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.