Anime has tackled every subject from slice-of-life to sci-fi to the supernatural, in every setting from Shinjuku to space to Scandinavia. Yet there is a prevalent tendency to define it in rigid terms. This is, however, increasingly harder to do.
Rensuke Oshikiri’s manga and its anime adaptation captures not just the nostalgia of 90s arcade gaming, but of how it brings people together.
In need of inspiring figures during the bleak times? Animated series like ‘Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeast’ and ‘The Promised Neverland’ deliver with gusto.
The making of Sol Levante is a story of a bold new world in anime and an industry reluctant to hop on.
Beastars deftly uses the animal kingdom — and its high school setting — to explore central questions in human nature and societal conflict.
Tomohiko Ito’s animated feature film merges teen rom-com with heady sci-fi that asks some pretty serious questions about youth and humanity.
I don’t think I’ve spent enough time trying to convince people to read Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga. Sure, I’ve gone on Facebook to sing it praises worthy of… more
What does a red panda in Tokyo, an editorial assistant in New York City, and – possibly – you have in common? Horrible bosses. Two Netflix comedies tackle the grave issue of power harassment in the office. One of them, unfortunately, ends up sending a problematic message.
Mirai is like a duvet. A large, white, fluffy duvet. It looks simple, yes, but it is also expectedly cosy and lovely. There are simple joys to be found here – the type of joy you bring the family to. It’s one of those 800-thread-count duvets that everyone can just dive right in and feel all tingly and warm.
But this is a Mamoru Hosoda film, which means that you can dig deep into its fillings and come out with a thoughtful, meditative look at family and bonds
People know City Hunter as two things. The lucky ones would know City Hunter as the hit manga series that ran on Weekly Shonen Jump from 1985 to… more