Anime: Bleach Movie 4 – Bleach: Jigoku-hen

Bleach: The Hell Chapter is the newest movie offering from the immensely popular Bleach series. I’ll be honest and say that I don’t follow the anime anymore. However, I do still read the manga on a weekly basis. Bleach is VERY shounen, if you’re sick of the genre, stay away from this movie! Set after … Continue reading

Anime: Usagi Drop

A note of caution before I start. I’ve read the manga and I love the manga. So I’m slightly biased. For the review of the manga see here: https://annoyingdragon.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/manga-usagi-drop/ Usagi Drop is a heartwarming story about Rin and Daikichi. How they come to live together and how they’re changing each other’s lives. It’s a beautiful story with … Continue reading

Anime: Tiger & Bunny

Reality TV is everywhere, it has even come to anime! Introducing Tiger and Bunny an anime about a reality TV show called HERO TV where heroes (people with super powers) compete to save people and avert disasters to gain points. Tiger and Bunny are two contestants and the anime is really about their blossoming partnership. If you … Continue reading

Anime: Iblard Jikan

Have you ever just sat inside on a rainy day and watched the rain outside, perhaps listening to your favourite music, your hands warmed with your favourite hot drink? That’s the feeling I got when watching Iblard Jikan. If you like going to museums and appreciating art, then this anime is for you. There’s no real … Continue reading

Anime: Aru Machi Kado no Monogatari

Also known as tale of a street corner by Tezuka Osamu back in 1962. To be able to come up with something like this 50 years ago, it’s no wonder he’s called the Godfather of anime. The anime OVA is an amazing depiction about a street corner. Not your normal depiction of people living or working … Continue reading

Anime: Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City is a pretty short anime about DEATH METAL. It’s a really funny depiction and to a certain extent fairly accurate? I’m not into death metal, so I’m not sure how true the anime remains to the genre, but it’s definitely an accurate depiction of what the general population thinks of death metal. … Continue reading

Anime: Memories

Every once in a while, you chance upon an anime or a movie that no one seems to know about. You wonder why that is because it’s an AMAZING piece of work that everyone should be talking about. Memories is exactly that. From Otomo Katsuhiro of AKIRA fame (and which person doesn’t know AKIRA?) and the production team … Continue reading

Anime: Karigurashi no Arrietty

Also known as the borrower Arrietty in english, it’s the latest studio Ghibli movie, adapted from the book “the borrowers afield”. It’s not a true adaptation, no studio Ghibli has ever been a true adaptation, but like all studio Ghibli movies it’s very endearing. I have to admit that’s what i like most about studio Ghibli films, they always seem to … Continue reading