Anime

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Miss Hokusai

Set in 1824 Edo (now known as Tokyo), a much accomplished artist of the time works tirelessly in his house-atelier. He is as short-tempered and sarcastic as he is brilliant, with no passion for money or meaningless pastimes like drinking. His name is Kutsushika Hokusai and decades later his work would come ...

8

Great

Your Name

I’m a little nervous writing a review for this. Your Name is already pegged to beat Finding Dory for the Best Animated Feature at the Oscars and the director (Makoto Shinkai) as the next Hayao Miyazaki. Also, I’ve never reviewed an anime before. So this is a review from someone who isn’t well versed in the ...

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Great

Black Butler: Book of Murder

Okay, so I watched Book of Murder without any prior experience of Black Butler. The extent of the knowledge I have on Black Butler comes from Tumblr. All I knew before starting this OVA was that Sebastian was a butler from hell (I know this fact in no context, so it makes no sense to me), and that Ciel’s pa...

9

Flippin' great

Only Yesterday

Two decades after its Japanese release, Only Yesterday (1991) has finally been dubbed for western audiences and released on Blu-Ray and DVD. Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Grave of the Fireflies) tells the tale of Taeko Okajima in this timeless animated f...

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