We have watched the first two seasons, but there is still a movie! The ride has had many ups and downs, plenty of good and plenty of ‘meh’, but we aren’t done yet. After the cut let’s take a look at the final chapter of the Love, Chunibyo series, the film Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! Take on Me.Read More »
I’ve pretty much picked this entire series clean. I’ve said all I can think of saying. I’ve reviewed each film multiple times, discussed the central relationship and given my thoughts. Now we finally put this to bed with a final look at, not the three films, but at the entire story as a singular product. So, one last time, join me after the cut as I take a dive into Fate Stay Night: Heaven’s FeelRead More »
When it comes to anime, any film that comes out of it can often be placed into one of two different categories. The first is your standalone films that aren’t connected to any series or show and tell singular stories. These are things like your Miyazaki pictures, Your Name, Mirai, and so on. The second are what I call ‘franchise films.’ These are movies that are connected to long running series, often either as a stand-alone ‘non canon’ adventure, or serving as a epilogue to certain plot points. Most of the shonen anime films from series like Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece and Bleach and fall into the first type, while movies like Gundam Wing Endless Waltz, End of Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card, are examples of the latter. Finally there has been a new sub-genre of anime film: continuation movies. These often act as a mini-season of a show, and carrying on from where the story left off. Konosuba, Tanya the Evil and Rascal does not Dream of a Dreaming Girl are very recent examples of this
Now why do I bring this all up? Well aside from wanting to talk about that for ages, I thought the background would be important when talking about the film today. Let’s not waste anymore time, after the cut our look at the most divisive anime of all time: Sword Art Online continues with the series’s debut film: Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale.