Studio Chizu

“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.

Foreign

“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

Anime, Netflix, New Show, Web Animations

I have a lot of complicated feelings towards Masaaki Yuasa’s newest series

(Spoilers for the entire series) Maybe 2020 is not the time to publish any apocalyptic media. Even if it has a “happy” ending. There’s no way Masaaki Yuasa or anyone on the production team of Japan Sinks 2020 could have foreseen everything going on when they were producing this movie - but it might have… Continue reading I have a lot of complicated feelings towards Masaaki Yuasa’s newest series

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“A Whisker Away” is a sweet but bland tale.

I’m back, bitches! I got a brand-spanking new and beautiful laptop. I also can’t believe how light and fast it is. I love it. I apologize for missing so many weeks but my nearly seven year old laptop finally decided to give out. I could barely do anything on it. Now, I don’t have an… Continue reading “A Whisker Away” is a sweet but bland tale.

Anime, Film, Foreign, Other

“Lu Over the Wall” needs more work to make the cut

While Lu Over the Wall focuses mainly on music and xenophobia while Ponyo is more focused on environmentalism and the idea of change.