3 Apr 2024

Explainer: The world of anime and its rise in popularity

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 3 April 2024

When Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and The Heron won the best animation prize at the Academy Awards this year it cemented anime's place in mainstream culture.

With the death of Dragon Ball-Z creator the influential Akira Toriyama last month we thought it'd be a great time to delve into the topic of anime and manga with somebody in the know.  

So if Dragon Ball-Z and Cowboy Bebop mean nothing to you, fear not, because Dr Emerald King is with us.

Emerald is also a champion cosplayer.

A scene from Studio Ghibli's anime My Neighbour Totoro

A scene from Studio Ghibli's anime "My Neighbour Totoro." Studio Ghibli is RNZ Concert's Kete this week. Photo: www.ghiblicollection.com

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