Spirited Away

IS THERE A “PERFECT” MOVIE? Review of “GROUNDHOG DAY”

IS THERE A “PERFECT” MOVIE? Review of “GROUNDHOG DAY”

Have I written this column before? Have I written this column before? Steve asks, as he takes a closer look at Groundhog Day, a classic “time-warp” movie with Bill Murray. Read More »

ME AZAKI, YOU AZAKI, WE ALL AZAKI FOR MIYAZAKI!

ME AZAKI, YOU AZAKI, WE ALL AZAKI FOR MIYAZAKI!

Steve looks at a Japanese anime film by master storyteller and animator Hayao Miyazaki. Read More »

Itadakimasu! The Significance of Food In Anime

Itadakimasu! The Significance of Food In Anime

Can wisdom be found in a ramen noodle shop? Fans, Anime and Food collide - but there's no need to call in Senator Blutarsky. Read More »

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part VI (and Final): The Scariest Characters Make the Best Halloween Costumes

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part VI (and Final): The Scariest Characters Make the Best Halloween Costumes

The final installment of this year's Ooky Spooky Animanga series focuses on the best scary animanga character costumes, and how to put them together. Read More »

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part V: The Japanese Fascination with Spirits

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part V: The Japanese Fascination with Spirits

Every culture has its ghost stories. Here in the West, ours tend toward narratives depicting souls who died violent deaths and have returned to take revenge. Or perhaps we tell tales of those who have died too soon and only wish for eternal playmates... Read More »

Review – Anime by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

Review – Anime by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

Anime is not intended as a definitive guide, but as wide ranging introduction to the field. Even so, seasoned anime watchers will find the book valuable for the opinions expressed Read More »