Hello, All! It’s been too long since my last movie review, and so an update of sorts seems appropriate. I should get back to the movie reviews starting today. From up on Poppy Hill and In This Corner of the World were both very well done, and these two films might be treated in the same post. After that, I’ll get back to writing one movie review a day–if all goes well.
At the moment, I’m working on a Gasaraki post for Beneath the Tangles. The post talks about the recurring philosophical theme of the individual vs. the group. Most people find themselves in one ideological camp or another in this debate, but Alexandre Dumas had the most accurate solution: “All for one and one for all!” This is the unofficial motto of Switzerland, which goes a long way to explaining why that country is so prosperous. While the rest of the world emphasizes either the “one” or the “all,” the Swiss recognize that sacrifices need to be made on both sides for the happiness of the individual and the collective. Anyway, expect me to reblog this post as soon as it appears on Beneath the Tangles.
What am I watching this season? Seven anime, which might be bumped up to eight. It all depends on whether I decide to wait for Netflix to release Violet Evergarden or to watch it through other means. I’ll probably wait, if only because these seven provide a lot of enjoyment:
- After the Rain
- Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
- Dagashi Kashi 2
- Laid-Back Camp
- A Place Further than the Universe
- Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles
- The Ryou’s Work is Never Done
Seven or eight anime tends to be what I shoot for in an anime season. But, what would my dear readers recommend?