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Hula Fulla Dance

By Jonathan Clements. Unsure of what direction to take in life, high-school graduate Hiwa Natsunagi (Haruka Fukuhara) decides to become a professional hula dancer, like her late sister…

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Seven Days War

By Shelley Pallis. Mamoru and Aya have known each other since they were six years old, but now they are awkward teens… well, he is an awkward teen,…

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Blue Thermal

By Jonathan Clements. Tamaki Tsuru ignores her mother’s complaints and applies to Aonagi University in That Fancy Tokyo, where she intends to make friends, fall in love and…

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Cucuruz Doan’s Island

By Andrew Osmond. The film Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island goes all the way back to the start of the Gundam franchise. Gundam is like Star Trek;…

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Love Me, Love Me Not

By Tom Wilmot. In the spring before her first year of high school, the shy Yuna feels lost when her best friend moves away. However, it isn’t long…

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Books: Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!

By Jonathan Clements. Nigella Lawson, Britain’s very own kitchen goddess, introduced the housewives of middle England to frankfurters marinaded and baked in honey and soy sauce, something that…

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Gundam Seed Destiny

By Andrew Osmond. Gundam Seed Destiny is the direct sequel to the earlier series Gundam Seed, which was covered on this blog here. Like the previous series, Destiny…

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NEWSWIRE: September 2022 Pre-Orders

Another month has slipped by, and we’re already seeing the odd Pumpkin Spice Latte crop up in the office to let you know that we’re moving into the…

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Books: Japanese Cinema

By Jasper Sharp. There are many paths one might take through the vast and varied terrain of Japanese cinema. Peter Cowie’s addition to the ever-expanding range of publications…

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Books: My Friend’s Little Sister Has it in For Me

By Jonathan Clements. Playfully beginning with a little Austen pastiche, as in “It is a truth universally acknowledged…” the hero of My Friend’s Little Sister Has it in…

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Much Ado About One Piece

By Andrew Osmond. One Piece: Red, opening in UK and Ireland cinemas this Autumn, is so new that few story details have yet emerged. However, the publicity makes…

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Memories: Cannon Fodder

By Jonathan Clements. From the opening moments of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Cannon Fodder, the third and final story in the Memories anthology movie, we find ourselves in a world…

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Memories: Stink Bomb

By Jonathan Clements. Hapless lab assistant Nobuo Tanaka is working on a new ‘miracle drug’ at a research institute. Unfortunately for him, his harmless project turns out to…

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Memories: Magnetic Rose

By Andrew Osmond. Speaking about his anime film Magnetic Rose, part of the Katsuhiro Otomo-produced anthology Memories, director Koji Morimoto made a bold proclamation. “The characters in the…

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Books: Japan at War

by Lee Brimmicombe-Wood. A country opens up to the West and goes through a flowering of political and social liberalism before reactionaries force a backlash, democracy flounders, and…

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Manga: Maiden Railways

By Shelley Pallis. So many things came to mind when I saw the title of Asumiko Nakamura’s Maiden Railways manga for the first time. And I thought, well,…

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Bullet Train

By Jonathan Clements. One of the carriages on the Kyoto shinkansen is a mauve hellscape of high-pitched voices and big eyes, devoted to the irritating but mercifully fictional…

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Manga: Heavenly Delusion

By Jonathan Clements. Masakazu Ishiguro’s manga Heavenly Delusion begins with super double-bluff opening chapter, in which a bunch of gormless school-children, tutored by a robot, complain about an…

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Goodbye, Don Glees

By Shelley Pallis. Back in town for the summer vacation, would-be medical student Toto is reunited with his former middle-school bestie, Roma. In the intervening months, their roles…

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NEWSWIRE: August 2022 Pre-Orders

The summer may be slipping away by the day, but we’re not ready to let it escape before…. the All The Anime Summer Sale! Yes, we’re kicking off…

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Books: The Characters Taught Me Everything

By Jonathan Clements. Megumi Hayashibara is an observant and empathetic narrator, walking the reader through her early years as a nobody struggling to finish nursing school while burning…

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Books: If It’s for My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

By Shelley Pallis. Dale is on his way home from a grotty mission – purging the forest of frog monsters, which should have been simple, but has left…

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Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

By Tom Wilmot. Nearly fifty years after he re-emerged from the jungle, Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda remains a fascinating and controversial figure. The World War II soldier famously surrendered…

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Voicing Violet Evergarden

By Andrew Osmond. American voice actress Erika Harlacher has had a multi-faceted career through the last decade, including a host of game roles including Ann Takami in Persona…

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ITV Signs Landmark Partnership Deals for over 400 Hours of Content for ITVX from Anime Ltd

ITV has signed an agreement with Glaswegian-based Anime Ltd, the largest independent anime licensor in the UK. This agreement will make ITVX the free-to-air home of a unique selection of…

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Red Angel

by Jeremy Clarke. An army nurse is sent to China in director Yasuzo Masumura’s Red Angel (1966). Or as a slogan in one of the film’s trailers puts…

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Books: 100 Animated Feature Films

By Jonathan Clements. Twelve years after its first publication, the British Film Institute’s 100 Animated Feature Films gets burnished and buffed up by its original author, Andrew Osmond,…

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Books: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

By Shelley Pallis. And we’re off again, sucked into the world of an online game, and forced to remain there, sorry-not-sorry to discover that we have all sorts…

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Books: A Lily Blooms in Another World

By Shelley Pallis. In a refreshing change from all those light novels that begin with someone dying, Ameko Kaeruda’s A Lily Blooms in Another World has something different.…

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NEWSWIRE: July 2022 Pre-Orders

…here we go again. We’re now comfortably into the beginning of another month, and we’ve seen you all shifting in your seats waiting for us to announce our…

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One Piece Film: Red sails into cinemas across UK & Ireland in Autumn 2022

Anime Limited and Toei Animation to release brand new adventure exclusively in cinemas featuring an original story by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda London, UK, 02 July 2022…

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Anime Limited announces upcoming release of Macross Plus on Blu-ray in North America, UK and Europe

Anime Limited is excited to present the home video release of the classic Macross title on Blu-ray! GLASGOW, JULY 01, 2022 –  Anime Limited is proud to announce…

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El Hazard: The Alternative World

By Andrew Osmond. There’s a lovely moment in El-Hazard: The Alternative World, soon after the characters, many of whom were whisked from Earth to a new world once…

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Music: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

By Shelley Pallis. The American-born composer Evan Call has become a particular favourite of Kyoto Animation, contributing scores to Tokyo ESP and Violet Evergarden, among others. But arguably…

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Anime Limited releases SPY x FAMILY Original Soundtrack digitally

Anime Limited is pleased to present the digital release of Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 from the hit anime SPY x FAMILY in North America, Europe and Oceania! GLASGOW,…

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Irresponsible Captain Tylor

By Andrew Osmond. The comedy-space series The Irresponsible Captain Tylor has a puzzle at its core, one that’s summed up very well by a 1970s Doctor Who story.…

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Books: By Your Side

By Jonathan Clements. The inauguration of Barazoku (“Rose Tribe”), a magazine for gay men in 1971, brought with it a sop to the ladies, in the form of…

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Manga: Hikaru in the Light

By Jonathan Clements. Hikaru likes to sing while she is sweeping up at work. But she is good at it. Good enough to turn it in to a…

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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Original Soundtrack comes to vinyl this November

Pre-orders open at AllTheAnime.com on Thursday June 23rd We know that for many of you, getting to watch Studio BONES’ beautiful love story Josee, the Tiger and the…

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Books: Otherside Picnic

By Shelley Pallis. Sorawo Kamikoshi is a loner, a twenty-year-old nerd studying cultural anthropology at a Saitama university, whose hobby is exploring spooky places. Nor are these randomly…

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Anime Limited to release The Irresponsible Captain Tylor on UK Blu-ray

We first revealed our plans to bring this popular cult classic series to Blu-ray at the start of the month as part of our new slate of pre-orders,…

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Crazy Thunder Road

by Jeremy Clarke. Following on from Arrow’s superb BD of Sogo Ishii’s Burst City (1982) comes Third Window’s equally impressive BD release of its predecessor in the Ishii…

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Lupin III.5

By Andrew Osmond. For anyone who needs reminding who is Lupin the Third, he’s a super-thief, a lanky, loony criminal showman, forever off on adventures involving fast cars, lovely women…

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Zokki

By Tom Wilmot. Quirky Japanese comedies are a dime a dozen these days, so in order for one to truly stand out from the crowd, it needs to…

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A Fine Romance

By Jeannette Ng. Despite the assumptions encouraged by the title, Emma: A Victorian Romance is very much not based on Jane Austen’s Emma. However, its literary ancestors are…

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NEWSWIRE: June 2022 Pre-Orders

A new month is here, and June is a month with some big releases on our store, as our work on the likes of BELLE and Future Boy…

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Hello World

By Jonathan Clements. Kyoto teenager Naomi Katagaki’s world is invaded by a wholly unexpected arrival – an avatar of his older self, transported from a garish, rainbow coloured…

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BELLE arrives on digital platforms from today

Having enjoyed the sensational BELLE in cinemas early this year, we’ve already seen no shortage of enthusiasm for our home video release of the film – don’t forget…

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Books: Japan’s Carnival War

By Jonathan Clements. Many readers of this blog will be familiar with the boggling weirdness of Momotaro, Sacred Sailors, that animated oddity in which the child-hero from Japanese…

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Totoro on Stage

By Helen McCarthy. When the Barbican and the Royal Shakespeare Company announced the stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro, with a new orchestration of Joe Hisaishi’s iconic score…

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