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Pokemon Movie 21: Power of Us | When Sirius Writes

After watching the previous Pokemon Movie last year, my interest to this franchise is slowly growing. Like, right now, I just downloaded the Pokemon Go app and will start play soon. Lol.

As I could never push myself to watch the whole series from scratch, I can only appreciate this franchise by watching its movies.

But as of right now, I dont have any copy of their old movies, so I just watch its latest movie instead. Made by the studio that brought us Attack on Titan and The Ancient Magus Bride, here’s my thoughts about Pokemon Movie 21 – The Power of Us.


Batman Ninja Movie Review | When Sirius Writes


If I were to choose between Marvel and DC, I would choose the latter in a heartbeat. Why? Well, I grew up watching it, the animated shows of the franchise. I think I am not the only one with this stance, they were awesome you know. From the animated movies to series, they were very enjoyable to watch.

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Movie Feature: Flavors of Youth — When Sirius Writes

Okay. I was supposed to release this one last January, but because of the “schedule” that I followed, this entry got pushed back. Heh. Now that I pretty much threw out the “schedule” and decided to release content whenever I want (but still making sure to release weekly…at least), I can publish this one with…

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Movie Feature: Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? Movie – Dear My Sister

A “cute girls doing cute things” movie, eh?

I didn’t expect this anime would have a movie sequel. The series ended well and I haven’t heard any news about the existence of this movie and yet here we are, me reviewing this.

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 11, 2017
Studios: production doA
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
Duration: 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

I had always adored Gochuumon Usagi desu ka?? series. The characters were really cute, the story was cute and everything was very cute. This anime had brought alot of fuwa fuwa feelings to me and I cherish them greatly.

I expected the movie to be the same with the series in a lot of ways and I was right. The cuteness of the anime was still overwhelming and I can’t stop smiling while watching. All the characters that were relevant in the series were, at some point, appeared in the movie. The art and animation too was quite similar to the anime so I am happy about it.

The story, however, was quite new and interesting. Kokoa went back home to her hometown to help out her family in their business, and the remaining lead characters live out the rest of the days trying to fill the void of Kokoa’s absence with their cuteness. I really like that in this movie we got to see Kokoa’s family and her relationship with her mom and sister. We also got to see her as the little sister for a change. It was nice. I also liked the bonding moments of the other lead characters all through out the movie while Kokoa was absent. Her absence was indeed felt, but rather than moping around, they bonded together and become closer.

I really like the little cute heartwarming moments of the characters and they also never fail to make me laugh.

Overall, this movie was full of cuteness. Fluffyness overload. I guess, I could only recommend this to people who had seen the series already to be able to appreciate this simple joy of a movie.

Anyway, that’s it for now.

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Movie Feature: Little Witch Academia Movie 1 & 2

During the Christmas break, I got a chance to watch some movies with different genres. Among those were the Little With Academia movies. Both movies blew my mind. I mean, I knew how amazing this anime was because of its reception when this movies were released and especially the hype when the anime series aired. But I didn’t expect I would like it too.

It reminded me of the time when I was kid, enjoying alot of Disney and children movies and series. It had the same feel and enjoyment. I didn’t expect I needed this kind of feel-good anime movies.

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1 + 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 2013, Oct 9, 2015
Studios: Trigger
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Magic, Fantasy, School
Duration: 26 min., 53 min.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Both these movies follows Akko, Lotte and Sucy, in their misadventures as students in an academy of witches.

In the first movie, we were basically introduced to the main cast and the main narrative of the anime. We immediately got sucked into their magical world. Akko, the main character, got enthralled after seeing a magic show, wanted to be a witch, but doesn’t have what it takes to be one. Then in the 2nd movie, the gang continues with their misadventures, now faces expulsion. To reverse it, they need to make the upcoming festival a success.

With these simple premises, you might think these movies are for kids to watch as they exhibit the same formula as the Disney movies we had seen in our childhood. And yeah, it is like that, but there is more to it. It’s lighthearted nature heals. It made us remember why we like anime in the first place. I mean, all of us nowadays are experiencing alot of struggles in our daily lives. Seeing these kinds of movies helps ease and cheers us up from all the negative stuff in our lives.

With the quirky and upbeat characters and on-point cartoony art and animation, it added a lot of impact to my enjoyment while watching. It made me want to see more of it. I might check out the anime series in the future, but for now, I’m going to settle with these movies.

Anyway, I think that’s all I want to share.

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Initial D franchise: Quick Thoughts

I got introduced to Initial D when I was still a kid through Animax. It blew me away because I had always been a fan of racing.

I think it was the competitiveness while playing racing games using a playstation all those years ago contributed to my liking of racing. The competitive nature of the race always had me on the edge of my seat. I just love it. So being able to discover an anime that involves car racing, I got hooked immediately.

Type: TV + Movie
Episodes: 26 + 13 + 1 + 24 + 14 + 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 19, 1998 to Dec 6, 1998, Oct 15, 1999 to Jan 21, 2000, Jan 13, 2001, Apr 17, 2004 to Feb 18, 2006, Nov 4, 2012 to May 10, 2013, May 16, 2014 to Jun 22, 2014
Premiered: Spring 1998, Fall 1999, Spring 2004, Fall 2012, Spring 2014
Studios: Studio Gallop, Studio Comet, Pastel, Studio Deen, A.C.G.T., Synergy SP
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Cars, Drama, Seinen, Sports
Duration: 25-27 min. per ep., 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Watching Initial D was quite a spectacle. For a span of 4 seasons and 1 movie, we were able to go on a journey alongside the main character, Takumi Fujiwara, as he enters to the world of street racing. Yep, you read that right. 4 seasons and 1 movie, its that long. I didn’t expect I would binge everything in just few days. Definitely a sentiment to the anime being so interesting, I can’t help but press the next episode.

The story is actually simple, it focused more on the main protagonist and his life, but we also got to see an ample amount of character depth and background to the important characters. The balance of it made the series enjoyable to watch.

Takumi Fujiwara was such an interesting character. On face value, he looks like a boring guy who can’t decide wtf his going to do with his life. But after being exposed to street racing, meeting new people and encountering alot of changes in his life, he was able to grow into a fine man and an awesome driver. Though, I do feel like his life was a bit easy. The Goddess of Luck likes him very much, which sometimes spoils the competitive nature of the series. Still, all the technique, experiences and lessons he got all through out his races are all his own. Luck or not, it made him stronger.

I think out of all the supporting characters, Keisuke wasy favorite. In the first stage, I thought he was that arrogant driver who never lose, but after knowing him better through out the series, he is a really nice guy. Though, I still am disappointed with him turning down that only love confession. Uuuggghhh.

For the art and animation, the quality of the early stages were understandably outdated. The 3D cars didn’t blend well with the 2D hand drawn animation. The character designs were okay, its different in every stage. There were also alot of inconsistent art all over it. I think it was around the 4th stage when everything got atleast good.

Overall, the anime was enjoyable to watch. It was really interesting and had me hooked until the end. The art and animation was its major drawback, but if you don’t mind then feel free to binge the hell out of this franchise.

I know that there’s a movie series of this anime. I haven’t checked that one out, but I might when I get a copy of it later this year.

Anyway, that is all for now.

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Kuroko no Basket Movie – Last Game: Quick Thoughts

After watching the last season of Kuroko no Basket, Of course, this movie was gonna be the next one.

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 18, 2017
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: Sports, School, Shounen
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: Hailing from America, Jabberwock—a street basketball team with skills comparable to those of the NBA—has come to Japan to play an exhibition match against Strky, a team of former third-year students who once played in the Interhigh and Winter Cup. However, due to the vast difference in skill, Jabberwock easily wins. Their captain, Nash Gold Jr., mocks the basketball style of all players in Japan by comparing them to monkeys.

Infuriated by the nasty comment, Kagetora Aida challenges them to a revenge match. Because of pride and the belief that the results will be no different, Nash accepts the challenge. Kagetora then assembles Vorpal Swords, a team composed of the Generation of Miracles, including Kuroko Tetsuya and Kagami Taiga, for they are the only ones who stand a chance against a foe that seems unbeatable from every angle. (MAL)

The 3rd season of Kuroko no Basket was a delightful to watch. The winning was really satisfying and really worth it.

Because I enjoyed alot from the series, I kinda expected to be fond of the movie too. I had seen the previous movie specials of KnB, and most of them were kind of…unsatisfying. That’s why I tried to lower my expectations for this one too.

Indeed, this movie is the last of Kuroko no Basket. For the first time ever, we get to see all the main characters in one team, and that’s wuite amazing. We all know the main characters are crazy OP, putting them all in one team is pretty much a DREAM TEAM of any Basketball club.

Anyway, the story revolves around a foreign team disrespecting Japan, so the KnB baes came to the rescue and fight them through a match. The match itself was quite interesting and intense. Even though I am used to seeing them OP, it still amazes me when the characters go in “the zone”. Having only 5 players in the court, we get to see different set of players playing. Infairness their teamwork was quite superb. Even though they bicker around each other, its clear that each one of them does their best and give their all against the other team.

I think my only problem with this series would be the art & animation of the movie. Its too bright. The color scheme of this movie was not my cup of tea. The designs of the characters were a bit different too. The characters sports new hairstyles, which is weird and kinda hard to get used to. For the animation, well, I do commend that they maintain the awesomeness of it, but it affected the mundane scenes greatly. It’s clear that they budgeted the mundane scenes and went all out at the match. I wish they balance it better.

Overall, this movie was nice. I can’t really say its the best, but its a good way to end the franchise. I didn’t expect the ending, but I guess that was something that had been looming in the corner. I just didn’t expect it would come sooner. Anyway, it was nice to see them all in one group. That’s indeed a good move to end everything.

That is all.

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