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one hell of a ride Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds

This 139-minute star-studded fantasy journey through 7 trials at 7 Gates of Hell in 49 days certainly proves to be a roller coaster ride of emotions. It grips, sometimes amuses, and ultimately turns on the waterworks. Continue reading “one hell of a ride Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds”

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Posted in Music, Review

Every Day6 from Sunrise to Moonrise

When i first heard of Every Day6 project, my first thought was how exciting!, and then what a challenging project.

It surely isn’t easy to produce two songs every single month for the entire year amidst promotional activities that i wonder if they had all of them prepped beforehand. Not because i doubt their capability of making new music while promoting the project but because i wonder how many demos they should’ve prepared to have two of them approved for the subsequent release. Continue reading “Every Day6 from Sunrise to Moonrise”

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[Movie] Coco

When it comes to late ancestors in animation features, they’re usually painted as glowy or transparent souls, but Coco chose to present them in skeletal form instead. It’s likely related to the Mexican culture, though i did wonder if such figure would be too scary for little kids, especially given the many instances where the bones would break off from the main body. I can’t really call them cute, but Coco‘s presentation of the deceased isn’t as scary as i’d feared. If anything, the skulls look like a mask instead, with various motifs on it. Continue reading “[Movie] Coco”

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Just a little bit more and the Doors will open

This 53rd single is dropped only three weeks after the 16th studio album that i was still in the high of the 18-track 「untitled」 to open the doors for 5 more songs. Okay, that was lame. And actually, i only needed to make room for three of ’em since i’ve gotten used to the title track (thanks to the radio plays and the drama it’s theming for) and one coupling track (courtesy of the latest Pazudora CM). Continue reading “Just a little bit more and the Doors will open”

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[Drama] Age of Youth 2

You know my stance on sequels, but if there is a drama that needs to have a sequel, it will be Age of Youth. From the plot point alone. I mentioned that it would benefit from having more episodes, and having a second season seems like a logical move to tie up some of its major loose ends, so i was thrilled when it did happen. Because i didn’t think it would Continue reading “[Drama] Age of Youth 2”

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[Drama SP] Jimi ni Sugoi! DX

It takes only nine months for the proofreader girl to return to the small screen with a special episode. However, i wasn’t that eager to check this out mainly because i didn’t love the drama series and didn’t think there’s more to the story. Granted, there are arguably parts that were left hanging, so this SP could very well conclude them satisfactorily. But then i saw that it is subbed and well, this could be a reason to watch more of Suda Masaki, so why not? Continue reading “[Drama SP] Jimi ni Sugoi! DX”

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[Movie] Close-Knit

“What is ‘normal’?”
“Normal is normal. Not strange.”

That’s how the leading lady in this movie is labeled: “not normal”, while the leading man refers to her case as “unusual”. And whether you see Rinko as abnormal, unusual, or another adjective, your opinion may or may not change after watching this movie. I’m not sure if that’s the objective, since the story is quite simple sans concrete resolution to some of its conflicts, seemingly leaving them up to your interpretation. Continue reading “[Movie] Close-Knit”