By Andrew Osmond. “There’s no such place as Paradise… but why am I so driven to find it?” asks one of four wolves, struggling to survive in a doomed, wintry human world. Despite their suspicions of each other, the four (later five) find themselves travelling together on a journey to open the gates of Paradise.
By Jonathan Clements. “I think it’s time we blow this scene. Get everybody and the stuff together. Okay: 3-2-1, let’s jam.” Admit it, you’re already hearing those brass notes as the theme song kicks in. As Rose Bridges argues in her lively, smart and revealing book Yoko Kanno’s Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack, it’s the music that […]
Escaflowne is a classic that is going to be getting the Blu-ray treatment for the first time in the United Kingdom on 14th November and we (Anime Limtied) have gone all out on our release as we are bringing you an Ultimate Edition set that is truly the definitive Escaflowne collection! There’s a lot to […]
By Jonathan Clements It’s 24 April 2072 and you’re listening to Radio Free Mars, a pirate radio station broadcasting in ten languages to independent operatives all over the red planet. Our mad European-accented DJ Mr Martian is at the ready with traffic reports, complaints about the chair-warmers at city hall, some old-time tunes and handy […]
By Andrew Osmond What’s it like to be a commercial animator? Take a furious, crazy-seeming animation like Space Dandy – can the experience of making it ever resemble that of watching it? Most times, probably not. Don’t trust those jolly ‘making-ofs.’ We know commercial animation can be a soul-destroying production-line, as in the “Banksy” opening […]