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Books: Spirit Chronicles

By Shelley Pallis. Yuri Kitayama’s Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles has several different beginnings, and to be frank, I am not sure that it has stopped beginning yet, even…

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Books: Crunchyroll Essential Anime

By Andrew Osmond. As long as new fans are stepping tentatively into anime, there’ll always be a need for an up-to-date guidebook, helping them tell their moe from…

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Anime Limited releases hit single “TBD” from SPY x FAMILY soundtrack digitally

Anime Limited is pleased to present the digital release of the hit song TBD from the SPY x FAMILY Original Soundtrack in North America, Europe and Oceania! GLASGOW,…

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Books: The Magic in This Other World is Too Far Behind

By Shelley Pallis. Belying his humdrum title, Hitsuji Gamei’s novel The Magic in This Other World is Too Far Behind kicks off with an original and exciting double-bluff.…

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Funky Forest

By Tom Wilmot. While misguided pre-conceptions have resulted in many Japanese films being flippantly and unjustly branded as ‘weird’ or ‘perverted’, I struggle to find two words more…

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NEWSWIRE: May 2022 Pre-Orders

So here we are again – another month has started, spring has certainly sprung, and now we can all marvel in wonder as the shoots of new life…

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Manga: The Girl with the Sanpaku Eyes

By Jeannette Ng. Amane Mizuno is utterly, giddily, deliriously in love with Mitsuhide Katou. She sits next to him in class and despite a debilitating case of Resting…

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Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

By Tom Wilmot. After what has been a tough couple of years for the film industry, it’s uplifting to see an indie gem that proves the magic of…

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Books: Miyazaki and the Hero’s Journey

By Helen McCarthy. A book can be a ground-breaking work of scholarship and still accessible to any intelligent reader. Language capable of being understood by the average well-read…

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Books: By the Grace of the Gods

By Shelley Pallis. And then he died. In his sleep, because of a particularly powerful sneeze. Ryoma Takebayashi wakes up at tea party in heaven with several gods,…

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Manga: Animeta

By Jonathan Clements. It’s hard indeed to compete with the sort of granular detail and insight of Shirobako, but Animeta does a fine job from the very first…

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Books: Eavesdropping on the Emperor

By Jonathan Clements. In 1939, Japanese embassy personnel in London were ordered to destroy stacks of compromising documents, and made the mistake of hiring a local company called…

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Japan: Courts and Culture

By Helen McCarthy. Japan: Courts and Culture was originally scheduled to open in 2020. Like so many of that year’s best-laid plans, it had to be shelved. But…

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BELLE comes to UK home video on June 27th

Ever since so many of you came flocking to cinemas to watch Mamoru Hosoda’s incredible latest film BELLE, we’ve been flooded by people asking and speculating over when…

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Books: In Another World with My Smartphone

By Shelley Pallis. And then he was struck by lightning, and it was a mistake, but it was too late, and he was dead. Well, that’s not a…

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Manga: Today’s Menu

By Jeannette Ng. Should one be somehow oblivious to the sprawling Fate/ series, Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family would probably pass muster as another fluff, food-centric slice-of-life…

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Hiruko the Goblin

By Tom Wilmott. Unhinged, abrasive, chaotic, loud; these are some of the characteristics that many have come to associate with the work of cult-favourite filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto. Throughout…

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Jujutsu Kaisen

By Andrew Osmond. “My student’s watching,” the white-haired youth in the snappy eye-mask says cheerfully, “so I’m going to show off a little.” His enemy is muscled, magically…

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NEWSWIRE: April 2022 Pre-Orders

It’s almost April, but we know that you’re no fools… you’re here for pre-order news. With the in mind, it would be rude of us not to deliver,…

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Future Boy Conan & the Ratings

By Jonathan Clements. In a tongue-in-cheek reminiscence, Yasuhiko Tan, the NHK producer who greenlit Future Boy Conan over dozens of other possible projects, wrote of his interest in…

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BFI Anime Season

By Andrew Osmond. Next week, a huge two-month season of anime screenings rumbles into life at London’s BFI Southbank. Starting this coming Monday, it’ll run all the way…

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Music: Elfen Lied

By Shelley Pallis. It’s been eighteen years since the Elfen Lied anime finished on Japanese telly, but its imagery and music has become a staple of the anime…

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Future Boy Conan

By Andrew Osmond. Future Boy Conan is the Hayao Miyazaki anime that few of Miyazaki’s Anglophone fans, even the ones who know the director’s films back to front,…

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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

By Tom Wilmot. When was the last time you picked a movie to watch solely based on its title? This was the case when I saw that Arrow…

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Turning Red

By Andrew Osmond. Over the years, I’ve cast an “anime eye” over new Pixar and Disney films, judging them against anime. Pixar’s latest film Turning Red dropped on…

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Manga: The Prince in His Dark Days

By Jeannette Ng. One of the most arresting things about Hico Yamanaka’s manga The Prince in His Dark Daysis how profoundly wrong its protagonist, Atsuko, looks in a…

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10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

By Helen McCarthy. There are many ways to explore and interrogate an artist’s work. One is through experiencing and analysing the work itself. Another is through contact with…

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NEWSWIRE: March 2022 Pre-Orders

Now that the post-Christmas sleep has been proverbially rubbed from your eyes, our year is ramping up markedly – whether it’s the continuing success of BELLE in cinemas,…

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Inu-Oh

By Jonathan Clements. They meet one evening on a bridge in Kyoto, like those two samurai heroes of old, Yoshitsune and Benkei, but it has been 200 years…

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Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

By Shelley Pallis. More than twenty years after they were transported as children at a summer camp to a Digital World, the so-called DigiDestined are all grown-up. Tai…

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Anime Limited to release Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna in UK cinemas

Anime Limited is pleased to present the theatrical release of Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna in the UK GLASGOW, FEBRUARY 24, 2022 –  Anime Limited is pleased to…

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Revolutionary Girl Utena

By Helen McCarthy. From the first episodes of the Revolutionary Girl Utena anime series, director Kunihiko Ikuhara delivers a format packed with new ideas and a number of…

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My-Hime

By Andrew Osmond. My-HiME, released by Anime Limited as a Collector’s Blu-ray, is a combo of post-Evangelion drama and school comedy. Most though not all of the characters…

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Yokai Monsters

By Tom Wilmot. Yokai have been a point of fascination for consumers film fans for many years. The word Yokai in very general terms means “strange thing”, and…

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Books: I Shall Survive Using Potions

By Shelley Pallis. And then she died. Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey – a man in a toga who calls himself God shows up to tell Kaoru the Office Lady that…

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Mighty Peking Man

By Shelley Pallis. Rushed into production in the wake of the 1976 US King Kong remake (and originally intended as a King Kong movie, before the rights proved…

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Books: Infinite Dendrogram

By Shelley Pallis. Infinite Dendrogram is the best game ever invented, a “virtual reality massively multiplayer online game” but not a crap one like all the ones that…

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NEWSWIRE: February 2022 Pre-Orders

It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these – after our incredible Christmas sale, we’ve been beavering away in the background throughout January to start solidifying…

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Interview: Eric Wong

By Andrew Osmond. In 2019, the architect Eric Wong was invited to make a world; the cyber-world of U in Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle. For Wong, that led to…

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Belle and the Beast

By Andrew Osmond. Nearly thirty years ago, Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast opened in Japan. That was back before Disney cartoons had simultaneous releases round the…

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In/Spectre

By Andrew Osmond. Watching the series In/Spectre may put you in mind of one of the most prominent displays at the huge manga exhibition mounted at the British…

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The House of the Lost on the Cape

By Jonathan Clements. “I’m sure lots of us are struggling right now. But even so, let’s unite our efforts and give it our best shot!” These words are…

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Books: My Next Life as a Villainess

by Jeannette Ng. Probably one of the most successful of the fast-growing “reborn as a villainess” subgenre of stories, My Next Life as a Villainess by Satoru Yamaguchi…

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Anime Limited releases JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 soundtrack digitally

Anime Limited is pleased to present the digital release of the JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Original Soundtrack in North America, Europe and Oceania! GLASGOW, JANUARY 26, 2022 –  Anime…

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Toshiaki Toyoda

By Tom Wilmot. When people think of the new masters of Japanese cinema, the same roster of names continues to crop up. Hirokazu Koreeda, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Takashi…

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Books: The White Cat’s Revenge

By Jeannette Ng. The ever-lengthening ever more direct yet elaborate light novel title is a commonly observed phenomenon and The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon…

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Books: Anime Streaming Platform Wars

By Jonathan Clements. Sneaked out this week by Concordia University’s Platform Lab, Anime Streaming Platform Wars might sound like an oddly business-focussed computer game, but is actually a…

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J-Novel Club and Denpa titles come to AllTheAnime.com online store

While – as our name suggests – our core focus has always been on anime, all of us here at Anime Limited are of course just as enraptured…

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Books: Hayao Miyazaki

By Andrew Osmond. Hayao Miyazaki, published to tie in with the current exhibition about the director at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, is a whopping big book.…

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Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl

By Andrew Osmond. On one level, you can enjoy Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl as a cheerful period yarn about a perky girl who comes to samurai-era…

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