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.”

Anime, HBOMax, New Show, Show

“Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken” is a masterpiece

If you to see professional passion or the love of a particular art form then this short anime about girls who want to make anime is an amazing example.

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

Foreign

“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.

Anime, Film

“Ride Your Wave” is the anime romance we need right now

It’s hard to believe I’ve never seen a Masaaki Yuasa film before. Last week, his newest film, the 2019 Ride Your Wave, premiered in America. Naturally, I was there with soda and popcorn in hand and totally clueless about the plot. And honestly, I can’t remember the last time I cried like this in the… Continue reading “Ride Your Wave” is the anime romance we need right now