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Books: Ascendance of a Bookworm

By Jonathan Clements. And then a pile of books fell on top of her, and she was dead. That can’t possibly be the beginning of a tale, can…

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Blind Beast

By Tom Wilmot. As the 1960s wore on, Japanese filmmaker Yasuzo Masumura survived in a studio system in decline. Financial strictures meant that the director’s projects had scaled…

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Films: Japan 2021

by Jeremy Clarke. So, Scotland Loves Anime is over (save a few stragglers at the Film House) and you’re wondering where you can see more Japanese movies. Today,…

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Podcast – 17th October 2021

ALL THE ANIME PODCAST – 17th October 2021“Scotland Loves Anime Film Festival 2021 – Jury Deliberation Special”[RECORDED REMOTELY ON 3RD OCTOBER 2021] Join us for a special edition of…

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Books: The Deer King

By Motoko Tamamuro. A salt mine controlled by the Empire of Zol is attacked by a pack of dogs. The workers and slaves are all bitten, and within…

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Titan of Cinema

By Jonathan Clements. For anyone in Edinburgh for this week’s Scotland Loves Anime, the sumptuous Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema exhibition traces the animator’s life and work in…

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Manga: A Silent Voice

By Jeannette Ng. I was running out of To Your Eternity (also by Yoshitoki Oima), which I was also absolutely loving, so I thought I’d read about the…

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To Your Eternity

By Jeannette Ng. To Your Eternity by Yoshitoki Oima is the sort of story where I at once want you to know nothing about the premise but also…

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NEWSWIRE: October 2021 Pre-Orders

The year is moving on apace, and now we’re moving swiftly through October already it’s time for our regular round-up of what’s coming up from us here at…

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Belle

By Jonathan Clements. Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film mines contemporary issues for its storyline, touching on social anxiety, online identity, cancel culture and the fragility of Internet fame. Its…

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On-Gaku: Our Sound

By Andrew Osmond. On-Gaku: Our Sound has been rightly hailed a landmark in indie anime. It’s a comedy film, deadpan enough to impress Bill Murray. It devises its…

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Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III

By Kim Morrissy. The animation studio ufotable is best known these days for the record-shattering hit anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Yet in the same year the…

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Takao Saito (1936-2021)

Takao Saito, who died this week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 84, was never a fan of the word manga. He preferred to call his work…

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Anime Limited to release Future Boy Conan in the UK

Greetings everyone! It’s been a little while since we’ve gathered you for a major new license acquisition announcement, but we simply can’t keep this to ourselves any longer…

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Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko

By Shelley Pallis. As her name inadvertently suggests, Nikuko is a creature of fleshy delights – passionate, enthusiastic, bubbly and obsessed with foods. She works in a small-town…

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Eiichi Yamamoto (1940-2021)

Eiichi Yamamoto, who died earlier this month, bore witness to crucial moments in anime history. As a young man, he was one of the talents behind the scenes…

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Brand New Animal OST

By Kambole Campbell. A sci-fi/fantasy produced by Studio Trigger, BNA: Brand New Animal has made a striking impression with vivid and flashy visuals typical of the work of…

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Black Lagoon

By Andrew Osmond. Choose life. Choose a Japanese office job. Choose a neat tie, a pressed white shirt. Choose a daily oblivion of getting on the train, getting…

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Sing a Bit of Harmony

By Shelley Pallis. Everybody loves the new girl at Kegebe High – Shion Ashimori has an innocent demeanour and scarily swift reflexes, soon endearing her to the classmates…

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Shirobako: The Movie

By Callum May. Back in the days when Japanese anime creators could hop on a plane to travel the world visiting fans, they were frequently faced with the…

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Pompo the Cinephile

By Jonathan Clements. Joelle Davidovich Pomponette, or Pompo for short, is a pint-sized producer, grand-daughter of a studio founder, who simply loves making movies. In the fictitious movie…

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Music: Jujutsu Kaisen

By Kambole Campbell. Jujutsu Kaisen is loud. A battle anime that dabbles in arcane fantasy horror, its fights go big from the very first episode, and laugh at…

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Gundam NT

By Andrew Osmond. This blog frequently highlights the fact that many Gundam anime are designed to be accessible to newcomers. Gundam NT, quite honestly, isn’t one of them.…

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Daimajin

By Tom Wilmot. Despite a studio system in decline, monster movies continued to roar on into the Japanese film industry of the 1960s. While icons like Godzilla, Mothra,…

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Books: Ghibliotheque

By Andrew Osmond. The Ghibliotheque podcast started in 2018, and soon became an institution. It offered a journey through the films of Studio Ghibli, presented by Michael Leader…

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NEWSWIRE: October 2021 Releases

So here we are in September… Wait, it’s not September yet, what are we doing here? Well, our coming slate of forthcoming products is so exciting, we found…

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Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe

By Andrew Osmond. Springing onto the web this summer, the Azuki digital manga service offers readers a huge number of titles, delivered straight to their e-reader. It’s not…

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Tezuka’s Barbara

By Tom Wilmot. An erotic and sexually charged story of introspection and insanity is unlikely to be the first thing one would associate with the “God of Manga”…

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Sonny Chiba (1939-2021)

Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba, who died yesterday from COVID-derived pneumonia, was one of Japan’s foremost action stars, with an influence extending way beyond his native country. Inspired as a…

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Masami Suda (1943-2021)

Masami Suda, who died of cancer on 1st August, had a career that spanned everything from the sci-fi of Space Knight Tekkaman to the basketball action of Slam…

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NEWSWIRE: September 2021 Releases

It’s been a busy August for us thus far, with many of you enjoying the fruits of our Summer Sale, and another little announcement dropping yesterday at the…

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Fred Ladd (1927-2021)

Fred Ladd, who died on 3rd August at the age of 94, met anime in 1963, when he was phoned by a New York company asking if there…

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Summer 2021 Streaming Guide

By Chris Perkins. Anime Limited’s year-long rolling “film festival” Screen Anime might have come to an end as we (hopefully) come out of the pandemic doldrums, but there…

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Big Order

By Andrew Osmond. Ten years ago, the world of Big Order was struck by a massive paranormal catastrophe. But for schoolboy Eiji Hoshimiya, that was only the start…

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Books: Her Majesty’s Swarm

By Shelley Pallis. And then she woke up, and she’d been transported to the world of her favourite real-time strategy engine. These light novels don’t hang about, do…

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Inuyasha

By Andrew Osmond. Inuyasha is an adventure; it’s both an action show and a romcom, and it’s one of the most successful anime to cross male and female…

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Ghibli on Vinyl

By Andrew Osmond. The treasure trove of Ghibli vinyl soundtracks released by Anime Limited represent the composer-director relationship in anime. Joe Hisaishi has written music for Hayao Miyazaki…

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The Deer King

By Jonathan Clements. Supposedly, life has returned to normal in the lands of Aquafa, but there are still unwelcome echoes of the past. The Empire of Zol maintains…

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Books: The Unwanted Undead Adventurer

By Shelley Pallis. The trouble with Rentt Faina is that he isn’t very good at his job. He’s spent ten years wandering the ruins of a haunted dungeon,…

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Everything you need to know about the AllTheAnime.com Summer Sale

At the start of this month, we teased you with the prospect of a summer sale, but now we think you’ve waited long enough and it’s time for…

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Books: Orienting

By Jonathan Clements. “My stay here has been so short,” said Rabindranath Tagore to Japanese students in 1916, “that one may think I have not earned my right…

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Anime-Lympics

By Helen McCarthy. The mascot characters of the Tokyo Olympics are Miraitowa and Someity, selected from over 2000 entries in an open competition over four years ago, and…

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The Witches of the Orient

by Jeremy Clarke. This sports documentary, just out in UK and Irish cinemas, opens with a scene from the anime short Danemon’s Monster Hunt at Shojiji (Yoshitaro Kataoka,…

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Lupin III The First

by Jeremy Clarke. A character with a long history in Japan in anime, manga artist Monkey Punch’s celebrated gentleman thief Arsène Lupin III is a descendant of the…

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Anime Limited licenses Love Live! Superstar!!

Over recent years, Anime Limited has become the home of Love Live! in the UK, and today we’re thrilled to confirm that will continue, as we can confirm…

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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

By Jonathan Clements. Struggling to make ends meet, Tsuneo is scrimping together all his spare cash to fund the trip of a lifetime – a graduate posting in…

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Books: One Shining Moment

By Shelley Pallis. Book-length studies of anime TV shows are rare indeed. Critics tend to favour the shorter hours and wider footprint of writing about single anime movies.…

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Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s BELLE gets world premiere at Cannes ’21

London, UK, 6th July 2021: Animated fantasy BELLE will receive its World Premiere at the 74th Cannes Film Festival on Thursday July 15th in the Cannes Premiere section,…

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Irezumi

By Tim Wilmot. By the mid-1970s, the decline of the Japanese studio system had led to the rise of pinku eiga, low-budget soft porn movies that were targeted at a…

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Books: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

By Shelley Pallis. And with an abrupt rip, like a needle scratching on a record, Kazuya is suddenly spirited away to a medieval kingdom under attack by a…

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