Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Wind Rises

"Le vent se lève !… Il faut tenter de vivre !"
I cannot write about this without spoiling be warned.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Oukami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki: First impressions

Just watched it at LFF, so review time. Trying to avoid spoliers (excepting what was in the 1 paragraph blurb)
First off, it was a 35 mm print, with noticeable judder. Strikes me as a bit odd for a digital film with such background detail but there you go.

The basic premise is that  Hana, a 19 year old student, becomes interested in a mysterious attendee to one of her University courses. They start a relationship, he reveals to her that he is half-wolf  daemon of some sort, they have two children, he then dies following the second's birth. She can't cope with hiding the children's wolfish tendencies within city life, and resolves to move to the countryside their father came from.

Film is in 3 clear acts, with time progressing throughout.

Friday, August 24, 2012

anime on TV?

This is a hypothetical discussion on if piracy stopped completely.

As you're all aware for various reasons (age of audience, licencing issues, market splits) anime is pirated comparatively more than most other media compared to it's sales.

What if through some form of magic (not going to happen otherwise, no matter what Hollywood lobbyists might want) media piracy stopped overnight. Hollywood would naturally hope you'd buy their crap.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fairy tail

Was trying to get this done a while back, the watching list still stands, this season held nothing new besides Fate/Zero.

It seems I dropped nearly everything last season.

Fair few promising shows I didn't try though: Kamisama no Memo-chou and Croisee in a Foreign Labyrinth ~ The Animation. A few pieces of trash that might be fun too.

Dropped/stalled list:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hibiki's Magic (Hibiki no Mahou)

Apologies for not posting in ages, had this half finished for a good 3 months now
I picked up this by hearing about it in a podcast discussion of moe on manga out loud.

My first reaction was this is being regarded by a critic as good, should look it up.
My second reaction was it's probably just some other author with the same name.
Then I confirm it was indeed that author and instantly purchase both volumes off Amazon.

Summer '11first ep views

And now the anime forecast, issued by the myself on behalf of the aniblogging comunity at 17:54 BST today

iM@S: very active character animation, lots of activity in every shot. Good.

Mawaru Penguindrum: FUCK YES IKUHARA!!! Heavy showers. Good.

Usagi Drop: Very real, hits damn hard. Good

Yuruyuri: Moe blobs, K-on! without the cake. Poor becoming moderate.

Blood-C: Noodle people, decent animation. Light showers. Moderate.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Some musings on the UK anime market

Some Q&A.
Tl;dr version:
Your product sucks compared to the US and or Fansubs
If it didn't suck it's OOP.