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Books: Hayao Miyazaki

Books: Hayao Miyazaki

By Andrew Osmond. Hayao Miyazaki, published to tie in with the current exhibition about the director at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, is a whopping big book. It’s a true coffee-table tome, a hefty oversized hardback of 288 pages. For some reason, the exhibition’s website claims it’s only 256 pages, but presumably it had […]

January 18, 2022 · 0 comments
Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl

Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl

By Andrew Osmond. On one level, you can enjoy Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl as a cheerful period yarn about a perky girl who comes to samurai-era Tokyo and gets involved in an adventure with werewolves. It makes a very interesting comparison with Keiichi Hara’s Miss Hokusai; both films are set in 19th-century Tokyo, […]

January 16, 2022 · 0 comments
Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE comes to cinemas this February

Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE comes to cinemas this February

FIND YOUR VOICE WITH MAMORU HOSODA’S DAZZLING BELLE IN CINEMAS THIS FEBRUARY Experience the Oscar®-nominated director’s latest animated sensation exclusively in cinemas from 4th February 2022 ★★★★★  Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph   ★★★★★ Phil de Semlyen, Time Out ★★★★★ Stephen Kelly, SFX   ★★★★★ Kevin Harley, Total Film       ★★★★★ James Perkins, Starbust   […]

January 13, 2022 · 0 comments
Books: Chinese Animation and Socialism

Books: Chinese Animation and Socialism

By Jonathan Clements. Daisy Yan Du’s newly published collection Chinese Animation and Socialism: From Animators’ Perspectives focuses inevitably on the rise and fall of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio (SAFS), which might reliably be described as the beating heart of the Chinese animation community for much of the mid- to late twentieth century. Refreshingly, the […]

January 13, 2022 · 0 comments
Code Geass: The Movies

Code Geass: The Movies

By Andrew Osmond. The four Code Geass feature films being released by Anime Limited amount to a hybrid, a kind of hybrid that’s common in anime, but with an unusual twist. Let me explain, although many Code Geass fans can skim the next few paragraphs. Jan 10, 2022Jonathan Clements

January 10, 2022 · 0 comments
Books: The Story of British Animation

Books: The Story of British Animation

By Andrew Osmond. Most people looking at this review will be anime fans. But what does “British animation” bring to your mind? Probably Wallace and Gromit and Aardman. Then children’s favourites, be it Peppa Pig for millennials or older staples: Postman Pat, Danger Mouse, The Snowman, Bagpuss, Ivor the Engine, Camberwick Green… Such children’s favourites […]

January 7, 2022 · 0 comments

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January 18, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Hayao Miyazaki

Books: Hayao Miyazaki

By Andrew Osmond. Hayao Miyazaki, published to tie in with the current exhibition about the director at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, is a whopping big book. It’s a true coffee-table tome, a hefty oversized hardback of 288 pages. For some reason, the exhibition’s website claims it’s only 256 pages, but presumably it had […]

January 16, 2022 · 0 comments

Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl

Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl

By Andrew Osmond. On one level, you can enjoy Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl as a cheerful period yarn about a perky girl who comes to samurai-era Tokyo and gets involved in an adventure with werewolves. It makes a very interesting comparison with Keiichi Hara’s Miss Hokusai; both films are set in 19th-century Tokyo, […]

January 13, 2022 · 0 comments

Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE comes to cinemas this February

Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE comes to cinemas this February

FIND YOUR VOICE WITH MAMORU HOSODA’S DAZZLING BELLE IN CINEMAS THIS FEBRUARY Experience the Oscar®-nominated director’s latest animated sensation exclusively in cinemas from 4th February 2022 ★★★★★  Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph   ★★★★★ Phil de Semlyen, Time Out ★★★★★ Stephen Kelly, SFX   ★★★★★ Kevin Harley, Total Film       ★★★★★ James Perkins, Starbust   […]

January 13, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Chinese Animation and Socialism

Books: Chinese Animation and Socialism

By Jonathan Clements. Daisy Yan Du’s newly published collection Chinese Animation and Socialism: From Animators’ Perspectives focuses inevitably on the rise and fall of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio (SAFS), which might reliably be described as the beating heart of the Chinese animation community for much of the mid- to late twentieth century. Refreshingly, the […]

January 10, 2022 · 0 comments

Code Geass: The Movies

Code Geass: The Movies

By Andrew Osmond. The four Code Geass feature films being released by Anime Limited amount to a hybrid, a kind of hybrid that’s common in anime, but with an unusual twist. Let me explain, although many Code Geass fans can skim the next few paragraphs. Jan 10, 2022Jonathan Clements

January 7, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: The Story of British Animation

Books: The Story of British Animation

By Andrew Osmond. Most people looking at this review will be anime fans. But what does “British animation” bring to your mind? Probably Wallace and Gromit and Aardman. Then children’s favourites, be it Peppa Pig for millennials or older staples: Postman Pat, Danger Mouse, The Snowman, Bagpuss, Ivor the Engine, Camberwick Green… Such children’s favourites […]

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