The World War II manga by one of Japan’s greatest directors.
If you were a fan in the ’90s, you probably remember that people wouldn’t shut up about Shirow. Here’s one series most diehards never got to read.
One of the many (legitimate) criticisms levied against Lodoss War is that it has boring, stereotypical characters. Here’s why.
A look at some of the more unique kits featured at the Maschinen Krieger Modelers Showcase Final, held last weekend in Shinagawa.
Dual Magazine was created as a house organ to promote Takara’s efforts in ‘real robot’ anime and take advantage of the model craze kicked off a few years prior by Bandai’s Gundam kits.
Farewell to Weapons includes many of the hallmarks that would define Otomo’s success: intricate artwork, a post-apocalyptic setting, obsessively-detailed rubble, and man fighting against his own creation.
Who needs fancy features and detailed accessories, anyways?
Fans of Silent Hill may recognize Masahiro Ito’s name, because he’s lent his considerable talents to every installment of the video game series since 1999.
In the ’80s and ’90s, it wasn’t uncommon to see Japanese promotional videos and commercials based on mecha franchises, but most were low-budget projects that often boiled down to little more than a couple of actors driving around holding airsoft guns.
From post-war black market, to a bustling electronics district, to whatever the hell it is now–Akihabara, like most of Tokyo, has gone through serious changes since the end of World War II. Despite the progress of modernity, looking at footage of Akihabara from 30 years ago it’s still easy to recognize major landmarks.