Review: ハラがコレなんで (Hara Ga Kore Nande/Mitsuko Delivers)

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  1. I LOVED Toki o Kakeru Shōjo! I like your writing style. Frank and to-the-point. You don’t linger on details of a film you didn’t like, yet bring it out honestly enough for anyone reading to be able to form their own opinion. I’m completely new to Japanese anime/movies. Do you know of any film like/as good as Toki o Kakeru Shōjo???

    1. Do you know Studio Ghibli (Miyazaki Hayao)? You can always start with their anime (and there is quite a long list to work through – I haven’t yet seen them all myself). Hosoda Mamoru, the director of Toki o Kakeru Shōjo has another anime (made after Toki o Kakeru Shōjo called Summer Wars, but it is nowhere near as good (though it isn’t bad either). There is also Shinkai Makoto, who is sometimes seen as the “new Miyazaki”, although I personally think he is quite different. His anime are also much more reflective (essentially focusing on the distance between human people, so central themes are loneliness and depression) – Hoshi o Ou Kodomo is Shinkai’s most recent work. There is also Kon Satoshi (Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue, Paprika), I haven’t watched anything by him yet, but apparently he is very good (and on my ‘to-watch list’).

      1. Thanks for the compliment on the writing style btw. 🙂 I actually feel quite opinionated sometimes but then I don’t only want to review films I enjoyed either.

        1. Thanks for the suggestions, Alua! I’ve downloaded a few Studio Ghibli films, watched half of Princess Monoke the other day, will finish it tonight (I hate watching things in intervals but this thing called ‘life’ gets in the way) I will look forward to your reviews. Stay opinionated. 🙂

          1. Princess Mononoke is probably one of my, hmmm, top 3 Studio Ghibli films. It’s a pity you had to interrupt watching it, but it is one of the longest Miyazaki films. Which other ones did you get?
            I’ll keep reviewing. I was hoping to get a ticket for War of the Arrows. (the film opening the London Korean Film Festival this week), but it’s sold out unfortunately – I was undecided for too long on that one!
            Fortunately I did score a ticket to Late Autumn, which is now sold out as well so I’ll review that (and another film called Scandal Makers) at least.

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