Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Right Stuf sale on Stone Bridge Press books

Through March 2 The Right Stuf has a sale on Stone Bridge Press books, including the hardcover print edition of The Anime Encyclopedia 3rd edition, all 1200 pages. Other great titles include 70 Japanese Gestures, The Dorama Encyclopedia, The Gundam novels, several books by Frederik Schodt and many more.

Check out the sale, order over $49.00 and you qualify for free shipping.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Michiko and Hatchin

I have just added the TV series Michiko & Hatchin to my recommended title lists.

Michiko is trouble traveling on the road, Hatchin is a small girl with an abusive foster family. Then one day Michiko breaks in and tells Hatchin to come with her to search for a man from both of their pasts. So begins a tale of adventure, crime, and a growing bond between a woman and a girl set as a life on the run, or is it in pursuit? The location is a rich one set in a landscape reminiscent of Brazil with the contrasts between rich and poor, the criminal and the law abiding. Yamamoto Sayo, the director, is perhaps best known for her directing the TV series Lupin the Third: Woman Called Fujiko Mine.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Garden of Words

I have just added Shinkai Makoto's excellent feature The Garden of Words to my recommended title lists. This is a title I highly recommend to fans of good cinema.

The location where most of the story takes place is based on Shinjuku Park and I was actually able to reconstruct in my head the route taken by the main character from having walked it myself.
The Garden of Words