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September 9, 2022 · 0 comments

Gundam Seed Destiny

Gundam Seed Destiny

By Andrew Osmond. Gundam Seed Destiny is the direct sequel to the earlier series Gundam Seed, which was covered on this blog here. Like the previous series, Destiny was created by Mitsuo Fukuda (director) and his wife Chiaki Morosawa (lead writer). It sees the return of several of the first Seed’s characters, though they’re joined […]

September 7, 2022 · 0 comments

NEWSWIRE: September 2022 Pre-Orders

Another month has slipped by, and we’re already seeing the odd Pumpkin Spice Latte crop up in the office to let you know that we’re moving into the autumn. But you don’t care about what we’re drinking in the office, you want new releases! So allow me to set down my mug of tea (it’s […]

September 6, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Japanese Cinema

Books: Japanese Cinema

By Jasper Sharp. There are many paths one might take through the vast and varied terrain of Japanese cinema. Peter Cowie’s addition to the ever-expanding range of publications on a subject – so thoroughly pioneered, surveyed and demarcated by fans, pundits and scholars alike over the decades – provides cause for thought that there is […]

September 3, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: My Friend’s Little Sister Has it in For Me

Books: My Friend’s Little Sister Has it in For Me

By Jonathan Clements. Playfully beginning with a little Austen pastiche, as in “It is a truth universally acknowledged…” the hero of My Friend’s Little Sister Has it in For Me starts as he means to go on, ranting about the simplistic stereotypes of so-called romances in the world of anime and light novels. With all […]

August 31, 2022 · 0 comments

Much Ado About One Piece

Much Ado About One Piece

By Andrew Osmond. One Piece: Red, opening in UK and Ireland cinemas this Autumn, is so new that few story details have yet emerged. However, the publicity makes clear that it centres round a completely new character – Uta, who’s the most beloved singer in the One Piece world and who also happens to be […]

August 28, 2022 · 0 comments

Memories: Cannon Fodder

Memories: Cannon Fodder

By Jonathan Clements. From the opening moments of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Cannon Fodder, the third and final story in the Memories anthology movie, we find ourselves in a world dominated by military thought. Even the striking mechanism of the Boy’s clock depicts a cannon destroying a castle. Everybody’s job is connected to the war effort; everybody’s […]

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