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Aug 27, 2021
When the credits finished their roll, my first thought was "Prisma is BACK" (at least from a production standpoint). As a point of reference, I gave Oath Made Under the Snow an 8/10, but upon reexamination, I'd honestly have to knock it down to a 7 due to my woes with the animation. This new film I enjoyed more, and for almost the opposite reason as that one.

While Oath had a the production reach its lowest point, which was already slipping in the TV series of 3rei, the story arc of Shirou was great. On the flip side, this is the point in 3rei read more
Aug 15, 2021
Having enjoyed the Babylonia anime, I was left feeling let down by this film sequel. While Babylonia buckled under the weight of it's own ambition at times, it was also this ambition that led to some surprisingly exciting and fun action set pieces and sequences. With this shorter "boss fight" singularity acting as both a film and a sequel to that series, my initial expectations were set rather high. Not only did they have much more time to polish and work on the animation, it's working with a film budget and adapting a hugely climactic battle. With all of that said, it is a competently read more
Mar 29, 2021
Well, here we are. After almost 14 years since the beginning of this tetralogy and over 25 since the television series original run, it seems Evangelion has come to a definitive ending...and what a journey it’s been. The television series, which changed the entire landscape of anime, forever leaving its mark on the industry and creating one of the biggest franchises to date. The film End of Evangelion, which has gone down as one of the most jarring, surreal and greatest anime films of all time. And finally, the Rebuild films series, which sought to recreate the iconic series in 4 parts...but to what end? read more
Mar 29, 2020
SHOCKING! Despite early concerns of a crappy CGI adaptation of Q Hayashida’s legendary comic, we’ve been blessed with a fantastic adaptation full of heart and passion from the staff involved. If you can wrap your head around the at-times dizzying pace and make peace with the (quite well done in my opinion) CGI main character models, you’re in for chaotic, bloody and quirky trip through the gloriously dingy Hole and a devilishly fantastical world of Sorcerers. This is a series that oozes with style and original ideas, that feels as if Shin himself is taking a hammer to the temple read more
Feb 21, 2020
After being majorly let down by Digimon Tri, the Adventure series seems to have been given one last chance (maybe? And a new remake/spinoff in April?) to go out with a bang. Though it seems like the Adventure series has and will be milked like a Dairymon (there is surprisingly no cow Digimon to make this joke work) for the time being, this film does actually live up to its title and thankfully concludes with a level finality while also calling back to many of the things that made us fall in love with the franchise all those years ago.

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Jun 14, 2019
Carnival Phantasm is back with this hilarious bait-and-switch Prisma Illy OVA. Expectations are completely flipped on their head as we're given a classic Carnival Phantasm episode chock full of in jokes and references to events and characters throughout the Prisma series.

Minor spoilers ahead :
Based on previous OVAs materials , this OVA plays with the audiences expectations and works effectively to deprive the audience of sexual fanservice in a hilarious way. Assassin install Shinji Matoi is the central character throughout, with Kuro and Illya only appearing in the final 10 minutes or so. It deals with his trials and tribulations, constantly being the butt end of read more
May 24, 2019
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While Gurren Lagann used drills and Kill la Kill used thread, Imaishi and Nakashima`s new “Burning passion” storyline takes the symbolism to the next logical step, using fire itself (and shapes) to drive the story forward. It`s both boldly new in appearance with it‘s bright colours and liberal use of CG yet immediately recognizable as an Imaishi work. While many haven’t been blown away by the studios output as of late, I think it’s important to realize how little this resembles your standard Trigger release.

This film is their first in the almost 8 years the studio has been read more
Jan 14, 2019
Heaven's Feel: Lost Butterfly does a great deal to improve upon Presage Flower and feels like a breathe of fresh air for the Fate/Stay Night franchise. While Presage Flower had to retread some of the ground Unlimited Blade Works and Fate laid, this new film does a lot to show you what is new this time around and the much more intense and dark direction the series takes.

One thing I loved about Lost Butterfly is the development of characters that have not yet been given their due in the new Ufotable series. Sakura was clearly read more
Dec 27, 2018
With Dragon Ball surging back in a big way with Dragon Ball Super and it's "conclusion" , along with the news of this film focusing on fan favorite Broly and showcasing some great animation in the trailers, this film is likely the most anticipated Dragon Ball film yet. While Battle of Gods had some great character and comedy standouts and Resurrection F upped the action and brought back the series greatest villian, Broly ramps up the action to the series heights while also providing some solid character work.


The first third of the film deals with Broly's backstory as well read more
Aug 28, 2017
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya: Oath Made Under the Snow was a great watch and obligatory for any fan of the Fate/Prisma series.

The content of the film itself is quite specific however which makes it quite difficult to recommend to anyone who hasn't seen all 4 seasons of the Prisma anime. With that said, If you are a fan of the Fate/Stay Night/Zero series you may very well find this film quite enjoyable even without prior knowledge of the Prisma series. While the content of the film is a flashback arc of the third main series of Prisma, it effectively acts as a sort read more