anime

Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist
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Pascal-Alex Vincent takes a deep dive into the works and legacy of acclaimed anime director Satoshi Kon
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Josee, The Tiger & The Fish 
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The latest anime adaptation of Josee The Tiger & the Fish arrives. But does it hold water?
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Chasing Lupin The Third
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A quick look at the history and origins of anime's original (?) gentleman thief, Lupin the Third
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Hosoda’s Pack
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With a history that can be traced to the 12th century, Japanese cartoons, or manga as they are commonly referred to in the archipelago, have always been enjoyed en-mass as both divisive social commentary and titillating escapism. And while art...
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The Wind Rises
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While Hayao Miyazaki’s (Spirited Away) latest endeavour boasts all the familiar hand drawn artistic qualities of his previous films, The Wind Rises is a very different and contentious project on which the writer/director has chosen to set his pen. Abandoning...
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A Chat with Makoto Shinkai
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"... One of my motives for making this film was a desire to spin my own ending to that book." Animation, like any film genre, maintains a certain hierarchy of talent based on admiration, reputation and experience. And perhaps more...
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Midori-Ko
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This ain’t no Totoro. Tokyo based experimental animator, renowned independent artist and respected academic Keita Kurosaka has spent the past decade single handedly and methodically hand drawing his most ambitious animated work to date, the engrossing dark fable Midori Ko....
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Kurosaka and His Dark Design
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After the massive success of last years Japanese programming block, the 2011 Gold Coast Film Festival is reaching further and deeper into the archipelago’s cinematic offering with its freshly branded Cool Japan Gold Coast program. And Festival organisers have managed...
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Afro Samurai
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Based on the original manga of Takashi Okazaki and given the anime treatment by Japan’s award winning Studio Gonzo, Afro Samurai turns your traditional anime expectations on their head to deliver a five part series chock full of brooding complex...
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Eureka Seven
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The latest anime series to utilize the ‘boy and his mecha’ formula, Eureka Seven deftly manages to shift its core focus away from the impressive hardware designs and into a more personal story; primarily through unraveling the various neurotic layers...
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