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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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Anime and Manga in France

Anime and Manga in France
In recent years, anime has become a staple of the global pop culture. Whether it’s the long term arc-based storytelling, visually-spectacular fight scenes, frustratingly-adorable creatures, or the introduction of giant robots and magical girls, anime has certainly captured the world’s ...
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Historical Elements in Rurouni Kenshin

Historical Elements in Rurouni Kenshin
One of the cornerstones of 1990s anime and responsible for bringing a new generation into the medium, Rurouni Kenshin is definitely a series worth talking about. It is legendary for appealing to audiences beyond the usual age and gender barriers, and is quite possibly the most famous historical ...
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Japanese Folklore – Yokai: The Kitsune and the Tanuki

Japanese Folklore – Yokai: The Kitsune and the Tanuki
Shapeshifting magical animals are a staple of folklore of cultures around the world, and Japan is no different. As two of the most iconic and well-known yōkai, the kitsune and the tanuki hold an important place in Japanese culture, and today we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at these two ...
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The Anime Industry - Manga Magazines

The Anime Industry - Manga Magazines
Anime. If you’re reading this then clearly you have some sort of interest in this wonderful medium. While you may have seen many different anime series, you might not be totally aware of how the industry works. In this two-part series we’ll talk about two major characteristics of the anime ...
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