Manga

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The Quintessential Quintuplets review – sisters compete for love in charming anime
The premise of a high-school tutor forced to choose which of his students to marry could have been disastrous but this romantic fantasy film avoids ickiness

Phil Hoad

05, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Ghouls, demon slayers and socially anxious students: how manga conquered the world
They range from science fiction epics to high-school romance and are selling faster than publishers can print them. But what has driven this new appetite for Japanese comics?

Alison Flood

01, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Longest single-volume book in the world goes on sale – and is impossible to read
The 21,450-page volume of manga series One Piece is physically unreadable, to highlight how comics now exist as commodities

David Barnett

20, Sep, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero review – eye-candy anime is gloriously mesmeric
The immensely popular franchise is back with a bewildering cast of brightly coloured characters in a world of bad guys with outrageous quiffs

Leslie Felperin

17, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 review – sorcerer anime series gets a spectacular prequel
This masterful coming-of-age tale sees the process of coming to terms with past traumas through a horror-fantasy lens

Phuong Le

15, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Witches of the Orient review – very strange but true sports history
Julien Faraut’s documentary recounts how a Japanese women’s volleyball team recruited from factory workers became national heroes in the 60s

Phuong Le

13, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Lupin III: The First review – spectacular return for the legendary gentleman thief
Takashi Yamazaki’s version of the classic tale is visually arresting and boasts a cheeky, charming hero in a family-friendly CG animation

Phuong Le

02, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train review – an anime fever dream
Good, bad and powerful spells collide in this impressively animated romp that inspires touching reflections on life suspended

Leslie Felperin

26, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Kentaro Miura, creator of bestselling manga Berserk, dies aged 54
Thousands of fans gather in online games to hold memorials for the artist and writer, who had been working on the series since 1989

Alison Flood

20, May, 2021 @10:23 AM

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Ride or Die review – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller
A young woman hits the road with the killer of her abusive husband in Ryūichi Hiroki’s adaptation of cult manga series

Phuong Le

16, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Hear me out: why 2017's Ghost in the Shell isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending lambasted films sees some praise for Scarlett Johansson’s controversial sci-fi action thriller

Chris Edwards

02, Apr, 2021 @7:10 AM

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On my radar: Aidan Moffat's cultural highlights
The Arab Strap vocalist on late-night horror chats with his mum, spending time with Alan Partridge, and bingeing on Succession

Kathryn Bromwich

13, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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