Category Archives: Movies

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

[singlepic id=122 w=320 h=240 float=center] Fate/Stay Night is one of those franchises that needs very little introduction. TYPE-MOON’s hit visual novel from 2004 was adapted for anime  in 2006, and while the original series was good for the most part, the show suffered due to

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Hottarake no Shima ~Haruka to Mahou no Kagami~

[singlepic id=99 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=100 w=320 h=240 float=center] Anime, like many other media, is a veritable Pandora’s Box when it comes to finding something entertaining. What you think about a given show may range from outright loathing to blissful wonderment – you never

In Memoriam: Satoshi Kon

On Tuesday, 24th August 2010, the Japanese animation director Satoshi Kon sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Considered one of the most visionary and original minds in any visual media, his work has been hugely influential in many areas and his desire to continue

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The Flight of Dragons

[singlepic id=93 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=90 w=320 h=240 float=center] During the 1970s and 80s there was a concerted effort in the West to produce quality fantasy works for the big screen, many of which followed the stereotypical “sword and sorcery” style that was so

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Barefoot Gen

[singlepic id=43 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=44 w=320 h=240 float=center] “I dug my father, sister and brother out of the ruins. Their skulls and other bones were intact. I thought humans became like that when they were burnt. When my mother’s body was cremated however,

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Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

[singlepic id=33 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=34 w=320 h=240 float=center] To say that the Suzumiya Haruhi franchise has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for fans of the show would be an understatement. The first season hit the anime world like a storm, and