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”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Nautilus Arc, Episodes 9-19

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Post number three now – this is the longer ‘arc’ as it were, and things are about to get quite episodic, as we head into the longest stretch of episodes before the quality vanishes for a while. The Nautilus Arc – Episodes 9-19Continue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The Nautilus Arc, Episodes 9-19”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – A Growing Darkness Arc, Episodes 5-8

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Here’s the second of seven or eight posts on Nadia! A quick note – while I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I want to steer away from heavy spoilers, I do worry that I’ve used too many pictures at times which might be spoilers inContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – A Growing Darkness Arc, Episodes 5-8”

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The NHK Arc, Episodes 1-4

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 Following on from this introduction post I thought I’d start things today – and let’s see if I can post more about this classic adventure show over the next seven or eight days straight! The NHK Arc – Episodes 1-4 Nadia: The SecretContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – The NHK Arc, Episodes 1-4”

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

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) 1990 There’s valid debate as to whether Nadia of the Mysterious Seas should actually be considered a classic or not and I understand the trepidation. There are some serious flaws resulting from a troubled production that I think would prevent the majority of folksContinue reading “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia)”

Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2 (Guranburū Fantajī Ji Animēshon)

Granblue Fantasy The Animation S2 (Guranburū Fantajī Ji Animēshon) 2019 Only a few episodes in and I realised that the pacing of the series was going to really stretch. I know it’s a big story, and I certainly don’t mind a few side-quests or the delving into backstory of characters (like in the Katalina episodes)Continue reading “Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2 (Guranburū Fantajī Ji Animēshon)”

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta)

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta) 1986 The first official Ghibli film, Laputa: Castle in the Sky is a steampunk adventure that will feel similar in some ways to Miyazaki’s previous epic, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, though Castle in the Sky is overall, a lighter story due to theContinue reading “Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta)”

Granblue Fantasy The Animation (Guranburū Fantajī Ji Animēshon)

Granblue Fantasy The Animation (Guranburū Fantajī Ji Animēshon) 2017 Granblue Fantasy is a fun (if too-short) fantasy-adventure series but thankfully there’s another season coming, which should continue the main storyline. It’s a bright, kinda cheerful animation that seems to really evoke the game’s characters, setting and feel – though I’m not able to do muchContinue reading “Granblue Fantasy The Animation (Guranburū Fantajī Ji Animēshon)”

Steamboy (Suchīmubōi)

Katsuhiro Otomo’s next film after the monster that was Akira took ten years to produce and the staggering care and attention to detail clear in the Victorian-era settings and its marvellous machines is clear (along with a lot of the action sequences) but the film is no-where near as beloved as Akira. Obviously, different genres,Continue reading “Steamboy (Suchīmubōi)”

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