Berserk (TV and films)

(My review of the 1998 Berserk TV series, published in Neo magazine, is below; my reviews of the film versions are underneath.) In a medieval-style world, as brutal as Game of Thrones, the ragtag Band of the Hawk wins acclaim...

Kiki’s Delivery Service

My review of Kiki's Delivery Service was posted on Anime News Network.

Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)

I reviewed both halves of the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime series for (Neo, Uncooked Media). My review of the first half is on the Neo website, while my review of the second half is below. In Neo 143, we heaped...

Gunbuster

(Neo Magazine, Uncooked Media) French director Jean-Luc Goddard declared, “All you need for a movie is a girl and a gun.” In the 1980s a gang of Japanese geeks declared, All you need for an anime is a girl and...

Anthem of the Heart

(Neo, Uncooked Media - There are also further observations on the film in an article I wrote for the AllTheAnime blog.) Ever since she made a terrible mistake in her childhood, schoolgirl Jun has been afraid of speaking. But then she’s...