Category: East Meets West

East Meets West #23: Sword Art Online .vs. Ready Player One

East Meets West #23: Sword Art Online .vs. Ready Player One

Five days prior (6 November 2022) marked the start date of the events of the inaugural Sword Art Online (hereafter SAO) anime. It was on that Sunday when, in the series premiere, 10,000 users would be trapped in the video game world of Aincrad, and forced, under threat of death, to remain there until a … Continue reading East Meets West #23: Sword Art Online .vs. Ready Player One

East Meets West #22: Children Who Chase Lost Voices .vs. Journey To The Center Of The Earth

East Meets West #22: Children Who Chase Lost Voices .vs. Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Jules Verne, the famous 19th-century French author of science-fiction, is not a name foreign to me. As a kid, I used to watch the clumsy 2004 adaptation of one of his stories, Around The World In 80 Days, which featured martial artist Jackie Chan and actor Steve Coogan travelling across Europe, Asia and North America … Continue reading East Meets West #22: Children Who Chase Lost Voices .vs. Journey To The Center Of The Earth

East Meets West #21: Sonic The Hedgehog 1996 .vs. Sonic The Hedgehog 2022

East Meets West #21: Sonic The Hedgehog 1996 .vs. Sonic The Hedgehog 2022

Today's comparison covers another video game film, namely that of the Sonic The Hedgehog series. Although many associate his first movie appearance to have occurred in February of 2020, those who are more well-acquainted with his history actually can trace it back to 26 years prior. One could easily forgive this because of how associative … Continue reading East Meets West #21: Sonic The Hedgehog 1996 .vs. Sonic The Hedgehog 2022

East Meets West #20: Super Mario Bros (1986) .vs. Super Mario Bros (1993)

East Meets West #20: Super Mario Bros (1986) .vs. Super Mario Bros (1993)

It's been more than a year since I last discussed the Super Mario Bros. anime, sub-titled The Quest To Rescue Princess Peach. It's a colourful, yet unassuming anime movie which retains many of the features from its video game source material and visually reminds us of why it has become one of the most well-beloved … Continue reading East Meets West #20: Super Mario Bros (1986) .vs. Super Mario Bros (1993)

East Meets West #19: Neon Genesis Evangelion .vs. Pacific Rim

East Meets West #19: Neon Genesis Evangelion .vs. Pacific Rim

Since the advent of literature, epochs of man fighting monsters has been a popular storytelling genre. Greek legends feature the exploits of figures thwarting mythical creatures, medieval knights vanquishing dragons to save the princess, and motion pictures such as the Godzilla franchise are a byproduct of that storytelling to the present day. The 2013 American … Continue reading East Meets West #19: Neon Genesis Evangelion .vs. Pacific Rim

East Meets West #18: Your Lie In April .vs. Amadeus

East Meets West #18: Your Lie In April .vs. Amadeus

I was only a few months into high school when I first watched the 1984 film adaptation of the Peter Schaefer's biopic Amadeus, which chronicles the career of famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from the lens of his so-called rival, Antonio Salieri. Needless to say, it left a profound impact on me. While most of … Continue reading East Meets West #18: Your Lie In April .vs. Amadeus

East Meets West #17: 5 Centimeters Per Second .vs. The Great Gatsby

East Meets West #17: 5 Centimeters Per Second .vs. The Great Gatsby

Many of us are familiar with the works of Makoto Shinkai, the famous Japanese director of modern hits like Your Name or Weathering With You. Throughout parts of 2020-2021 I've looked through a bunch of his works and have noticed that they all hinge on one specific theme: getting a boy and girl together. With … Continue reading East Meets West #17: 5 Centimeters Per Second .vs. The Great Gatsby