Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Review

Though trapped between the genres of a character-focussed slice of life drama and supernatural action series, Seirei no Moribito nonetheless adapts Nahoko Uehashi’s work with stunning production values and tight direction, a potent emotional core and constant intrigue and development that transcends its often slow pacing. Plot synopsis: Believing that Chagum, the prince, is housing…

Lupin III: The Woman called Fujiko Mine Review

The Woman Called Fujiko Mine is a tempest of strong art direction and production values which, when combined with a harsh narrative, adult themes and often shockingly brutal character moments, reinvigorates this age old franchise with a fresh, though at times indulgent, direction. Plot synopsis: Fujiko Mine is a master thief. Figure everything else out…

Hanamonogatari Review

Rich in presentation and emotional intensity, Hanamonogatari elevates Kanbaru to new heights and delivers a stirring character drama grounded with sharp pacing and biting dialogue that explores its dark themes without exploitation or shock factor. Plot Synopsis: Still suffering from a monkey arm, Kanbaru is going about her daily life when Ougi informs her that…