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New Trailer For Free! Take Your Marks

Anyone needing more of those Free! swimming boys? Well, here’s a new trailer for the upcoming feature animated film, Free! Take Your Marks. The film, which is broken up into 4 parts, will hit Japanese cinemas later this year on October 28th. The fours parts are listed below:

  • #1 Unmei no Choice!
  • #2 Hitou no Cooling Down! 
  • #3 Kessoku no Butterfly!
  • #4 Tabidachi no Eternal Blue!

The trailer also introduces fans to the theme song, “FREE-STYLE SPIRIT” by STYLE FIVE.

New Tokyo Ghoul Live Action Trailer

Live action films based on anime can either be awesome (Rurouni Kenshin) or downright terrible (Attack On Titan). The latest series to take the plunge into the live action arena is Tokyo Ghoul and while the poster we’ve seen looks awesome, we’re still deciding on how the actual film will play out.

Have a look at the most recent trailer below and let us know what you think?

Finding your voice: ‘A Silent Voice’ film review

Today was an important day for an Australian anime fan, today was the day ‘A Silent Voice’ was finally released in cinemas all around Australia thanks to Madman Entertainment. The highly anticipated film from Kyoto Studios has been on the lips of many anime fans as this was the film we all wanted to see. The buzz the film received already from other parts of the world who got to see if first could not stop talking about how this film had impacted them in such a way.

The film is about a boy, Shoya Ishida who as a child started bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, just because she is deaf. As time went on Shoya behaviour towards Shoko became worse resulting in all his friends and classmates turning on him. Years pass and Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again, that is until they are older and through his past behaviour influences his current behaviour Shoko tries to develop something Shoya only wanted in the first place, friendship and acceptance.

The film itself deals with some hard hitting topics such as depression, isolation, suicide, relationships and most importantly acceptance. It was a lot to take in personally. The content was hard hitting and vital for everyone to see. There were moments where I personally felt dragged on but it was not to say that it didn’t have a place in the film. The animation itself was neat, unlike the beauty and awe that ‘Your Name’ had previously this film had it’s own unique charm. The soundtrack was a story teller in its own right, shocking myself with the opening credits theme.

The unique aspects that this film explores allows you to take in different points of view without realising it. We see it all, the view of the bully to the view of the victim, all of which you can understand their points of view and at times feel sorry for them. The hard hitting truths that this film explores is one I truly believe anyone who feels lost or isolated should go and see. Like many of my reviews I don’t want to spoil or ruin the experience for you, but make sure you go in with an open mind and have a lot of tissue on hand.

I rate this 3.5/5. I loved the plot and the characters, however in my personal opinion the art style was just not to my liking and after being spoiled with ‘Your Name’ it is extremely hard for an anime film this year to even compete in animation alone. Definitely go and see it as it is only around for a very limited time.

Live Action Teaser Trailer For Fullmetal Alchemist Film

Things are beginning to look amazing around the world for anime’s turned into live action films. First we saw a trailer for the Hollywood adaptation of Ghost In The Shell with Scarlett Johansson and now we have a teaser trailer for the live action version of hugely popular series, Fullmetal Alchemist. It’s a short trailer but we get our first look at Edward Elric even if most of it is from behind.

Another interesting facet of the film is that despite being set in an alternate version of Europe and characters having European names, the cast are all Japanese. Here’s hoping we don’t see any controversy around this!