Anime: Whisper of the heart

After watching My neighbours the Yamadas, I couldn’t help wanting to watch more Studio Ghibli films. There’s a quality about them that makes them classics which you can watch again and again and again. Much like Disney films, but I love Disney movies more because of all the musical numbers than the actual stories themselves. So … Continue reading

Anime: My Neighbours the Yamadas

When I was young, I fell in love I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead Will we have rainbows, day after day Here’s what my sweetheart said. Que Sera, Sera, Whatever will be, will be The future’s not ours, to see Que Sera, Sera What will be, will be. This particular Studio Ghibli movie is different … Continue reading

Looking for Anime

I’m not very inspired with the anime I’ve been watching recently with the exception of Sakamichi no Apollon which is not coming out fast enough. So I was wondering if anyone had any pre-2000 anime series to recommend. I’ve watched the famous stuff like Cardcaptor Sakura, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop and Kindaichi. But there has to be more than … Continue reading

Anime: Kyousougiga

A boat, beneath a sunny sky Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July–   Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear–   Long has paled that sunny sky; Echoes fade and memories die; Autumn frosts have slain July.   Still she haunts me, phantomwise, Alice … Continue reading

Manga: Bakuman

and so it comes to an end – a mere 176 chapters. The ending came quite abruptly, I wasn’t expecting it to end so quickly. It was a manga that I felt I could read forever. Yet it must have been a difficult manga to write. A manga about manga. Obata Takeshi and Ohba Tsugumi never fail to … Continue reading

Anime: Toradora! Special

Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui which translates into the secret of bento Not sure in which part of the main series the special is set, but it came out with the blue-ray box set. You may not already know this, but Toradora! is my favourite school romance comedy anime. I don’t normally enjoy the genre that … Continue reading

Originally posted on Genkinahito:
Writer/director Mamoru Hosoda is a big name in anime. His work on “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” and “Summer Wars” has seen him called the next “Hayao Miyazaki” but as much as I liked the former the latter left me cold. Here’s a trailer for his next film which will…

Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

This was my 300th anime! Woo-hoo! I couldn’t have picked a better anime to watch. The fourth season of Natsume Yuujinchou, a beloved series which has made me cry and yet warmed my heart all at the same time is back. It’s more of the same goodness as in the previous seasons. The anime starts off … Continue reading

Anime: Chihayafuru

Watching an anime based on a little known Japanese game is difficult, especially when the game deals with 100 famous Japanese poems. Having never played the games or heard the poems, I think a lot of meaning and subtext is lost. Still Chihayafuru does a good job of balancing game time with all the different relationships … Continue reading

Anime: Shakugan no Shana 3 (Final)

Just some thoughts on the series  after watching it, this is going to be brief. I’ll write-up a proper review when I marathon the entire 3 seasons. You know all those memes which end with “still a better love story than twilight”? This final season of Shakugan no Shana, would actually say: possibly a worse … Continue reading