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Student Council President
I enjoyed listening to Anncast even if I didn't always agree with Zac Bertschy's opinions. I shared his love of anime as an entertainment medium and am sad there will be no more Anncasts. RIP


Straw Hat Pirate
The aforementioned Summer issue of Sight & Sound is now available

50 essential films
From the breakthrough of Akira in 1988 through the exquisite films of Miyazaki Hayao to the recent blockbuster Your Name, Japanese animation has captivated audiences around the world. But anime’s history runs deeper still. Here we select 50 titles that celebrate its full, fascinating riches. Introduced by Nick Bradshaw.

+ Back to square one: the seeds of anime
The international anime phenomenon was fired in a Japanese crucible of changing technology, financing and demographics in the years after World War II. By Jonathan Clements.

+ Parallel lines: independent animation
Far from the commercial mainstream, Japanese animators have been experimenting with the form since the early years of cinema – an eclectic tradition that’s still thriving. By Jasper Sharp.

+ A show of hands: women and anime
The scarcity of women
at the highest levels in Japanese animation has traditionally left female characters at the mercy of male preconceptions and fantasies – a state of affairs a new generation is eager to draw to a close, writes Serena Scateni.

+ Tick tick… boom: anime goes global
With Japan’s anime market close to saturation and its global fanbase continuing to expand, canny producers are creating works with an increasingly international flavour, writes Alex Dudok de Wit.

+ TV trailblazers: strength in numbers
The small screen
is where anime began and where it made its greatest impact, building the franchises that support the art and the industry. By Helen McCarthy.

+ Public anime: where to learn more
Your heart’s content of anime books, podcasts, websites and blogs.


Liz and the blue bird is actually there and End of Eva and Adolsence of Utena all three though being franchise films would remove them thank god


Stand User
The trailer looks good, but i'm doubtful Mappa can keep that level for a single episode, let alone 24. I don't think it will be another JC Staff disaster though.


But to lose all your staff Bar composer and writer before “Final” season is bad so so bad (Helps I hate the material being adapted so I have -100 expectations)