In this corner of this world

Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni: The Crane beyond the scraps

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Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni, also known as In This Corner of the World in English is a  Japanese animated wartime drama film produced by MAPPA. The film is based on the manga written and illustrated by Fumiyo Kōno.  Animatsu Entertainment licensed the global distribution rights of the film in June 2016. Shout! Factory has acquired the distribution rights for North America, with a U.S. theatrical release on August 11, 2017, co-released by Funimation Films. Here’s a quick preview of this magnificent movie. Credits to Animatsu Entertainment Plot Set in the timeline of 1930s–1940s where World War II being experienced by Japanese people, a young daydreamer embarks to the world full of hardship as she experiences adulthood along the way. Suzu was a talented illustrator who lives in Hiroshima and Kure, an unknown young man, had suddenly proposed to her, after remembering seeing Suzu ten years ago. With fantastic experiences, Suzu married him and moved to […]

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!: A Review By Earl

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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! aims to retell the funny yet touching story of how Ash and Pikachu first met. It also shows how they became the closet of friends, and in that regard, it’s successful. Moving on, the movie emphasizes the importance of friendship above anything else with an energetic presentation full of obscenely cute and charming Pokémon. FUN FACT: The title of the movie is the same title for the very first episode of the entire Pokémon series. Everything plays out as you’d expect, until the end where things take a sharp turn into some cringe-worthy material. This ultimately leaves things on a sour, awkward note; to be honest. Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!: The Short Review Essentially, this movie is all about Ash’s Greatest Hits from Season 1, only stuck in fast-forward mode. We see a ton of pivotal moments like […]

Blame!

Blame! Anime Movie Review

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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 […]

Kuroko no Basuke: Last Game Movie Review

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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 […]

Q01: A Movie Review on Hal

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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 […]

Fleeting Rain: A Review on Kotonoha no Niwa

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“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 […]