The death of innocence: how Hiroshima haunted anime

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With frank discussions of war, death and destruction, this piece isn’t an easy read, and may upset some readers. In the first instalment of this series, we explored the origins of anime as a propaganda tool in Japan’s war effort, specifically around the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941. The focus of this follow-up will […]

Update: Wartime coming-of-age tale In This Corner of the World sets premiere date

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In memory of the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, 71 years ago on August 6th, 1945, the official website of the anime film based on Fumiyo Kono’s award-winning manga In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) confirmed its Japanese release date on Saturday. Set to be screened at Theater Shinjuku, Euro Space […]