Tag: Manga Entertainment

December 18, 2018 · 1 comment

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

By Andrew Osmond. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress was first broadcast as a 12-part serial in Japan last year, on Fuji TV’s prestigious “Noitamina” slot. It was subsequently shunted into a specially edited two-part cinema edition, with new scenes at the beginning and end – and because the original series only ran for 12 parts, […]

September 19, 2018 · 0 comments

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

By Jonathan Clements. Mars is under siege! Just before Halloween 2071, a terrorist bomb destroys a tanker truck on Highway One, close to a densely-populated crater city. There are casualties up to half a mile from the blast – 500 killed or injured by what appears to be a biochemical weapon. The reward for the […]

October 26, 2017 · 0 comments

Interview: Sunao Katabuchi

Interview: Sunao Katabuchi

By Gianni Simone. After six difficult years in which it often seemed that it would never be completed, Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World finally came out last November, winning multiple prizes and even being nominated as film of the year by respected film magazine Kinema Junpo. All the Anime met the director […]

February 22, 2017 · 0 comments

Seijun Suzuki 1923-2017

Seijun Suzuki 1923-2017

The legendary director Seijun Suzuki, who died on 13th February, is best known in the West for such quirky, idiosyncratic works as Youth of the Beast, Kanto Wanderer and Tokyo Drifter. These 1960s B-movie genre pictures playfully riffed on the “borderless action” mash-ups of gangster films, youth movies, musicals and westerns fostered by the Nikkatsu […]

January 13, 2016 · 0 comments

Books: The Films of Seijun Suzuki

Books: The Films of Seijun Suzuki

By Jasper Sharp. The term manga-esque is so readily applied to Japanese live-action cinema as to have little meaning beyond indicating the country of origin of the work or filmmaker in question. However, in the case of the iconic Seijun Suzuki the label seems apt, although Tom Vick wisely shies away from direct analogies to paint a […]

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