Category Archives: Anime

Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody

The junkyard presents two articles about the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya episode Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody. The view from 5930 miles away: I’ve learnt a lot about Japanese culture and traditions from watching anime, and consider it a big bonus of … Continue reading

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Erased

I’ve said this a few times, so at the risk of annoying people with repetition, “favourite” and “best” don’t have to be the same thing.  I wouldn’t describe Erased as my favourite anime television series, but I do think it … Continue reading

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Mirai

We welcome new contributor Daz to the Junkyard.  The following is his review of the anime film Mirai. Being able to fully appreciate things depends on your own life experiences I feel and whilst this is a sweet movie that … Continue reading

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The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya

The view from 5930 miles away: After the drama of the last episode this is much more of a lighter, fun one, and that’s actually going to set the tone for most of the rest of the series. The Boredom … Continue reading

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Napping Princess

Nowadays I tend to watch a lot more anime television series than films, but I was drawn to this film by the cleverness of the plot.  The story takes place in two settings, one fantasy where magic is real, and … Continue reading

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya VI

The view from 5930 miles away: There is an air of finality to this episode, and it leaves you feeling almost like you’ve just watched a film rather than an episode of a television series. In particular, the post-credits coda, … Continue reading

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Baka and Test

This one is more than a little strange, but if you can get past the odd premise it is a lot of fun.  Let’s start with the title.  Anime frequently gets weirdly mistranslated titles in English, but this one seems … Continue reading

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