By Jasper Sharp. The ongoing Coronavirus crisis may have disrupted many aspects of the cultural calendar, but it is heartening to report that one the Japan Foundation UK Touring Film Programme is still pushing ahead. Its 18-film line-up for 2021 is organised under the theme “This is My Place: Carving out a sense of existence […]
By Andrew Osmond. “The story of a legendary actress talking about her life. Confusion clouds her memory and her old roles come into play to create an eventful tale.” According to the official Japanese tie-in book to Millennium Actress, Chiyoko Millennial Actress, from which much of the information below is taken, this was the original […]
By Andrew Osmond. The beginning of 2021 sees Anime Limited release the film Gundam NT and the second half of the series Turn A Gundam. These anime were made nearly two decades apart, but they have similar agendas. Both set out to consolidate the complex Gundam franchise, but in drastically different ways. So, it’s a […]
By Andrew Osmond. While the score for the Japanese release of Cyber City Oedo 808 (included on the subtitled version of the film) was composed by Kazuhiko “Kazz” Toyama, it was replaced completely on the English-dubbed version. Andrew Osmond talks to Rory McFarlane about how he composed the new score.
By Jonathan Clements. He shrugs and stammers, he mumbles and prevaricates. He can’t surrender because he is not in command of all the troops, you see. The first English-language voice-actor in anime appears in the final scenes of Momotaro, Sacred Sailors (1945), desperately trying to wave away the demands of the Japanese victors on Devil […]