Tag: Mamoru Oshii

March 27, 2020 · 0 comments

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

By Andrew Osmond. Early in Jin-roh, a young girl who’s more child than woman slumps against a wall in a sewer, a dark limbo of brick and water. She’s been running a long time, but there’s no escape. She looks up to see a soldier watching her, with infra-red eyes in a metal helmet. The […]

April 16, 2019 · 0 comments

Illang: The Wolf Brigade

Illang: The Wolf Brigade

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, […]

December 3, 2018 · 4 comments

Books: The Ghibli No-One Talks About

Books: The Ghibli No-One Talks About

By Motoko Tamamuro. I think we can see why this one wasn’t translated into English. From the moment you open Dare mo Kataranakatta Ghibli wo Kataro (Let’s Talk About the Ghibli That No One Talks About) by Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii, you are assaulted by a machine-gun salvo of incendiary language.  Hayao […]

November 21, 2018 · 0 comments

Books: Interpreting Anime

Books: Interpreting Anime

By Andrew Osmond. Interpreting Anime’s author is Christopher Bolton, Professor of Comparative and Japanese Literature at Williams College in Massachusetts, and an Associate Editor of the anime academic journal Mechademia. In his book, Bolton recalls teaching students about Ghost in the Shell. He was making connections between the 1995 film and an essay from ten […]

April 17, 2018 · 0 comments

Books: Ghost in the Shell

Books: Ghost in the Shell

By Andrew Osmond. Like or hate it, last year’s live-action Ghost in the Shell performed a service in reminding many people of the Japanese original. But many people probably thought of one Ghost only. At least in Britain and America, it does seem that the 1995 cinema anime film, directed by Mamoru Oshii and co-produced […]

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