Anime Review – Harmony

Harmony (Hâmonî) Japan (2015) Dir. Michael Arias & Takashi Nakamura Governments want to control everything within their purview - if they could synchronize the minds, feelings of every person under their auspices, you know they would take it. In some ways, many succeed with political ideology drawing in the weak minded and easily led - … Continue reading Anime Review – Harmony

Anime Review – Grandma And Her Ghosts

Grandma And Her Ghosts (Mo fa a ma) Taiwan (1998) Dir. Wang Shaudi Depending on the age they were born, many children tend to grow up with grandparents who are past middle age - in other words, they are grey haired or fast approaching it, making them almost mystical in our eyes. I doubt many … Continue reading Anime Review – Grandma And Her Ghosts

Anime Review – Jujutsu Kaisen Part 1

Jujutsu Kaisen Part 1 (Episodes 1-12) 2 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 290 minutes approx. If anime is to be believed, Japan must be the most unfortunate country in the world for rampaging spirits and demon manifestations; you can’t move for stories about teenagers with latent abilities to see ghoulish aberrations or have … Continue reading Anime Review – Jujutsu Kaisen Part 1

Anime Review – One Piece Film: Gold

One Piece Film: Gold Japan (2016) Dir. Hiroaki Miyamoto The Straw Hats set sail for another theatrical adventure - their 13th - which is either a testament to the prolificacy of their creator Eiichiro Oda, or insatiability runs deep in One Piece fans. More likely, the bean counters at Toei Studios feel the company needs … Continue reading Anime Review – One Piece Film: Gold

Anime Review – Over The Sky

Over The Sky (Kimi wa kanata) Japan (2020) Dir. Yoshinobu Sena Regrets can be worth having in order to make us strive to be better people - in theory at least - so locking these experiences away from our memories could potentially prove to be counterproductive. For example, imagine dying then realising you could have … Continue reading Anime Review – Over The Sky

Anime Review – Lupin III – The First

Lupin III - The First Japan (2019) Dir. Takashi Yamazaki Monkey Punch’s evergreen creation has been an anime staple since 1971 and weathered many changes - from TV to film, cell drawn to computerised animation and even a live action adaptation. Prior to his passing in 2019, Monkey Punch said he hoped to see a … Continue reading Anime Review – Lupin III – The First

Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (2020) It’s rare that I need to open a review by explaining the title before getting to the main discussion but this show warrants it, since the word” toilet” may put people off from watching it before knowing what it is about. So, please note that this series has nothing to do with … Continue reading Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Anime Review – Violet Evergarden: Eternity And The Auto Memory Doll

Violet Evergarden: Eternity And The Auto Memory Doll Japan (2019) Dir. Haruka Fujita It was inevitable that, with a concept as broad and inviting as the one driving the TV series Violet Evergarden, a second series or a film was going to appear sooner or later. We are still waiting for the second series so … Continue reading Anime Review – Violet Evergarden: Eternity And The Auto Memory Doll

Anime Review – Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time

Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time (Cert 15) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime) Running time: 156 minutes approx. Release Date: August 13th Well, to say this has been a long time coming is a bit of an understatement - 25 years in fact. I am referring to the (supposed) final, definitive, ultimate conclusion to the Neon Genesis … Continue reading Anime Review – Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time

Anime Review – Josee, The Tiger, And The Fish

Josee, The Tiger, And The Fish (Cert PG) Theatrical (Distributor: Anime Ltd) Running time: 98 minutes approx. Release Date: August 11th People with disabilities tend to fall into two groups - those who begrudge their condition and become resentful at the world, and those who refuse to let it define their lives and make their … Continue reading Anime Review – Josee, The Tiger, And The Fish