I think we can all agree that the InuYasha EDs were better than the OPs, right? As much as I love Change The World and Grip!, nothing gives you an emotional gut-punch quite as well as the melancholy endings can. Hearing one of the InuYasha ending theme songs transports me back to my 11-year-old self […]
Warning: Spoilers ahead. Since the Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster was announced in back in 2013, there has been a mental sticky in the back of my mind to replay it. I’d spent many of my formative years oohing and ahhing over the game’s characters and story, and I wanted to reignite a sliver of that […]
Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse was the best movie of 2018 (don’t @ me), and yet it wasn’t nominated, let alone even considered, for Best Picture at the Oscars earlier this year. This is no parts shocking, of course, because in the 91 years that the Academy has been delegating awards, there have only been three instances where an animated movie was nominated for Best Picture: Beauty and the Beast (1991), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010). Let that sink in for a second. Out of the 554 movies nominated for Best Picture over the course of 91 years, a staggering THREE were animated.
Voice actors are the unsung heroes of animation. They breathe energy into our favourite characters, often have many credits on a single show and slip under the radar when it comes to any sort of formal recognition. I could probably write an entire post about my contempt with the way animation is treated as a […]
In light of some recent sad news coming out of Japan last week, I wanted to revisit one of my favourite Isao Takahata films, which also happened to be his last directorial effort. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) is a Japanese fantasy drama directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. The […]
Isao Takahata, visionary Japanese director, screenwriter and producer best known for co-founding Studio Ghibli alongside partner Hayao Miyazaki, died on April 5 at the age of 82. Through his career, Takahata received worldwide acclaim for his directorial work of anime films. Such films include Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Only Yesterday (1991), Pom Poko (2013), and […]
I’m the biggest advocate for cartoons that I know, and yet, up until recently, I let my own biases control how I enjoy them. It wasn’t until I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender that I realized I’m just as guilty at trivializing animation. I finally got around to watching Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender a […]
Coco picks up major steam with its ability to tell a story that transcends race or religion, taps into the core of human nature, and explores elements of life and death.
While, yes, the characters have the same name and roles, this adaption has made them so different from their original counterpart it’s laughable. Light Yagami turn Turner becomes an idiot lovelorn teenager with conscious; Misa turn Mia becomes a methodical death-fetishizer; L becomes a heavily irrational and overly emotional dumb dumb.
Before the times of Stardew Valley, there came another: Harvest Moon. It’s a leisure game without many deadlines or hard goals, where players are able to customize their farming fantasy: how they make money, who they befriend, who they marry, and basically what they do from dusk until dawn.