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Favorite Anime
Aria the Natural
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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
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Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
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Ranma ½
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Favorite Manga
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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
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Omoide Emanon
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Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku
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Favorite Characters
Hatter, Sophie
Hatsuseno, Alpha
Mizunashi, Akari
Gozen, Eboshi
Ibuki, Fuko
Readman, Yomiko
Kuno, Tatewaki
Watanabe, Saki

Favorite People
Kato, Kunio
Kato, Kunio
Miyazawa, Kenji
Miyazawa, Kenji
Yamamura, Kouji
Yamamura, Kouji
Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Hisaishi, Joe
Hisaishi, Joe
Sugiyama, Koichi
Sugiyama, Koichi
Takahashi, Hiroki
Takahashi, Hiroki

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starshinesMonet's Details
08-14-14, 9:40 PM
December 11, 1981
Seattle, Wa
April 11, 2008
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Anime Stats

Time (Days) 72.7
Watching 239
Completed 265
On Hold 91
Dropped 7
Plan to Watch 1040
Total Entries 1642

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 3.9
Reading 112
Completed 9
On Hold 8
Dropped 0
Plan to Read 213
Total Entries 342

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About starshinesMonet

Welcome to my page! Was it serendipity or passing fancy that brought you here? Have a seat, have a chat, have a cup of tea. ^_^ Beinvenue!

My wishes go out to you, Japan, in your time of dire need and my condolences to all the families who have been effected by this travesty. You are in my thoughts and I wish you and your loved ones well!

UPDATE 11/13


About Me

You can find many of my favourite songs from Anime and Video game OSTs here:
Fezzik's Journey to Skyrim

House of the Rising Sun

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”


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Animation of the Week

15 Favourite Short Anime (from Japan or Korea):

15 Favourite International Animations:

Top 10 Childhood favourite anime:

Some “Favourite People” who should be on my list, but are not:
These are usually the amazing people behind the scenes, such as art directors. An abridged list of favourite works will be be added in Italics next to their name.

Among my Favourite Anime not mentioned in my Top Five:

Other Favourite People:

There are SO many anime and independent works I've not mentioned here that I am working on lists for so I hope you will be patient with me as I ever so slowly catalog them properly!!

I deeply hope you enjoy your stay and come by for a chat again soon!

Animation of the Week
03-25-14, 10:37 PM Edited 03-25-14, 10:44 PM

starshinesMonet's Comments
Displaying 15 of 456 Comments
ridojiri | 09-06-14, 12:49 AM
Hey starshines how are you doing! Apart from saying hello because it`s been too long, I also wanted to let you know about this new project
If you have something you`d like to write about let us know! :)

Moon_River | 06-23-14, 5:24 PM

Laika is coming out with another film ^_^

TheArchangel | 06-04-14, 10:24 AM
You're very welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

leopoldbloom | 05-13-14, 6:13 PM
Arigato. I've tried their names in English and in Japanese to no avail. Hopefully they haven't disappeared off the net for good.

elricbro15 | 04-03-14, 8:31 PM
So years later, I'm finally logging in here again and seeing this. lol

I do agree! I personally love old series, and older art styles, but it's also a reason I've heard other people specifically -not- want to see it, which is their fault and not the show's, really. It just is unfortunate that with the polish of its contemporaries it could have a wider audience than it does.

Moon_River | 03-09-14, 7:53 AM
I work for a non-profit rescue mission, helping homeless people. Most of my commercials are actually kind of like short movies in a way. Basically I interview people talking about how their lives were changed by coming to our organization for help. The tricky part is making sure to keep the feeling genuine and not like some of those commercials where you can tell the actors are paid to play a role. That's why we ask the actual person to tell about their life to keep it authentic.

Haha, I know what you mean about car commercials. It is interesting how usually they have the cool plots. I totally agree though, I think other companies need to expand on the short film idea, it would make TV viewing a lot more entertaining / enjoyable :) and add a touch of class.

Who are some of my most influential artists ... Oh, fun question ... Directors may sound a tad cliche, but, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Woody Allen (also his writing as well), Tim Burton, Orson Wells, and Frank Capra (his films are enchanting and hilarious). A lot of my favorite directors also did the cinematography for their films, something I hope to do as well when I do a feature.

Actors: Lon Chaney (silent films are amazing), Ernest Borgnine, Jack Lemmon, Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Leslie Caron, Alec Guinness, Adrien Brody (my future husband), Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones, Hyun Bin (Korean), Judi Dench, Donald Sutherland, and Jack Nicholson. (sorry if the list is a little long)

Who are some of your favorite actors, directors, or movies?

True, he will be greatly missed. I never knew he did a short animated stop motion film a while back. I found it on amazon recently: Mary and Max.

mayukachan | 03-02-14, 9:27 PM
Thanks! In terms of similar animes to those two, I would only put Psycho Pass, Hal, Mawaru Penguindrum, Pale Cocoon, Perfect Blue, and The Celestial Railroad (only chinese subs and jap raws out tho). Most of my favorites are not considered really deep LOL

acab1312 | 03-01-14, 8:01 PM
Thank you!I wouldn't say that i am a big fan of old school but i wouldn't also say i don't like them cause they are old.I really apreciate all the special and unique anime that touch your heart or make your mind think!!!that's all...i just searched other anime like this short one that i watched and i thought to share them with other people! :)

TsukikageRan | 02-22-14, 4:05 AM
Ahh...I'm afraid I get too much credit for a number of things. I'm happy that you found it useful though I must admit, time has done away with a good chunk of my recollection of the matter since that was so long ago. I do remember having an enjoyable time collecting/collating the series - so enjoyable, in fact that I still do my darndest completing submission entries.

I'm glad about that early episode of my time in MAL. It introduced me to a number of great animators, Japanese and non-Japanese, which I think would have taken me longer to know, if not for the enthusiastic members of the club. We all had a blast introducing each other to those wonderful creators.

Thanks for the vid. Petrov is one of my favorites. Luckily for me, video hosting sites has a lot of his works and another user like you to remind me how much he makes watching animation a pleasure to savor.



Artsy | 02-21-14, 5:10 AM
Glad you like it! He was one of my favorite internet writers back at the time, and I'd say he left a good legacy behind with that blog.

I became obsessed with Yuriy Norhsteyn over the course of this last week, and a good friend of mine shared with me this interview he had with Goro Miyazaki at the Ghibli Museum. I'm not sure if you've already watched it or not, but I figured it could be of your interest since it was you who introduced me to his work in the first place.

ridojiri | 02-20-14, 10:09 PM
Katayama's essay would be packaged with the Geneon DVDs I think.

I've heard about Tomoyasu numerous times but I've yet to watch his works- next month when I have more download. Only good things are possible with bunraku. TOKYO LOOP looks especially great- everybody good seems to have a go so I'll definitely want to watch that.

And yeah, I can't say I enjoy Tanaami's works either. Most of it isn't traditional animation work but simply film manipulation anyway. And again, it has less to do with being animation than each being an avant-garde statement on society.

Perhaps 'best animators of the 20th century' is exaggeration but yeah a lot of people did like his unique style- he got no. 45 and 103 in the laputa poll. He trained two students to continue his style, but I don't think that will happen. His style is just too resource and time expensive.

Artsy | 02-20-14, 7:40 PM
Hahaha, thanks! I love that movie.

Yelenicus | 02-17-14, 10:23 AM
That is a great observation you've made! I was about to say that it reminds me of Monet (especially his Nympheas painting), but you have more truth in your words. I have a calendar with Renoir's paintings above my desk, and I can certainly see the resemblance in the style and colour palette. As for the animation you have linked me to - no, I did not see it before. It was great, the style looked more like pencil drawings. The story was very engaging, I especially liked the segment about the war - the way the animator(s) used dirty pencil splotches as effects for bombs and smoke was fantastic! So was the way the screen became lush with colours near the end.

I am glad that I have managed to introduce you to a great animation, but at the same time I am a bit surprised, considering that you have listed The Old Man and the Sea as one of your favourites. And yes, I, too, was astounded the first time I saw his work (my introduction to A. Petrov was The Mermaid). He himself coyly calls his technique "finger-painting", but one would not think that a term that is typically used to denote child-play could actually be used to describe something as poetic. It took him four years to complete My Love, and he did not get a chance to pre-view it before the process was complete. This shouldn't come as a surprise, since he wipes away the paint from the glass whenever he decides to make another shot. An interesting fact: there are very few actual paintings left after he completes a film, and those are usually the pieces of glass with the last shot of a particular scene.

That's a shame! But I will definitely go through the lists you've compiled on YouTube. Hah, I hope you do take the time to update your lists on this site some day in the future, though, for I would be eager to check them out. As for myself, I am not proud of having such a list, really. I do wish I had more European series and films, but alas...

Funny that you've mentioned David the Gnome - I have most of the episodes bookmarked and waiting for me to watch them. Well, my lists are not quite complete as of yet - most of the cartoons there are the ones I have seen in my childhood and adolescent years. I am still looking through available sources with the goal of compiling at least a semi-exhaustive list of the Russian (read: Soviet) animated films I've seen in my lifetime.

Actually, I am familiar with non-traditional animation such as claymation and stop-motion animation, although my knowledge in this area is rather scarce. I enjoy the works of J. Trnka and W. Starevich most of all. I am also somewhat familiar with paper animation (cutout animation?) such as The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Truth be told, I only began to exhibit an interest in animation as a form of artistic expression about two years ago - the same time I became more interested in films. Prior to that, my main goal was either to be entertained, or to find something I could relate to or admire in animation (admittedly, I am talking mainly about Japanese animation here).

I don't have any problems with atypical animation. Yes, if you would be so kind, please include some information on the animation. I suppose I should end this comment with some recommendations. First off, since we are on a site that is based around Japanese animation, I would highly suggest getting acquainted with Ibara-Hime mata wa Nemuri-Hime by the prolific stop-motion animator Kawamoto Kihachiro. All of his works are worth checking out, I assume, although I did not yet get the chance to do so. The site is based in Russia, I believe, so do tell me if you will experience any problems watching it. Next, the brilliant film by Starevich - The Tale of the Fox. I am not even going to try to provide a description for this one, for I was speechless the first time I watched it. It is almost impossible to believe that it was created in 1930! Finally, a short piece called Adagio by Garry Bardin. While it may appear to be based on the Biblical tale, it is open for various interpretations, I think. I really like the musical composition. Take care!

ridojiri | 02-16-14, 4:26 PM
Thanks for the recommendation, I have not seen Charade. It's interesting actually that that is the only thing this Jon Minnis has done basically, a couple of small roles in bigger productions and no other shorts- yet he wins an academy award for this thing. Academy Awards are a fucking joke.

I have seen Aleksandr Petrov's works, and uhm, he is considered basically one of the best animators of the 20th century- though he was ignored for much of his life in the west until he moved to Canada. He had quite a lot of influence on Czech and Japanese animators and of course Russian ones, thus his segment in Fuyu no Hi and the dedication of the film to him. Here's geneon's page on him- - and I believe Katayama wrote an essay about him though I'm not sure I can source it. He's done a lot of commercials in addition to his works listed. Also, the animation stand he developed for his works from The Old Man and the Sea and onwards was/is seen as fairly groundbreaking, the 'most precise' computerised animation stand to date. His medium in animation is pretty costly in materials, resources, and time spent, so he has no... patrons?- a couple of years ago he said he was jobless, I don't know if that's still the case.

Artsy | 02-16-14, 12:05 PM
I watched The Hedgehog in the Fog on Friday. It's amazing, and I was surprised to notice how popular Yuri Norstein is between Japanese animator circles and how his influence on them can be traced to this day. I feel the urge to watch Tale of Tales now.

The closest I had followed to an animation blog was gaguri's Ha Neul Seom. His post about the art style used in The Secret of Kells was what convinced me to watch that movie. He mostly wrote about anime, though, so I don't think it counts that much.

And yeah, I made an account on Vimeo, guess I'd have more luck finding things there. This influenced that decision. It's an impressive Israeli graduation film I found on Tumblr, you might want to check it out later.

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