Puchi Eva: Evangelion@School

January 25, 2010

Do not expect this to make sense, just check it out. 24 episodes of CG set in a high school where Hideaki Anno plays out yet more of  his endless variations on Evangelion.

You might also want to have a look at Anno’s statement of intent. Am I alone in detecting a certain dissonance between aims and methods?


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 24, 2009


© Steve Kyte 2008

This says it all! See you in the New Year.


Crispin Freeman on Anime Mythology

December 22, 2009

Trailer for Crispin’s performance-presentations on YouTube here.

Join Live Japan and win prizes

December 18, 2009

A new campaign to get people living in Japan to entice others to visit has just started on the Japan National Tourist organisation website. Non-residents can enter too, and win prizes including hotel stays and tours in Japan.

History of British anime

December 15, 2009

This is quite an interesting post – sadly the blogger hides behind an alias, which I think gives his/her comments less weight, but reminiscences on the history of Manga Video releases are still quite rare online so it’s worth adding to the archive.


Our final class tonight

December 15, 2009

I’m looking forward to this and sad about it at the same time. I’ve found some fabulous anime and hope to make our final class a real journey of discovery!

Welcome to the class blog!

November 3, 2009

This is the blog of the first-ever Workers’ Educational Association anime evening class, held in Central London on Tuesday. Class members and other interested parties can post comments on here anytime.

Helen McCarthy is leading the class and will moderate the blog. Notes, reading lists, viewing lists and links will be posted here.