Kizumonogatari II: Not Kids’ Stuff

SHAFT did it! They got the movie out on time. Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu dropped as announced in Summer–August 19th, to be exact–continuing the grim and gruesome tale of Araragi Koyomi, Hanekawa Tsubasa, Oshino Meme and Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade. Where as Tekketsu opened by letting the audience slowly soak in Araragi’s circumstances and the Kizumonogatari world, Nekketsu gets

Shortchanged: Short Peace

Two animated features dropped in Japanese theaters this past Saturday: Miyazaki Hayao’s Kaze Tachinu, and Ootomo Katsuhiro’s Short Peace. While normal members of society flocked to theaters nation-wide to see Miyazaki’s latest masterpiece, I found myself in a tiny, half-filled theater in Shibuya waiting for Ootomo Katsuhiro’s Short Peace to start. I don’t particularly have