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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.

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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

Anime, Film, Other, Studio Ghibli

In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of”Spirited Away”

While Avatar: The Last Airbender deserves a lot of credit for getting me into animation...There is another piece of media that deserves to be mentioned. And considering it just celebrated its 20th anniversary this month, it seems like the right time to discuss Spirited Away. I first saw the movie when I was about 10… Continue reading In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of”Spirited Away”

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

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