Tag: Movie: Anime


Movie: Only Yesterday (1991)

Posted 1 August, 2016 by Lianne in Entertainment / 8 Comments

A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.

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Imagine my absolute delight when I learned that they were finally releasing a proper blu-ray release of this movie to North America with dubs and everything (not that I’ve watched Studio Ghibli movies dubbed…maybe only a couple…and that was with my family…). It always baffled me why they didn’t release this movie as it looked interesting…well, it looked like something I’d definitely check out.

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Movie: The Wind Rises (2013)

Posted 31 July, 2015 by Lianne in Entertainment / 2 Comments

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

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*le sigh* Here we are, at the last of the Studio Ghibli films I have lined up on the to-watch queue. I suppose it seemed fitting that my last movie to view happens to be Hayao Miyazaki’s last feature film 🙂 *sobs*

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Movie: Ponyo (2008)

Posted 26 June, 2015 by Lianne in Entertainment / 6 Comments

An animated adventure about a five-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become a human.

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I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to get around to watching this movie, lol. I guess it’s because I only had this and The Wind Rises left to watch and I was just prolonging the inevitable 😛 This looked cute and fun so I decided to watch this film first.

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Movie: Wolf Children (2012)

Posted 17 March, 2015 by Lianne in Entertainment / 2 Comments

College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.

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Ugh, the premise blurb had spoilers (like, it seems obvious by the trailer, but still!). Anyway! This is from the same director who did Summer Wars, another movie I rather enjoyed (brother introduced me to it) but the premise is very different.

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Movie: The Garden of Words (2013)

Posted 16 March, 2015 by Lianne in Entertainment / 2 Comments

Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days.

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Exhausting almost all of the Studio Ghibli movies, I started browsing a bit amongst YouTube trailers for some anime movies. This movie caught my attention; the trailer looked gorgeous, the movie artsy, and the premise intriguing. I recently got around to watching, in part because the movie is pretty short (capping at about 46 minutes including the credits (more on that after the cut)).

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