Akira. The word that for many fans of a certain age describes Japanese anime. Kinetic, violent and surreal, the film and book still has the power to shock, move and excite.
Rob and Clive explore the film and its continued relevence to anime culture.
Warning: contains excessive yelling of the names “Tetsuooooo!” and “Kanedaaaa!”
And if you need a gentle reminder of what we’re yabbering on about, the whole thing is on YouTube…
If Patlabor the Movie took some risks with its depiction of a Japan failed by its future, Patlabor 2 the Movie is extraordinarily brave in confronting some of the most uncomfortable episodes in its past. Continue reading States Of Mind: Patlabor On Film – Part 2
I’m breaking the very necessary radio silence that occurred over November. Nanowrimo, as ever, took up a great deal of time, and cruel as it may seem, something had to give.
Let me make it up to you. Continue reading States Of Mind: Patlabor On Film – Part One
A guest post from a good friend of the site, on a slightly obscure but seriously influential anime.
Continue reading Iron Maidens: Bubblegum Crisis Redux