The Beginner’s Guide to Anime – A (slight) return

Otaku no Video 1

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.

On The Box review: We Are X


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.

The Beginner’s Guide to Anime, No. 173 – Panda! Go, Panda!


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.