The leading UK magazine devoted to Japanese popular culture, Neo magazine brings you absolutely everything of interest from that most polite yet insanely inventive of lands.
Neo primarily covers anime, Asian film, manga and Japanese music from death metal to J-pop, bringing you the latest news on each. There are great in-depth features on some of the famous – and some of the obscure – pieces of Japanese culture that have made their way to our western shores, as well as coverage of conventions, cosplay and showcases of artistic talent, alongside reviews of recently released films, anime and manga. A must for any Japanophile out there, also touching on Korean and Chinese culture.
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What is it about Japan that has made it one of the most astoundingly creative and innovative cultures in the world? We don’t know here at Newsstand but we are very grateful for it.
Japanese culture is unendingly fascinating, bringing a perspective and imagination that is really rather lacking over here. Perhaps the greatest example of this is the wonder, beautiful films made by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki. These films are astoundingly elegant and gorgeously designed and animated productions the world has ever seen, putting Disney to shame. These films, several of which have successfully been released in the West such as My Neighbour Totoro, Ponyo and perhaps most famously Spirited Away, tell amazing stories that seem to come from a world far removed from any we could think of.
For an example you could watch Howl’s Moving Castle, telling the tale of a young girl cursed to look old, a seemingly ageless wizard who travels in a mechanical castle that walks across the land and a living flame. Or perhaps you fancy a story about a man/pig who flies fighter planes in the Adriatic sea? Then Porco Rosso is the film for you. There is an astonishing world of imagination out there, and we highly recommend Ghibli films as the best way to dip a toe into the waters of Japanese culture. nb