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Geek It! Anime Review: Hinamatsuri (2018)

June 23, 2018 // 1 Comment

In what appears to be the most underrated anime of Spring 2018, the story of HINAMATSURI can be best described as chaotically super awkward with many wholesome feels. Meet Nitta Yoshifumi, a young intellectual yakuza who lives on his own in a grand apartment in Ashigawa. Despite his lavish [...]

Animation Film Review: Your Name (2016)

December 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

For many decades, Hayao Miyazaki holds the honourable title of being the king of animation. So when YOUR NAME makes its mark on the industry gaining similar success to Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, we must question: is it time for Miyazaki to pass the torch onto the next generation of [...]

[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] 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] 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: 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 [...]

Animation Film Review: Moomins on the Riveria

November 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

In a world dominated by mainstream CGI animated films comes a simple, refined film… MOOMINS ON THE RIVERIA. In celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Tove Jansson’s birth, Moomins on the Riveria is the first animated feature based on the comic strips by Tove Jansson and Lars Jansson. [...]