Episode 5 – Birdie Wing -Golf Girls’ Story-

Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but does it make the golf balls fly yonder? Birdie Wing seeks to answer that question in its fifth chapter, which sees our star-crossed golfers visibly and verbally aching with the pangs of longing. It’s a tamer episode than last week’s—almost by necessity—but what it lacks in links-related … Read more

Belle and Summer Wars: How Mamoru Hosoda Tells a Parallel Story

[ad_top1 class=”mb40″] [sourceLink asin=”” asin_jp=”” cdj_product_id=”” text=”twitter” url=”https://twitter.com/studio_chizu/status/1508280883367022606?s=20&t=QEzlxO5_RUNmcEZVIVMtZg” ] Mamoru Hosoda is a Japanese anime director from Studio Chizu. From the 2006’s The Girl Who Leapt Through Time to the recent 2021’s Belle, he has created numerous anime movies that received accolades from both audiences and critics alike. Not only that, movies like Wolf Children … Read more

Episodes 9-12 – Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story

I don’t think there was ever really a chance that Magia Record was going to outdo, or even fully live up to, the impossibly gargantuan reputation of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. That said, while the first two seasons of Magia Record were wildly uneven and overstuffed, the show was always this close to successfully making … Read more