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October Spotlight: GeGeGe no Kitarō

October Spotlight: GeGeGe no Kitarō
Originally a manga series created by Shigeru Mizuki in 1960, GeGeGe no Kitarō was adapted into an anime in 1968 with a total of 6 series, the latest ending in 2020 which celebrated its 50th anniversary. GeGeGe no Kitarō was initially titled Hakaba Kitarō, translated as ‘Kitarō of the ...
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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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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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