A Place Further than the Universe has some of the best insert songs in all of anime. Sora wo Miagete is one of them, capturing perfectly that sense of bursting, rushing emotion so central to this perfect show. Continue reading Music in Anime: Sora wo Miagete – A Place Further than the Universe
It can be difficult to tell a story centered around a location. Hanasaku Iroha manages it so well, with an ending that left me dreaming. Continue reading Hanasaku Iroha – Kissui-so is where dreams come together
The incredibly slow pacing of Super Cub definitely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. If you can look past that – and all the Honda ad placements – you’ll find a sweet and touching story of recovery as a young girl grows into herself. Continue reading FIRST LOOK: Super Cub – The slowest anime may hide something subtle and deep
The first episode is a bit of a mess, but a profoundly beautiful music sequence bookends it. The rest of the show is looking to be powerful and promising. Continue reading First Look: Mashiro no Oto – Spell-binding shamisen music will have you totally hooked
Been looking for the slow version of Penguin Research’s Button, the one that plays at the end of ReLife: Kanketsu-hen. It’s perfect. Continue reading Music in Anime: Penguin Research – Button (Slow version)
One of the best romances in anime is also one of the most subdued, as we watch two very lovely characters grow past their traumas with the help of one another. Continue reading ReLife: ‘Your Name’ fans, eat your hearts out
In many ways Mawaru Penguindrum defies attempts to make sense of its plot details, but it doesn’t care. It wants you to cry alongside its cast. Continue reading Why Mawaru Penguindrum makes sense – when it shouldn’t
The twists and turns in Mawaru Penguindrum will take you to places you’d never believe in this incredibly imaginative anime. Continue reading Mawaru Penguindrum – Nothing but love itself is as it seems
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