By Andy Hanley. For all of the abject horrors that World War II brought to bear, it’s hard not to be fascinated by the war machines that were so instrumental in the fighting. While the First World War was largely won and lost by weight of numbers and boots on the ground, with a smattering […]
By Jeremy Clarke. Lucis is a peaceful and prosperous kingdom based on magic. This being a Final Fantasy film it should come as no surprise that the magic derives from a crystal. Lucis possesses this crystal and has used it to construct a wall around its main city of Insomnia in which its monarch resides. […]
By Andrew Osmond. After storming the Japanese box-office in recent weeks, Makoto Shinkai’s film Your Name set another milestone by becoming the first anime to play in competition at the London Film Festival. Its national cinema release in the UK and Ireland will be on 24th November (if you want to see the film, there’s […]
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.