Posts Tagged ‘Movie’

Little Witch Academia anime movie review

Another short anime movie from the Young Animator Training Program I mentioned in my last post. For various reasons I’m too lazy to analyze (the Western-cartoonish designs, the Harry Potter-inspired plot, the Disney-like plot), Little Witch Academia was a smash hit with Western fans while making only minor waves at best in Japan. Western anime […]

Appleseed (2004) anime movie review

Well, well, what do we have here? A love story disguised as an action movie, eh? We’ll just see about tha– hmm… It’s not so bad… I guess. My Google-fu tells me there are at least 5 Appleseed movies or anime series out there, all loosely based on Masamune Shirow’s Appleseed manga wot I haven’t read […]

Summer Wars anime movie review

I thought I’d watch something more recent for a change, though I have been enjoyed the older anime movies I’ve been watching. Summer Wars is from the same director as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which I thought was a rather meh movie with a spectacularly dumb twist near the end. Needless to say I […]

Leda – The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko anime movie review

The Yohko in the title refers to main character Asagiri Yohko, an ordinary high school girl who composes a piano piece to give her the courage to confess to her crush. She puts this song on a cassette and puts it in her Walkman (that’s how you can tell the movie is from 1985), but […]

Legend of Crystania anime movie review

“Legend of Crystania” must be Japanese for “Boring anime movie I didn’t bother finishing” because I watched the first 55 minutes and then skipped to the ending. That says a lot, because the movie is only 77 minutes long including credits, and usually when I get that far in I just finish it. This time […]

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