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September Spotlight: Ranma 1/2

September Spotlight: Ranma 1/2
Studio Deen has produced anime classics such as Urusei Yatsura (with a new remake released this year), Fruits Basket and Rurouni Kenshin. This month we’re putting the spotlight onto the studio’s excellent Ranma ½, a forerunner of gag anime, popularising some of the most well know visual comedy ...
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August Spotlight: Laputa Castle in the Sky

August Spotlight: Laputa Castle in the Sky
Released on August 2, 1986, Laputa: Castle in the Sky was the first full length film produced by Studio Ghibli. Written and directed by Miyazaki Hayao, and produced by Takahata Isao, the film was a box office hit and became hugely influential both at home in Japan and abroad.Laputa originates from ...
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July Spotlight: Mononoke Hime

July Spotlight: Mononoke Hime
This month’s spotlight we’re celebrating 25 years of one of the masterpieces of Studio Ghibli, Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫). Released on July 12, 1997 in Japan, and the in West two years later, it brought Studio Ghibli more popularity on the global stage. One of the most interesting ...
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June Spotlight: Dragon Ball

June Spotlight: Dragon Ball
Original Son Goku Dragon Ball Anime Cel Dragon Ball is rightly considered one of the giants of anime and manga. With the new film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero released on 11th June, this had to be our choice for this month’s spotlight.First published in Weekly Shonen Jump, Dragon Ball’s ...
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May Spotlight: Space Cobra

May Spotlight: Space Cobra
For our May spotlight, we are staying in the 1980s with the Space Opera anime classic: Space Cobra.Set far in the future, Space Cobra follows the adventures of Cobra Johnson. Living a mundane life as a salaryman, Johnson visits Trip Movie Corporation where he experiences a virtual reality ...
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April Spotlight: Gundam

April Spotlight: Gundam
This April we would like to draw your attention to one of the most popular and well-loved Mecha anime franchises of all time: Gundam.Gundam is a Japanese military fiction media franchise created by Yoshiyuki Tomino that features giant robots (mecha) in a science fiction universe. The franchise ...
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March Spotlight: Sailor Moon

March Spotlight: Sailor Moon
March 7th of this year marks the 30th anniversary since the first episode of the Sailor Moon anime aired. The following day on March 8th is International Women's Day which makes this spotlight particularly appropriate when considering the notions of feminist empowerment that are packed into this anime. Also, the 3rd of March is Japan's Girls' Day (Hinamatsuri) which celebrates the health and happiness of female children and femininity in general. ...
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February Spotlight: Pokémon

February Spotlight: Pokémon
On 27th February 1996, the first Pokémon media was released in the form of Pokémon Red and Green for the original Game Boy. On this day, 26 years later, fans from all over the globe plan to celebrate the incredible world of ‘Pocket Monsters' (Pokémon). In being the highest grossing media ...
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Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) January Spotlight

Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) January Spotlight
With the release of part two of the final season of Attack on Titan fast approaching, we thought there could be no better choice of anime for our January spotlight. The second half of Attack on Titan Season 4 is set to debut on January 9th 2022. The series has come a long way since its humble ...
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Neon Genesis Evangelion November Spotlight

Neon Genesis Evangelion November Spotlight
For November we celebrate an internationally known classic: Neon Genesis Evangelion, a mecha anime television series produced by Studio Gainax. The story takes place fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm, where a teenage boy Shinji Ikari is recruited by his father to join an organization called ...
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