Category Archives: Anime

Pokémon XY Anime Promo


Originally posted on buttonmasher:
A new promo trailer has been released for the upcoming new Pokémon XY anime series, which will be airing on October 17, 2013, accompanied with the release of the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games…

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WHO’S LEFT BEHIND? – KAYOKO’S DIARY (1991)


The 2010’s have very much marked the beginning of my adventure into the world of World War 2 themed Japanese Anime films. After reviewing Studio Ghibli’s ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (1988) in 2010 and the ‘Barefoot Gen’ films (1983 and … Continue reading

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“Barefoot Gen”


Originally posted on The View from This Seat (supplementary blog):
Tomorrow, August 6, is the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. When the bomb exploded at 8:15 on that hot August morning in 1945, Keiji Nakazawa was on…

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Big “Pokémon” News: “X” And “Y” Announced For 3DS


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BAREFOOT GEN (1983) and BAREFOOT GEN 2 (1986) Rated: 15


In 2010, I had my first experience of watching Studio Ghibli’s ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (1988), focusing on 2 orphans struggling to survive following the fire-bombing of Kobe at the tail end of the 2nd World War. The experience was … Continue reading

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SPIRITED AWAY (2001) Rated: PG


The jewel in Studio Ghibli’s crown, Spirited Away is the only anime to win the award for Best Animated Feature, achieving this award in 2002 against stiff competition from the likes of Ice Age and Walt Disney’s Lilo and Stitch. … Continue reading

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MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988) Rated: U


A charming and magical story of 2 young girls, and their adventures with the wonderful forest spirits that roam the beautiful countryside, where they live. Set in the late 1950′s, My Neighbour Totoro tells the story of 4-year-old Mei, and … Continue reading

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