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Ghost In The Shell: Can DreamWorks Crack It?

October 4, 2016 1 comment

“We needed a launch that was as unique and original as the property itself.” – Paramount Pictures

Ghost in the Shell Live ActionSince the announcement that Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Avengers, Lucy) is to play the lead character, Major, in the up and coming live action adaptation of the hugely popular manga/anime franchise, GHOST IN THE SHELL, in which Johansson was reportedly offered $10m to take the role, DreamWorks has come under fire from many quarters for whitewashing and potentially Read more…

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DVD Review: Chaos; Head Collection

February 10, 2013 5 comments

From the mind that brought you Death Note comes a schizophrenic anime experience!

Chaos HeadBased on a virtual novel developed for the PC (and later Playstation and XBox systems) by 5pb and Nitroplus and consequent Manga adaptation, Chaos Head (also known as the stylised ChäoS;HEAd) is a psychological thriller with sci-fi and fantasy elements.

The story follows Takumi Nishijō, an otaku with a love of action figures and dolls, specifically of his favourite anime heroine, Orgel Seira. He is reclusive and a self confessed ‘hermit’ with most of his social integration taking place Read more…

SFX Collection: The Ultimate Guide to Anime

On sale: 20th July 

Cover price: £7.99

Popular UK magazine SFX is back with another fantastic special edition, this one revealing everything you need to know about the anime scene. Hot new shows detailed, DVDs reviewed, stars interviewed and more! With columns from some of the UK’s best-known commentators on the subject, tons of information on anime old and new, and a celebration of seminal series Dragon Ball Z, you won’t want to Read more…

Blu-ray Review: Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society OVA

May 16, 2012 20 comments

Deals with the underlying themes of reality vs. technology!

Since the release of The Matrix in 1999, the Masamune Shirow ‘Ghost In The Shell’ series has become iconic amongst Western anime and science fiction fans alike. Championed by the Wachowski brothers, this series of well crafted and inspirational sci-fi detective movies became better known among the mainstream Western audiences; whilst seasoned fans of Japanimation sat back with an air of smugness now that this gem of a franchise had finally started getting the Read more…