Top 10 anime of 2016

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Here we are again, at the end of another year, albeit one filled with political and social upheaval and a sad spate of celebrity deaths. But it also brought a tour de force of new anime titles to get stuck into, with more than a few classics in the making. […]

For the love of curry

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Even the most casual anime fans could point out the Japanese love affair with curry. While we at littleanimeblog.com love every iteration of curry (though Thai steals the top spot), the Japanese palate is attuned to Indian flavours. Funnily enough, it was us imperialist Brits that first introduced Indian cuisine […]

Pearl Harbour, propaganda and anime’s first feature length

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Art plays a pivotal role in the healing process in the wake of national disaster, channelling a country’s collective grief and creating something from the calamity. Director Makoto Shinkai said the success of Your name is due in part to the natural disaster at the centre of its narrative, chiming […]

Seasons of the witch: the changing nature of witchcraft in anime

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I don’t know about you, but I much prefer anime’s view of witches to our overriding cynicism towards them here in the west, and boy is it loving them lately. This year alone there’s been Makoto the Flying Witch, then Izetta: The Last Witch, and in the not-quite-a-simulcast camp there’s […]

My Favourite Anime: Ouran High School Host Club

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For the latest in our My Favourite Anime series, Sandra over at Japan Reviewer argues Ouran High School Host Club can more than hold its own against anime’s top dogs. If you weren’t a fan before reading, then you’ll be a convert by the end. The intro music might sound like […]

Review: Fullmetal Alchemist – Collector’s Edition Part 2

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In Fullmetal Alchemist we have the immutable law of the alchemical arts, the fundamental architecture of the universe – equivalent exchange. The second half of the series transmutes the first, subverting the binary beliefs of the Elric brothers. As the duo inch closer to returning their bodies back to normal, […]