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Posts Tagged ‘Anime’
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Batman Ninja

When Batman is caught in Gorilla Grodd’s Quake Engine time displacement machine, he arrives in feudal Japan only to discover that a host of super villains – including the Joker – have already installed themsel...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Metropolis

Based on Osamu Tezuka’s comic book by the same name, Metropolis was the first Japanese animie after Akira to be as big over here as it was over there. Penned by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo and Directed by Rintaro, Metro...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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When Marnie Was There

There is one word that captivates the essence of When Marnie Was There and that is gentle. Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi takes a very careful approach with quite deep and complex emotions. An approach that is embedded in every ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Features
 

Kuli-Kala: Breathtaking Anime On Stage

If Final Fantasy ever produced a rock musical, then the result would be something very much like 30-Delux’s Kuli-Kala: Revenge Of The Samurai. This spectacular, genre-defying production opened last night at Stratford’s Circus A...

 
 
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Isao Takahata On The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

As Studio Ghibli’s fabulous The Tale of Princess Kaguya comes to DVD, we chatted to the studio’s co-founder about his latest – and potentially last work – for Japan’s great anime company. Did you ever expect Japanes...
 
 
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The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

By all accounts a disruptive influence, director Isao Takahata doesn’t disappoint with his latest feature, The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya. A distinct departure in animation style and technique from the more refined and e...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Wind Rises

The news that The Wind Rises would be Hayao Miyazaki’s final film signalled the end of a significant era in animation. With his collection of beautiful and dedicated work stretching right back to the early 70s, a lot rests on i...