Tag: Leiji Matsumoto
September 22, 2023 · 0 comments
Galaxy Express 999
By Helen McCarthy. Rintaro’s 1979 film Galaxy Express 999 travels a very considerable distance, goes faster than you might expect, but skips a number of stations. And the infrastructure still isn’t complete, so some destinations remain unreachable… a bit like Crossrail.
February 20, 2023 · 0 comments
Leiji Matsumoto (1938-2023)
“Manga artist Leiji Matsumoto has departed for the sea of stars.” That was how his daughter Makiko Matsumoto, who heads his office Studio Leijisha, announced Matsumoto’s death on 13th February of acute heart failure in a Tokyo hospital, at the age of 85.
January 25, 2021 · 0 comments
Books: Leiji Matsumoto
By Jonathan Clements. For all the passion and excitement that the contributors bring to the new collection Leiji Matsumoto: Essays on the Anime and Manga Legend, their subject can be a tough sell. That’s not to say that he isn’t one of the top creators in the anime and manga world, and a hugely influential […]
August 2, 2016 · 0 comments
Anime’s Sci-Fi Adaptations
By Chris Perkins. Anime has had a long love affair with western literature. Since the early days of television, anime studios have adapted beloved stories from Europe and the Americas. Many of them were part of the long-running World Masterpiece Theatre strand which included such classics as Heidi, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women and […]
December 26, 2015 · 1 comment
The Holy Land of Nerima
By Andrew Osmond. Pictures by Carlos Nakajima. Anime tourism is big business in today’s Japan. Around the country, local governments are savvy to the fact that if you can link your neighbourhood to a popular comic or cartoon, then the fan tourists will come. One way is to present your hometown in an anime, so […]