By Tom Smith. Music and anime often go hand-in-hand. Watched Pokémon? Then it’s your destiny to know the theme song, instinctively. Been keeping up-to-date with PSYCHO PASS or Tokyo Ghoul? Chances are that “Ling tosite sigure” means something to you, even if you are unsure how to pronounce it. Then, it is not too surprising […]
By Andy Hanley. Author Nisio Isin has worked on many prominent titles over his career, from spin-off novels based on Death Note and xxxHOLiC to the popular Shonen Jump manga Medaka Box. However, for most fans he’s likely to be associated primarily with one-thing – the Monogatari series.
By Andrew Osmond. Whether they’re from the east or west, animation studios know you can’t beat a good mascot. It could be a giant mouse, a plasticine dog, or a box-shaped robot trash compactor. It’s the same story in Japan. Studio Ghibli has Totoro; Production I.G. has the cyber-warrior Kusanagi; Gainax has the Evangelion. The […]
By Hugh David. In the future, humanity has invested in public health as the key way to offer individual citizens their best life experience, reducing the sort of concerns that lead to unrest. This includes constant monitoring, alerts and reminders by way of embedded biotech and retinal displays, as well as offering whatever treatments are […]
By Jasper Sharp. Who would have thought that one of the talking-point animated releases of the year would be an obscure title made in Japan over 40 years ago? Hailed as “One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation”, Belladonna of Sadness (also known as Tragedy of Belladonna) was originally released in 1973 as […]