Articles tagged anime

Selling Japan: How Much Is a Nation’s Culture Worth?

Via the billion-dollar Cool Japan Fund Inc, Japan is aiming to become one of the world's dominant culture forces. But can a national culture be commodified so easily?

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‘Summer Wars’: The Family That Plays Together Stays Together

This week we put on our film studies hats again to talk about the representation of social media and network gaming in Mamoru Hosoda's most recent animated feature film, Summer Wars.

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‘Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential’: They’re Sparkly, Sexy and Can Really Kick Ass!

Why are images of schoolgirls so predominant in Japanese popular culture? Brian Ashcraft and Shoko Ueda offer their take on the subject in Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential.

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These ‘60s Japanese cartoons led to anime and the new ‘Speed Racer’ film

“Speed Racer” careens into theaters Friday, dragging with it a $120 million budget, the bruised reputation of directors the Wachowski brothers - whose careers need a

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the Yngwie Malmsteen of fighters. Its excess knows no limits.

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1 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Odin Sphere

Atlus' latest is a bizarre fusion of side-scrolling brawling with RPG item-collection and alchemy. It sounds excruciatingly tedious, but Odin Sphere is addictive and fun.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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