Category Archives: Movies

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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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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Fireworks

Imagine if you had the power to change the past.  What would you change?  What consequences would there be to your actions?  This is an idea that has been done frequently in films and television, but it’s always an interesting … Continue reading

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower

In 2013 Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement, and the following year Studio Ghibli effectively shut down.  Miyazaki has since come out of retirement (he likes to do that) and the studio is back up and running, but during that period … Continue reading

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A Silent Voice

Last week we looked at Your Name, the most successful anime movie internationally of all time.  Whilst it is an absolutely amazing film, I offered the opinion that it is not quite the best anime ever, despite being arguably the … Continue reading

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Your Name

Your Name is arguably the most successful anime ever.  Although in its native Japan it failed to match the achievement of Spirited Away, worldwide it is the highest grossing anime movie of all time.  Its basic premise is that of … Continue reading

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The Garden of Words

A few years ago I studied Japanese at college, and a year of that was only really sufficient to scratch the surface of the language.  One of the first things I had to learn is that their writing is made … Continue reading

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