News Ticker


Anime Films: Now and Then

Recently, there has been a great deal of talk on Your Name, a full-length anime film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. Yeah, people around me have been talking about it. Facebook posts have been dedicated to this soon-to-be-aired anime in Singapore. An official premiere date has been announced. Your Name will be called on November 3rd, 2016. Fans of Makoto Shinkai and his work are already elated. Nope, I am not one of them quite unfortunately. While his work is beautiful and such, nothing rings a bell in me. Your Name has elements of fantasy and science fiction. Hmm. Anyway, there is also a manga adaptation and the original novel that inspired the film. Makoto Shinkai is a genius. My previous Japanese teacher used to recommend another anime film by him, which of course I didn't attempt to watch it. Gomennasai, Sensei!

Speaking of anime films, there is one which reminds me of one of my friends from Japanese class. I remember recommending her a set of manga to read since I thought that the storyline would interest her. That manga is also an anime film now: Koe no Katachi. Yeah, I wrote on the manga nearly two years ago. Back then, Koe no Katachi had peaked at #1 in the Otoko section of the must-read titles in 2015. I was rather intrigued by the storyline, but it was my friend who would go on to read and collect the complete set. I don't think that the anime film will be shown theatrically in Singapore though. There are stuff that just don't see the light of day because of some reasons. But if anybody is able to find it somewhere else, good for them!

Do I have a favourite anime film at all? Sure, I would love to think so myself! In my opinion, anime films are considered rarer in terms of availability and reach (whatever the industry people call those things). I can say that the number of anime films that I have watched on the big screen here is pathetically small. Really small. Then, there is also the running time which is honestly a potential setback. Most animation don't stretch past a certain duration for fear of diminishing attention spans among their audiences. Then again, if something would be really exciting, I don't see why people should become restless in the first place. An acquaintance used to gather a few people for the Detective Conan films. Yeah, I had watched a couple myself. One of them was a crossover with Lupin the 3rd. It was okay. I mean, I still know nothing about the franchise. I went along because I wasn't able to think of an excuse in time.

Ah, there is a favourite anime film of mine after all! When I first started writing for Milkcananime, I had talked about The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. I still love that after so many years. Hmm. Honestly, that was what got me interested in a little time travel myself. Though it still remains a wide mystery, the idea has never stopped moving in my mind. Everything about The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is breathtakingly beautiful. Some things just stand the test of time, though there is a classic line in the film that reads: Time waits for no one. In my dreams at least, I wish that I could step back in time. Maybe I would be able to see some things again! 

Eccentrically Yours.

Written by J.Fluffysheep ♪

Share This:

Post Tags:

No Comment to " Anime Films: Now and Then "