Play it safe. Stay inside. Watch anime.

After tackling time travel in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Mamoru Hosoda returns in Summer Wars to the more provincial and realistic world of the Internet.  Luckily the Internet here is not the boring, text heavy internet of our time, but a more garish and interesting Internet of a not-too-distant future.  Pastel colored avatars, corporate headquarters… Continue reading Play it safe. Stay inside. Watch anime.

"If I told you that I came from the future, would you laugh?" Review of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

If a good movie is hard to come by, surely a good anime movie is like one in a million; what a relief then, because for now, my long search is over – The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is that one in a million. Dubbed in some quarters as the anti-Ghibli, it offers a… Continue reading "If I told you that I came from the future, would you laugh?" Review of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Digimon Adventure (Movie 1) – Believe me, it really is that good!

It’s brilliant to be in this position. The last thing I expected to be writing about is Digimon, but that’s just typical of life; ever twisting, ever unpredictable. So this morning I was reading about Mamoru Hosoda – a rising star of anime who is just now making an international impact with “The Girl Who… Continue reading Digimon Adventure (Movie 1) – Believe me, it really is that good!

One Piece Movie 6: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island – This will scare kids

Shonen Jump movies aren’t exactly known for their quality; they usually amount to little more than 1.5 hours worth of fan-servicey filler, but when I discovered none other than Norio Matsumoto animated “One Piece Movie 6: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island”, I just had to check it out. For those who aren’t aware, Matsumoto… Continue reading One Piece Movie 6: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island – This will scare kids