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January 10, 2024 · 0 comments

Great Pretender

Great Pretender

By Andrew Osmond. Great Pretender is a crime-caper series, not unlike Lupin III, but less cartoon-zany. This is a hardboiled show, with sex, drugs and real-world grit; it has bold, unreal colours without feeling lurid; and its character designs are by Evangelion legend Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. 

January 4, 2024 · 0 comments

Parasyte ~ the maxim

Parasyte ~ the maxim

By Andrew Osmond. Parasyte starts with its money shot. A husband and wife face each other in a dimmed room; then the man’s head splits and unfolds into a Venus fly-trap, with rows of teeth and a half-dozen eyes on stalks. The woman can’t scream, only gasp in halting, terrified breaths, before the thing chomps […]

November 19, 2023 · 0 comments

Gunbuster for Beginners

Gunbuster for Beginners

By Andrew Osmond. Many decades before Gunbuster, French director Jean-Luc Godard declared, “All you need for a movie is a girl and a gun.” In the 1980s a gang of Japanese geeks declared, all you need for an anime is a girl and a mecha… Okay, make that a girl and tons of mecha, in […]

September 11, 2023 · 0 comments

Burn the Witch

Burn the Witch

By Andrew Osmond. Burn the Witch is a quick slice of action in a fantasy London with dragons and witches. It’s from the studio that made Penguin Highway and from the manga writer, Tite Kubo, who created Bleach.  Actually, we should get the Bleach thing out of the way. As you might have read, Burn […]

August 22, 2023 · 0 comments

Gunbuster Files: Black & White

Gunbuster Files: Black & White

By Jonathan Clements. In a bold move that you could only get away with in the days of video, the final episode of Gunbuster is shot in stark black and white, coming across like an old war movie. Depending on which version you’re watching, you might also miss the sudden switch to widescreen… after all, […]

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