I have good news (well, at least it is good news for me). Thanks to a request from On The Box they had for some advertising, I’ve been able to continue “The Beginner’s Guide to Anime”. As I already written a piece about the parody series Otaku no Video I decided to repost it on OTB, so now it is officially part of the column.
While I may have be not be writing “The Beginner’s Guide to Anime” column for On The Box, I can still write the odd piece. As it is LGBT History Month in the UK, I’ve written a piece about Yuri!!! On Ice for the website.
While I might not be able to cover anime for On The Box anymore, I can still cover other Japanese-related things, like music and films. Thus here is a link to my review of We Are X, a documentary about the rock band X Japan, that is being screened at the London Film Festival.
The band does have an anime connection – their song “Forever Love” was used as the theme song for the anime film version of Clamp’s X (The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 70), but it is not mentioned in the documentary.
First, an apology. Sorry for not updating the blog for a while. I was busy working in the Edinburgh Fringe and it takes up a lot of my time.
The last “Begnner’s Guide to Anime” was Hayao Miyazaki’s short film Panda! Go, Panda! It is also the last one I’ll be writing for On The Box as they have stopped to column (it was considered too niche for a mainstream TV website), so from now on the Beginner’s Guide while move to here.
“The Beginner’s Guide to Anime” this week looks at Cheer Boys!!, about an all-male cheerleading team.
“The Beginner’s Guide to Anime” this week looks at the football anime DAYS.
“The Beginner’s Guide to Anime” from On The Box this week looks at the cycling series Yowamushi Pedal.