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  • Zerahโ€™s Gift
  • Astragal
  • Tadaima
  • Miiko in a Loft

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  • We Made a Beautiful Bouquet

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  • Belle

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  • Like Someone in Love

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  • The Recorder Exam

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  • August in the Water

    August in the Water

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    The world calls on Izumi. She yearns for trees, leaves, ground and water โ€“ yearning to touch, to feel. The texture of a tree, the grain of stone, the chill of summery pool water. It's the allure of the sensuous: the world of things calls on her. Non-human entities, their atmospheres, ambiances, auras โ€“ the moods they emanate. Moods that resonate with her sensing body like aligning celestial bodies.

    This allure or resonance of the entities around us call onโ€ฆ

  • Going My Home

    Going My Home

    Nobody does Slice of Life like Kore-eda โ€“ loved every single one of these characters. Kore-eda is magic.

    Going My Home is a simple story about the re-enchantment of the world based around Kuna, fay-like creatures living in the forest in a forgotten town in Nagano. It's about making the mundane magical through the search for these mythical beings. This quest slowly changes the various characters, so that even a simple bellflower found in the woods becomes a sign forโ€ฆ

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  • We Made a Beautiful Bouquet

    We Made a Beautiful Bouquet

    i too am sad that kinoko teikoku is on hiatusโ€ฆ

    kudos to the person who did the costumes. in one scene kinu is wearing a blue top with white flowers on it, which is exactly the same pattern as one of their album covers. that's some love that went into making it.

    worth a watch just for all the pop culture references โ€“ comes across mostly like fan service, as it doesn't add too much to the story other than the setup, but still keeps things interesting. and super fun to see porin and relive their transformation over the past couple years

  • Belle

    Belle

    couple notes

    - first 30 minutes were great; got a bit of a disembodied feeling, watching the vr scenes on the big screen. just as intended

    - the story loses itself after a while, but everyone in the audience had a blast with the irl comedy bits; esp. the train station scene

    - lots of the vr characters were really cringe (justin and the furry justice league, lol) just like in vr chat or the web in general โ€“ well played, i guess, even though this meta game was prob. not their intention

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    I liked the meandering nature and the variance in pacing, very Murakami. In the last hour, it did come together for me. But there was a bit much of that Murakami in there. I would have traded a few scenes and storylines with just Masaki driving โ€“ like in the official music video for the OST โ€“ or generally with more of her story.

    The driving scenes and esp. the colors are just magic. The striking red car in frontโ€ฆ

  • Flying Colors

    Flying Colors

    This should really be watched in conjunction with Tamako inย Moratorium โ€“ continues the story perfectlyโ€ฆ

    Iโ€™ll file Flying Colors under propaganda for a fโ€™d up education system, but I didnโ€™t expect anything from this kind of movie; so, all good. Was still fun to watch. I mean, who doesnโ€™t love a few good working hard montages. And at one point with the educational history mangas she might have even studied from a place of intrinsic interest and motivation and not just for gradesโ€ฆ but the restโ€ฆ oh well, still good vibes and supportive people all-around.

    Oh, and loved the Haru train move at the end!