Stop-motion. Japanese mythology. Adorable characters. What more could you want? Oni: Thunder God’s Tale has been on my “To Be Watched” list for ages. (Don’t ask me how long that list is…It’s kind of embarrassing) But it never felt like the right time - even though the series is only 4 episodes long, each one… Continue reading “Oni: Thunder God’s Tale” – a Japanese stop-motion treasure
“Pompo: The Cinephile” Review: A fun film about a pretentious movie
If Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken is the ultimate love letter to animation, its cinematic equivalent is undoubtedly Pompo: The Cinephile.
Generic but cute, ‘Children of Kamiari Month’ is a trope-filled story about grief
Why do so many anime movies always seem to have to deal with grief? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Ride Your Wave, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, BELLE…Those are the ones just from the top of my head It’s something that’s bothered me a little - but it wasn’t until I watched Children… Continue reading Generic but cute, ‘Children of Kamiari Month’ is a trope-filled story about grief
“Belle” is beautiful, heartbreaking and almost perfect.
I have been looking forward to seeing Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle ever since I’ve heard of its reception at the Cannes Film Festival. And I was not disappointed. I’ve heard the story, most often described as a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but that only gives a bare outline of the story. It’s much… Continue reading “Belle” is beautiful, heartbreaking and almost perfect.
“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
“Beastars” continues to be one of the best anime.
(Spoiler Warning!) I’ve been waiting a while for Beastars to return to Netflix, and I’m happy to say that the anime is still excellent. While the first season had a lot of backstory and set-up, which was very well-done by the way...the second season focuses on the fallout. Legoshi is on the hunt for the… Continue reading “Beastars” continues to be one of the best anime.