osmond on a rap musical, in Japanese. Yes. Thank you. You’re welcome. Represent! The live-action film of Akira is here… and it’s a rap musical! Okay, we’re kidding, but Tokyo Tribe takes place in a violent fantasy Tokyo of warring gangs, hence the film’s name....

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