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[DVD] Anime Review: Gourmet Girl Graffiti

November 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s not often for anime viewers to sit back and settle for an anime that is considered ‘relaxing’. So when one encounters an anime like GOURMET GIRL GRAFFITI, you’d be surprised by its black and white simplicity and heart-warming nature. Second-year middle student Ryo has [...]

[DVD] Animation Film Review: A Letter to Momo

November 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Since her father’s death, life has never been the same again for Momo Miyaura (Karen Miyama) and her mother Ikuko (Yuka). Moving back to her mother’s estate in Shio Island, all Momo could think of is her Father and the unfinished letter that was left behind in her possession. A letter [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: The Boy and the Beast

October 2, 2016 // 1 Comment

From the director behind The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) and Wolf Children (2012), Mamoru Hosoda returns with THE BOY AND THE BEAST, a fantastical film that explores the notion of identity and bonds between two individuals from polar-opposite worlds. Following the death of his mother and a [...]

[DVD] Film Review: Phoenix (2014)

September 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

From the director of Jerichow (2008) and Barbara (2012), Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX is a hauntingly exquisite film that sees a former prisoner of Auschwitz concentration camp revived from the dead. With a penchant for psychodramas, Petzold’s Phoenix deals with his favourite [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: Wolf Girl and Black Prince

August 3, 2016 // 2 Comments

Welcome to this shoujo story about a girl who hates a boy, and the boy hates the girl. Sounds familiar? No, this isn’t your typical Pride and Prejudice story. This is the story of WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE. Just like any high school student, Erika simply wants to be accepted by her peers. So [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: DRAMAtical Murder

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Set on the fictional Japanese island of Midorijima, an island becomes privatised by the powerful Toue Konzern who transforms the island into a resort called ‘Platinum Jail’. Living away from this extravagant city is protagonist Aoba Seragaki who works at a store called ‘Junk [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: No-Rin

July 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Meet Kosaku Hata — the world’s #1 fanboy of the one and only Yuka Kusakabe. Who is Yuka Kusakabe? With a serene smile, beautiful hair, and a voice of an angel, it is no wonder that Yuka Kusakabe has stolen every fangirl and fanboys’ hearts. That was until Yuka made an [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: HaNaYaMaTa

June 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

HaNaYaMaTa. The original Love Live: School Idol Project complete with a group of friends dancing and singing together — just not in the way you expected it to be. Fourteen-year-old Naru Sekiya is an average girl who is obsessed with fairytales. Surrounded by peers who are musicians and [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: Dragonar Academy

May 13, 2016 // 2 Comments

Fantasy mixed with romance, comedy and dragons? Yes, please! Featuring dragons of all different sizes and species, DRAGONAR ACADEMY is everything we could ask for. But does this fantasy anime exceed our expectations? Let’s find out!  In a land of dragons, citizens called [...]