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July 26, 2021 · 5 comments

Everything you need to know about the AllTheAnime.com Summer Sale

Everything you need to know about the AllTheAnime.com Summer Sale

At the start of this month, we teased you with the prospect of a summer sale, but now we think you’ve waited long enough and it’s time for us to lift the lid on our plans. Whether you’ve been out enjoying the recent weather or hunkering down to avoid it as best you can, there’s […]

July 26, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Orienting

Books: Orienting

By Jonathan Clements. “My stay here has been so short,” said Rabindranath Tagore to Japanese students in 1916, “that one may think I have not earned my right to speak to you about anything concerning your country.” Pallavi Aiyar chooses to quote him in the final chapter of her Orienting: An Indian in Japan, a […]

July 23, 2021 · 1 comment

Anime-Lympics

Anime-Lympics

By Helen McCarthy. The mascot characters of the Tokyo Olympics are Miraitowa and Someity, selected from over 2000 entries in an open competition over four years ago, and spattered over every conceivable surface, screen and item of merchandise. They even had an animated appearance, showing up in two online shorts, participating in every planned Olympic […]

July 20, 2021 · 0 comments

The Witches of the Orient

The Witches of the Orient

by Jeremy Clarke. This sports documentary, just out in UK and Irish cinemas, opens with a scene from the anime short Danemon’s Monster Hunt at Shojiji (Yoshitaro Kataoka, 1935) in which the hero, trying to save the damsel in distress from the web of the evil spider witch, learns too late that the damsel is […]

July 17, 2021 · 0 comments

Lupin III The First

Lupin III The First

by Jeremy Clarke. A character with a long history in Japan in anime, manga artist Monkey Punch’s celebrated gentleman thief Arsène Lupin III is a descendant of the character created by Frenchman Maurice Leblanc in a series of early 20th century novels. Stories of the old Lupin are enjoying a new lease of life thanks […]

July 14, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Batman – The Animated Series

Books: Batman – The Animated Series

By Raz Greenberg. Perhaps the most surprising thing about Joe Sutliff Sanders new book, Batman: The Animated Series, which analyzes the superhero show as part of Wayne State University Press’ TV Milestones brand, is that it took so long to happen. The show, which debuted in 1992, is indeed a milestone, not just in the […]

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