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Parasyte: The Maxim – Anime Analysis and Review

It's fair to say,  Parasyte tickles me in all the right places. A feat that the majority of anime fails to come even close to doing. Not especially because the shows I watch are inherently unworthy, but because they simply do not compare with the truly brilliant shows I have had the pleasure of watching [...]

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Perfect Blue – Exploring Satoshi Kon’s Masterpiece

  Satoshi Kon. A name that is instantly recognised, and hugely respected within the anime community and business. Known for his distinct thematic elements, and unmistakable tonality of his films. Sadly, the man behind many other critically acclaimed classics such as, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika, Millennium Actress, and Paranoia Agent passed away in 2010 after a very [...]

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The Gods Lie (Manga) : Youthful Innocence

  So, this is not anime. It's a break-away from what I usually write. It's manga. More specifically, The Gods Lie The Gods Lie is a 2013 manga written and illustrated by Kaori Ozaki. The story follows eleven-year-old Natsuru, a grade-schooler who dreams of one day being a succesful footballer. In amongst this he meets [...]

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Pom Poko – Environmental Resonance

  Pom Poko was within the first ten or twenty anime movies I ever watched, many, many moons ago. And, one I have loved ever since. It's one of those slightly underrated Studio Ghibli movies that don't get talked about all that often, or that is to say, nowhere near the level that the others [...]

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Aku no Hana (Flowers of Evil): Creating Atmosphere

I have never seen an anime like Aku no Hana, pretty much in every respect. There's something so singular about it - the way in which it presents itself on-screen. The beautiful real-world humanity that props up its characters. And, not to mention possibly the most noticeable thing, the use of the Rotoscpope animation style; [...]

Koi Kaze: Rational Taboo

  Fellow blogger, Psychime (give him some love!) recommended Koi Kaze to me. And, I'm very glad he did so!   *** Fair warning, this is gonna be a long one. Hang in there with me! ***   An In-Depth Look at Koi Kaze Ah, where do I start... finding a relevant place is hard... [...]