Category Archives: OVA and movie

A Whisker Away

To her classmates, Miyo “Muge” Sasaki is a loud and forthright girl, eternally cheerful and never afraid to speak her mind. But underneath all that, Miyo is struggling. Her mother walked out on her years ago, leaving Miyo to live … Continue reading

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Ni no Kuni the movie

Yu, Haru and Kotona are best friends who are all attending high school together. When Kotona’s life is threatened by a mysterious man in black, Yu and Haru discover that the key to saving her is to travel to another … Continue reading

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In This Corner of the World

An innocent dreamer with a love of drawing, Suzu grows up in Hiroshima in the 1930s and early 1940s. At age eighteen, she receives a marriage proposal from a man she doesn’t know, and moves across the country to live … Continue reading

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Promare

Like many other anime fans in the UK, on Tuesday 26th November, I ventured to the cinema for a screening of Promare. I had seen screenshots of the gorgeous art, and I knew that others had enjoyed it, but other … Continue reading

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Penguin Highway

He may only be a fourth-grader, but Aoyama is already a budding genius with a keen interest in all things scientific – not to mention a secret crush on the lady who works at the dentist. When large numbers of … Continue reading

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The Red Turtle

When a storm leaves our nameless protagonist shipwrecked on a desert island, he naturally turns all of his efforts to escaping his plight. Unfortunately, every raft he builds is destroyed by a giant red turtle whenever he sets out to … Continue reading

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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

On a distant island live the Iorph – an ageless race of pale haired ethereal beauties also known as the Clan of the Separated. They spend their days weaving their thoughts and memories into a special cloth as Hibiol, and … Continue reading

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Mary and the Witch’s Flower is the first film from Studio Ponoc, a breakaway from Studio Ghibli. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that the film looks and feels very much like a Ghibli title. It’s based on The … Continue reading

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Macross Plus revisited

Around ten years ago, I got my hands on a copy of Macross Plus: Ultimate edition DVD, and spent a couple of evenings watching the OVA and movie. This was my first exposure to one of Japan’s biggest mecha franchises, … Continue reading

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Full Metal Alchemist 2: The Sacred Star of Milos

Elric Brothers: Blood and Lava When a previously unremarkable prisoner stages a dramatic escape with the help of alchemy, the Elric brothers are at the forefront of the action. Following up on this lea, the brothers are dispatched to the … Continue reading

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