A farewell to legends

Animated works have a magical potential to let our imaginations unfurl in far greater ways than live-action. This was proven with irrefutable force when, in 2013, two of the founders of Studio Ghibli took their final bows with two films that were extraordinary even by Ghibli's standards. The Wind Rises follows the tale of Jiro Horikoshi, who … Continue reading A farewell to legends

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Chiaki playing Rachmaninoff – one of the best TV moments ever!

Chiaki has been my role model in more ways than one for quite a long time now. Here's his chilling performance of the first movement from Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto 2. https://vimeo.com/124397123 When I watched Nodame Cantabile for the first time, I found it a bit odd that so much focus was being given on the performances … Continue reading Chiaki playing Rachmaninoff – one of the best TV moments ever!

Beautiful soundtracks #3 – Ghibli

This particular post is dedicated to Studio Ghibli music only. Each of their films is accompanied by a great score. I've handpicked few tracks which often send me spiraling into the world of wonder and magic. • Legend of Ashitaka, Princess Mononoke • Requiem, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind • One Summer's Day, Spirited Away • Carrying You, … Continue reading Beautiful soundtracks #3 – Ghibli

Sakamichi no Apollon – Anime Review

Watanabe Shinichiro, the guy who made Cowboy Bebop comes back with another wonder, but of a completely different sort. The only link? Jazz! The scope for an anime based on teenage romance/friendship to establish itself as 'unique' is quite meager, the genre being oversaturated and all, but Sakamichi pulls it off rather easily. The starting scene … Continue reading Sakamichi no Apollon – Anime Review

Fate/Stay Night – Anime Review

Fate/Stay Night will be my first anime review. If you are actually planning to watch it, I warn you; this will be full of spoilers. Name: Fate/Stay Night Genres: Fantasy, romance, action Episodes: 24 My rating: 7/10 It was no coincidence that we met, For it's a fate arranged long ago. Like most fantasy animes, this one has rules of its own. A war is going on among seven … Continue reading Fate/Stay Night – Anime Review