Fellow readers, I have finally realized that reading two mangas and watching one anime movie per week isn't an easy way to maintain a blog. Especially when I don't want to get too obsessed with Japanese cartoons. If you want to comment against changing this blog into something TOTALLY different, well........ please do comment.

October 2, 2010

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

Miyazaki along with his fellow co-workers spent a lot of time working on the popular and beloved "Ponyo", as it took 3 years to finish it. The movie is composed of 170,000 seperate hand-drawn and hand-colored images. Sōsuke, a 5 year-old boy falls in love with a goldfish who has longing to become human. As a result of licking human blood, Ponyo magically fulfills her desire of being a child while falling in love with the little schoolboy. The girl's enigmatic father thinks the world will be out of balance for the two youngsters to love each other. In response, her mother, the godess of the sea, wishes that her child lives in human form along with Sōsuke.

September 27, 2010

Fairy Tail Vol.1

Fairy Tail is a captivating manga about a wizard guild called "Fairy Tail", where wizards of superior power
gather and earn their money by helping people with their incredible talents. Only people who have learned and have been gifted the potential can use magic. Natsu, a wizard with the magical talents to manipulate fire,
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haphazardly encounters a  celectial mage named Lucy. After thrilling adventures, Natsu, along with other magicians, form a wizard club.  

September 24, 2010

Distant Neighborhood (Haruka na Machi e) by Jirō Taniguchi

Trying to rucuperate from his hangover, the a 50 year old man takes the wrong train to work.
Instead hops on one heading towards his childhood village. He takes advantage to stop at his
mother's grave. The cheerless old man awakes in a moment of blankness. Little by little he stands up only to know he made a leap into the past. The aged fellow just found himself in the body of a fourteen year old. His body.

September 18, 2010

Porco Rosso

Hayao Myazaki is the creator of many children's movies and animes including Porco Rosso. In the times when bandits and their pursuers dominated the Adriatic with their seaplanes, Porco Rosso, an airborne bounty hunter, along with the skilled engineer, a girl named Fio, embarks on a rivaleary against Curt, a hotshot pilot. Porco, was cursed with the face of a pig, but the natural reasons how and why still remain abstruse. The American ace pilot, Curt, concludes to compete in a death match with the legendary accuresed but airborne pig. 

August 6, 2010

Lupin the third: The Castle of Cagliostro

The Castle of Cagliostro is a Japanese anime created by the great Hayao Miyazaki. A young, master thief named Lupin gets involved along with his allies in a dangerous mystery. The two Cagliostro families have to reunite with each other, to find a treasure hidden by their ancestors. The count of Cagliostro is an assassin, just like the rest of his family, and he owns a mysterious plot. Lupin has to save the countess of Cagliostro, Clarisse, from being married by force, as the rings that each possesses is the only way to unlock the hidden riches.

July 31, 2010


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  Osamu Tezuka's goal was to help people psychologically to understand death. The tale of Phoenix is how mankind survives between fierce wars, and is somehow helped by the fiery creature, bird of the cosmos. The first book starts in the lifetime of samurais, when the great empires start rising. The second book goes forward to the farthest future, where man is applied to recreate itself, by beginning the whole evolutionary process over again. Every other manga of the series gets closer and closer to the present. Vol.12 is about the time we are in now. In about all the books, the idea is that the phoenix has to guide a small civilization, or a supreme empire, and hepl them through their unique adventures.