Tag: Jonathan Clements

December 6, 2022 · 0 comments

Music: Lo-Fi Ghibli

Music: Lo-Fi Ghibli

By Jonathan Clements. Grey October Sound, “one of Japan’s most talented hip-hop producers”, takes a bunch of iconic Joe Hisaishi tracks and noodles around with them, often working with instrumental cover versions by a bunch of artists including TO4NORI, CHARIOT SOUND, COCO and Judo125 to create the album Lo-Fi Ghibli. One wonders about the meeting […]

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 […]

November 20, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: A Development Strategy…

Books: A Development Strategy…

By Jonathan Clements. In 2011, Steve Jobs signed the death warrant on Adobe’s popular Flash software, with an open letter to the developers, citing security issues and the “closed” nature of the authoring platform. But it would be another decade before Adobe finally called time on the program, announcing an official “end of life” on […]

October 30, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Kyoto Stories

Books: Kyoto Stories

By Jonathan Clements. “Riding on public transportation in Japan makes you feel a part of the general population,” writes Steve Alpert in Kyoto Stories. “One of the people. Part of the normal tapes­try of regular life in your city. Riding in a private car lets you feel that there’s an entire other world out there. […]

October 18, 2022 · 0 comments

Her Blue Sky

Her Blue Sky

By Jonathan Clements. Akane (Riho Yoshioka) is a small-town lady in rural Chichibu, surrogate parent to her teenage sister Aoi (Shion Wakayama), and an enthusiastic part of the local community. And somehow she’s been drafted into a local publicity initiative to bring in a big lounge-singer star to jump-start the local tourist business. But this […]

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