"Halloween is the perfect time of year to revisit the horror genre. Here in the west live-action horror tends to be the go-to genre of choice, but anime has a plethora of horror to explore. Be warned as from here, there is something for every fear." Over at Animation for Adults I list some of my …
Gyo by Junji Ito
I’m convinced that Junji Ito suffered horrific night terrors as a child. Almost the entirety of his 35-year career are manga works that are gross, often graphic, and downright absurd in nature. And yet I won’t be the first to admit that they are also works that are totally engrossing as much as they are …
Old Skool Anime
Ahoy hoy! Apologies it has been quiet on here of late, but fear not as content is in the works. In the meantime, in addition to revealing my video game related content over at Animation For Adults in my previous post, my main series over there is Old Skool Anime, a retrospective series on the …
A Look Back at Star Wars Visions
"Many wouldn’t think it on the face of them, but the Star Wars franchise is built up with Japanese culture at its very core. It’s a mutual relationship that was oblivious even to me as a child, especially given Japanese culture was hardly widely available 30/40 years ago."
Let’s Play Anime #1 – Ghost in the Shell (PS1)
"Ghost in the Shell comes from the development team behind the excellent and unique Jumping Flash! series, Exact, and given all the elements on offer, it could not have been in better hands"
Covid-19 Lockdown: the Sequel – Anime Picks for Survival
"In between those Zoom/Teams/Skype meetings there is a plethora of quality Japanese animation to catch-up on, so here is a list of easily accessible Anime to get you through these difficult times"
A History of Manga Entertainment UK (Part 1)
"As the UK’s first anime outlet, Manga has distributed and produced some of the best (and worst) the genre has to offer in years gone by"
Neo Tokyo is about to E-X-P-L-O-D-E… into your Face in 4K at a Cinema Near You!
"Akira remains the benchmark Anime movie, and, for my money, the greatest of all time"
Shenmue is Back (Again!) and Coming to a Small Screen Near You
The announcement comes after the release of Shenmue 3 only last year, which is unprecedented in of itself given the 18-year gap between Shenmue 2 and Shenmue 3.
Kiki’s Delivery Service: The Miyazaki Classic That Saved Studio Ghibli
"Even with three undeniably excellent movies in their repertoire, Studio Ghibli was yet to truly establish itself commercially"