Reshaping the sound of Neo-Tokyo for 'Akira'

Music Jul 13, 2018

Reshaping the sound of Neo-Tokyo for 'Akira'

If you were watching anime in English in the 1990s and 2000s, chances are you've heard a dub recorded by Les Claypool III. Some of the films and series that passed through Claypool's studio, Magnitude 8 Post, include "Macross Plus," "Ghost in the Shell" ...

Collecting 'Akira,' one scene at a time

Art Jul 12, 2018

Collecting 'Akira,' one scene at a time

Joe Peacock vividly remembers the first time he saw "Akira," the influential sci-fi anime film that turns 30 this month. It was "a random Thursday night" in 1990. Peacock was a young teen; his father drove him to a screening of the film at the ...

Rainy season is a great time to binge-watch anime

TV | Wide Angle May 31, 2018

Rainy season is a great time to binge-watch anime

The anime season that began in April is winding down, meaning that those who prefer to wait and ingest their anime in one flat-out, high-speed burn are starting to look around for series to binge. This season saw several classic franchises get a high-tech makeover, ...

The anime industry readies for another gold rush

Film | Wide Angle Mar 29, 2018

The anime industry readies for another gold rush

If you didn't already know that the anime industry was in the middle of a boom, a quick look around the trade fair AnimeJapan would give you a pretty good indication. The annual event, held for its fifth time last week, was full of new ...

'B: The Beginning': Netflix anime gets a 'B' for effort

Film / Reviews Mar 14, 2018

'B: The Beginning': Netflix anime gets a 'B' for effort

Whatever you've thought of their quality up until now, Netflix's original animated series have definitely rocked the boat in some way, whether by assembling an international production team ("Castlevania"), putting an X-rated twist on a classic franchise ("Devilman Crybaby") or, uh, inspiring people to ...