Tag: science fiction

Anime Review #92: Cowboy Bebop – The Movie

Anime Review #92: Cowboy Bebop – The Movie

Two weeks ago, I reviewed the Cowboy Bebop series which depicted the exploits of bounty hunter trio of Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine and Jet Black across space, capturing hoodlums of all sorts to sustain themselves financially. Well, that is, at least on the surface: beneath their adventures was their inner struggle between themselves and their … Continue reading Anime Review #92: Cowboy Bebop – The Movie

Anime Review #90: Cowboy Bebop

Anime Review #90: Cowboy Bebop

I first heard of this anime about four years ago when, at a friend's house gathering, the question was discussed about what shows would be great to recommend for someone who would like to get started in anime - to be more specific, someone's girlfriend at the time - and it developed into "What flick … Continue reading Anime Review #90: Cowboy Bebop

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

Anime Review #72: The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya

Anime Review #72: The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya

Bear with me all, but I'm going to be reviewing a movie today - but not in consecutive posts like what I did last year. Fifty-one Anime Reviews earlier, I reviewed The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the anime featuring the titular manic high school girl with a penchant for world-building at whim, and her motley … Continue reading Anime Review #72: The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya

Anime Review #52: The Place Promised In Our Early Days

Anime Review #52: The Place Promised In Our Early Days

In my last three Anime Review posts, I looked at works created by acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai, known by some as the second Hayao Miyazaki for his charmingly sentimental works released throughout the past decade. One thing they share in common is the same trope featuring a friendship later blossoming to a romance between an … Continue reading Anime Review #52: The Place Promised In Our Early Days

East Meets West #2: Steins;Gate .vs. Back To The Future

East Meets West #2: Steins;Gate .vs. Back To The Future

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. Last week, I kicked off this series with a … Continue reading East Meets West #2: Steins;Gate .vs. Back To The Future

Anime Review #50: Your Name

Anime Review #50: Your Name

Sometimes life surprises you in the wildest of ways. Up until last Thanksgiving, I had no idea what Makoto Shinkai's Your Name was all about. Granted, I had heard the name being thrown around and was quite familiar as to its widespread appeal, but that's about all I had running about it from face value. … Continue reading Anime Review #50: Your Name