By Andrew Osmond. Now streaming on Netflix, Illang: The Wolf Brigade is the new cinema live-action remake of the 1999 anime Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade. The original will be released shortly by Anime Limited, and there’s a certain neatness to a remake appearing now. The anime Jin-roh was a successor to Ghost in the Shell, […]
By Andrew Osmond. Shock news at full moon! Warren Ellis, the comics titan who scripted the acclaimed animated version of Castlevania, has never played a Castlevania game. But before you grab your stakes and pitchforks, here’s some more news: the adult cartoon’s producer and showrunner, Adi Shankar, is a massive fan of the games. Shankar […]
By Andrew Osmond. Anime Limited is releasing Satoshi Kon’s classic Perfect Blue in a new “Ultimate” edition, with fresh revelations about the film’s genesis. Spoiler warning: this article assumes familiarity with the film; for an introduction to Perfect Blue, see here.
By Andrew Osmond. Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue, which Anime Limited is releasing in a new “Ultimate” edition, is a slasher film, a psycho-thriller, and a riddle which may have no answer. In my book Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, I wrote, “No matter which Kon film, you start with” – which for many fans would be […]
By Andrew Osmond. Just out on Netfix, Love Death & Robots isn’t an anime series, but it takes Western adult animation down paths blazed by anime decades ago. It’s an anthology, with eighteen short episodes, mostly between ten and fifteen minutes each. Unlike Black Mirror, there’s no linking theme or style in stories which mix […]