Anime Movie Extravaganza

For the next 9 days, I am on Spring break time. And I am going to make sure I fill all that time with as much anime as I possibly can. Last year for Spring break I told myself I would start and finish at least two anime. I kind of completed that task by starting and finishing Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and the first season of K-ON! Well this year is going to be a little different. This time around I will be having an ANIME MOVIE EXTRAVAGANZA. Basically I’ll just be watching as many anime movies for the next week as I possibly can (inbetween watching the airing shows and playing Mass Effect 3). So let me give you a run down of what I have lined up already for the next week.

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12 Days of Anime Christmas: Day 5

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Anime Movie Friday #3: Grave of the Fireflies

This week, Anime Movie Friday hosts, Lerxst, Gabe, Vensito, and DavetheZombie, discuss their thoughts and impressions on the movie, Grave of the Fireflies. This show contains heavy spoilers to the movie, so be forewarned when you are listening to it.

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Anime Movie Friday #4: The Metric System Edition

So I know that it has been a while since the last AMF has been put out or even a post by me has been put out. Reason being was I had a dire family emergency to attend to a few weeks ago and I pretty much had to drop everything. But everything is getting better and I’m back with out next Anime Movie Friday post. So this coming Friday we will be watching:

5 Centimeters Per Second

Gabe really wanted to watch this movie so we will be watching it for episode 4 of Anime Movie Friday. So if anyone is interested in being a part of episode 4 of the podcast, leave a comment below letting us know. Or you can just leave useless banter. Whichever you prefer.

Anime OST: Summer Wars

Composed by Akihiko Matsumoto, the Summer Wars soundtrack is an assortment of upbeat and eerie chiptune songs, energetic orchestra, awe-inspiring and emotional pieces, heavy action, and is just an incredibly well-rounded composition altogether. Akihiko’s focus on synthesized noises, strings, and piano are the strongest points of this album.

Notable Tracks:

Summer Wars Original Soundtrack 

Our Summer Dream

  • #01 – Our Summer Dream

Anime Movie Friday #2: Summer Wars

Warning: This show contains full spoilers to the movie Summer Wars.

Anime Movie Friday host, Lerxst, along with co-hosts Vensito, DavetheZombie, and Gabe, with guest this week, Richard, discuss their thoughts on the anime movie, Summer Wars, directed by Mamoru Hosoda, produced by Madhouse Studios.

Also on the show, we discovered Gabe’s new fetish for tan androgynous boys.

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Anime OST: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Original Soundtrack

Composed by Takada Ryuuichi, this OST mainly uses strings and wind instruments to give off a suspenseful, climactic and dramatic atmospheres that support the movie scenes almost perfectly. These tracks truly fit the charisma that the Haruhi franchise demands, and the aura of theatrical movie.

Notable Tracks:

Disc 1

Disc 2

  • #01 – Gyumnopedies Dai 1 Ban (in truth, a series of piano compositions made in 1888 by French composer,  Erik Satie)

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Original Soundtrack on CDJapan

Anime Movie Friday #1: Evangelion 2.0

Hey, it’s the first Anime Movie Friday show! AMF’s host, Lerxst, and co-hosts Vensito and myself, DavetheZombie, along with guest, Richard, discuss our thoughts and impressions on Evangelion 2.0: You can (not) advance, this week.

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Anime Movie Friday #1: The Cute Girl and Giant Mech Edition

So now that I am back it is time to start up Anime Movie Friday!!!! So starting this Friday we will kick off Anime Movie Friday strong with this:

Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance

So if things haven’t changed since I was last online, Dave and I decided to do a podcast after each movie with everyone who watched the movie on AMF to give their impressions of the movie and such. So if anyone is interested in watching Evangelion 2.0 on Friday, comment here letting me know. We may even try to set up a Skype call and have everyone who wants to participate to watch it all at the same time. IT WILL BE LIKE WE ARE ACTUALLY IN A THEATER WATCHING SIDE BY SIDE. Well not really, but whatever. So yea, let me know in the comments if you are interested.

The Disappearance— An appearance of a visual masterpiece

Warning: This post contains explicit spoilers to The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi

note: I realize that this post is extremely long winded, but there’s just so much to go over that I couldn’t help it. I apologize in advance. There are pictures, and in the later parts of the post, I began to water down my paragraphs, so I hope that helps a little.

As a movie sequel to the ever famous and beloved Suzumiya Haruhi series, Disappearance attracts a lot of attention, and receives just as much positive feedback. Suzumiya Haruhi changed the precedent of anime, and transformed the way the industry will be from the time it was released for the public, to now, and will continue to do so for more years to come. And from the  duo of chief director Tatsuya Ishihara and cinematographer Ryuuta NakagamiDisappearance is a visual masterpiece that surpasses it’s predecessor and sets the bar for all anime. Disappearance is not successful because of its plot; its plot is an above average and satisfying one that stands above others. What makes this film what it is now is it’s use of visual art on the screen.
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