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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms is a beautiful telling of the bond between mother and child, set in a fantasy medieval world, where legends such as dragons still exist but are dying out. The plot revolves around Maquia, a young Iorph (a clan that becomes immortal in their mid-teens) and Ariel, a mor...



Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Mary and the Witch’s Flower was such a beautiful movie.  The music, animation and characters were near perfect. Have you seen the enchanting previews shared on social media? If you like the feel of it, you’re going to love the movie. Mary is an insecure and clumsy child who moved to live at her ...


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Your Name (Kimi no na wa)

  “The braided cords that we make are the god’s art and represent the flow of time itself. They converge and take shape. They twist, tangle, sometimes unravel, break, and then connect again.” Mitsuha Miyamizu is a teenage girl from a small mountain town. She’s mild-mannered and dutiful to the rit...




Fireworks – Should we see it from the side or the bottom? Is a slice of life anime with a twist of sci fi and romance. The story revolves around 1 day in summer. A group of boys plan to watch fireworks from a small town’s lighthouse and make a bet if they are flat or round (from the side). Durin...


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Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu

A year has passed since Okabe reached the Steins Gate world-line where Mayuri is alive, Kurisu hasn’t been killed, and time only moves forward. Visiting Japan, Kurisu stops by the Future Gadget Lab where everyone is up to their usual shenanigans. but something’s not quite right – memories ...


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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 ...



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 ...



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...


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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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