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Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below (Hoshi wo ou kodomo) (2011) June 30, 2012

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Hoshi wo ou kodomoI finally saw Makoto Shinkai’s latest at the BFI’s biennial anime season. It’s breathtaking enough to make me thankful to have caught it on the big screen, yet in its quest to deal with weighty issues it just misses perfection, and perhaps even some of the director’s usual heart. (more…)

Revisiting Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0 May 22, 2010

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I just saw for the second time Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance at the BFI Southbank, part of their Anime Weekend.

I’ve waited almost a year to see this again — with English subtitles — having made a special trip to see it in Tokyo last year. It blew me away then and it blew me away again the second time around. This is without a doubt one of the best anime films I’ve ever seen and one that certainly rewards repeat viewing.