This Week: Desert Rose (Suna no Bara: Yuki no Mokushiroku).
While an all-women version of The Expendables continues to be debated, this OVA jumped the gun to compete against many of those male action hero actors’ flicks when they were still in their prime.
Continue reading Mothballs: A Desert Rose and a Gin Tonic
This Week: Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene (Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene).
It is quite alright if one believes magic can solve anything, at least for a short little while.
Continue reading Mothballs: Pure-White Tiny Nene Giant Yoyo Magical Glastonbury
This Week: Nimrod.
It would not be the first notion of folks using language to rebel against a higher power.
Continue reading Mothballs: The Book of Nimrod
Anime: Japanese-English Pictionary.
Let’s play a game, even if the outcome is already predetermined.
Continue reading Mothballs: Pictionary Sticks and Japanese-English Stones
Anime: Your Choice! (Dottini-Suru?)
The name of this movie is not an instruction set meant for the viewer, but some very particular members of the creative staff.
Continue reading Mothballs: Be Your True Choice
This Week: Taiko Drum Master (Taiko no Tatsujin)
A little claymation children’s series based on the popular arcade rhythm game, and the silly faces that allows for.
Continue reading Mothballs: To Be A Taiko Drum Master
This Week: Whispered Words (Sasameki Koto)
A series in many respects about secrets, even if my explorations of yuri and shōjo-ai here is anything but.
Continue reading Mothballs: The Word Whispers, Nobody Is In Paradise
This Week: Lunn Flies into the Wind (Lunn wa Kaze no Naka).
Osamu Tezuka directs a short film about crushing depression, adolescent coping mechanisms, and loving pretty inanimate objects.
Continue reading Mothballs: The Lunn Takes To The Skies
This Week: The Door into Summer (Natsu e no Tobira)
Summer days for winter evenings, but a season once passed can never be returned to.
Continue reading Mothballs: Stage F-B, Our Door into Summer’s Twilight
This Week: Route 20: Galactic Airport (Pilot Film) [R20: Ginga Kūkō]
One of Gainax’s abandoned film projects on the side of the road.
Continue reading Mothballs: Route 20, Lost Highway