Vampire Hunter D (1985) Review

Vampire Hunter D Initial Release Date: 21 December 1985 Directed by Toyoo Ashida Original work by Hideyuki Kikuchi Once you’ve analysed several pieces coming from one region, you begin to spot genres or storylines that are rarely used there. As someone who has delved into multiple manga, anime and video games, there are very few who attempt to encapsulate the gothic vibe that Vampire Hunter … Continue reading Vampire Hunter D (1985) Review

Pokemon | The Ghost of Maiden’s Peak Analysis

Pokemon: The Ghost of Maiden’s Peak Analysis The Pokemon franchise is known for many things, but darker storytelling is not one of them. Its child friendly brand is reassuring to parents, but can be frustrating for adult fans. This is what makes the more sombre examples in Pokemon’s history so intriguing. For a franchise so focused on providing kid-friendly experiences, it has created a lot … Continue reading Pokemon | The Ghost of Maiden’s Peak Analysis

A Letter to Momo: Searching for Anime’s Greatest

A Letter to Momo feels like an homage to the classics of animation, like Studio Ghibli’s “My Neighbour Totoro”, released 23 years prior. It doesn’t stray far from the “spirits interacting with uprooted kids with parental issues on their journey to adulthood” plot. Which is funny, because when I look back at that sentence, it seems incredibly specific. If you’re a great director, you can … Continue reading A Letter to Momo: Searching for Anime’s Greatest

Laputa: Castle in the Sky Review

Laputa: Castle in the Sky Release Date: August 2nd, 1986 Director: Hayao Miyazaki We’ve now made it to Studio Ghibli’s first offical release! It’s taken a while, I’m sorry! Hopefully the other projects I’ve created have kept you entertained up until this point! Making a small shift between this film and his last, Laputa marks a demographic change for Miyazaki, whose audience now seems to … Continue reading Laputa: Castle in the Sky Review

My Experiences with – Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Music is an incredibly powerful medium, albeit one that I am not particularly well versed in. Despite finding it an enjoyable experience, I find immersion more regularly in reading and playing video games. However, after watching the Melbourne symphony orchestra’s concert “Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki” on Friday, the 27th of april, my beliefs surrounding soundtracks and … Continue reading My Experiences with – Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki