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 […]
By Chris Perkins. Here at the Anime Limited Blog we’ve been exploring the history of anime and manga magazines in the UK, with our articles on the history of Anime UK/FX and Manga Mania/Max. But Manga Max published its final issue in 2000, and it’s about time we brought the story up to date, as […]
To many people, Isao Takahata will be remembered as the man who directed Grave of the Fireflies, the saddest Japanese animation ever made. Yet his work brims with the joy of life, from Heidi frolicking in the Alps with Peter in Takahata’s landmark 1974 series, to a gang of mischievous children calling “Li’l Bamboo!” to […]