Mecha

Shooting magic with the expert

Tiny twinkling light bulbs look like snow flakes. Mixed with purple and white beams of light, make the most beautiful picture.

Florence Too

Friday, 23 December, 2011, 12:00am

Big Apple's bureaucrats bite off more than they can chew

New York

New York City has been imposing a lot of new rules on its residents in recent years - rules on where, when and how to protest, where to smoke, on trans-fats in restaurant food, where to dance and how much noise you can make.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Old favourite returns

Juso Kiko Dancouga Nova (TV)

Yet another classic super-robot series has been brought out of retirement and given a modern day makeover. Juso Kiko Dancouga Nova is an update of 1985's Choju Kishin Dancouga.

Both series were made by Ashi Productions, who have also produced M.A.S.K., Macross 7, Blue Seed, Mega Man (1995) and Beast Wars Neo.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Global robot wars

Gigantic Formula (TV)

It's world-wide mecha duels as countries battle for the right to rule the world in new anime Gigantic Formula currently on Japanese airwaves.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Futuristic world at war

Tide-Line Blue (DVD)

Tide-Line Blue is a sci-fi action anime produced by Bandai Visual. This veteran production company has over two decades of experience, with such anime as Appleseed (1988), Escaflowne - The Movie (2000), Giant Robo (1992), Shin Getter Robo (2004) and the Yu-Gi-Oh! series.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am