The Secret World Of Arrietty

The secret world of Arrietty came out the summer of 2010 which honestly felt like yesterday for me. This movie was beautiful in every way! just the simplistic story and lovely characters and stunning animation. The movie is based off of the children’s book “The Borrowers” by Author Mary Norton. The book is about a family of small people who live in the in the walls and floors of a home and borrowing items from humans to survive.

Now in the movie its almost the same thing. The story is about a young girl who is a borrower who is excited to go out on her first borrowing mission with her father at night. Of course a small person lives in secret so they have to be careful not to be seen…..which of course ends up being the problem as Arriety is seen by a young boy who had come to stay in the house over the summer. Slowly the two begin seeing each other as the young boy gradually gains her trust. The ending just kind of leaves you to your imagination…which frustrates me because I like closure but I suppose not every movie can give us a gift wrapped ending. Just enjoy it for what it is and immerse yourself in a different point of view of looking at the world from a small persons perspective.
I recommend anyone to watch it! hope you enjoy it like I did!

Review – Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale

7b0068aca81cbdc3b3930d745f5531961484313685_fullThe new Sword Art Online movie places itself after the events of Gun Gale Online (a.k.a. GGO) and introduces the audience to a Japan holding a heavy stigma against full-dive virtual reality helmets (basically a VR device that is heavily linked to your brain). As a result, Japan is now flooded with augmented reality devices known as Augma where everybody uses it: from viewing food data and simulating digital performance stages to playing games which overlay the physical properties of the world.

My biggest concern about this story, before going into the cinema, was the portrayal of the gravity of the situation. But after watching the movie, I feel this movie fixed the mistake that Sword Art Online‘s Gun Gale Online story arc went through: succeeding two emotionally loaded plots with a story less emotionally weighty. In some ways, I feel like this kind of movie was to make amends to the way Sword Art Online season 2 was produced.

THERE WILL BE SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Catching Up with Chrono Trigger

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Fairly recently I’ve been picking up games that I’ve been meaning to play for the longest time. Games like Undertake, Earthbound, Suikoden and such lead me to Chrono Trigger. As a kid I wrote off Chrono Trigger as just a Final Fantasy spin off. I now know I was I wrong. I can’t get over the immersive journey that I was taken on: about a time traveling band of heroes on their quest to saving the world. With an amazing storyline, a plot twist that no one saw coming, diverse character set, and an easy leveling scheme, this game stand all on it own and withstood the test of time. While the mechanics are a little awkward, and there are certain parts of the story where I wanted to pull my hair out, these are simply overshadowed but the positives. Definitely 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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-Tyon

Yu-gi-oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Review

header-releaseIt’s been quite a while since the last Yu-gi-oh! movie had a theatre release in Canada and now 4K Media is back with Yugi and Kaiba in a way you would expect and not expect. Like it’s previous North American showing, this movie also marks the anniversary of Yu-gi-oh! (specifically the 15th). But unlike the predecessor, this movie more about enforcing what is loved about the classic Yu-gi-oh! cast and less about being a relatively coherent story.

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Fune wo Amu Review

81624Like every season of anime, Japan always features some high-tension quality anime and mix it with some… not so great anime. This season in particular was blessed with exciting entertainment like Haikyuu‘s third season and Jojo’s latest adventure with Josuke Higashita and paired with garbage like Getsuyobi no Tawawa (I implore you to not watch that, but if you’re interested, be my guest). Lying underneath all the eye candy is a quiet little series that is endearing, realistic, and scripted with so much anticipation that it can speak volumes on a superficially philosophic scale. Fune wo Amu (I’ll leave a link to the staff) takes the seemingly mundane effort of building dictionaries and transforms it into a quest that brings together all kinds of people.
Fune wo Amu opens up with a small dilemma with the dictionary publishing department: they need to hire people. And after a random happenstance between the department’s chief editor and a salesman, they find the right person for the job. This turns into a difficult journey to create the best dictionary Japan’s seen: The Great Passage. Continue reading

Full Metal Alchemist Live Action(Update)

Well I distinctively remember my disapproval of the announced Full Metal Live action film. I am back here to give you an update! They have finally released a trailer for the movie and it actually looks pretty good! Now I have been disappointed in the past…(Looking at you Dragon ball z) but I am willing to give this one a chance. I cannot read Japanese but we do know it will be coming out sometime next year! Check out the Trailer! let me know what you think!

 

And as always thank you for reading!