Ian works as an anime and manga critic for Anime UK News, and is also the manga critic for MyM Magazine. Outside of anime, he also is the editor of On The Box, data specialist for the British Comedy Guide, is QI's most pedantic viewer, and has appeared on Mastermind.
A new trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-nominated film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya has been released in the UK by Studio Canal. The film, created in a watercolour-style animation, is based on a Japanese folklore tail about a tiny princess found in a bamboo stalk and her journey through life. The movie is released … Continued
New anime releases this week: Chrome Shelled Regios: Part 2 (DVD) (MVM Films) RRP: £24.99 Buy from Amazon for £22.83 One Piece: Collection 6 (DVD) (Manga Entertainment) RRP: £34.99 Buy from Amazon for £19.93 Princess Mononoke (Double Play) (StudioCanal) RRP: £24.99 Buy from Amazon for £14.34 The Cat Returns (Double Play) (StudioCanal) RRP: £24.99 Buy … Continued
The Prince Charles Cinema in London is going to be screening Studio Ghibli films from now until August. The films are part of the Studio Ghibli Forever Season and every film has subtitles. The line-up is as follows: MARCH15th: Porco Rosso16th: The Princess Kaguya (Special Preview) + Grave of the Fireflies (Double Feature)22nd: Grave Of The Fireflies29th: … Continued
New anime releases this week: Bakemonogatari: Part 2 (Blu-Ray) (MVM Films) RRP: £34.99 Buy from Amazon for £19.50 From Up On Poppy Hill: Collector’s Edition (Blu-Ray and DVD) (Studio Canal) RRP: £24.99 Buy from Amazon for £17.82 From Up On Popy Hill (Blu-Ray) (Studio Canal) RRP: £22.99 Buy from Amazon for £15.31 From Up On … Continued
When Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from film making in 2013, it was assumed by many that Studio Ghibli was no more, or at least no longer in the same realm of untouchable quality as before. This jump in logic is not completely warranted as Studio Ghibli is not just in the hands of Miyazaki; co-founder … Continued