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Ghost In The Shell by Andrew Osmond (book review).

October 25, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Ghost In The Shell by Andrew Osmond (book review).

Probably in common with a lot of the audience who have seen the 2017 live action film ‘Ghost In The Shell’ starring Scarlett Johansson, I was aware that the story originated as a Japanese anime title, but otherwise I had no idea about its background. In fact, my knowledge of the genre is rather paltry […]

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Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Monster Hunt: English Version (DVD film review).

‘Monster Hunt’ is a Chinese comedy film that is part-live action and part-animation. Telling the story of a human man who gives birth to the new monster king, it is a light-hearted martial arts romp with an endearing fantasy slant to it. Having been successful in its native China, it has now been released on […]

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The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The geek heaven that is Akihabara, Tokyo.

In this video, Chris Broad brings us an exclusive behind the scenes look at the geek uber-heaven that exists only in the Akihabara area of Tokyo. Well, when I say “us” and “exclusive”, he uploaded it to his Youtube channel and we embedded it here for your general geeking anime and manga delight. Thanks, Chris. Akihabara […]

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Seoul Station (trailer).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seoul Station (trailer).

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho who also directed Train to Busan, Seoul Station is a new animated prequel to the zombie horror anime. In cinemas from Friday 17th March, including: Picturehouse Hackney – Fri 17th – 8pm. Pictureville Bradford – Sat 18th – 8pm. Southampton Harbour Lights – Sat 18th – 8pm. DOY Brighton – Sat […]

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Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the paramount movie of Ghost In the Shell … if you like your scifi films based on the manga comic-books of Japanese genius Masamune Shirow, then this flick might just be the only game in town for 2017. Cyborg anti-terrorist police take on cyborg villains with a conspiracy twist. The official […]

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Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter (Studio Ghibli trailer).

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter (Studio Ghibli trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the anime version of Ronia the Robber’s Daughter (Swedish: Ronja Rövardotter), the 1981 children’s fantasy book by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, as reimagined by Studio Ghibli’s Gorō Miyazaki.

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Ghost In The Shell movie (trailer).

November 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ghost In The Shell movie (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for anime/manga favourite Ghost In The Shell, this time redone as a live action film with Scarlett Johansson. Masamune Shirow will be so proud. Cyborg policewoman The Major (Scarlett Johansson), and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to […]

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Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Event (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Event (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Fast-paced and amusing, ‘Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie Event’ is a Japanese animated fantasy action film aimed seemingly at children but in Japan probably has a following of all ages and is based on a video game. The hero of the stories is a boy who can use a watch to see invisible spirits, mostly friendly, […]

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Kubo And The Two Strings (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kubo And The Two Strings (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Every once in a while there is family-friendly entertainment that lives up to its wonderment in imaginative storytelling and stunning visual scope. Certainly this is the case with the stimulating yet meditative Japanese animated fantasy-adventure ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’. Undeniably vibrant and philosophical in committed heart and soul, ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ is a majestic masterpiece in […]

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The Animated Adventures of Firefly (teaser trailer).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Animated Adventures of Firefly (teaser trailer).

Here’s the teaser trailer for The Animated Adventures of Firefly. Now, what do we need to do to make Stephen Byrne’s vision of an animated reboot actually happen? Hey, Netflix and Amazon Studios, are you listening?

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