The Weathering Continent (Kaze no Tairiku)

The Weathering Continent (Kaze no Tairiku) (1992) I missed The Weathering Continent back in the 1990s but I know it would have caught my eye if the film had actually had any chance of being screened in Australia – but then, at the time of the movie’s release I was probably watching Astro Boy re-runsContinue reading “The Weathering Continent (Kaze no Tairiku)”

TTGL Collab with Scott from Mechanical Anime

Here it is! I’ve been (typically?) awfully busy of late, and so a combination of scheduled posts + random bursts of energy have kept me in the blogging game, but today I want to share something that was heaps of fun and which I worked on with Scott for a while (I slowed things downContinue reading “TTGL Collab with Scott from Mechanical Anime”

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia)

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia) 2013 Once again, I’m going to fight my urge to ramble here – so, that means just a few paragraphs now, focusing on Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet this time. If you’ve never come across this series I think I’ll mention that it stands out in theContinue reading “Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia)”

Sands of Destruction (World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin)

Sands of Destruction (World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin) 2008 Anime adaptations of games seem generally fraught with risk in my mind – and yet I can’t actually think of a tonne that I’ve seen and disliked, and instead, one obvious success seems to come to mind whenever I do think of games and anime,Continue reading “Sands of Destruction (World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin)”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Nadia vs Atlantis

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 / Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001 I wanted this post to be far more comprehensive than I ended up being able to manage, but hopefully it still covers a bit of ground. Partly that’s because I’ve ran out of time, partly because there’sContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Nadia vs Atlantis”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Visual Analysis

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 I took far too many screencaps with these posts and so I thought I’d better to do something with a few of them! Visual Analysis Firstly, I thought I’d start with some random single shots: From the prologue with that ‘hand-drawn’ look thatContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Visual Analysis”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Tartessos Arc, Episodes 35-39

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Seventh part – it’s a little longer than the last one, but hopefully not unbearably so, the way it might have been had I placed eps 1-39 in a single post 🙂 The Tartessos Arc – Episodes 35-39 A sigh of relief! Finally,Continue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Tartessos Arc, Episodes 35-39”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Africa Arc, Episodes 32-34

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Post number six now and the show is still very much in a bad way. In truth, I could have kept this together with the Island episodes but this arc is bad in similar and new ways. (It’s also a short post.) TheContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Africa Arc, Episodes 32-34”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Island Arc, Episodes 23-31

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Time for post number five, where things really fall apart – though there is another sucker punch right around the corner! The Island Arc – Episodes 23-31 Damn. Nadia was always animated but it was never a cartoon – until now. And theContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Island Arc, Episodes 23-31”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Beneath the Mask Arc, Episodes 20-22

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Onward to the fourth post now, with what is perhaps the second most important (if short) arc in the series. Beneath the Mask Arc – Episodes 20-22 Here the characters begin to face their secrets and yet more of the shadows that haveContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Beneath the Mask Arc, Episodes 20-22”