The story behind anime localization

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Feb 3, 2019

The story behind anime localization

by Roland Kelts

"The structure of Japanese storytelling does not adhere to a strict three acts. At times, the story meanders and takes the viewer on a seemingly unrelated path. ... Characterizations are richer, deeper, darker. Plots are often complex and convoluted, serving primarily as vessels to ...

Technological fun for the home

Digital | ON: TECH Apr 16, 2017

Technological fun for the home

by Chiho Komoriya

Gadget maker Cerevo has taken advantage of the hype surrounding this month's release of the Hollywood version of "Ghost in the Shell" by producing a 1/8 scale robot model of the original anime's AI combat-vehicle Tachikoma.

Global ghosts in the shell of Japanese manga

Books Oct 1, 2016

Global ghosts in the shell of Japanese manga

by Haniya Rae

Earlier this year, a major Hollywood studio announced that it was planning to produce a live-action remake of the Japanese manga and anime "Ghost in the Shell." The backlash from cultural critics in the United States and Europe was swift. They deemed that casting ...