Dear Hollywood, leave Cowboy Bebop alone

Dear Hollywood, leave Cowboy Bebop alone

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“And the work which has become a genre unto itself shall be called: Cowboy Bebop” This phrase is proudly emblazoned across the seminal series like manifesto, a mission statement that this stylish mix of music, form and story is entirely its own beast. Sure enough, while the series – and creator Shinichiro Watanabe – is […]

Get a clue: the great anime detective

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Television detectives can be loosely categorised into two camps. The first is the gruff, “too old for this shit” type drowning their sorrows in stiff liquor. The other is the kooky wunderkind, sporting an intimidating intellect and usually sitting somewhere on the spectrum. While the former often prioritises immediate action and brute force, the latter […]

Streaming heaven: our top seven anime on Netflix

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As UK-based anime fans, we pay close attention to the comings and goings of Netflix’s otaku offerings. While there are plenty of quality shows, we’ve taken out the hard work and put together the top seven, so all you have to do is sit back, Netflix and chill. (Not like that. Or like that, if […]

Update: Amazon list Saekano Flat, DanMachi Sword Oratoria, more as Anime Strike exclusives

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Amazon Prime has quickly flourished as an anime streaming service. This winter season just passed alone, they brought us Scum’s Wish and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga. They also have exclusive rights to stream other noitaminA anime such as The Great Passage, ViVid Strike, Onihei, Crayon-Shin Chan Gaiden: Aliens vs. Shinnosuke and Chi’s Sweet Adventure. It was about time […]

Weekly round-up

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It’s that time again! You’d best get ready for some exciting stuff from Death Note, Free! and the ani-zombie crew, because we’ve got all that and more to beam your way today. In just a moment we’ll also catch up with the lovely stuff you’ve written this week. But first up, here’s the headlines. First trailer […]

First trailer lands for Netflix’s Death Note

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After an eight-year stretch of development hell and a rejig of rights from Warner Bros., we can finally start to see the direction Netflix are taking Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note. A trailer landed in the human world on Wednesday, announcing that the live-action film will stream from August 25th. So, without further ado, shall we […]

Update: Netflix to stream Gen Urobuchi’s Godzilla movie this year

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An anime movie starring Toho’s kaiju icon Godzilla is in production, titled simply Godzilla, and with a script by Puella Magi Madoka Magica‘s Gen Urobuchi. It’s now been announced that the movie will stream globally on Netflix this year, after its Toho theatrical release in Japan. We’re glad we’ll be seeing this one so close to its domestic release, as Urobuchi […]

Weekly round-up

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Welcome back to our weekly round-up, where we set you up for the weekend with a look back at this week’s best bits. That includes headlines from anime land, new stuff around our blog, and the pieces we most enjoyed reading from you guys. For all this, plus a very special guest piece, just keep […]

Impact trinity: Misa and fan culture in Death Note

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Death Note is a fable for the powers of faith, and how too much faith in power alone can only lead to destruction. This is also the danger of celebrity. Fans who believe in aggression as power can be seen wielding it against the idols whom they believe are undeserving of their platform. Taking another […]

Review: Death Note

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It’s difficult to imagine that Death Note is celebrating its 10th anniversary, crystallised as a modern classic before its 39-episode run had even finished airing. The series might be closer to the turn of the century than not, but its themes and struggles remain unquestionably relevant – a fact helped in no small part by […]

Update: Live-action Gintama gets 1st teaser trailer

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The Gintama live-action movie seemed a samurai’s age away when it was first confirmed back in June, but would you believe, 2017 is now just around the corner. To celebrate, the film’s official website has started streaming its first teaser trailer. So, let’s take a peek at Shun Oguri’s Gin-san in action. Joining the Lupin III live-action’s Oguri as […]