心が叫びがってるんだ/Anthem of the Heart

(Spoiler Alert) Just came across this gem from 2015, I must say I liked it. I suppose this can be considered a slice of life movie, about how a girl recovered from her self-inflicted curse of silence. The premise of the show is that the girl, Jun, stumbled upon her father having an affair and…

君の名は/Your Name

(Spoiler Alert) This anime movie release from 2016 was a mega-hit , claiming countless fans around the Pacific and beyond. A colleague of mine does not see what is so good about it though, so here I am, writing down my thoughts on why I think it is a good movie. The story itself is…

Your Lie In April

(Spoilers Alert) While I am in anime-review mode (following the post on Code Geass), I figure that I just have to post something on “Your Lie in April (四月は君の嘘)”. In my eyes, it too is a masterpiece. The story is, truth to be told, fairly plain. Perhaps it can be regarded as just a slightly…

Code Geass

(Spoiler Alert) 10 years ago, Sunrise released a masterpiece called Code Geass. Season 1 had a cliffhanger ending but it was good if you had Season 2 to continue the series with. Never before had I watched such an anime, and never since had I watched such an anime either. It was an awesome adventure….

The Next Generation of Gamers

We gamers are evolving rapidly. The change from a social stigma at the dawn of gaming to the common acceptance brought about by the onset of mobile gaming had also changed the gamer stereotype. In this time and day, male or female, bespectacled or not, just about anyone on the street can be a gamer….

Introspective: Alternate Worlds

  I have always been fascinated by the premise of “Alternative Worlds”. I loved “Stargate SG-1”. I also love the many anime titles that cover the subject, especially those that give a fresh perspective. If I remember correctly, my first contact with this subject was the anime “El Hazard”. It was a blast, being a…

On Anime and Western Animations

I shall be the unabashed fan here. I love stories as well as perhaps any other person. My preferred medium just happens to be animated works. Japanese animation or “anime” has something that western animation does not have. This is certainly not a matter of technical or artistic expertise, but more of a perception. Whereas…