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Aug 12, 2018
Sirius (Anime) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
Let me preface this by saying if you liked the films Van Helsing or Interview with A Vampire, this shows premise will entice you. But be warned that there is an element in this show that, at least for me broke my enjoyment to where it became unwatchable.

Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger has a lot of promise, but at least for me it was bogged down by the one aspect of anime that can make or break a show; the romance element.

Character is the lifeblood of a visual medium as we the audience have no other means to immerse ourselves in the world we are read more
Mar 23, 2015
As soon as I heard that Studio Ghibli were putting production together for a story as famous as The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, I knew I had to see it. Growing up on the quirky and relatable characters in Kiki's Delivery Service, to the fantastic visuals of Castle in The Sky, Studio Ghibli never fails to disappoint with their use of musical score, lighting, themes of adolescence, love of nature and companionship. Needless to say, this film did not disappoint.

Story:
True to the folktale, the plot centers on a bamboo cutter, who comes across a bamboo shoot filled with glowing light. Within that bamboo read more
Apr 21, 2014
Maria (Manga) add (All reviews)
One of Naoko Takeuchi's other works, Maria is a beautiful tale about a girl falling in love.

Though typical in story, Maria makes up for it with the tone and characters and slight mystery presented. It leaves you guessing at parts, and smiling at others. I always end up reading this manga when I come back to anime and manga because of how simplistic yet timeless it is.