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'Gekimation': Japan takes a post-Ghibli leap into another dimension
Using thousands of lovingly crafted props and painstaking stop-motion, animator Ujicha is reviving the gekimation style with his grotesque, visceral films

James Balmont

18, Jan, 2021 @11:18 AM

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Genshin Impact: the video game that's slowly taking over the world
It is a gorgeous, engaging, free-to-play, open-world role-playing game … but at what cost?

Patrick Lum

22, Oct, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Akira review – apocalyptic anime's startling message of global annihilation
The landmark Japanese cyberpunk animation from 1988 re-emerges as a deeply strange nightmare about destruction and rebirth

Peter Bradshaw

06, Oct, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Studio Ghibli and beyond: the best anime for coronavirus lockdown days
If you don’t yet know how great Japanese animation is, you just haven’t found the right show. Now’s your chance

Patrick Lum

17, Apr, 2020 @4:13 AM

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One Piece: Stampede review – piratical manga mayhem
This imaginative carnival of battling buccaneers makes Pirates of the Caribbean look like Swallows and Amazons

Phil Hoad

31, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Kyoto Animation suspect staked out anime locations before arson attack
As the death toll rises to 35, police say Shinji Aoba was caught on camera visiting sites in the city of Uji

Gavin Blair

29, Jul, 2019 @3:21 AM

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Kyoto Animation’s stories celebrated warmth and belonging. The fire is a tragic loss of life and legacy | Patrick Lum
The studio nurtured creativity and treasured its staff and made anime that found magic in the everyday

Patrick Lum

20, Jul, 2019 @11:54 PM

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Kyoto Animation studio fire suspect named by police
Witnesses say Shinji Aoba claimed he started deadly blaze over plagiarisation dispute

Gavin Blair in Kyoto

19, Jul, 2019 @2:18 PM

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'Too painful': Kyoto anime fans join prime ministers in mourning fire victims
Sense of loss spreads beyond fans of the genre as Justin Trudeau and Tim Cook voice their shock

Patrick Lum

19, Jul, 2019 @4:57 AM

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Kyoto Animation studio fire: at least 25 dead after arson attack in Japan
Dozens more injured after ‘man threw liquid and set fire’ to building, police say

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

18, Jul, 2019 @12:42 PM

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The 'year of Akira': the film's vision of 2019, compared with today's Tokyo – in pictures
This is the year in which the 1988 science fiction film Akira set its animated dystopia – so how does reality shape up against Katsuhiro Otomo’s vision?

Chris Michael

16, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Boys' love to Pokémon: British Museum to host major show on manga
Exhibition will be largest on the comic books and graphic novels ever held outside Japan

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

05, Dec, 2018 @3:01 PM

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