Tuesday, August 31, 2004

The Giants of Anime are Coming

Great piece in Wired on upcoming anime features; a good review of the genre and several interpretive elements. “Otomo intended Steamboy as grade-A fun. But it’s not such a stretch to view the clumsy and ultimately fragile behemoth in the sky as the US culture industry and jetpack-propelled young Ray as a personification of Japan. Fast-moving, improvisational, at home with the future, and ready to try almost anything, Japanese popular culture is riding high.” Good. Hollywood can use the competition.

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