East of West is a high-octane genre bending adventure. A title that blends together the best themes of a spaghetti western film with all the grace of Japanese sci-fi and manga .Focusing on Death, the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, we follow the character as he roams the lands of post-apocalyptic America as he seeks revenge on the those responsible for the death of his wife and child.
Updated: Early reports by some news sources that this was the de facto end of Studio Ghibli films have been exaggerated due to an error in translation. The immediate plan… Read more »
For anime director Shinichiro Watanabe, destined to forever be ‘the Cowboy Bebop guy’, it’s been a busy year. Having helped bring episodic comedy-adventure Space Dandy to screens in the spring,… Read more »
For my last column, I finally made some inroads into the vast Mobile Suit Gundam anime franchise by watching the very solid war yarn, Stardust Memory. On the back of… Read more »
Like all great stories, it had at its heart, a love triangle. This one was between a man, a woman and a tank. But I’m getting ahead of myself here. … Read more »
What do stop-motion skeletons, terrible CGI helicopters and coffin-shaped swimming pools have in common? If you answered Ray Harryhausen’s jazz woodbines, you’d be wrong. For this week’s journey into darkest… Read more »
In the pantheon of 1980s sci-fi anime, there is one name that stands above all others. A gargantuan presence that cast the longest shadow of all, kickstarting the second wave… Read more »