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Month: November, 2013

Movie Night With Jhon: You Are My Pet

I’ve started writing a weekly column for the website ani.me. In this column, I’ll be taking a look at some live-action adaptations of manga and/or anime. This can range from some pretty big blockbuster titles to more obscure arthouse works. It’s all fair game. While I’ll be focusing on how these titles work as films, I’ll also have a section at the bottom of the article that discusses the source work by itself.

you're my petI take a look at the J-Drama and live-action Korean version of Yayoi Ogawa’s josei manga, Kimi wa Pet.

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Movie Night With Jhon: Star Watching Dog

I’ve started writing a weekly column for the website ani.me. In this column, I’ll be taking a look at some live-action adaptations of manga and/or anime. This can range from some pretty big blockbuster titles to more obscure arthouse works. It’s all fair game. While I’ll be focusing on how these titles work as films, I’ll also have a section at the bottom of the article that discusses the source work by itself.

star watching dog

In this week’s installment, I take a look at the weepie adaptation of Star Watching Dog.

Movie Night With Jhon: Thermae Romae

I’ve started writing a weekly column for the website ani.me. In this column, I’ll be taking a look at some live-action adaptations of manga and/or anime. This can range from some pretty big blockbuster titles to more obscure arthouse works. It’s all fair game. While I’ll be focusing on how these titles work as films, I’ll also have a section at the bottom of the article that discusses the source work by itself.

thermae romae

In this week’s installment, I take a look at the 2012 adaptation of Thermae Romae.

Fall 2013 Impressions

I wrote some blurbs for the ani.me Fall 2013 anime roundup. I wrote about the following shows: Coppelion, Kyoukai no Kanata, Outbreak Company, Kill la Kill, Golden Time, Nagi no Asukara, Yowamushi Pedal, Non Non Biyori, My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy, Galilei Donna and Samurai Flamenco. Click on the pictures to find my writing.

You can find it here.

kill la kill

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Movie Night with Jhon: Moteki

In this column, we’ll be taking a look at some live-action adaptations of manga and/or anime. This can range from some pretty big blockbuster titles to more obscure arthouse works. It’s all fair game. While I’ll be focusing on how these titles work as films, I’ll also have a section at the bottom of the article that discusses the source work by itself.

moteki film

In this week’s column, I take a look at the live-action adaptation (and TV version) of  Moteki. I also talk (a little bit) about the original manga.