Kimi Na Wa or Your Name

Shinkai returned to his favourite theme of longing and separation as he brought us Your Name. Your Name is a vehicle that transports us the viewers into a world of magic through scenes of nature, astral magic and Mother Nature’s disasters. These uses of bright colours, camera work and sound would put many live-action blockbusters to shame, while there is almost hallucinogenic effects in the movie’s environmental scenes will move us to tears.

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Summer Wars: The Meaning of Family

Summer WarsFor the most part, I really enjoyed it. Few animated movies, much less Japanese ones, focus on families, so that aspect alone of the film is awesome. Natsuki’s large, colourful family nearly carry the movie themselves, especially her great-grandmother. Also, the world of OZ is flat-out gorgeous, filled with colourful, appealing avatars and backdrops. Continue reading

YuGiOh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, Nostalgia Done Halfway

Kaiba’s a bad ass the movie is the real name of this movie

Kaiba isn’t in denial of magic anymore and we get to see this in movie,  but what’s more is that we see him missing his greatest rival. His passion to defeat his rival is so great that he invents the worlds most advanced holographic systems in through the a statelight in space and then even later on, breaks the barrier between dimensions just to play a card game.

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Bone’s Samurai Movie Sword of the Stranger

The Sword of Stranger castWow. This movie has left me nearly speechless. There are scenes in it that are shocking, jaw-dropping, amazing…if you haven’t seen this movie yet, and you like action movies, with a good plot, solid characters, and the best action sequences I’ve ever seen in an anime, then beg, borrow, steal…er, do whatever you can to get your hands on it. You won’t regret it. Take my word for it. I was really lucky to have seen this at my anime society. Continue reading

Yowamushi Pedal The Movie

The art and animation of YowaPeda’s television series visibly struggled to maintain quality. In countless episodes, I noticed character designs melting into extremes. You can make a fair amount of excuses for facial distortions based on the grotesque natures of many of the characters–notably Shinkai and Midousuji–but it’s obvious when the drawing gets sloppy outside of those special circumstances and action cuts. In contrast, the film actually looks great on the big screen, with time and care given to the drawings of the team members’ faces and bodily proportions. CG was used in key areas to smooth the transition to cycling, particularly during dynamic scenes.

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