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The mother’s absence in anime

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While reading Fruits Basket, I was shaken by a part of Tohru Honda’s story. She, like me, had lost the mother who taught her that she would always be loved, as long as she remained true to herself. The loss she’s suffered is why she wound up with nowhere to call her home, save a […]

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The everyday heroism of anime’s non-binary characters

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In a medium as varied in voice as any other, the fight is on for anime creators to defend the right for gender non-binary (NB) people to be beautiful, proud and not just the shattered screw-ups on the sidelines. Though they may seem the buried few, there are more titles that make NB folks heroes […]

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Netflix to co-produce anime with WIT Studio, Production I.G and BONES

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Netflix have just announced a business alliance with Production I.G and BONES, the respective names behind Ghost in the Shell and the Fullmetal Alchemist anime. This new team up can only mean one thing. Sure enough, Netflix plan to co-produce with both studios, directly working on individual episodes of series and streaming them in 190 […]

Weekly round-up

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Don’t know about you, but we’re tuckered out from this rollercoaster of a week. A Silent Voice flung out of the Oscar runnings, Dragon Ball Super officially ending, and in amongst that feeling slightly starstruck by your thoughtful discussions of Darling in the FranXX. We’ve got it all covered right here in our round-up, so it doesn’t feel like so […]

Kakegurui and live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film head to Netflix

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When Kakegurui first aired on Netflix Japan back in July, it knew when to hold ’em and keep other territories on tenterhooks for its full release. But if you’ve been playing patience in the UK, US or the Phillipines, your turn is coming around. The streaming service has listed a February 1st premiere for Kakegurui‘s first season, all 12 episodes dropping […]

FUNimation announces English cast for now-streaming simuldub Pop Team Epic

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FUNimation are now streaming their simuldub of the social-media-stir-crazy Pop Team Epic, if you were curious how exactly this enigma of a series would translate. Episode one went up as of Tuesday 23rd, and with it they announced the show’s English cast, as well as the dub actors for Junji Ito Collection and Katana Maidens ~ Toji no […]

Dad goals: our favourite anime fathers

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While I hadn’t envisioned becoming a father in my twenties, news of our expanding family has left me elated. Now I can’t wait for the little one to arrive on scene. They say becoming a parent changes the way you view the world, and already I’m watching father-child relationships in a whole new light. But […]

Going gaga: our top five cutest anime babies

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They’re loveable, supremely snuggable, and the sweetest reminder of all the unconditional adoration we took for granted back when we were gurgling cherubs. But here’s to all the shameless, vicarious spoiling we’ll be foisting on our own precious bundle very soon. With our daughter on the way in two months’ time, the perfect chibi features […]

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 […]

Weekly round-up

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We’re back for the first weekly round-up in…how long? Too long, that’s what! But the main thing is, we’re happy to be here to bring you all the best of this week’s news, reviews and features from littleanimeblog, as well as all the great writing we’ve seen from you guys these past few days. Let’s […]

Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist director explains all-Japanese casting

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Confusion swirled over the casting choices made for director Fumihiko Sori’s live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film. Despite shooting taking place in Italy, and the fact the manga’s story encompasses a European ensemble led by brothers Ed and Alphonse Elric, it was decided that the cast for the film would be entirely Japanese. Sori recently stepped in to explain his […]

Update: Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film reveals opening date, Al in full CG

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Ready for your first fullmetal look at the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist‘s Al? Well, ready or not, he was just revealed today, as the film’s official website announced its opening date. The film will open in Japan on December 1st, and in addition, Comic Natalie reports that the CG Alphonse Elric is quite the innovation. He was built employing certain techniques put […]