Tag Archives: Anime

Weathering with You (2019) Review

THIS IS THE STORY OF THE WORLD’S SECRET THAT ONLY SHE AND I KNOW   Japanese anime has been around for quite some time; entertaining viewers with stylish animation from the “Land of the Rising Sun” and bringing a plethora of various tales of colossal mechas, magical girls, and fantastical journeys that various characters undergo. Anime has been dabbled into

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Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Review

VISUALLY ENTERTAINING, BUT INCOMPLETE   Over the past thirty years, the stylish cartoon tales of Japanese anime has all been a popular genre for many; findings this animated realm appealing with its variety of stories to tell. Given the plethora of different styles of anime (ranging from feature films to TV series), it comes as no surprise that Hollywood has

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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017) Review

I CHOOSE POKEMON NOSTALGIA   Back in 1997, the Japanese anime series of Pokémon (i.e. Pocket Monster), introducing viewers to a colorful episodic adventure within a cartoon world of the vast and diverse range of these Pokémon creatures and beings. In a nutshell, the original TV show followed the series main protagonist character of Ash Ketchum, along with Pikachu (his

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Digimon Adventure Tri. Chapter 2: Determination (2016) Review

A DIGI-PARADOX   In 2015, longtime fans of Digimon (“Digital Monsters”) rejoiced with the 15th anniversary of Akiyoshi Hongo’s franchise with the start of Digimon Adventure Tri; a six-part series that serves as direct sequel to the first two television series, Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02. Basically, after the first two seasons of the show. Taking place three after

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Ghost in the Shell (2017) Review

GHOST IN THE MACHINE   Back in 1995, the anime film known as Ghost in the Shell was released; a movie that went on to be considered one of the greatest anime films ever created). Based on manga (i.e. Japanese comic book format style) by Masamune Shirow and directed by Mamoru Oshii, Ghost in the Shell followed the story of

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Digimon Adventure Tri. Chapter 1: Reunion Review

A “DIGITAL” BLAST FROM THE PAST   While Pokémon was beginning to building its empire of “pocket monsters” through various media outlets (TV shows, cards games, video games), a somewhat rival franchise, Digimon “Digital Monsters”, was slowly on the rise. For the uninitiated, Digimon was created back in 1997 in Japan and was originally created virtual pets (similar to Tamagotchi

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