Tag: Andrew Osmond

September 21, 2021 · 0 comments

Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

By Andrew Osmond. Choose life. Choose a Japanese office job. Choose a neat tie, a pressed white shirt. Choose a daily oblivion of getting on the train, getting to the desk, writing mind-numbing spirit-crushing meaningless reports between brown-nosing your boss. Only in Black Lagoon, anonymous salaryman Rokuro Okajima chooses not to choose life, as we […]

September 6, 2021 · 0 comments

Gundam NT

Gundam NT

By Andrew Osmond. This blog frequently highlights the fact that many Gundam anime are designed to be accessible to newcomers. Gundam NT, quite honestly, isn’t one of them. Firstly, the film’s very much a sequel to the lavish series Gundam Unicorn, which is a good starting point for newbies, covered on the blog here. Gundam […]

August 31, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Ghibliotheque

Books: Ghibliotheque

By Andrew Osmond. The Ghibliotheque podcast started in 2018, and soon became an institution. It offered a journey through the films of Studio Ghibli, presented by Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham. Leader was a paid-up Ghibli fan already – you can see his video overview of the studio here, made for the BBC’s “Inside Stories” […]

August 28, 2021 · 0 comments

Inuyasha

Inuyasha

By Andrew Osmond. Inuyasha is an adventure; it’s both an action show and a romcom, and it’s one of the most successful anime to cross male and female demographics. It’s also a monster show, bursting with slimy beasties and dark sorcerers, though its main characters are a heroically unflappable schoolgirl and a peppery boy with […]

August 25, 2021 · 0 comments

Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe

Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe

By Andrew Osmond. Springing onto the web this summer, the Azuki digital manga service offers readers a huge number of titles, delivered straight to their e-reader. It’s not only the ideal place to catch up on established titles like A Silent Voice and Ajin: Demi-Human, but also to snag “simulpub” releases coming out in English […]

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