Tag Archives: Japanese

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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FORMULA 1 2013: A PREVIEW BY MICHAEL C. BUNGAY


After an absolutely enthralling 2012 Formula 1 Season that saw 8 different winners (including an unprecedented 7 from the 1st 7 races) the most since 2003 and an unprecedented 6 World Champions competing, the F1 circus resumes in earnest on … Continue reading

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History of the Atom Bomb


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Hiroshima Photos


Originally posted on Writing As I Please:
As I mentioned in a past post (http://writingasiplease.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/a-grandfathers-love/), my paternal grandfather was stationed in Hiroshima, Japan just a couple of months after the atomic bombing. He was there to help clean up, and…

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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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