Tag: Andrew Osmond

December 6, 2022 · 0 comments

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm

By Andrew Osmond. Like many fantasy protagonists, the young heroine of Ascendance of a Bookworm is on a desperate mission. But it doesn’t involve melting a ring, slaying a dragon, or facing an invading army. No, her mission is suggested by the title; it’s to read a book in a world where books are as […]

December 3, 2022 · 0 comments

Liz and the Blue Bird

Liz and the Blue Bird

By Andrew Osmond. Liz and the Blue Bird was released in Japan in April 2018, less than two years after A Silent Voice. It was an ideal film for uniting two sets of viewers; those who’d become aware of Naoko Yamada through A Silent Voice, and those who loved the series she’d been involved with […]

December 1, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: The Art of Pacific Rim the Black

Books: The Art of Pacific Rim the Black

By Jonathan Clements. Occupying a handy space between Titan Books’ habitual comics and movie work, and the more impenetrable territory of Japanese animation, Andrew Osmond’s The Art of Pacific Rim The Black is a vibrant account of the Netflix series that cashed in on Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 movie hommage to Japanese SFX films. It […]

October 27, 2022 · 0 comments

Summer Ghost

Summer Ghost

By Andrew Osmond. The name Summer Ghost may sound oxymoronic to British viewers. We tend to associate ghosts with cold, dark months, as with A Christmas Carol and the BBC’s tradition of putting up scary spook stories over Christmas. Actually, Summer Ghost isn’t a frightening film as such, though it deals with fears, intense emotions […]

October 24, 2022 · 0 comments

Patlabor the Movie

Patlabor the Movie

By Andrew Osmond. Mamoru Oshii, the director of Patlabor the Movie, once described his 1989 film as pop entertainment. Any fan of Oshii, best known for Ghost in the Shell, knows that’s a huge undersell for what is an extremely complex, thoughtful film. But perhaps Oshii was referring to how Patlabor the Movie ticks a […]

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