Category Archives: Anime Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)

Note: Kimi no Na wa will be screening in select GSC theatres early December 2016! 

 

Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Genres: Drama, Supernatural, Romance
Length: 1 hour 46 minutes

 

Summary:
Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture.

One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.

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Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema)

Produced by: Studio Rikka
Genres: Science fiction, Seinen, Romance
Length: 1 hour and 38 minutes

 

Summary:

Patema is a plucky young girl from an underground civilisation boasting an incredible network of tunnels. Inspired by a friend that mysteriously went missing, she is often reprimanded due to her constant excursions of these tunnels due to her royal status. After she enters what is known as the “forbidden zone,” she accidentally falls into a giant bottomless pit after being startled by a strange creature. Finding herself on the surface, a world literally turned upside down, she begins falling towards the sky only to be saved by Age, a discontented student of the totalitarian nation known as Aiga. (Source: My Anime List)

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Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. (Anthem of the Heart)

Based on a manga of the same title.
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Drama, Romance, School
Length: 1 hour 59 minutes

 

Summary:
Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away. She was once a very happy girl, but because of a certain thing she said when she was very young, her family was torn apart. One day, the egg fairy appeared in front of her and sealed away her ability to talk in order to stop her from hurting anybody else. Since this traumatic experience, Jun lives in the shadows away from the limelight. But, one day, she is nominated to become an executive member of the “community outreach council.” On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the main lead in their musical… (Source: Official Website)

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Date A Live: Mayuri Judgement

 

Continuation of Date A Live (anime)
Produced by: 
Production IMS
Genres: Comedy, Harem, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Shounen
Length: 1hr 12 mins

Summary: Based on Koushi Tachibana’s original light novel series which centers around an ordinary high school boy named Shidō Itsuka, who meets a spirit girl who has been rejected by a devastated world. Continuing from the anime series, the story unfolds as a huge sphere suddenly starts to emit a mysterious spiritual wave in Tengu City. At the same time, a mysterious and beautiful girl appears out of nowhere.

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Psycho-Pass: The Movie

Warning: The following series contains dark themes, violence and gore. Recommended for ages 15 and up. 

 

Continuation of Psycho-Pass Season 1 and Season 2
Produced by: Production I.G
Genres: Psychological, Science Fiction, Action, Mystery, Cyberpunk
Length: 1 hour 53 minutes

 

Summary:
Year 2116—The Japanese government begins to export the Sibyl System unmanned drone robots to troubled countries, and the system spreads throughout the world. A state in the midst of a civil war, SEAUn (the South East Asia Union), brings in the Sibyl System as an experiment. Under the new system, the coastal town of Shambala Float achieves temporary peace and safety. But then SEAUn sends terrorists to Japan. They slip through the Sibyl System and then attack from within. The shadow of a certain man falls on this incident. In charge of the police, Tsunemori travels to Shambala Float to investigate. The truth of justice on this new ground will become clear. (Source: Anime News Network)

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Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I’ll Be Here – Mirai-hen

 

Continuation of Kyoukai no Kanata / Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I’ll Be Here – Kako-hen
Produced by: Kyoto Animation
Genres: Supernatural, Fantasy, Slice of Life
Length: 90 minutes

 

Summary:
Picking up right after the anime, it has been 1 year since Mirai Kuriyama has returned, Hiroomi Nase has graduated and the only members of the Literature club are Mitsuki Nase & Akihito Kanbara. Hiroomi Nase has now taken over the Nase household in the wake of Izumi Nase’s disappearance. Mirai Kuriyama now lives a seemingly normal life with Sakura Inami but in a flashback it is revealed that when Akihito went to Mirai on the roof to see her that she no longer has any memory of Akihito Kanbara, her fight with the Beyond the Boundary, or any of her past. (Source: Kyoukai no Kanata Wikia)

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Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise

 

Disclaimer: Contains mild spoilers. Proceed at your own risk. 

Produced by: Toei Animation, Nitroplus, Aniplex, Graphinica
Genres: Action, Mecha, Science Fiction, Comedy
Length: 103 minutes

Summary:
“DEVA”. A cyber universe that was built for the digitized minds of humans following the “Nano Hazard” incident that left the Earth in ruin. Those of humanity whom were willing to abandon their bodies were moved to this digitized environment to “survive”. Fast forward to A.D. 2400. Unauthorized access of the DEVA’s mainframe was detected by the central council.  The hacker whom referred to themselves as “Frontier Settler”, were traced back to humanity’s former home, Earth.

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Digimon Adventure Tri. Chapter 1: Saikai

 

Note: This review refers to the 1st out of 6 movies that take place after the events in Digimon Adventure 2

 

Produced by: Toei Animation, Bandai, Ai Addiction
Genres: Action, Adventure, Shounen
Duration: 80 Minutes

 

Summary:

The DigiDestined children are now enjoying a peaceful normal school life after their many adventures in the digital world. The gate to the digital world closed at some point and no one knows why. However, there have been multiple incidents where electronic devices are malfunctioning throughout Japan. Could this just be some random coincidence or could this mean more? Will there be more chaos if the gate to the Digital World reopens? No one knows for sure…

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The Sky Crawlers

 

Adapted from a novel of the same title 
Produced by: Production I.G
Genres: Drama, Action, Philosophy
Length: 122 minutes

 

Summary:
The Sky Crawlers is based on a Japanese novel series by Hiroshi Mori. First published by Chuōkōron-shinsha in June 2001 and spanning five books, it follows the journeys and tribulations of a group of young fighter pilots involved in dogfight warfare, and is set during an alternate historical period.

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Boruto: Naruto the Movie

 

Disclaimer: Contains mild spoilers. Proceed at your own risk. 

Continuation of Naruto (manga)
Produced by: Studio Pierrot, Viz Media, Toho Company
Genres: Shounen, Action, Comedy
Length: 96 minutes
 
Summary:
Boruto Uzumaki is the son of the Seventh Hokage and grandson of the Fourth Hokage, a prodigy genin, and the biggest hater of Naruto Uzumaki? Having heard of stories of his father’s deeds as a hero, Boruto wishes to surpass his father. He ends up meeting his father’s long time friend and rival, Sasuke Uchiha, and requests to become his apprentice. The curtain on the story of the new generation written by Masashi Kishimoto rises!

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