Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko)

Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) (Cert 12A) Japan (2019) Dir. Makoto Shinkai Okay so we all know that with great power comes great responsibility but what is less discussed is when the sacrifices for having that power are arguably greater than the power itself. Perish the thought, but maybe it isn’t worth having after … Continue reading Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko)

Flavours Of Youth (Si shi qing chun/Shikioriori)

Flavours Of Youth (Si shi qing chun/Shikioriori) China/Japan (2018) Dirs. Li Haoling, Jiaoshou Yi Xiaoxing & Yoshitaka Takeuchi  I suppose we should blame Proust. If it wasn’t for the seminal Madeline cake chapter in his classic masterwork À la recherché du temps perdu the idea of food or other everyday objects being stirring mnemonics to … Continue reading Flavours Of Youth (Si shi qing chun/Shikioriori)

5 Centimetres Per Second (Blu-ray)

5 Centimetres Per Second (Cert U) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 63 minutes When 5 Centimetres Per Second was first released in the UK on DVD in 2012, it was one of the first anime titles reviewed on this site which you can find HERE. Thus I won’t recap the whole story … Continue reading 5 Centimetres Per Second (Blu-ray)

Your Name

Your Name  (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray/3 Discs Deluxe Edition (Distributor: All The Anime) Running time: 107 minutes approx. Something quite remarkable has happened to anime films over the past year, that being them starting appear more regularly in mainstream cinemas across the UK (not my local sadly). The reason for this? The astounding global … Continue reading Your Name

The Garden of Words

The Garden Of Words (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: All The Anime) Running time: 48 minutes approx. Takao Akizuki is a sensitive fifteen year-old student with a desire to become a shoe maker when he finishes school, a vocation choice his friends and family mock. When the rain season hits, Takao skips school by hiding … Continue reading The Garden of Words

Journey To Agartha

Journey To Agartha (Cert 12) 1 Disc Bluray/ DVD Lt Ed. 3 Disc set (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze UK) Running time: 116 minutes approx. 12 year-old Asuna lives in a rural village where she likes to sit on the hills and listen to the unusual music from below the ground via a crudely made crystal driven … Continue reading Journey To Agartha

5 Centimetres Per Second

5 Centimetres Per Second (Cert U) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 60 minutes Takaki Tōno is a popular lad having caught the hearts of two girls at different times in his adolescent life. But is a happy ending on the cards in either situation? This is the third outing from the master of … Continue reading 5 Centimetres Per Second