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Oblivion Island - Fateful Friendship and Precious Memories

Advantages: Mature yet still youthful film, beautifully presented, decent dialogue & vocals, good music
Disadvantages: Even suspending disbelief some bits are too video-gamey, annoying school uniform

Released: 2013 in the UK Runtime: 100min Certification: 12. Language: English (originally Japanese) Where do all those missing socks and odds and ends go? The film opens with an introductory tale giving background information to the plot - th ...

ladyofflame 27.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (DVD)

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From Up on Poppy Hill - Thumbs up or a load of poopy?

Advantages: Sweet coming of age story, contains Ghibli's trademark quality visuals.
Disadvantages: Some of the characters are rather bland, the pacing will bore young viewers.

From Up on Poppy Hill (known in its native Japan as Kokuriko-zaka Kara) is an animated movie based on the eighties manga penned by Tetsuro Sayama. This Studio Ghibli feature is directed by Miyazaki, but don't get too excited because the man at the helm is ...

Dentolux 25.05.2014 · Read full review
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K-On Season One: Cake Loving Girls performing J-POP

Advantages: Cute and funny. Some catchy pop tunes.
Disadvantages: Like most slice of life shows the story lacks depth.

Yui Hirasawa has just commenced high school triggering the most important decision of her life - from the plethora of available options, which after school club should she join? After much deliberation the ditzy teen decides to register with the recently ...

Dentolux 21.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of K-ON! - Complete Series Collection (DVD)

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Why some things go missing around the house.

Advantages: An absolute delight
Disadvantages: Nothing as far as I am concerned.

Arietty is a production from Studio Ghibli, being an adaptation of the 1952 story "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton. This film was released in 2010 and this English dubbed version released in 2012. Hayao Miyazaki is not the director of this work. That was ...

Coloneljohn 20.02.2012 · Read full review
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Beg or Borrow It!

Advantages: True to the original novels and beautifully animated.
Disadvantages: May not appeal to boys as much as girls and there is some sentimentality.

...Borrowers are tiny folk who live under the floors of human houses and ‘borrow’ what they need to survive from the house. One such Borrower is Arrietty who lives under the kitchen floor of an old house with her parents Pod and Homily. The rules are simple; ...

afy9mab 07.12.2011 · Read full review
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