Anime Review: Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Details: Also known as Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. First aired in 2011. Eleven episode with each episode at around twenty-five minutes long. You can find more information at https://myanimelist.net/anime/9989/Ano_Hi_Mita_Hana_no_Namae_wo_Bokutachi_wa_Mada_Shiranai

When I read that Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day was adapted into a live action drama, I was not surprised. Despite being an anime, Anohana is an emotional drama with a story you’d expect to see in other Asian live action dramas.

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Anime Review: Made In Abyss

Details: Aired in 2017. Thirteen episodes with each episode about twenty-five minutes long and the thirteenth episode twice as long. Here’s a site with more information: https://myanimelist.net/anime/34599/Made_in_Abyss

This is not a kid’s show. The art is cute and childish, reminiscent of a Studio Ghibli movie, but this is not a kid’s show. As the episodes progress, the subject matter of the show get darker and more adult. With that said, this show is still a grand adventure that does a great job creating an interesting world and in evoking emotion.

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Movie Review: Coco

Details: Released in 2017. About an hour and forty-five minutes long. Stars Anthony GonzalezGael García BernalBenjamin Bratt.

I found the vast majority of Coco to be exceedingly predictable and yet, by the end of the movie, I could not help but shed a few tears. Coco is a great, emotional movie that belongs up there with the other great Pixar movies. Whatever secret ingredient it is that makes a Pixar movie great, Coco has it.

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Anime Review: Mob Psycho 100

Details: Aired in 2016. Twelve episode in this first season with each episode about twenty-four minutes long. You can watch the show on crunchyroll.com.

Mob Psycho 100 is the latest anime from ONE, the creator of One-Punch Man. You can expect a lot of the same humor in One-Punch Man here.

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Comic Book Review: Reborn (2016)

Details: Six issue series. Published by Image Comics. Written by Mark Millar and drawn by Greg Capullo.

Greg Capullo and Mark Millar are comic book legends who have drawn and written some of my favorite comic book stories. With that said, Reborn is a short story that is okay, but not great.

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TV Show Review: Lucifer, Seasons 1 and 2

Details: Started airing in 2015 on FOX. Two seasons with thirteen episodes in season one and eighteen episodes in season two. Each episode is about an hour-long, including commercials.

Lucifer is a show loosely based on the character of Lucifer first established in the renowned Sandman comic books. While very loosely based on those books, Lucifer the television show is actually kind of a mashup between Castle and Supernatural. It’s a police procedural with supernatural drama going on.

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TV Show Review: Supernatural, Season 12

Details: Aired on the CW. Twenty-three episodes this season with each episode at around an hour-long, commercials included.

While not the longest running show ever, Supernatural has been on T.V. a long time. We’ve now entered the twelfth season and I think the formula of this show is well established. I like the sameness and knowing the plot beats I can expect to see, except in slightly different forms. I like this show the way it is and I do not want it to change.

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Anime Review: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable

Details: Released in 2016. Thirty-nine episodes, each episode is about twenty-three minutes long without commercials. Watched with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Diamond is unbreakable is the fourth season of the Jojo’s Bizzarre Adventure anime. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is a very popular, over the top anime that has a lot of action, a lot of comedy, and a lot of camp.

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