If you were to try to create an objective list of the greatest anime of all time, what would you put in the top five? Fullmetal Alchemist, perhaps? Mushi-shi? And would Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke be the Ghibli representative on the list? It’s an impossible task – there are so many great anime and it’s… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Five Best Anime EVER!
Whenever one anime season ends and another begins, I try to use that time to finish series on which I’ve fallen behind. This season, that meant Celestial Method and Unlimited Blade Works. I could have predicted what followed, though: I’ve staved off FSN, since I have a few months until the next cour, and I… Read More Celestial Method, 5 cm/s, and Middle Acts
The second part of 5 Centimeters per Second, with Kanae, takes a step in a slightly different direction, portraying another kind of naive love while still continuing the sad tale of Tohno and Akari. Kanae is a girl who is helplessly in love. Always timing her meetings with him, always so quiet and shy, yet… Read More 5 Centimeters per Second: Distance of the Heart Part 2
I’m a pretty big Makoto Shinkai fan. I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan, but if I were to list my favorite storytellers, he would be one of them. Personally, I love the themes he explores in his short but perfectly paced stories, and combined with the beautiful animation and more often than not perfect… Read More 5 Centimeters per Second: Distance of the Heart, Part 1
Love ’em or hate ’em, Christmas songs are inescapable during the holiday season. But in the midst of typical musical fare, there are gems that don’t get played all too often in December. For instance, a favorite of mine is “My Favorite Things,” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music, and made… Read More My Favorite Things