Category Archives: Movies

Okko’s Inn

This is one of many films marketed for it’s ex-Studio Ghibli staff member credentials. The director is Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator for the studio. It’s worth mentioning, because if you are looking to find that Ghibli magic … Continue reading

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The Film Rights War

In the very early days of cinema there was nothing in the way of regulations to protect the interests of the film-makers. As cinema became more and more popular, this became an increasing problem. Films were sold to theatres to … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The view from 5930 miles away: The Haruhi series could never be accused of being ordinary, and the film that ends it all is no exception. It’s the second longest anime film ever made, but rarely feels like it’s dragging … Continue reading

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Liz and the Blue Bird

You might not know it from the title but this is a Sound! Euphonium film. When I ordered my copy there was no shortage of whingers in the review section complaining about that and saying that you needed to have … Continue reading

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Psychic School Wars

The storyline to Psychic School Wars didn’t really capture me. It’s a time travel drama, with Ryoichi Nyogoku travelling back from a future where the human race is almost extinct, living only on the moon. He has psychic powers, as … Continue reading

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K-on! The Movie

Before we started looking at some creepy anime for October I wrote about the anime series K-on! Now that Halloween is over for another year let’s return to the gentler subject of K-on!, specifically the movie that followed the end … Continue reading

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Loups=Garous

When I was looking for some suitable anime series and films to watch for Halloween, this one stood out to me in the shop. I assumed it was going to be a werewolf film, and it sounded interesting, so I … Continue reading

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