Julian Rizzo-Smith

Anime and Manga writer

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a Sydney-based writer covering anime and manga at SBS PopAsia. He also produces videos and written work for Stevivor and Hyper, and hosts That Video Game Show on Blitz radio. You can follow him on TwitterFacebook or YouTube.

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Omg, we might finally know what happened to Your Name’s star-crossed couple
WARNING: Slight spoilers ahead for Your Name and Weathering With You! Makoto Shinkai’s latest film, Weathering With You, is a heart-wrenching and breathtakingly beautiful anime film that leans heavily into Your Name’s legacy. In true Makot...
We need these like yesterday!
Following news that Hollywood plans to reboot Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Kim Possible and even, perhaps, Buffy the Vampire Slayer the classic girl gangs are making a return. Here some other female-starring action series we’d love ...
Who do you want to see?
Nintendo have confirmed a new Super Smash Bros. game for the Switch. The Trailer announces Splatoon’s humanoid squid players as playable characters in the game, alongside Breath of the Wild’s Link, Mario and what appears to be a returning ...
What some of the most inspiring anime women can teach us on #InternationalWomensDay
Akane, Psycho-Pass Akane’s strong sense of justice and judgement teaches us to always stay true to our morals. When Akane discovers the true form of the Sibyl System, she acknowledges to put her prejudice aside and accept its role in soc...
Just slightly jealous of this verrrry talented guy from Melbourne!
Way of the Woods is a beautifully somber indie PC adventure created by an Aussie teen. The game stars two deers in a Studio Ghibli-inspired world filled with dark tunnels, abandoned shopping centres and a magical cat village. Two years ag...