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
Ah, good old Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai (Love, Chuunibyou, And Other Delusions). After Clannad came out some six years prior, this was Kyoto Animation's second throw at the high school romance subgenre. Needless to say, when I watched it, I was less than enthralled. Expectations ended up lower than initially anticipated, as schizophrenic characters … Continue reading Anime Review #77: Chuunibyou – Take On Me!
This week I continue my next batch of posts for the East Meets West series, dedicated to comparing/contrasting anime and Western media of similar premises, and, based on a specific set of criteria, decide which of the two is, in my fallible opinion, the superior version. Steven Spielberg's 1981 action-adventure film, Raiders Of The Lost Ark marked … Continue reading East Meets West #14: Castle In The Sky .vs. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
The Rising of the Shield Hero is a series that I remember for rather peculiar reasons. I remember being midway through it at the time of the NFL's Super Bowl LIV between the victorious Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers; it was here too I heard about the controversy surrounding a significant plot … Continue reading Anime Review #68: Rising Of The Shield Hero
Back in my university days, I remember watching a South Park episode called A Ladder To Heaven, where main characters Stan, Kyle and Eric build a "ladder" consisting of other people's junk to reach the sky, where they believe Heaven is located. Their reason? They want to see their friend, Kenny, who had died of … Continue reading Anime Review #53: Children Who Chase Lost Voices (From Deep Below)