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Memorialising Berserk: Japan Does it Again

News junkies with no experience with anime and manga likely came across a particular name from the industry in May 2021. Kentaro Miura, creator of the best-selling manga Berserk, died suddenly at the age of fifty-four and the news flooded the Western media. The BBC, the New York Times and the Guardian were among the […]


Is Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop adaptation doomed from the start?

There is something about a live action anime adaptation that people can’t quite seem to get right. The track record over the last few years is less spotty and more a complete wash – with stinkers such as Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell, The Last Airbender and more recently Netflix’s much derided Death Note […]

Film Reviews


Mirai takes the limitless fantasy we have come to expect from Japanese anime and plants it neatly into a small garden at a house in Yokohama. The film centres on Kun, prone to tantrums and bouts of sibling jealousy. While sulking in his garden, he discovers his family’s pasts and futures open for him to […]


Scotland Loves Anime returns to Edinburgh’s Filmhouse cinema

Now in its fifth year, Scotland Loves Anime is once again bringing a wide selection of animation to the big screen in Scotland.