Only Yesterday is a film quite different from the usual Ghibli affair. Directed by Isao Takahata, Only Yesterday follows a woman named Taeko as she fulfils a childhood wish of visiting the more rural parts of Japan. Along her trip, … Continue reading Only Yesterday | Healing the Inner Child
If you’ve found this, you’ve probably just watched Howl’s Moving Castle and are thinking, “huh?”. Well fret not, friend, for I was also fairly confused the first time I watched what is now one of my favourite films. Here’s a … Continue reading Howl’s Moving Castle Explained (Curse & Ending too)
Studio Ghibli is without a doubt the most famous animation studio in Japan. The studio has produced some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring films that have stood the test of time, transcended language barriers and inspired millions. The Ghibli museum is … Continue reading Ghibli Museum Guide | The dream destination of any anime fan
This is a guide to all the anime, manga and gaming related Shopping, Museums, Theme Parks and Cafes found in Tokyo. The google maps locations are listed beside the location. For more information on the opening hours and closing days, click on the links … Continue reading The Otaku’s Guide to Tokyo – Places Anime Fans Can’t Miss Out!
Studio Ghibli is without a doubt the most famous animation studio in Japan. The studio has produced some of the most beautiful and fantastic films that have stood the test of time, transcended language barriers and inspired millions. Ghibli fans visiting … Continue reading A Life-sized Totoro? Places of interest in Tokyo for Ghibli fans!
Studio Ghibli’s iconic movies are finally coming to Netflix! Here’s a little (read: big) flex – I have completed Studio Ghibli’s entire catalogue. This is the perfect time for me to reflect on and rank these movies, as some of … Continue reading Every Single Ghibli Movie, Ranked
Ocean Waves is a particularity in Ghibli’s filmography. It’s an everyday, slice of life story, quite different from Ghibli’s other whimsical tales and was made for television instead of theatres. The story follows Taku, a college boy returning to his … Continue reading Ranting about Ghibli’s Worst Heroine – Ocean Waves (Anime)
Bending reality; giving life to imagination. Animation is special because anything is possible within the worlds that are created from scratch. But with superpowers, fantasy and marvelous fictional inventions taking centre stage, contrasting simple scenes hold such immense power in … Continue reading Beauty in Simplicity – Anime Moments
Just a gallery of my favourite photos from my Japan trip. Enjoy! Ryoan-ji Kinkaku-ji Fushimi Inari Wagashi Workshop Arashiyama Taizo-in Okonomiyaki Nijo Castle Hirano Shrine Yakitori Nara park Dotonbori Omi Jingu Enryakuji Choco banana crepe! Kurama Dera Taiyaki Akihabara Ghibli … Continue reading My favourite Japan photos ♡
Anime ‘pilgrimages’ are a great way to explore the real life but lesser known areas in Japan. It can lead you to some beautiful places you wouldn’t have otherwise heard of, and I think that’s a really wonderful thing. Here … Continue reading Anime set in real places that will inspire you to visit the Japanese countryside