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