By Andrew Osmond.
It’s been only months since the publication of Princess Mononoke: Understanding Studio Ghibli’s Monster Princess, an anthology of papers about Miyazaki’s fantasy blockbuster (reviewed here). Today Bloomsbury releases another Miyazaki book, Hayao Miyazaki: Exploring the Early Work of Japan’s Greatest Animator. This one’s by a solo writer, Raz Greenberg, who’s written on anime with both academic and fan hats on. Continue Reading
by Jeremy Clarke.
A private eye gets caught in the middle of a Tokyo gang war, when two gun-running yakuza clans are ripped off by a third. Made by cult director Seijun Suzuki at Nikkatsu in 1963, Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! was also his first to feature Jo Shishido in a leading role. Shishido plays investigator Hideo Tajima, the hero from a series of six books by novelist Haruhiko Oyabu, deriving its numerical title from the building location of Tajima’s office door. Clearly intended as the start of a franchise, the film was based on Urban Graveyard, the first book in the series, but as noted by Jasper Sharp in this disc’s liner notes, was retitled for the cinema as something that might also be translated as “Get lost, rascals”. It somehow gained its more lurid, comma-free English title on the international sales circuit. Continue Reading
It's the start of a new week and that means there's a new release to add to your collection! Today we delve back into the world of Tokyo Ghoul, but with a unique twist! Read on below for details.
FORMAT: Blu-ray, DVD
BBFC CERT.: 15
SRP: Blu-ray - £19.99 | DVD - £17.99
Language: English, Japanese with English subtitles
Synopsis: "In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: creatures who look exactly like humans – yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary boy, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about his powers."
On-disc extras: Anime Expo 2017: Cast and Crew Discuss Tokyo Ghoul: The Movie, Original Japanese Trailer.
You can watch a trailer for the film below
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-- Want to know more about the film? Have a read of the piece at our blog by Andrew Osmond HERE
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by Jeremy Clarke.
Back on the big screen in a welcome one-day outing fifty years after its original 1968 release, The Beatles: Yellow Submarine remains one of the most remarkable animated feature films ever made. It turned the medium on its head in the English-speaking world, eschewing Disney’s dominant visual style and children’s audience for something much more experimental, aimed at older viewers. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
First, this translated spin-off book is not a sequel to Makoto Shinkai’s blockbuster Your Name. Rather it’s an “alternative” retelling of parts of the story, complementing the straight novelisation, which we’ve reviewed elsewhere. Another Side: Earthbound presumes you’ve seen the film, as it leaves out large parts of its plot. The book’s set entirely in Itomori, Mitsuha’s mountain village, and it retells select scenes and situations with different viewpoints from those onscreen. Continue Reading