[Summer 2012] Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

No matter who we are born to be, we are free to choose and decide

 

This is a family anime movie of a girl named Hana who fell in love with a werewolf. The main arc of the story depicts the life of their children, Yuki and Ame, an elder sister and a younger brother who are both confused and learning in becoming both human and wolf.

While they have their share of problems in growing up and living along side with the neighbourhood society, enjoy the small miracles and laughters as they grow up to become the person they wish to be.

Recommended for people that enjoys a slight fantasy twist of a slice of life animation, enjoy heart-warming moments and the different directions where adolescent goes.

 

 

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[Summer 2001] Spirited Away

It felt like nothing happened, but I knew it did.—–The purple hairband

 

Chihiro, the main protagonist that happens to move to another place following her parents was found to be trapped in a ghost-like town after night fall. As she struggles to  survive in that world with a little help from Haku (the male character that can turn into a dragon), witness Chihiro’s growth from losing her name to become Sen into a proper working staff under Yubaba. A little crybaby like her with her parents turned into pigs, Chihiro must find a way to return to her own world.

This felt like a growing-up / adolescent movie that teaches us the different attitude and ways of the society if you read deep into the characters. For a starter, just enjoy the magical experience from Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. I hope this could show you the excitement and entertainment that many of us shared as a hobby. Cheers!

Recommended for all walks of life and be impressed by the unique God and Spirits in this movie~

 

[Summer 2009] Summer Wars

Koi-koi~!!!

 

This is a movie of a boy Kenji that was invited by his senior, Natsuki as her part timer boyfriend on her trip back to her hometown. From the sight of her huge household,you can expect a whole level of family unity as they face a terrible artificial intelligent running amok in OZ (a virtual world connected by internet). While they try to stop the AI before it causes more destruction to their reality, the head of the household is something you should look out for.

It’s a movie under 2 hours so feel free to watch it on a relaxing weekend. This is more of a family orientated animation so feel free to watch it with your siblings or even parents. The strong point of this story, other than the animation and vivid characters, it will make you want to root for them even though you do not know any of the words or what it meant.

Recommended for those who liked Studio Ghibli movies but yet not into anime series, some examples include Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. May you have a fun summer as I am =D