Forget me not: anime’s amnesia problem

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Tropes help form the vital architecture that enables a storyteller to weave a narrative, but in so doing they become part of a wider dialogue. Art, as they say, doesn’t exist in a vacuum, meaning that all creative endeavours are inevitably in conversation with what came before. And so it is with amnesia, one of […]

BECK and the monsters of rock: best of the Brit rock anisongs

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BECK, the self-searching story of 14-year-old Yukio, a rock band and their dog, has been released in its complete form in the UK for the very first time. A fact that’s rather puzzling, given its worship of British monsters of rock and punk from The Beatles to the Pistols. While watching the show, the classic […]