By Jasper Sharp. The first thought that immediately sprang to my mind when I picked up Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films by Paul Anderer was: “Does the world really need another book on Kurosawa?” Since Donald Richie gave the West the first systematic study with […]
By Andrew Osmond. The concluding half of the splendid anime time-travel thriller Erased arrives on 30th April as a Collector’s Blu-ray and a DVD. If you’ve not heard of the series before, hop over here for our introduction. If you’re an Erased fan, you’re in luck, as you can binge the story both in animation […]
By Andrew Osmond. Like or hate it, last year’s live-action Ghost in the Shell performed a service in reminding many people of the Japanese original. But many people probably thought of one Ghost only. At least in Britain and America, it does seem that the 1995 cinema anime film, directed by Mamoru Oshii and co-produced […]
By Mitchell Lineham. Each entry in Atlus’ Persona series has an identifiable theme, and Persona 3 sees ancient Greek mythology take centre stage. Persona 3 Movie #2: A Midsummer Knight’s Dream introduces us to a new slew of Persona, each of which reflects the state of their user’s hearts.
By Roxy Simons. Kae Serinuma is a fujoshi, a type of fangirl who is obsessed with Boys-Love products, and looks for it in real life wherever she goes. Heavy-set and kind-hearted, Kae is happy to stay on the side-lines while she pairs her attractive male colleagues together in her mind. Because of this she’s not […]