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Love, acceptance, anime: an LGBT History Month round-up

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This LGBT History Month brought the whole aniblogging community together to celebrate queerness in anime. LGBTQ inclusion and acceptance is a matter that’s close and personal to both of us here at the blog, and so we’ve experienced many wonderful moments in sharing this month with all of you. Thank you for your comments and […]

The high life: drug use in anime

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Like all art, anime is a reflection of the society that bore it, a means to echo its beliefs, traditions and behaviours. But in isolation, art alone is not enough to decode an entire coutry and can instead present a skewed image of a nation. There seems to be this shared assumption that Japan doesn’t […]

Weekly round-up

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Hi, hi, hi to you all and welcome to a round-up full of fun to brighten those mid-January blues. With updates on the latest, greatest otaku events incoming, and an elementary exploration of the anime detective, you’re sure to have something to smile about by the time we’re done here. Let’s go right ahead and […]

DEVILMAN crybaby’s Masaaki Yuasa hightails it to Reddit for AMA

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Amon knows if we got anything from DEVILMAN crybaby, it’s questions. Best start coaxing some kind of coherency out of them though, if you want to take part in director Masaaki Yuasa’s upcoming Reddit hotseat. The acclaimed king of avant garde anime, from Ping Pong to The Tatami Galaxy and The Night is Short, Walk […]

Weekly round-up

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Hey there, friends! Welcome to our first round-up of 2018. This week for us was all about that Devilman. We blitzed through DEVILMAN crybaby and felt so fired up we just had to write a feature about it. You can check that out as you read on, as well as the year’s top news stories […]

Devilman’s original anime writer hails DEVILMAN crybaby

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Masaki Tsuji, lead writer of the 1972 Devilman anime, knows a good show when he sees it after more than 50 years in the business. He prides himself on posting his honest opinions on Twitter, and he had some especially glowing words for DEVILMAN crybaby. As he put it: I have watched DEVILMAN crybaby’s 10th […]

The demonisation of youth culture in Devilman

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If at any time the human race is invaded, permeated or otherwise undone by exterior forces, it’s likely that the threat already exists from within. Whether that’s for observation, reconnaissance or a simple prelude to invasion, who could say, but this unseen enemy is a blank canvas, allowing respective societies to project their own fears […]

Devilman returns for Masaaki Yuasa-directed anime

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To celebrate 50 years of mangaka Go Nagai’s career, the demonic power of Devilman will reclaim the world in a new anime. Set to premiere globally as a Netflix Original Series in early spring of 2018, Devilman crybaby will be available in nine spoken languages and a whopping 25 subtitle languages. Looks like we have a grand project on […]