Date: 2020 May 27 20:58
Posted by Joe
A quick reminder to our readers as part of the BFI JAPAN 2020 Season the BFI's magazine Sight & Sound has just published an anime special as it it's latest issue. The June 2020 bumper anime issue includes plenty of articles by anime experts, including Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy, Jasper Sharp and many more.
The issue is out now you can buy a print issue, get the digital edition or subscribe to the magazine.
To be honest even though it's packed with great content they had us with the Totoro cover!
Details as follows:
The summer 2020 edition of the magazine - out this week - is a bumper anime special surveying of the triumphs of Japanese animation, including 50 key titles from AKIRA to YOUR NAME. The issue coincides with BFI JAPAN 2020 - the BFI's major celebration of more than 100 years of Japanese cinema, with new collections launching on BFI Player throughout the summer.
In print and digital now. Buy a print issue, get the digital edition or subscribe.
Anime feature highlights from the issue include:
- 50 essential films - 50 titles that celebrate anime's full, fascinating riches (introduced by Nick Bradshaw)
- Back to square one: the seeds of anime - the international anime phenomenon was fired in a Japanese crucible of changing technology, financing and demographics in the years after WW2 (by Jonathan Clements)
- Parallel lines: independent animation - far from the commercial mainstream, Japanese animators have been experimenting with the form since the early years of cinema - an eclectic tradition that's still thriving (by Jasper Sharp)
- A show of hands: women and anime - the scarcity of women at the highest levels in Japanese animation has traditionally left female characters at the mercy of male preconceptions and fantasies - a state of affairs a new generation is eager to draw to a close (by Serena Scateni)
- Tick tick... boom: anime goes global - with Japan's anime market close to saturation and its global fanbase continuing to expand, canny producers are creating works with an increasingly international flavour (by Alex Dudok de Wit)
- TV trailblazers: strength in numbers - the small screen is where anime began and where it made its greatest impact, building the franchises that support the art and the industry (by Helen McCarthy)
- Public anime: where to learn more - recommendations for anime books, podcasts, websites and blogs.