Breakdown Enter a dark and dismal future where humanity struggles to barely survive. This is’t the typical dystopia though. Imagine a colossal city that spans layers so deep you can travel for days and never see the real sun. In this endless maze of metal and stone, a sparse number of humans somehow get by as they avoid the machines hunting them. It is a world as mysterious as it is endless. Any semblance of an answer to one thing brings with it dozens of new questions. This is the world of Blame! Is it a movie worth watching? How original and entertaining is it? Read on to find out. Synopsis The exact date isn’t known. The only thing that is however is that at some point far in the past humans once had the ability to control the sprawling city. Then one day a strange contagion […]
Kagami and the Generation of Miracles are back in a game that is sure to shake Japan! Join the Vorpal Swords in their fight again the unruly Jabberwocks in Kuroko no Basuke: Last Game. General Information Kuroko no Basuke EXTRA GAME is a spinoff manga by author and illustrator Tadatoshi Fujimaki. Based on this spinoff series comes Kuroko no Basuke: Last Game, an anime movie that aired in the year 2017. The film spans a decent duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Want to learn more about the original series? Check out my reviews on Kuroko no Basuke Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3! Synopsis From the far shores of America comes Jabberwock, a team of unruly street basketball players whose skills resemble NBA players. In an exhibition match, Jabberwock easily defeats Strky, a team of former third-year players from the Interhigh and […]
In a world where robots can behave like real humans, Hal is indeed very interesting. I stumbled on this movie a year back, and it’s still one of my favorite films. What’s more, the movie’s best feature is its grand twist! “I think it’s enough having met you. If the pain I suffered is to exchange for this very moment, I’m satisfied. If everything was in exchange for meeting you, then I feel those occurrences are all worth it.” Haru General Information Hal is a 2013 Japanese anime film by director Makihara Ryotaro. At the 2013 Anime Expo convention, Funimation announced that they acquired rights for release in North America. Synopsis A young woman named Kurumi lost her boyfriend Haru in a sudden plane accident. Left heartbroken, she then isolates herself in a small house. However, this comes to change when her grandfather asks the […]
Have you ever wonder why No Game No Life is a world of chess as its hierarchy? How it became a peaceful world that is mostly based on games that Sora and Shiro would love too? Check out this anime film No Game No Life Zero!
“A faint clap of thunder, clouded skies. Perhaps rain will come. If so, will you stay here with me?” Yukari Yukino General Information From renowned director Makoto Shinkai comes Kotonoha no Niwa, a 2013 anime drama film starring Irino Miyu and Hanazawa Kana. Also known as The Garden of Words, the film is a product of CoMix Wave Films. Additionally, this anime movie acquired a manga adaptation with illustrations by Motohashi Midori. Synopsis During rainy mornings, 15-year-old shoemaker Takao Akizuki visits the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. There, he meets the mysterious 27-year-old woman Yukari Yukino. The pair has personal reasons as to why they regularly come to the garden. Takao skips his morning classes to design shoes and Yukino avoids work due to personal problems. While Takao freely opens up about his life, Yukino tells him nothing about herself. When Takao finally learns about her […]
Makoto Shinkai, Your Name’s director, has described Koe no Katachi (The Shape Of Voice) as “too cool”. Can this tale of disabilities, school bullying, friendships and growing live up to such a high praise? Opening the film a song from The Who, My Generation, is either an act of supreme confidence or extreme folly. Fortunately, Naoka Yamada’s Koe no Katachi more than manages to live up to the promise set in those opening minutes (add in Shinkai’s praise). Koe no Katachi: Kids Can Be Quite Cruel To One Another Shoya Ishida’s less complicated life becomes a lot more confusing when a deaf girl, Shoko Nishimiya, joins them in his elementary school class. It’s not long before his curiosity, and that of his classmates, turns into something nasty. When Nishimiya eventually transferred to another school, the blame for bullying her falls squarely on Ishida’s shoulders. It may […]
“Can I ask you, your name?” – Taki and Mitsuha Kimi no Na Wa a.k.a. “Your name” in English, is Makoto’s Shinkai 5th animated film that was released in the summer of 2016. This film is based on a novel of the same that he had finished writing prior to its debut. This film was heavily regarded as one of the greatest anime movies of all time. It has consistent success of placing number one in multiple box offices. It kept surpassing ticket sales. Kimi no Na wa has received a huge amount of praise from Japanese and international audiences too. Eventually, this film surpasses Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away as the number one highest-grossing anime film in history. It performed so well that for a time, it didn’t even surprise anyone to hear the words, “Did you hear? Your name broke some new records.” It even […]