Tag: Jonathan Clements

January 19, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Anime Streaming Platform Wars

Books: Anime Streaming Platform Wars

By Jonathan Clements. Sneaked out this week by Concordia University’s Platform Lab, Anime Streaming Platform Wars might sound like an oddly business-focussed computer game, but is actually a fantastic academic resource on the modern anime business. Relatively short at just 34 pages, it corrals concise appraisals of the major players in the modern anime business, […]

January 13, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Chinese Animation and Socialism

Books: Chinese Animation and Socialism

By Jonathan Clements. Daisy Yan Du’s newly published collection Chinese Animation and Socialism: From Animators’ Perspectives focuses inevitably on the rise and fall of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio (SAFS), which might reliably be described as the beating heart of the Chinese animation community for much of the mid- to late twentieth century. Refreshingly, the […]

January 4, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Tearmoon Empire

Books: Tearmoon Empire

By Jonathan Clements. Then she woke up, and it was all a dream. Or was it? The teenage princess Mia Luna Tearmoon vividly recalls being eight years older, over-thrown in a revolution, enduring three years in prison and eventually being marched out to the scaffold, to be beheaded by a guillotine in front of a […]

December 30, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: The Incredible Tide

Books: The Incredible Tide

By Jonathan Clements. The novelist Alexander Key (1904-79) is best known outside anime fandom for Escape to Witch Mountain, the sci-fi story that has thrice been adapted for the screen by Disney. And it’s likely that the release of the Escape to Witch Mountain film in Japan in April 1977 had something to do with […]

December 19, 2021 · 0 comments

Sayaka Kanda (1986-2021)

Sayaka Kanda (1986-2021)

The actress Sayaka Kanda, who died yesterday, will be remembered as a media hyphenate – on stage and screen, and a voice performer not only for animated characters, but for their songs. She was, in fact, even more than that – a lyricist under several pseudonyms, and a producer for her own record label. Throughout […]

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