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Anime

The story of Hayao Miyazaki’s forgotten Sherlock Holmes series

By Alistair Ryder

A copyright dispute around 1984’s ‘Sherlock Hound’ freed the Japanese animator to establish Studio Ghibli.

Inside Satoshi Kon’s unfinished meta-nightmares

By Kambole Campbell

The anime master behind Paprika and Perfect Blue left behind several incomplete projects which could still be realised.

Whisper of the Heart remains Studio Ghibli’s most moving outlier

By Kambole Campbell

The first and only film from Miyazaki protégé Yoshifumi Kondo stands among the studio’s best works.

A new online anime festival promises to broaden horizons

By Kambole Campbell

Screen Anime will allow fans to discover more of Japan’s animation output, offering a wide range of films new and old.

Only Yesterday is a masterful reflection on youth’s impermanence

By Kambole Campbell

With the release of Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue on Netflix, we look back at one of their unsung greats.

A second wind for Ocean Waves, Studio Ghibli’s only TV movie

By Zoe Crombie

Tomomi Mochizuki’s teenage love triangle drama is fascinating outlier in the studio’s catalogue.

Most of Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue is coming to Netflix

By Hannah Woodhead

Rejoice, Totoro fans: 21 of the Japanese animation studio’s feature films are headed your way.

Weathering with You

By Kambole Campbell

Your Name director Makoto Shinkai returns with a riveting fantasy romance backdropped by environmental ruin.

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Promare

By Kambole Campbell

Pyrokinetic mutants, shirtless firefighters and eco-fascists collide in the first feature film from Studio Trigger.

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Meet the animation genius behind Ghost in the Shell

By Kambole Campbell

Director and designer Shōji Kawamori sees hand-drawn animation going the way of noh or kabubki in Japan.

Weathering with You – first look review

By Kambole Campbell

Makoto Shinkai’s blissful follow-up to his 2016 smash, Your Name, plants teen romance in a climate change disaster.

Science-fiction and songwriting find perfect harmony in Carole & Tuesday

By Kambole Campbell

The latest anime series from Shinichirō Watanabe is among his kindest and most soulful to date.

Audiences deserve better than Netflix’s Enter the Anime

By Henry St Leger

This soulless documentary is an insult to subscribers who wanted to learn more about Japanese animation.

Arson at Kyoto Animation Studio takes both a human and artistic toll

By Charles Bramesco

A fire at one of Japan’s foremost animation houses has resulted in the loss of precious life and work.

Could you draw a sci-fi version of your favourite movie star?

By Little White Lies

For our latest creative brief, we’re looking to the future as part of Barbican’s Life Rewired season.

Love, Death & Robots

By Charles Bramesco

This NSFW animated anthology sees Tim Miller and David Fincher team up to disastrous effect.

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Why Netflix’s live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop is destined to fail

By Kambole Campbell

Shinichiro Watanabe’s singular ’90s show is yet another classic anime that should be left well alone.

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