Tag: Osamu Tezuka

August 22, 2021 · 0 comments

Tezuka’s Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara

By Tom Wilmot. An erotic and sexually charged story of introspection and insanity is unlikely to be the first thing one would associate with the “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka. However, that’s precisely what you got with his 1973-74 manga series Barbara. The story is a dark and meditative journey into sexuality, perversion, and art, […]

April 17, 2020 · 0 comments

Podcast – 17th April 2020 (w/ Dr. Jonathan Clements)

Podcast – 17th April 2020 (w/ Dr. Jonathan Clements)

“Why is that giant robot skipping?” Dr. Jonathan Clements returns to bring some fascinating insight on a number of topics that also gives him a chance to discuss reindeer herders and his love of Gunbuster! We conclude the week with Jeremy and Andy welcoming Dr. Jonathan Clements back to the show to provide a (what […]

June 17, 2018 · 0 comments

Animerama

Animerama

[WARNING: Content potentially Not Safe For Work] By Jasper Sharp. The three titles in Mushi Pro’s short-lived “Animerama” series, A Thousand & One Nights (1969), Cleopatra (1970) and Belladonna of Sadness (1973), arrived at an interesting juncture in the history of Japanese animation and Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Production.

February 9, 2017 · 0 comments

Pieta in the Toilet

Pieta in the Toilet

By Andrew Osmond. Pieta in the Toilet is the oddest-titled film in the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, now running in selected cinemas through February and March. No, it’s not a gross-out comedy; instead, it’s a very human drama about an extremely sombre topic, but shot through with humour and low-key spirituality. While Pieta’s not […]

January 13, 2017 · 0 comments

Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis

Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis

By Hugh David. In the bustling future city of Metropolis, Japanese detective Shunsaku Ban and his nephew-assistant Kenichi arrive in search of fugitive scientist Dr Laughton. They find themselves embroiled in a family affair with wider repercussions for all across the city, for Laughton is working on a secret project for premier wealthy industrialist Duke […]

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