Anime

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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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Violet Evergarden: The Movie review – a breathtaking return for Kyoto Animation
Stunning visual details, from blooming flowers to morning dew, illustrate our troubled hero’s growth in this bittersweet sequel

Phuong Le

30, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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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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'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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