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December 18, 2019 · 0 comments

Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020

Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020

By Jasper Sharp. In customary fashion for the time of year, the Japan Foundation has just announced the programme for its annual touring film season to give us something to look forward to in these dark and joyless winter months. With 20 titles heading to 22 venues across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland between […]

December 15, 2019 · 0 comments

Divine Gate

Divine Gate

By Andrew Osmond. Noriyuki Abe, the long – very long – serving director of Bleach, offers up the new series Divine Gate. Handsomely visualized by Bleach’s studio Pierrot, and based on a smartphone game, Divine Gate is the kind of anime that can look impenetrably complex when you look at some of its synopses online, […]

December 12, 2019 · 3 comments

Books: Otaku & Imagination

Books: Otaku & Imagination

By Jonathan Clements. Patrick W. Galbraith’s Otaku and the Struggle for Imagination in Japan begins with an advert that depicts a man who is, in the words of Lawrence Eng, a “reluctant insider”, a slave of the rat-race who has an ace up his sleeve. Back in his bachelor pad, he has a virtual girlfriend […]

December 10, 2019 · 1 comment

Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories

By Andrew Osmond To shed light on Plastic Memories, it’s worth remembering a comment by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who directed the android anime Time of Eve (and the gravity-defying Patema Inverted). “In the UK and US, robots are robots and they are completely different from human beings. There’s also a kind of Frankenstein complex where they […]

December 9, 2019 · 1 comment

Plastic Memories comes to Blu-ray

Plastic Memories comes to Blu-ray

It’s been a very long time since we first revealed that we would be bringing the series Plastic Memories to Blu-ray here in the United Kingdom, but with festive cheer being in the air we’re delighted to say it’ll finally be arriving early next year, starting on 10th February 2020! As part of our 12 Days of Christmas […]

December 6, 2019 · 0 comments

Penguin Highway comes to Blu-ray and DVD in February 2020!

Penguin Highway comes to Blu-ray and DVD in February 2020!

It’s been a while since we last mentioned the film Penguin Highway, but for good reason! As we’ve been cooking up something special for our release of the film which we’re delighted to announce will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 24th February 2020! There will be a Collector’s Edition set, as well as regular […]

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