Tagged: Japan

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Black Lagoon

By Andrew Osmond. Choose life. Choose a Japanese office job. Choose a neat tie, a pressed white shirt. Choose a daily oblivion of getting on the train, getting to the desk, writing mind-numbing spirit-crushing...

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Sing a Bit of Harmony

By Shelley Pallis. Everybody loves the new girl at Kegebe High – Shion Ashimori has an innocent demeanour and scarily swift reflexes, soon endearing her to the classmates and particularly the sports teams. But...

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Pompo the Cinephile

By Jonathan Clements. Joelle Davidovich Pomponette, or Pompo for short, is a pint-sized producer, grand-daughter of a studio founder, who simply loves making movies. In the fictitious movie capital of “Nyallywood”, she is known...

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Gundam NT

By Andrew Osmond. This blog frequently highlights the fact that many Gundam anime are designed to be accessible to newcomers. Gundam NT, quite honestly, isn’t one of them. Firstly, the film’s very much a...

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Daimajin

By Tom Wilmot. Despite a studio system in decline, monster movies continued to roar on into the Japanese film industry of the 1960s. While icons like Godzilla, Mothra, and many other gargantuan creatures dominated...