Anime Review: Someone’s Gaze

Dareka no Manazashi, aka Someone’s Gaze, is another short Shinkai Makoto film of only about 6-7 minutes. The stage is set at near future. Okamura Aya, also known as “Aachan”, started to live by herself as she started a new job after graduation. Her mother needed to go overseas to work as a doctor, so now only her father and a cat, Mii-san, live in … Continue reading Anime Review: Someone’s Gaze

First Impressions: The New Dororo「どろろ」

I recently watched Joey, The Anime Man’s, video on this anime and its history, and it inspired me to give the first episode a watch. Granted the first episode is still the only one out at the time of me writing this, so I’ll keep this relatively brief. After all, the video linked above offers far more detail about this anime and its author than I could … Continue reading First Impressions: The New Dororo「どろろ」

Anime Review: Voices of a Distant Star

For my third review of a Shinkai Makoto film, I’ve chosen Hoshi no Koe, or Voices of a Distant Star, a 2D/3D sci-fi space drama set in the year 2046. Blade Runner anyone? Hoshi no Koe, using full 2D and 3D digital animation, is a story of a long distance love and mail messages between a boy and girl. Set in 2046 after the discovery of … Continue reading Anime Review: Voices of a Distant Star

Anime Review: The Seven Deadly Sins Movie: Prisoners of the Sky

Ever since Netflix released the second season of The Seven Deadly Sins here in the west, I’ve been itching to watch the movie that dropped back in August. Unfortunately it would seem, like a great many series, this movie was probably only made for a quick buck. What I mean by that is that it does nothing to progress the actual story, which is something … Continue reading Anime Review: The Seven Deadly Sins Movie: Prisoners of the Sky

Anime Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

We all knew it would have to end eventually but it was still a hell of a ride. During the latter half of 2018 I tried avoiding most of the airing anime in the hopes that the community would help me figure out which shows I would actually enjoy, and to allow for optimal binging pleasure. Unfortunately those hopes would be dashed as the hype … Continue reading Anime Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Anime Review: She and Her Cat: Their Standing Points

After watching Your Name., I knew I needed to go through its creator, Makoto Shinkai’s backlog of films. There’s a handy list of MAL of 10 of his films that I decided to check out first, and the first on the list I’ve watched is 彼女と彼女の猫 or She and Her Cat: Their Standing Points. It’s a short, black and white, animation with a runtime of … Continue reading Anime Review: She and Her Cat: Their Standing Points

「君の名は。」Your Name. Review

I thought about calling this review, “I Finally Watched Your Name. and You Should Too!”, but analytics are telling me you guys prefer the shorter, more reasonable, titles. And well who am I to argue with highly intelligent robot statistics? Wait what was I talking about? Oh right, the hit anime movie by Makoto Shinkai that came out a few years ago, Kimi no Na wa., or … Continue reading 「君の名は。」Your Name. Review