The Boy and the Beast || Impressions

  While visiting my bestest friend James last month, he and I watched The Boy and the Beast together in sub. I’d heard some things about it–that it just didn’t compare to Wolf Children, similar things like that (and to be honest, is that even fair?. WOLF CHILDREN IS WOLF CHILDREN. IT’S TOO GOOD TO…

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…

Five Things I Love About Gangsta.

Everyone’s seems to be enjoying Gangsta. right now, and for good reason! It’s finally an anime not set in high school, about adult mercenaries, with awesome action and atmosphere…and much more. It’s a show everyone who’s age appropriate should be watching right now. Today I’m digging a little deeper into why I love Gangsta. and the different elements…

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…

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…

Howl’s Moving Castle || A Weekend Flick

Very imaginative and fantastical, I loved and felt conflicted over Howl’s Moving Castle when I first watched it. While I own it, enjoy it, and replay it often, the ending was a little disappointing, and the story seems to lose focus during the finale. However, that’s not to say it’s a bad movie! Not in the least! I’m…

Yatterman Night || A Mini Review

So, Yatterman Night from the Winter 2015 season was a pretty good show, with an interesting sense of humor and intriguing commentary on what symbolism can mean to a nation. This was a treat to watch, even though it was a tad hard getting settled in for the ride. At least the lead character was an adorable…

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…