Posts Tagged ‘ Movie ’

Summer Break 2014 Recommendation Requests

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So as it happens, today was the day I graduated from high school and I’m…..still not sure how I should feel.  I mean, on one hand, it feels so liberating to be free from high school, preparing for the glorious world of college, and at the start of a long, beautiful, relaxing summer with a lot in store.  At the same time, however, I’m really gonna miss my friends and the other fabulous people I’ve met at school.  I never thought much about it, but my class was really amazing and had some of the greatest people I’ve ever met, and it’s sad to think I won’t be seeing some of them for a very long time, though I know they’re capable of great things and I’ll definitely be seeing the results of that in a few years.  Feelsy reminiscing about high school aside, however, the long summer vacation has arrived.  So what does that mean for you all?  Well, this shall be the first time that I ask for recommendations from everyone who is reading my blog. 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

Platina Data Review: The Secrets and Conspiracies Behind DNA

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So with my post about the first movie I saw in San Francisco done, I might as well write about the second.  The other movie I saw is one titled Platina Data, also known as Platinum Data.  Platina Data was quite the intriguing watch, though a very different story from Rurouni Kenshin.  While Rurouni Kenshin was a more action-packed historical setting movie, Platina Data is futuristic with some sci-fi elements and a much more psychological storyline. Continue reading

Rurouni Kenshin Review: Abandoning a Violent Past

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About a week and a half ago my family went on vacation to San Francisco, and at the time there was the Japan Film Festival in which a number of Japanese movies (both anime and live-action) were presented.  Sadly, we were not there for very long so I only got to see movies on one of the days.  However, we went to see two movies.  The first one is the live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin.  While I have seen a few scattered episodes of the anime on Toonami long ago, the truth is that for the most part I haven’t seen much of any of this story, whether in anime or manga form.  As such, I’m not that familiar with the original story (besides the basic idea that almost anyone with any awareness of the series already knows) so I could not judge how good this movie was in comparison to its previous forms.  That said, however, I certainly enjoyed watching this film and though I may not be aware of how properly it adapted the source material, I feel that it was made into a very enjoyable movie regardless and one that definitely makes me more interested in reading the manga or watching the anime. 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