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Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu Review: The Disappearance of Rintarou Okabe and Kurisu’s Time Travel Endeavors

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Steins;Gate is among my favorite anime, and as such, I was incredibly excited about the idea of a new movie installment, Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu.  All the more so because it was not one of the great many recap films but rather a new story, a sequel to the TV anime.  While I was worried about how such a thing could be done considering how well the TV series had concluded, I couldn’t help but anticipate the release of the movie, and I remember watching the trailer many times, excited about the great potential the movie had.  The wait lasted many months, and eventually, come winter break (which now seems so long ago), the movie was subbed and I at last had the opportunity to watch the movie I had been so excited for.  Ultimately, the movie proved to be a very worthwhile watch and a strong sequel to the series, and while it didn’t entirely live up to its full potential and could have added a bit more to contribute to the quality of the story as a whole, it was still an incredibly enjoyable experience and far from being a disappointing flop that drags down the rest of the series.  It should be mentioned that it is necessary to watch the Steins;Gate TV anime and its special episode sequel to understand much of what takes place in this movie, and S;G in general is such a fantastic series that it should be watched regardless of this movie.  While I don’t intend to give massive spoilers, it is almost impossible to describe the foundation of the movie’s story without alluding to the ending of the series and specific events leading up to it, so do keep that in mind if you plan to read the rest of my review (and if you haven’t already, go watch Steins;Gate since it’s such a fantastic story). Continue reading

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Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo Review: The Consequences of Time Travel and the Value of an Ordinary but Stable Present

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My school’s art club began watching the movie Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, or The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, before winter break began.  Since we never got around to finishing the movie there, I figured I should watch it on my own since the thought of leaving a movie hanging for many weeks didn’t seem pleasant.  The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a movie I’ve wanted to get around to for a while, particularly because I’m a huge fan of time travel anime.  The Girl Who Leapt Through Time feels a lot more down to earth than a vast majority of the time travel stories I’m familiar with and is quite different in nature from the rest (in large part because it focuses on the use of time travel in everyday life as opposed to in stories of a much greater scale with a notable sense of danger).  While it wasn’t the greatest experience out there and I personally wouldn’t rank it as highly as, say, Steins;Gate, it is still a very worthwhile watch with quite an enjoyable story. Continue reading

Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei Review: Spirits in the Sky

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So about two weeks ago, a couple of friends came over to my house and we decided to just watch a bunch of random anime episodes (well, the friend who watched anime and I at least, my other friend didn’t really care all too much).  Most of it was just a bunch of random first episode stuff: my friend showed me the first episodes of Yuru Yuri and Watamote, while I insisted on watching the first episode of Chihayafuru because another friend has told me a great deal about how amazing the series is.  I still have a lot I’m planning to see, so I probably won’t finish up on those for some time, but I do intend to return to them in due time.  That said, there are two things that I made pretty decent progress on, the first of which would be Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei.  Well, to be honest, this was a first episode too, but considering this is a set of seven movies I figured it doesn’t count in quite the same way.  It’s something I’ve been meaning to get to for a while and the movie has its own entry on MyAnimeList, so why not?  Anyway, having finished the first movie…..I wasn’t really too sure what to think.  It’s complicated, and probably supposed to be that way, but it’s still pretty strange. Continue reading

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion Review: Psychological Disturbances and Evangelion’s Grand Finale

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With the unusual conclusion of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime, I’ve been curious about the End of Evangelion film, as I had heard many times that the movie felt much more like an ending to the series than the last two episodes of the TV anime.  Now that I’ve finally seen the movie, I can certainly say that this is true, although End of Evangelion is a movie that’s hard to be prepared for because of many reasons. Continue reading

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