By Andrew Osmond. As we explained in our write-up of Charlotte’s first volume, the series tells the story of teenage boy Yuu, saddled with superpowers and forced into secret battles fought over people like him. The early episodes set us up for what seemed a lightweight series; highlights included Yusa, a singing idol with a […]
By Andrew Osmond. As Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You comes to cinemas, Andrew Osmond talks to director Alexandra Rutter about adapting Shinkai’s film The Garden of Words in a new stage play by the British company Whole Hog Theatre, which will come to London this summer.
By Andrew Osmond. It’s been three years since Makoto Shinkai was last in London. “I don’t remember it being this dark or this cold,” he says. A moment later, he confirms that his new film, Weathering with You, is chiefly inspired by the climate crisis. “I don’t know how things are here in London, but […]
By Andrew Osmond. “It’s the same as British weather, really,” Shinichiro Watanabe observes about the trials of life to a London audience at MCM Comic Con. Outside it’s winter and the island’s weather is at its dreariest. “We don’t have good weather here… but just by having that bad weather, one sunny day makes it […]
By Andrew Osmond. Good news, young man; your beautiful girlfriend wants to have you for dinner. It’s an old joke (especially for fans of cannibal superstar Hannibal Lecter) but it’s a fair summary of how Tokyo Ghoul opens. It’s set in what seems to be present-day Tokyo, with a big difference; the city is infested […]