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SF in Anime III: Paprika

Paprika (2006) is an animated SF thriller based on Yasutaka Tsutsui’s novel of the same name. Co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, it was his fourth and final feature film before his death in 2010. Kon’s works often depict explorations of social stigmas and the human psyche, which makes for some rather intense and often […]

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Win a SIGNED copy of The Dark Hunters: Infinity Vol.2, The Manga

The second volume in the Chronicles of Nick manga hits the shops on 17th December. Set in the world of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s multi New York Times-bestselling Dark-Hunter novels, this manga is perfect for anyone who loves Sherrilyn’s novels, as well as fans of Percy Jackson, the Olympians and Maximum Ride. To celebrate publication, we’ve got […]

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SF in Anime II: Chobits

Chobits is an 8-volume manga by the Japanese manga group CLAMP. Although it was turned into an anime of 26 episodes in 2002, I’m going to focus on the manga. It was the first I ever owned and holds a special place in my heart because of that (and also because, as a manga artist myself, I […]

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SF in Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Although what I said in my previous post still stands (that I hadn’t read much SF before becoming part of the Gateway team), upon reflection I realised that this wasn’t really the whole story. From a very early age, say about 6 years old, I have been exposed to SF through another medium entirely: anime […]

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Friday Reads: Sailor Moon

This weekend I’m going to be reading the first six volumes of the re-released Sailor Moon manga as we’ve now reached the half-way point. Having been out of print for about ten years, finding this particular series back on the shelves is very special indeed as it means I’m finally able to read, in all […]

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