AnoHana (Episode 2): Menma the Hero

Another episode of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai and I don’t think I’ll ever memorize the title. The episode continues where the previous left off. Jinta reunites with one of his childhood friend, Poppo. He seems to be of a different kind since he almost instantly gets along well with Jinta and completely believes what he says. It is revealed that Poppo has dropped-out of high school but instead travels the world and uses their secret base when he’s in Japan. Poppo is also completely cooperative and very much willing to grant Menma’s wish, … Continue reading

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (Episode 1)

Another new anime with an absurdly long title. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない, lit. “We still don’t know the name of the flower we saw that day”) or Anohana for short, is an anime series airing at Fuji TV on its noitaminA block at around 1:15 in the morning. The series is directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai, the person who also directed the second season of Honey and Clover and Toradora. Episode 1 entitled, “Super Peace Busters,” opens with our protagonist Jinta playing videogames at home while being distracted by a girl with a silver hair … Continue reading

The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi: A Short Review

Now that the Blu-ray and DVD versions of The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi has been released, it is worth noting that die-hard fans of the franchise are trying hard to get a copy of the highly anticipated and acclaimed movie either by the authentic and legitimate copy or by pirated rips online. It’s no surprise that the raw from the Blu-ray Disc has been posted online only in mere hours after the release in Japan. I’m currently planning to purchase a copy next year when my finances are not at their all-time low. That is assuming that there are still available copies left … Continue reading

Akira To Be Raped by Hollywood

AKIRA (アキラ) is a 1988 Japanese animated action film written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo based on his hit manga. The film is set in a futuristic and post-war city, Neo-Tokyo, in 2019. While most of the character designs and basic settings were adapted from the original 2182-page manga epic, the restructured plot of the movie differs considerably from the print version, pruning much of the last half of the manga. The film became a hugely popular cult film and is widely considered to be a landmark in Japanese animation and film. -From Wikipedia Rumors are spreading that Zac Efron of the High School Musical Fame has been … Continue reading