Anime History

  • Anime and Manga in France

    In recent years, anime has become a staple of the global pop culture. Whether it’s the long term arc-based storytelling, visually-spectacular fi...
  • Historical Elements in Rurouni Kenshin

    One of the cornerstones of 1990s anime and responsible for bringing a new generation into the medium, Rurouni Kenshin is definitely a series wo...
  • Japanese Folklore – Yōkai: The Kitsune and the Tanuki

    Shapeshifting magical animals are a staple of folklore of cultures around the world, and Japan is no different. As two of the most iconic and wel...
  • The Anime Industry - Demographic Groups

    This is the second of a two-part series, where we cover the basics of the anime and manga industry. The first part covered manga magazines, and...
  • The Anime Industry - Manga Magazines

    Anime. If you’re reading this then clearly you have some sort of interest in this wonderful medium. While you may have seen many different anim...
  • Arsène Lupin and Phantom Thieves

    When you hear the words ‘master thief’ in modern Japanese media, you will most likely think of Lupin III. Star of countless manga, anime, and fil...
  • Creator Highlights: Ikki Kajiwara

    Welcome back to the series where we put some of anime and manga’s most notable creators under the spotlight. Last time we covered one of Japan’s ...
  • Japanese Folklore - An Introduction to Yōkai

    Welcome to the first part of a series of articles where we take a look at some of the well-known pieces of folklore from Japanese culture, and ...
  • Son Goku and Sun Wukong

    Welcome to a series where we examine the influences of classical literature from around the world on our favourite manga and anime series. Anime i...
  • Creator Highlights - Junji Itō

    'Tis the season to be spooky, and to celebrate this oh-so-scary holiday we are starting our new series of highlighting prolific creators in the ma...
  • Exploring Jazz in Anime

    Anime may seem like an unlikely contributor to the jazz scene. However, the inclusion of jazz in multiple series and features tells a different...
  • Hajime no Ippo

    It’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glam and hubbub of the latest anime season, all the while missing out on some of the greatest and m...