Tagged with movie

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

MILLENNIUM ACTRESS Watched via DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Millennium Actress is Satoshi Kon’s ode to Japanese filmmaking. The story follows Genya Tachibana as he hunts down and interviews Chiyoko Fujiwara, the most famous actress of early and upcoming film in early 20th century Japan (while dramatized, she really is based off of one or two … Continue reading

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA Watched via BD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Before there was The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, there was the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya television series. We’ve already spoken about the latter’s pacing issues in a separate review, but they really go hand-in-hand with this movie as well. While … Continue reading

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PRINCESS MONONOKE Watched via VHS/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Princess Mononoke is a historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. While the title would suggest the story follows the “spirit princess” (San), we instead find ourselves exploring an alternate ancient Japan through the eyes of a young Emishi warrior, Ashitaka. Prior to the storyline, … Continue reading

Ghost in the Shell (1995 movie)

Ghost in the Shell (1995 movie)

This is our 100th review on Stereo Otaku! For a special review we decided to have our significant others write the review this week. Both Dustin and Jeffrey are huge Ghost in the Shell fans (bigger than either of us), so we thought it would be only fitting to have them take a look back … Continue reading

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

GUNDAM WING: ENDLESS WALTZ Watched via fansubs/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz originated as a three part OVA sequel to the Gundam Wing series. With the addition of some footage and an update to the soundtrack, it became the movie it is known as today. Or I should say was known as, since … Continue reading

Adolescence of Utena (movie)

Adolescence of Utena (movie)

ADOLESCENCE OF UTENA (Movie) Watched via fansubs/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Adolescence of Utena is a movie “remake” of the television series Revolutionary Girl Utena. While the characters and main premise are the same, the story functions in a slightly altered way. Additionally the time constraints of the movie have led to the film being a … Continue reading

Akira

Akira

AKIRA Watched via DVD/BD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Akira is a movie adaptation of a cyberpunk action manga series featuring a motorcycle gang. Because of the manga’s six-volume, dense plot line, a lot of the story had to be condensed and cut out in order to make Akira into a feature film. Honestly I think it … Continue reading

Eden of the East: The King of Eden

Eden of the East: The King of Eden

EDEN OF THE EAST: THE KING OF EDEN Watched via BD/Netflix WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: When I first watched this movie I was very excited to see how the plot would spin off from the original television series Eden of the East. Looking back on the first time I saw this movie, it honestly hasn’t left … Continue reading

Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

PORCO ROSSO Watched via DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Porco Rosso is a Studio Ghibli movie about a veteran fighter pilot, now working as a freelance bounty hunter, to stop and capture air pirates. I have to be honest, I’ve seen this film on several occasions, and I still find the character and plot involvement to … Continue reading