All articles by Helen McCarthy

Lists

50 key anime films

From the breakthrough of Akira in 1988, through the exquisite films of Miyazaki Hayao and others, Japanese animation has captivated audiences around the world. But anime’s history runs deeper still. Here we select 50 titles that celebrate its full, fascinating riches.

By Nick Bradshaw, Darren Ashmore and others

50 key anime films
Videos

Critics’ talk: an introduction to anime (for BFI at Home)

By Michael Leader, Kambole Campbell and others

Critics’ talk: an introduction to anime (for BFI at Home)
In partnership with JNTO

A short history of small-screen anime

By Helen McCarthy

A short history of small-screen anime