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“Poupelle of Chimney Town” Review: Sweet, Beautiful with Missing Pieces

My only regret about watching Poupelle of Chimney Town is that I didn’t have a chance to do it sooner.

Anime, Film, Foreign, Netflix

“Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop” is a sweet film but lacks some substance

Romance anime movies are growing on me. Usually, I’m not a huge romance person. I’m not even that into shipping drama but these little slice-of-life high school romances are pulling at my heartstrings. Ride Your Wave, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish all had death be a major plot… Continue reading “Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop” is a sweet film but lacks some substance

Foreign

The Wonderful Journey in “Night on the Galactic Railroad.”

What’s up with trains being a symbol of the journey to the afterlife? I’m not complaining. Just making an observation Seriously. Especially in Japanese culture and media, it seems that if a character is going to the afterlife, there will be a train to take them there: Over the Garden Wall, Spirited Away, The Twilight… Continue reading The Wonderful Journey in “Night on the Galactic Railroad.”

Foreign

Masaaki Yuasa brings us another classic with “The Night is Short, Walk on Girl.”

Thanks to HBOMax’s amazing selection of animation I was finally, finally, finally able to watch The Night is Short, Walk on Girl. And it was...an experience. I wish I had had a drink or two while I watched it. It’s one of those kinds of movies - very esoteric with little meaningful plot but interesting… Continue reading Masaaki Yuasa brings us another classic with “The Night is Short, Walk on Girl.”