Tag: Kyoto Animation

October 2, 2020 · 0 comments

Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden

By Andrew Osmond. Violet Evergarden is set in an alternative world, told across a cluster of countries which often look European. These countries have been in a terrible war with each other, but a ceasefire has been signed. Now a new peacetime industry is springing up, an organised postal service, which is as important in […]

September 18, 2020 · 7 comments

Violet Evergarden Collector’s Edition Blu-ray arrives in January!

Violet Evergarden Collector’s Edition Blu-ray arrives in January!

UPDATE: Please note the release date of product has been amended to 11th January 2021. References to the previous release date in this post have been updated accordingly. If you’ve been keeping track of titles we’ve released the past few years, you’ll know we’re big fans of Kyoto Animation. With the likes of A Silent […]

September 14, 2020 · 0 comments

Tamako Market

Tamako Market

By Andrew Osmond. Anime Limited’s release of Kyoto Animation’s Tamako Market carries both the original 12-part TV series and its cinema continuation, the film Tamako Love Story. It’s a tale of the title girl Tamako, her neighbours and neighbourhood, her family and friends. Like many soaps, sitcoms and slice-of-life anime, it offers the viewer a […]

February 20, 2020 · 0 comments

Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

By Andrew Osmond. The Kyoto Animation TV series Violet Evergarden was broadcast in Japan in 2017, and was released internationally on Netflix the next year. This film sequel, subtitled Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll, has a very sad distinction. It was Kyoto Animation’s last work to be completed before the murderous arson attack on […]

January 24, 2020 · 0 comments

Haruchika

Haruchika

By Andrew Osmond. This blog has previously highlighted Japan’s love for mystery stories, and particularly for what the author P. D. James called the “amateur sleuth” tale, where the puzzle is tackled by a savant outside the police. Think of Holmes, Poirot, Marple or their descendants like Japan’s L or Sweden’s Lisbeth Salander. Haruchika is at […]

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