“What’s happened to me? I must be dreaming. I feel like I can take out the world”
To tie in with the Anime Weekender that we run every two years (see p38), this month we look at some classic anime titles – from the very first, back in 1944, to perhaps the most well-known anime of all time, Akira, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The term anime can be applied to any Japanese animated title regardless of style or genre, and the films are often based on manga, the graphic novels that are hugely popular in Japan. With a selection of classic titles from Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli in our family section too, this is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the best anime titles available, and enjoy the craft on the big screen.
- Justin Johnson and Jez Stewart