A surprise hit, even if… and we can all soak up the irony, the editing arc could maybe have done with a fraction more editing.
Not ordinary at all: A review of Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko won the Judge’s Award at Scotland Loves Anime and is about a young teen coming to grips with life with her unusual mother.
Skynet Glee: A review of Sing a Bit of Harmony
Our friendly robot needs to pass for a human, but she wants to make people happy. Is that human?
Spaces battles and alien romance: A review of Knights of Sidonia – Love Woven in the Stars
If you’ve invested time into seeing whether humanity can survive, then this movie has the answer, and you won’t feel cheated by it.
The Dragon and U: A review of Belle
Belle is evolved so far from Beauty and the Beast that it highlights the faults of the former. It does so in a non-critical way, Mamoru Hosoda is a fan.
You’ll remember: A review of Over the Sky
Over the Sky looks gorgeous. That was the plan. Stunning backdrops and magical dream sequences are all part of the sentiment hammer it hits you with.
Surprise, you’re an evil princess: A review of The Relative Worlds
Then you discover that lots of people have dropped dead. It just happens now and then. No one knows why and people are scared. Could it happen to them?
Living with Crying: A review of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
Here’s an anime worth making an effort to watch. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas aired at the Scotland Loves Anime festival in 2018 in Edinburgh on the same day as Calamity of a Zombie Girl. Don’t let the coincidence of names fool you; I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is not a zombie anime. […]
Tarantino gone wrong: A review of Calamity of a Zombie Girl
I watched the UK premiere of Calamity of a Zombie Girl in Edinburgh during the Scotland Loes Anime film festival. The whole audience was laughing at it, snorting in disbelief at times, but probably not in the way the director or Gonzo, the production company, wanted. I’m not sure what sort of story Calamity of […]
The dark hour: A review of Persona 3 – The Movie #1 Spring of Birth
There are more than 24 hours in the day. There’s a dark hour that exists between days, when machines stop working, people vanish into coffins and monsters called Shadows come out to hunt. The occasional human isn’t lucky enough to transform into a safe coffin clad item during the Dark Hour. They stay real, active […]