Makoto Shinkai’s Japan: Suzume no Tojimari Review

Saying that Makoto Shinkai is one of the most prominent Japanese directors of the last decade would be stating the obvious. Since the worldwide success of Your Name in 2016,...

[Made in Asia 2022] Interview with Shin’ya Ohira

Shin’ya Ohira needs no introduction: with his immediately recognizable style, which emphasizes irregular linework and deformation, he is one of the most unique animators in the...

Understanding Urusei Yatsura

This article wouldn’t have been possible without the direct or indirect help of all the people sharing anime-related resources, scans, photos, translations and transcripts on the...

Sakuga Espresso

Sakuga Espresso is our column about appreciating great animation in a format short enough to be read along with a shot of Espresso. ☕️ What makes a scene stand out? How do the drawings convey emotions? Join us as we breakdown what makes stunning animation....
INU-OH Is A Film About Artists, For Artists

INU-OH Is A Film About Artists, For Artists

Masaaki Yuasa’s work has been formative to my development as an anime fan.  So many of the projects he has put his stamp on have revealed to me what animation is truly capable of and made me realise how artistically diverse the landscape really was.  INU-OH took me...

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What’s the deal with slice-of-life anime?

What’s the deal with slice-of-life anime?

2022’s Winter anime season came and went pretty fast but it was an enjoyable one nonetheless.  Out of the many shows that aired during the weekends over the last twelve weeks, it was the slice-of-life anime that stood out from the rest for me.  This season led to the...

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