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April 6, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Grave of the Fireflies

Books: Grave of the Fireflies

By Jonathan Clements. Long overdue for inclusion in the BFI’s Film Classics series, Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies finally gets the critical treatment, courtesy of Alex Dudok de Wit. In 100 closely argued pages, he takes the reader through the film’s genesis at Studio Ghibli, the peculiarities of its director, its major themes and […]

April 3, 2021 · 0 comments

Slaying at the Cinemas?

Slaying at the Cinemas?

By Mario Battaglia. Although there were plenty of anime fans who were already watching Demon Slayer, its movie spin-off’s sudden breaking of box office records was greeted worldwide by the mainstream media as some sort of sneak attack, catching many pundits unawares. The winter’s big winner at the box office, Haruo Sotozaki’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu […]

March 31, 2021 · 4 comments

NEWSWIRE – May 2021 Releases + June sneak peek

NEWSWIRE – May 2021 Releases + June sneak peek

It’s the end of the month and that means it’s time to look ahead to what releases we have got in pipeline! Today our primary focus will be on what’s coming in May 2021, but we’ll also give you a refresher on what’s coming in April and we’ll even have a few things to share […]

March 31, 2021 · 0 comments

Ishiro Honda Double Feature

Ishiro Honda Double Feature

by Jeremy Clarke. Out now on Blu-ray alongside the standalone release of Mothra (1961) comes a double bill of two more Toho science fiction movies, The H Man (1958) and Battle in Outer Space (1959), both also directed by Ishiro Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. The Toho studio is more readily associated with […]

March 29, 2021 · 0 comments

UNBOXING: Charlotte Complete Series Blu-ray

UNBOXING: Charlotte Complete Series Blu-ray

It’s a series we know a lot of you have experienced, but there are also many of you haven’t had seen the super-powered hijinks that ensues in Charlotte. Which is why we’re delighted to be making the series written by Jun Maeda (Clannad, Angel Beats!) available as a complete series Blu-ray for first-time in the […]

March 28, 2021 · 0 comments

Music: Masayoshi Yamazaki

Music: Masayoshi Yamazaki

By Jonathan Clements. The accident-prone Masayoshi Yamazaki always seems to be able to fail upwards, starting with the moment in 1991 when the twenty-year-old musician showed up to the wrong audition. Not realising it was not the same company as Kitty Records, he took his guitar along to an open call for Kitty Films, marching […]

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