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October 9, 2021 · 0 comments

Manga: To Your Eternity

Manga: To Your Eternity

By Jeannette Ng. To Your Eternity by Yoshitoki Oima is the sort of story where I at once want you to know nothing about the premise but also everything. The surprises are both profound and matter not at all. There is something deeply fatalistic about “To Your Eternity” but — cue warnings about all the […]

October 6, 2021 · 5 comments

NEWSWIRE: October 2021 Pre-Orders

NEWSWIRE: October 2021 Pre-Orders

The year is moving on apace, and now we’re moving swiftly through October already it’s time for our regular round-up of what’s coming up from us here at Anime Limited. At the time of writing, our Early Bird pre-order of the Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Part 2 Collector’s Edition is now […]

October 6, 2021 · 5 comments

Belle

Belle

By Jonathan Clements. Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film mines contemporary issues for its storyline, touching on social anxiety, online identity, cancel culture and the fragility of Internet fame. Its leading lady is Suzu, a shy teenager who finds a new outlet for her desires and ambitions by signing up to the virtual reality service “U”, an […]

October 3, 2021 · 0 comments

On-Gaku: Our Sound

On-Gaku: Our Sound

By Andrew Osmond. On-Gaku: Our Sound has been rightly hailed a landmark in indie anime. It’s a comedy film, deadpan enough to impress Bill Murray. It devises its own style without any of the cutesy panderings or manga-style tics in so much anime. Actually, the film is based on a manga, but a self-published one. […]

September 30, 2021 · 0 comments

Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III

Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III

By Kim Morrissy. The animation studio ufotable is best known these days for the record-shattering hit anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Yet in the same year the Demon Slayer film conquered Japan, ufotable produced another, lesser-known masterpiece: Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the niche […]

September 29, 2021 · 0 comments

Takao Saito (1936-2021)

Takao Saito (1936-2021)

Takao Saito, who died this week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 84, was never a fan of the word manga. He preferred to call his work gekiga, subscribing to the idea, promulgated among the creators of the 1960s, that comics could be a work of “dramatic pictures”, not mere pulp entertainment. Not that […]

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