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It's Saturday, which means time for book reviews! And since I just finished Ian Condry's new book The Soul of Anime a couple of weeks ago, here are some thoughts. Note: thoughts may be oriented towards my own personal usage. YMMV. RSVP. TTYL. Etc. ;)

The Soul of Anime )

Summer Wars

May. 9th, 2010 05:46 pm
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Woo, review time! Here’s how much I enjoyed Hosoda Mamoru's Summer Wars. I saw it this weekend at Winnipeg's Plastic Paper Animation Festival with my friend Adam, who brought along delicious chocolate raspberry truffles. I had one before the screening and he set the bag between us as the movie started...but I didn’t get to eat another truffle. That’s right. This film pulled me in so deep, so immediately, that I actually forgot about the existence of chocolate. It’s a rarer treat than truffles to see something so engaging that everything else in the theatre just goes away, leaving you purely in the world of the film. I think the key to Summer Wars’ success is its careful balance between easy, familiar anime comedy tropes and substantial questions about the role of technology and tradition in contemporary society.


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