Sore ga Seiyuu! || A Mini Review

I wasn’t very in-tuned to the seiyuu, or voice acting, element of the anime process before this show came out. However I’m quite grateful to have watched little show, because it definitely gave a realistic but enjoyable peek into the struggles of the voice actor’s career. Sore Ga Sieyuu! follows three young voice actresses as they’re…

Sound! Euphonium || A Review

Wow this was a fantastic anime! The realism, the music, the drama, the animation: it was always a treat to tune in to Sound! Euphonium each week last season. I would love to watch it again some time! I found immense enjoyment in this show, and I hope I can communicate my love for this…

Kiki’s Delivery Service || A Weekend Flick

Kiki’s Delivery Service is one of Studio Ghibli’s most well-loved films–I think that’s pretty safe for me to say. 😀 I came to appreciate Kiki in a roundabout way, as it wasn’t love at first sight. I thought it was a decent film at first, but I didn’t connect with it–I was sick in bed…

5 Centimeters Per Second || A Weekend Flick

Today’s review is short, because this film is pretty short! XD Created by the same director who orchestrated the gorgeous The Garden of Words, 5 Centimeters Per Second is artistically gorgeous film about distance, love, and loss. I’ve heard this film mentioned a lot; many people love it, many people are confused by it, everyone admits the animation…

Jamie’s Spring 2015 Star Ratings

I’m by no means a critic. While I like to exercise critical thinking, I also love my entertainment to be just that: Entertainment–it’s good to have balance! With this in mind, I’m tackling the big job of rounding up of everything I watched from the Spring 2015 season and give them a rating.  This is the…

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time || A Weekend Flick

This was a movie I saw before I liked anime and I wasn’t too impressed the first time. However, I decided to rewatch it several months ago to see if I would like it more. And I did! The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is actually an exceptional film, being smart, funny, and relatable. This film was made by…

Ponyo || A Weekend Flick

Ponyo is in my top three or four Studio Ghibli films. It whisked me away on my very first viewing, leaving me stunned by the gorgeous animation and completely won by the adorable child leads. This is the version of The Little Mermaid that I love because the innocence, warmth, and adventure is so touching and engaging! And yes, Ponyo…

Wolf Children || A Weekend Flick

Today premieres my very second anime blog post series, A Weekend Flick: On one weekend day, an anime movie gets the spotlight! I’ve wanted to do this post series since the blog’s beginning, so I’m excited to put the idea in action! In honor of Mother’s Day, the first entry in this series will be one of the…