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…

Ongoing || Spring 2016 Reactions: Part 1

The Spring 2016 season is nearly over; show are beginning to wrap up now. I’ve dropped some shows as time has gone by, but these are the ones I hope to finish within the next two weeks. I’ll be trying out a different format to discuss shows this season; I’ll be covering them alphabetically instead of…

Ongoing || Winter 2016 Impressions: Part 1

About time I did this, isn’t it. XD Here we go! ERASED | 8 episodes in This is my favorite so far of the season because of its extremely strong, focused plot of altering the past the save the future, backed by beautiful characters and thrilling suspense! The last wee’s episode legit broke me into tears…

Jamie’s Summer 2015 Star Ratings: Part 2

Goodness, there’s no time for me to dilly dally, guys! If I wait too long on these the Fall Season is going to swallow me alive before I know it. So, let’s pick up on my final impressions of Summer 2015; if you missed it, you can first read Part 1 here to see my…

K: Missing Kings

In the upcoming fall season, the anime K is getting a sequel. I put some time into watching K for this reason…and also because the show is quite popular, from what I can tell. I decided not to review the first series itself for a couple of reason though: it wasn’t actually great. The animation…

The Secret World of Arrietty

I’ve roped today’s “Weekend Flick” to fit my year-of-anime celebration! Today I’m going to review the special Ghibli film that got me to give anime a second chance: The Secret World of Arrietty. I’ve always loved the idea of little people. I devoured a book series called The Littles when I was growing up–I still…

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…

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…