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November 25, 2020 · 0 comments

Books: My Heart Sutra

Books: My Heart Sutra

By Jonathan Clements. Early in the evening on 12th November 2019, on his way home from an interpreting job in Silicon Valley, Frederik L. Schodt was hit by a moving car. It was a moment that could have easily deprived this world of the author of Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics. “A car […]

November 23, 2020 · 0 comments

Books: Erotic Comics in Japan

Books: Erotic Comics in Japan

By Jonathan Clements. This review is definitely Not Suitable For Work. Kaoru Nagayama’s Erotic Comics in Japan: An Introduction to Eromanga, in fact, comes loaded with so many explicit images, often of a frankly triggering nature, that I am unsurprised it is not only published at a weeb-scaringly high price, but by a university press […]

November 20, 2020 · 0 comments

Burst City

Burst City

By Tom Wilmot. Shinya Tsukamoto, Takashi Miike and Kiyoshi Kurosawa are just a few of the names that come to mind when thinking of acclaimed Japanese cult filmmakers in the late twentieth century. However, without the work of another incredibly influential auteur, we may not have these directors as we know them: Sogo Ishii. Distribution […]

November 19, 2020 · 1 comment

5 Reasons to join us at Cloud Matsuri this weekend

5 Reasons to join us at Cloud Matsuri this weekend

This weekend (21st-22nd November) the second Cloud Matsuri online event streams completely for free at CloudMatsuri.com, via the power of YouTube! The event is completely free to tune into and is available to watch worldwide (excluding Asia). There is a lot going on over the weekend, but it’s not just about the panels being streamed. […]

November 17, 2020 · 0 comments

Warning from Space

Warning from Space

by Jeremy Clarke. The first Japanese science fiction film to be made in colour, Warning from Space (1956) features peaceful, star-shaped aliens, one of whom transforms herself into a nightclub singer to make contact with Japanese scientists. Not that the aliens possess any discernible gender themselves, but the human likenesses into which they are transformed […]

November 11, 2020 · 0 comments

Promised Neverland

Promised Neverland

By Andrew Osmond. One of the many mysteries in Promised Neverland, based on a bestselling Shonen Jump manga nearer Death Note than Naruto, is the enigmatic title. It might be a Peter Pan reference; after the first episode, you could understand the child characters not wanting to become grown-ups. Or you may see “Neverland” as […]

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