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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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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; [...]

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Attack on Titan Season 2 – Failing to Stand Out

Unpopular opinion incoming: I do not particularly like Attack on Titan (Season 2 especially...) HERESY! You say...! And, you might be right. Maybe... Currently AoT stands with a score of 8.69 on MAL. Something which I personally think is absolutely mental. And, before I go on, I want to say that I do not think [...]

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... [...]

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Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli, and Youth

As far as I know, Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away was the very first anime I watched. Well... maybe that's not strictly true. When I was a kid, there was Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. But... I'm inclined not to include them. For what better place to start than with Ghibli and its auteur Hayao Miyazaki. I'll start [...]