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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 […]

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Guardian, neighbour, trickster: aspects of the anime faery

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Wee folk, fair folk, good folk. Faeries travel under many guises and by many names, the mischievous gatekeepers of nature’s small and secret realms of nature. But in all their forms they are irresistible, and humanity’s unified wondering about these oft-invisible beings is no less present in anime. In the latest instalment of our series […]

Mourning my mother through anime

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There is no fact of life harder to face, or conceptualise, than its ending. Since I lost my mother last year, I’ve been struggling for ways to guard against the fact she will never be a phone call away, that strong, vital voice of reassurance. There’s the regret that I should have treasured her more […]

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 […]

Weekly round-up

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We’re feeling warm and cosy here at the blog with Christmas celebrations a-coming, so we’ll be winding down the anime antics until the New Year. Even keeping this last round-up until January on the short side, we still wanted to share a few goings-on, as well as some of your fine writing. Blog spotlights Our […]

Weekly round-up

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Hi again! Only us, back to round up a week in which Breath of the Wild won all the awards, and Ryan Reynolds was named as Hollywood’s Pikachu while elsewhere Pikachu was named an ambassador of Osaka. Don’t worry, all this will start to make sense once you read on. Let’s get to it! News Game of […]

This weeb and pleasant land: England in anime

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Though The Ancient Magus’ Bride is without doubt a fanciful and fantastical portrayal of England, it demonstrates perfectly how our country’s landscapes inspired our folklore. Amongst its withdrawn ‘cunning folk’ who practice magic, and faeries who prefer to be referred to as your good neighbours, we feel at home with every new episode, sequestered in childhood fairytale […]

Weekly round-up

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It’s been a quiet one this week, but we still have plenty to share with you from the cosy corner of our blog, and the wider anime world. We’ve got fantasy updates from all the way along the grimdark and whimsical spectrum, plus some zombies thrown in with our news this week. After that we’ll […]

Two-cour anime announced for The Ancient Magus’ Bride

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If you’ve been waiting for part two of The Ancient Magus’ Bride prequel OVA to arrive on Crunchyroll as eagerly as we have, then you’re going to love this. Kore Yamazaki’s manga will be going the whole hog and coming to TV screens for a two-cour (half year) anime series. Attack on Titan‘s illustrious WIT Studio returns from […]

Seasons of the witch: the changing nature of witchcraft in anime

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I don’t know about you, but I much prefer anime’s view of witches to our overriding cynicism towards them here in the west, and boy is it loving them lately. This year alone there’s been Makoto the Flying Witch, then Izetta: The Last Witch, and in the not-quite-a-simulcast camp there’s even been The Ancient Magus’ […]