Knights of Sidonia, Solomon’s Perjury (Part 1), Kept, A Cup of Life / Mystery Café, Little Voices from Fukushima, Watashi no Owaranai Tabi, Tears of Poseidon, Tadashikuikiru, Sekai no Owari no Izu Koneko, Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes Japanese Film Trailers

Hello, dear reader!

Miss Hokusai Film Image 2

I hope you are well!

I’ve had a decent week if you can count struggling through some awful writer’s block and trying to get a mammoth anime preview done whilst anxiously waiting for a romantic call decent. I’ve survived. Just about. Key in helping me survive was film. I watched the Italian horror films Tenebre (1982), The Beyond (1981), and Cemetery Man (1994) and I watched the British films Lair of the White Worm (UK, 1988), School for Scoundrels or How to Win Without Actually Cheating (UK, 1960), and the BBC documentaries Love Hotel (UK/JP, 2014), and Love is Everything: 100 Years of Love and Courtship (UK, 2014). Well. I’m going through my own courtship process with a lovely lady archaeologist at the moment and seeing how that last documentary showed love throughout the ages in Britain… well, it makes me slightly less fretful when waiting for my next meeting with my good lady. Gosh, I feel like a teenager again.

Trying to distract myself from these feelings I wrote about the release of Miss Hokusai and a review of The Thieves (2012).

What’s released in Japan this weekend? 

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Knights of Sidonia Series Review

Knights of Sidonia   Sidonia no kishi

Staff: 

Director: Kobun Shizuno, Series Composition/Screenplay: Sadayuki Murai, Character Designer: Yuki Moriyama, Original Creator: Tsutomu Nihei

Voice Actors: 

Ryota Ohsaka as Nagate Tanikaze, Aki Toyosaki as Izana Shinatose, Atsuko Tanaka as Samari Ittan, Eri Kitamura as Honoka Series, Nanako Mori as Eiko Yamano,

Studio: POLYGON PICTURES

Premiere Date: Spring 2014

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Genkina hito’s Spring 2014 Anime Picks

Genkina hito’s Spring 2014 Anime Picks

There are over 50 shows getting released in March and April. Writing a series of preview guides for Anime UK News left me at my most cynical about the lack of artistry and the rampant commercialization in the Japanese entertainment industry as a whole (I must have been feeling tired).

Here are the season guides (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) to give a wider feel of the forthcoming season.

Out of the 50+ released, there is so much that does not appeal to me. A lot of them are aimed at NEETs and hikikomori and I find shows like those are creepy and immature.

I did have a longer, whinier intro about the season and it’s over-reliance on LN adaptations and shows aimed at immature males written but cut it because it was written when I felt grouchy and want to be positive. Some other anibloggers are writing this season off but there are lots of new series starting and some gems amidst all of the titles. Here are the gems from my perspective.

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