Kimi no Na Wa

I’m in Pittsburgh for a (work-ish related conference); two days earlier I realized that this movie was opening today (well yesterday now). I bought my ticket to watch it today.

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Usually I would say something about the individual aspects of something I watched – character, background, animation, OST, voice acting. But what first comes to mind for this movie is – it all fit together so nicely. Anime at what it does best – intertwining and creating the double helix of supernatural/fantastic with the every day, producing a movement.

I would definitely watch this again. Not just because it’s great, but because there’s something in the beginning you only get if once you see the end of the movie.

Oh, it helps that I am a helpless romantic.

kimi no nawa a

tamayura – graduation photo – #4 (END)

this series has an interesting place in my heart. maybe i’ll buy the bd/dvd’s. A rank.

i’ve been watching it for years.

i could not figure out really why until now.

i really like the main character, sawatari fu “potte”, maybe because i relate to her in some way.

this is true slice of life. not slice of life drama, not slice of life comedy, but simply slice of life and of coming of age.

no tricks, just life.

it’s amazing how they can pack so much into short scenes, even one simple shot.

i don’t know if i would really recommend this to anyone… maybe those looking for true slice of life / coming of age.


Hibike! Euphonium – Movie

so most movie adaptations of anime shows that are really long re-caps of the show… are across the board bad.

the only reason i watched this was to prep myself to watch season 2… which i am going to do right now!

watching this only makes sense to those that watched the original.


but i am so glad there is a second season. i want to read the novel too.



Tamayura – graduation photo – part 3

this will go down in history as one of my favorite slice of life shows.

this reminds me of the time i was interested in photography.

it makes more sense to me now, as i have come to understand my infj-ness. perhaps i will get into it again… along with the myriad other things i am doing…

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the mini-maon arc

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and finally… fuu

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this shot – amazing how one can know exactly what the character is thinking, and immediately just by this one shot.

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