Tag: Andrew Osmond

July 1, 2022 · 0 comments

El Hazard: The Alternative World

El Hazard: The Alternative World

By Andrew Osmond. There’s a lovely moment in El-Hazard: The Alternative World, soon after the characters, many of whom were whisked from Earth to a new world once already, are transported into an all-new world. These characters include Makoto Mizuhara, hero of the franchise, who was a Japanese schoolboy until not very long ago, and […]

June 25, 2022 · 0 comments

Irresponsible Captain Tylor

Irresponsible Captain Tylor

By Andrew Osmond. The comedy-space series The Irresponsible Captain Tylor has a puzzle at its core, one that’s summed up very well by a 1970s Doctor Who story. In that serial, two characters are discussing the infuriating title hero. Played by a long-scarfed Tom Baker, he’s crazy and shambolic, yet has a weird knack for […]

June 7, 2022 · 0 comments

Lupin III.5

Lupin III.5

By Andrew Osmond. For anyone who needs reminding who is Lupin the Third, he’s a super-thief, a lanky, loony criminal showman, forever off on adventures involving fast cars, lovely women and crazy stunts. He’s accompanied by a mobster gunman (Jigen) and an old-school samurai (Goemon); he’s frantically pursued by a monomaniac cop, Zenigata; and he’s often tracked […]

April 1, 2022 · 0 comments

Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen

By Andrew Osmond. “My student’s watching,” the white-haired youth in the snappy eye-mask says cheerfully, “so I’m going to show off a little.” His enemy is muscled, magically tattooed, and possessed by a deadly demon. None of which bothers the youth in the slightest. He ducks round the demon, smacks him hard in the head […]

March 26, 2022 · 0 comments

BFI Anime Season

BFI Anime Season

By Andrew Osmond. Next week, a huge two-month season of anime screenings rumbles into life at London’s BFI Southbank. Starting this coming Monday, it’ll run all the way through April and May; the screenings and booking links to the end of April are available at this page, and the May screenings go on general sale […]

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