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Top 10 best Japanese animation movies of all time

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There’s a tremendous amount of Japanese anime movies out there, and a lot of them are of great quality but not all are well known. So let me suggest a specific list of ten Japanese animated films you absolutely have … Read more

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Full size Gundam in Odaiba, Tokyo

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First of all, for those of you who didn’t know: Gundam is a very famous Japanese animation series ever since it began in 1979, which features giant “mech(a)” robots. Along with Macross and Evangelion, it is the most representative and successful of the … Read more

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Nakano Broadway, otaku shopping in Tokyo

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When speaking about electronic or “otaku” neighborhoods in Tokyo, everyone immediately thinks of Akihabara. “Akiba” might be an inevitable place to visit in the Japanese capital, but we often forget to talk about Nakano Broadway. Located just outside of the … Read more

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The Secret World of Arrietty (review)

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In Japan, The Secret World of Arrietty (also known as Arrietty the Borrower) made its debut in July 2010. This summer 2011, Studio Ghibli has released their next movie, From Up on Poppy Hill which I already reviewed. Today we’ll … Read more

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Naruto Blood Prison (Shippuden 5th movie)

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Although I’m following Naruto less closely, I was in Japan when the fifth Naruto Shippuden movie, Blood Prison, went out in cinemas. I decided to go see it, even if I didn’t appreciate the previous films so much. The story … Read more

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From up on Poppy Hill (Ghibli movie review)

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During my trip in Japan last summer, I realized that the latest Ghibli anime movie, From up on Poppy Hill (japanese title ‘Kokuriko Zaka Kara‘), was just airing in movie theaters. Having the opportunity to watch it the day after … Read more

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One Piece Strong World : a review of the 10th movie

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I’ve already written about this 10th One Piece Movie in the french section. So, let me get back on this after a second viewing in better conditions. Every year, One Piece fans get their movie, parallel to the manga/anime story. … Read more

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