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Nichijou: Cuteness overload with postmodern humor

June 25, 2013


How do you deal with those dull, boring, uneventful days in your life? Read a book? Take a stroll in the park? Or perhaps a nap would do? Sometimes we just can’t help but ask for something more; something to give color to our otherwise monotonous worldly existence. Sometimes we’d rather trade our painfully ordinary […]

Movie Review: The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki

June 19, 2013


The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is a 2012 anime film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, and produced by Studio Chizu and Madhouse. This movie bagged a number of awards after its release, and for a pretty good reason: it is easily one of the best shows of 2012. After watching the film, I am once […]

Movie Review: Children Who Chase Lost Voices

June 18, 2013


Children Who Chase Lost Voices is a 2011 film created and directed by Makoto Shinkai, who is well known for that beautiful and heart-wrenching anime film 5 Centimeters Per Second, as well as that touching short film Hoshi no Koe (Voices from a Distant Star). Shinkai is well known for bringing sadness and despair (albeit […]

Baka to Test to Shokanjuu: A good source of “mindless” comedy

June 17, 2013


(So, I guess it’s my first time to review a pure comedy anime. It is important, therefore, to explain my criteria for judgment for this specific genre of anime. Since most pure comedy anime obviously focuses on delivering the most laughs as possible, we cannot really evaluate their plots with the same standard I’ve used […]

Movie Review: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

June 16, 2013


The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Shoujo) started out as a sci-fi novel written by author Yasutaka Tsutsui. It was about a girl named Kazuko Yoshiyama, a student who accidentally gained the ability to time travel. However, this post, as can be determined by the title alone, is not about the novel; […]

Kimi ni Todoke: A cute, slow-paced romance

June 15, 2013


Kimi ni Todoke is a romance manga written by Karuho Shiina, later adapted to an anime series by Production I.G., spanning two seasons. Due to the large number of romance shoujo anime in existence, it can be quite hard to point out a show that stands out from the rest in terms of its key […]

Anohana: A touching tearjerker

June 13, 2013


Actually, I have watched this anime quite a long time ago, but I feel compelled to write a short review for this one, for the sake of those people who might be missing this gem. If you’re a masochist who is frantically searching for a show that will make you tear up with its heart-wrenching […]