Category Archives: Animation

Lucky Star

I’m going to be bluntly honest with people here, despite being a huge fan of anime I have yet to properly get into the whole ‘moe’ thing. I managed Love Live and enjoyed it enough but the genre is still something that has largely eluded

Pokemon 2000

I was lucky to be born in time to witness the height of Pokemon hype and even the revival this year. So this movie, Pokemon 2000, was the follow up to the hit first Pokemon movie. With the Pokemon juggernaut being the only great thing

The Galaxy Railways

The Galaxy Railways is one of those things that simply screams Japan – a hybrid of Mech with Flying Trains with a bit of Star Trek thrown in. Sounds ludicrous, but what we have is an incredibly well put together series that seemed to go completely

Wolf Children

Back in the golden age of Anime, the appeal of this formerly niche Japanese art-style broke down all manner of barriers because it actively incorporated global inspirations. Fast forward to the modern-day and its fan base may be bigger than ever, yet the gap between

Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo

Stories about the dead coming back to life are a dime a dozen these days, mainly because of the current fascination with zombies and vampires, but rarely do we see a tale that’s more akin to the legends of old, where mighty heroes brave the

Planzet

When people think of 3D CG animation from the Far East, they normally remember certain cut scenes from video games, some of which are truly breathtaking works that combine imaginative storytelling with top notch cinematography. It’s strange then, that the skill and passion that goes

Uchuu Show e Youkoso

Leave any child unattended for a length of time and they will undoubtedly find themselves in some sort of mischief, even if they weren’t looking to get into trouble, and all world weary parents, teachers and carers will attest to this as truth. The main

Summer Wars

As far as family entertainment goes anime is rarely high on the agenda, especially given the numerous offerings from Disney, Dreamworks, and other such movie studios. Generally their features appeal to children and adults alike, and in order to compete with them Japanese animation studios