A Spectacular but Familiar Dystopia: Metropolis anime review


From what I understood, Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film ‘Metropolis’ was a classic. Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis manga was also considered a classic. But the 2001 Metropolis feature anime was arguably not. I think I understand why. Continue reading

When ‘how’ is more important than ‘why’: ‘Another’ anime review


‘Another’ is a very effective horror anime, if nothing else. This is the case when the strength of the series barely out-weights the weaknesses. ‘Another’ has been released last year and I assume that most of you have already seen it. In this post, I discuss in details about all major plot points and key features of this anime. Be warned. This post contains massive spoilers! If you have not seen it and only need to know my ultimate verdict, jump straight to the last paragraph of the article. Continue reading

A Letter to Momo…or a Totoro Reboot?


If you felt so certain that you have seen A Letter to Momo before, you were not alone. it was very similar to another anime. You might have heard of it. It’s called My Neighbor Totoro. Continue reading

The Princess, the Pilot and My Frustration: review of The Princess and the Pilot


You will find me ranting quite a lot in the following review. But make no mistake, The Princess and the Pilot was not that bad. The problem was that it was lazy and could have been much better. (Important note: I did not read the light novel so my criticism is based on anime version only and the following discussion contain spoilers for the ending) Continue reading

Looking at the World in Different Light: Hyouka anime review


I am afraid that I may have nothing but good things to say about Hyouka. It was an exceptional anime that showcased how good script and direction could turn an apparently conventional high school anime into something extraordinary. Continue reading

There are lots of sceneries but only few words in ‘The Garden of Words’: anime review


This anime was only 46 minutes long. But I would not have it any other way. (This review contains spoilers.) Continue reading

Talking about Balance and the World in Black and White: Why ‘Epic’ is Wrong!


This topic has been in my mind for a long time and Epic was the final straw for me. I am so tired of these lazy, simple movies set in the world of black and white. This post is also applicable to many animations, superheroes and fantasy movies. Continue reading