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I know a lot of people who would disagree with me on this part, because many people seem to love Spirited Away the most. I, on the other hand, have another Ghibli favourite, marked by some strong competition of another Ghibli movie. First place goes to Howl’s Moving Castle, and as an honourable second place is for Princess Mononoke. Read the rest of this entry »

I usually don’t look up the anime director of a certain anime is until I’ve finished the series or the movie, but there is one exception to this: Hayao Miyazaki. I’ve seen a lot of the movies that he directed, and I love pretty much every single one of them. He’s the person that made anime famous outside of Japan, and I think his fame is very well deserved. Read the rest of this entry »

I’ve talked about this specific scene before, in my post Anime Music that Inspires Me. I think the most epic scene ever has to be the final fight in Sword of the Stranger. It contains all the elements that are needed to make a scene amazing: epic music, two enemies facing each other, a fight, swords, and an eerie, foreboding environment. Read the rest of this entry »

I came across this fun little game today, and I decided to join in! It seems like a great and interesting 30-day challenge!
From tomorrow onwards you can expect a blog post every day with one of the 30 challenges and a short explanation of why I chose that specific anime. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I will!

I’ve been waiting so long to watch this movie; I’ve been literally counting days until it would be on dvd. My patience ultimately got rewarded: once again we get a Ghibli masterpiece with a fantastic setting and a beautiful storyline. I’m sure fans of the Ghibli movies won’t be disappointed: Karigurashi no Arrietty is a top-notch visual piece. Read the rest of this entry »

A visual masterpiece with a strong story and amiable characters: an anime that fits all these descriptions is rare, and that’s why I count Sword of the Stranger amongst the few anime that have truly stunned me. One would almost regret that this is a movie, and not a full anime series. But maybe this is for the best: it’s sometimes better to present a story in a brief, condensed way, rather than to endlessly go on and on and on and on (yes Bleach, I am looking at you). Read the rest of this entry »