Category Archives: Film

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 … Continue reading

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Kizumonogatari Tekketsu: SHAFT Ups the Ante for The Silver Screen

When first touching down in Japan in late 2011, the one big theatrical anime I was looking forward to feasting my eyes on was Kizumonogatari–at the time slated for release in Fall of 2012. As the story goes, the promised time … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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