Tag: Andrew Osmond

January 16, 2022 · 0 comments

Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl

Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl

By Andrew Osmond. On one level, you can enjoy Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl as a cheerful period yarn about a perky girl who comes to samurai-era Tokyo and gets involved in an adventure with werewolves. It makes a very interesting comparison with Keiichi Hara’s Miss Hokusai; both films are set in 19th-century Tokyo, […]

January 10, 2022 · 0 comments

Code Geass: The Movies

Code Geass: The Movies

By Andrew Osmond. The four Code Geass feature films being released by Anime Limited amount to a hybrid, a kind of hybrid that’s common in anime, but with an unusual twist. Let me explain, although many Code Geass fans can skim the next few paragraphs.

January 7, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: The Story of British Animation

Books: The Story of British Animation

By Andrew Osmond. Most people looking at this review will be anime fans. But what does “British animation” bring to your mind? Probably Wallace and Gromit and Aardman. Then children’s favourites, be it Peppa Pig for millennials or older staples: Postman Pat, Danger Mouse, The Snowman, Bagpuss, Ivor the Engine, Camberwick Green… Such children’s favourites […]

December 13, 2021 · 1 comment

Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End

By Andrew Osmond This time it’s vampires. In recent years, we’ve seen civilisation ended umpteen times over, often by zombie apocalypses, but now the bloodsuckers get a turn. It makes a difference. Zombies and Titans may tear you up and eat you, but at least they don’t laugh sadistically and tell you how much they’re […]

December 11, 2021 · 0 comments

CardCaptors

CardCaptors

By Andrew Osmond. The Cardcaptor Sakura anime debuted in April 1998, two years after the manga started in Nakayoshi. It ran for 70 episodes, with two season breaks, and ended in March 2000, three months before the manga finished. Cardcaptor was animated by the Madhouse studio, which foreign fans associated with adult fare such as […]

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