By Jonathan Clements. Deborah Shamoon’s Passionate Friendship: The Aesthetics of Girls’ Culture in Japan traces the development of a niche in entertainment that is barely a century old, and yet forms a crucial sector within modern media. She investigates a whole series of tropes and traditions, that themselves form the bedrock of today’s Japanese comics […]
By Andrew Osmond. Anime Limited is releasing Satoshi Kon’s classic Perfect Blue in a new “Ultimate” edition, with fresh revelations about the film’s genesis. Spoiler warning: this article assumes familiarity with the film; for an introduction to Perfect Blue, see here.
by Jeremy Clarke. You watch a short, scary video on the VCR. Then your phone starts to ring… you have a week to show the video to someone else – or die! That’s the premise of Ring (1998), the horror film which took first Japan, then the world, by storm. It’s also the key title […]
By Andrew Osmond. Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue, which Anime Limited is releasing in a new “Ultimate” edition, is a slasher film, a psycho-thriller, and a riddle which may have no answer. In my book Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, I wrote, “No matter which Kon film, you start with” – which for many fans would be […]
The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: It’s new release Monday, meaning that we have another great Standard Edition Blu-ray release coming your way and available to buy right now! NEW RELEASES: 18TH MARCH 2018 KIZNAIVER FORMAT: Standard Edition Blu-ray (also available on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and Standard Edition DVD) BBFC CERT: 15 SRP: Standard Edition Blu-ray – £34.99 | Collector’s Edition […]