Category Archives: Fiction

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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The Worldwide Adventures of Rohini Molini Website: A Link by Michael C. Bungay


Home. The Worldwide Adventures of Rohini Molini, the latest addition to the world of children’s literature, released earlier this year and so far has proved to be available only on the internet or at the Stevenage, Hertfordshire branch of W.H.Smith. … Continue reading

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TOY STORY 3 (2010) Rated: U


  Pixar’s original and most memorable film series reaches its climax in this 3rd installment of Toy Story. Last time we saw Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and co, Woody was stolen by a toy collector and … Continue reading

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GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988) Rated: 12


A heartbreaking tale of 2 orphans struggling to survive at the tail-end of World War 2 and the fire-bombing of Kobe. As the Great Japanese Empire comes to pieces around them and Society turns on them, they have only each … Continue reading

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