December 2013 Archives

Last Exile

An Anime Primer, #5: Tokyo Godfathers and Some Honorable Mentions

A poignant holiday tale of redemption, plus several other anime movies and series worth checking out.
My Neighbor Totoro - Hayao Miyazaki

An Anime Primer, #4: Darker Than Black, My Neighbor Totoro, Ghost in the Shell: SAC

Grim, mysterious superhumans, delightful forest friends, and elite government agents.
Paranoia Agent - Satoshi Kon

An Anime Primer, #3: House of Five Leaves, Paranoia Agent, Macross Plus

A sedate samurai drama, a chilling tale of dreams and hallucinations, and a poignant drama made more awesome with transforming robots.
Grave of the Fireflies

An Anime Primer, #2: Garden of Words, Grave of the Fireflies, Haibane Renmei

A haunting, rain-filled movie about relationships, a harrowing WW2 childhood drama, and an enigmatic series about angel-like creatures in a strange town.
Summer Wars - Mamoru Hosoda

An Anime Primer, #1: Eden of the East, Summer Wars, Baccano!

Conspiracies in contemporary Japan, a family drama with a cyberspace backdrop, and a Prohibition-era tale of gangsters, bootleggers, assassins, and alchemists.


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