The Wind is Rising…We Must Try to Live! – Review of The Wind Rises


Allegedly Miyazaki’s last directorial feature, The Wind Rises was similar to his previous films in many ways. But at the same time, it was also the one that greatly deviated from his other works. This review contains spoilers. Continue reading

Imagination is Our Greatest Gift and Curse: review of ‘King of Thorn’


Referring to fairy tales is quite prevalent in films lately. But referring to Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty and Greek Mythology in a single film is quite something. (This post contains spoilers.) Continue reading

A New World with Old Problems: Shin Sekai Yori anime review


Human history was full of blood and terror. The new world was not so different except that in this new world, we were better at covering up the blood and terror. This article contains major spoiler. You have been warned! Continue reading

Saving the World for the 33th Time: A Highly Biased Review of Doraemon: Nobita’s Secret Gadget Museum


I am a huge Doraemon fan. The simple fact that I could experience Doraemon movie in the digital cinema, equipped with latest sound system, had already pleased me beyond measure. Prepare for a very biased, spoiler-containing, review.  Continue reading

A Collection of Unpublished Thoughts from 2013: The Wind Rises, Good-versus-Evil tropes, Game of Thrones anime and 6th year anniversary!


2013 is drawing to a close and despite all the bad things that had happened, the world somehow keeps spinning. It has been a crazy year for my life but rather slow year for my blog. I have always tried to avoid publishing too many meta posts or posts that carried too little contents. So this is a good opportunity for me to publish all those things I wanted to say but could not fit them into a proper post. Enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts! Continue reading

Canne Interviews Hana, Ame and Yuki from ‘Wolf Children’: anime review and discussion!


Read Canne’s conversation with the main characters from Wolf Children Ame and Yuki for exclusive insights, analysis and criticism for this award-winning anime! (contain spoilers) Continue reading

The Widow, the Ghost and the Unemployed: Natsuyuki Rendezvous anime review


I cannot remember the last time I stumbled upon an anime whose female lead was a thirty-something widow. Come to think of it, Natsuyuki Rendezvous was almost devoid of scenes in high school. It was a breath of fresh air, indeed. Continue reading

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