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

Why Shin Sekai Yori is a science fiction that does not look like most science fictions


Like any good anime did to me, watching Shin Sekai Yori (aka From the New World) gave me lots of things to write about. In this post, I am focusing on the elements that set this anime from most other science fictions. Continue reading

Who are you, Alice? – Kamisama no Memochou anime review


I thought Kamisama no Memochou was about NEET detectives. But it was actually about gangster drama. Oh wait, it was, in fact, about Narumi…who constantly got himself into troubles. Continue reading

A world without crime, stress, freewill or dream: discussion and review of Psycho-Pass


Psycho-Pass was such a fascinating show. It was dark, complex, emotional and, most importantly, thought-provoking. Here, I will give my thoughts and criticism towards this anime. Be warned that I will be discussing in depth about many major plot points of Psycho-Pass so there will be spoilers of massive scale! Continue reading

Canne’s favorite live-action movies of 2012 – an anime fan’s choice


This post has been sitting around my desktop for months. I intended to post this after I had seen the last batch of movies from 2012. I strongly expected that the movies released around the end of 2012 would make me add several more titles into my rather short list of favorite live-action movies. But alas, none actually made the cut, even those award-winning ones. So my list of favorite live-action movies remained as short as it had been 4 months ago. Continue reading