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The Shinkai Collection

Got round to watching Makoto Shinkai's "The Place Promised in Our Early Days" after picking up ADV's "The Shinkai Collection" DVD set. Before I watched 5 Centimetres per Second, I had decided to avoid his works after being disappointed with Voices of a Distant Star. Then after watching the movie out of curiosity and being impressed by...


Doraemon Movie 2009, The New Records of Nobita

The Doraemon movie remakes continue after this year's "Green Giant" and they don't seem to be doing it in any particular order... For 2009, a remake of the 1981 "The Records of Nobita, Space Blazer" is due which, is the movie that I only watched half of I think because the second VCD was missing from the copy we had. So, I won't be able to...


Mahoutsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora Episode 12

Episode 12 Summary - Sora of the Summer I am grateful to you all! I love you all! - Tomoaki The plane Sora was on lands in Biei. She was tired and just collapses in her mother's arms. Their next door neighbour was there too and notices there was something different about her. She seemed to carry the same "scent" as a city dweller. Her mother...


Shinkai Begins Planning His Next Piece of Work

Shinkai lets his readers know that he's started to plan his next piece of work although there's nothing really to show as an animation yet. He comments that it will be his biggest piece of work so far too... I wonder what it's about? Something to do with life in a foreign world perhaps? On other bits of his update, he's moved places for the...


Code Geass R2 - Episode 25

Episode 25 Summary - Re; Lelouch now stood before his sister aboard the Damocles as the battle between the Black Knights and the Britannian forces raged on outside. He just needed the key from her now to secure victory. It's been eight years since Nunnally last saw her brother's face and right now, it was one of a murderer but perhaps she...


Studio Ghibli and Level 5 Team Up for 10th Anniversary

To commemorate their 10th anniversary Level 5, the company behind the riddle solving Professor Layton series, is teaming up with Studio Ghibli to create their next game for the DS, Ni no Kuni otherwise known as "The Another World". Level 5 will be responsible for the game itself while Ghibli will be responsible for the animation and...


Mahoutsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora Episode 11

Episode 11 Summary - Graduation After my graduation ceremony at junior high... I went and had some Ramen before going home - Soumi Having found Sora, Gouta phones Saori to report that she was safe. She was glad and passes on the message to Seiichirou who was also thankful but laughs a little when he learns Gouta had been prepared to take...


Code Geass R2 - Episode 24

Episode 24 Summary - The Sky of Damocles The Damocles continue to launch the FLEIJA bombs towards the Avalon as it retreats backwards, wiping out the fleets Lelouch sends out. With the Blaze Luminous shields up, they just couldn't get inside the flying fortress. At this rate, Damocles will soon be out of reach as it ascends to higher...


Mahoutsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora Episode 10

Episode 10 Summary - Life If I could use magic... I would use it to make myself invisible to go into the women's bath house - Aku Gouta wakes up at Pistol Pinoko not remembering that he had got there last night. He returns home to be scolded by Saori who had found out he was out all night at the bar from Seiichirou. He learns Sora was already out...


Code Geass R2 - Episode 23

Episode 23 Summary - The Mask of Schneizel Suzaku and Lelouch sit before their screens in disbelief as the dear person they thought was dead was sitting alive before them. Even though Nunnally found out knew Schneizel had just destroyed the Pendragon Imperial Capital with a FLEIJA bomb, she was planning to stay with him. She had found...