Things were Tougher in the Old Days

I went on holiday a few weeks ago, as a chance to get away from it all, a sort of stop-gap between my graduation and my real life as a part-time social loafer. Where can one go nowadays, on the remains of a student overdraft, that is remote enough to prevent people talking to you … Continue reading

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The Other Ghibli Mastermind.

When I mention Studio Ghibli, it is probably almost instinctive that the first name that comes to your head be Hayao Miyazaki, and why shouldn’t it? With the impressive array of features on his CV, including a number of box office record breakers. And despite being described as a Ghibli “co-founder”, it is perhaps Miyazaki’s influences that shine through most prominently in the studio’s releases.

However, when I mention Studio Ghibli, there is another name that springs forward to me…

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Durarara!!

Right from the opening credits, you can guess that Durarara!! is an anime full of action. The catchy J-rock music, the fresh and unique visuals that make the animation style stand out from more generic-looking series and a character wrenching a large postbox out of the ground and tossing it at another with ease…

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The Dub Question

The sub vs dub question is one that has been discussed over and over again in various fora. It even has its own TV Tropes page. I realise that everyone feels like this is a dead issue, however as I’ve mentioned, I work in a DVD rental shop, and one of the biggest anxieties of … Continue reading

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Announcement…

WE HAVE FORUMS! 🙂

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Blowing Sora No Woto’s Trumpet.

The first I saw of Sora No Woto was the opening credits from the first episode. It hit home right away. A beautiful, inspiring song introducing you to a war torn world, with perhaps an undertone of loss and sorrow. I was gearing myself up for something spectacular, but was ultimately left pining for something more.

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Japan gets its revenge!

We all know what happens when Hollywood gets the license to convert a series we love into a film. It’s an increasingly popular way for writers to get maximum funding for minimum effort, just pick a series that’s not been around for a while, abridge the story, add more explosions, and a more epic soundtrack, … Continue reading

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Manga Market wins at Amecon!

Manga Market’s first convention proved to be a huge success.

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The Prodigal Otaku

Hello, my name is Claire and I used to be an otaku.

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ANDREW IS GOING TO LICENSE EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET! Sponsored by Captain Morgan.

The Beez panel on Saturday at Amecon, was attended by Andrew Partridge, who is in charge of BeeZ’s UK releases, saw the announcement a number of new UK licenses, and some further announcements with regards to releases of previously obtained licenses.

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