• Rose Hood

This was another title I got just to get free shipping in a Sentai Flimworks sale. I also got it because there is a puppy on the cover(yes, I make dumb choices like that). After reading the plot it is different then what I thought I was going to get but still interested in seeing this through.


The Plot

When Japan is split in two due to both Mt. Fuji erupting and an earthquake and millions dead the remaining Japanese survivors must migrate to Taiwan. Unfortunately, due to lack of work living is tough in Taiwan luckily for Genichiro Ryu he was adopted by Taiwanese parents, but must find a way to bring peace between the Japanese and the country they live in.


My Review

I didn't have high expectations for this, but I really thought it was a great piece of work that shows peace can go farther than violence. Genichiro is a selfless boy who grows into a selfless man who only wants peace and believes you can change the world with only a voice and will. He is also a great leader as his words can move people to join him and join together. I only wish there was more people like him in this world when the world is divided. Give this a watch to see how far hope, will, and a voice can go.

  • Rose Hood

I'm a huge fan of Osamu Tezuka, and I reviewed a few of his works in the past both anime and manga. I hope to one day be able to review all the anime, but it'll likely take many years. Metropolis is based off the manga Osamu Tezuka created after seeing a single still image of the original Metropolis in a magazine. So, while there is some things similar, it is Tezuka's own version.

The Plot

In the tri-level world of Metropolis Duke Red has created a highly advanced robot named Tima. Unfortunately, his son Rock distrusts robots and plans to destroy Tima. Once lost in the confusing labyrinth of Metropolis Tima quickly makes friends with a nephew of a detective, but when Duke Red separates them Tima's life and Metropolis may be at stake.

My Review

I enjoyed everything, but the end which can be vague on what exactly happened. Tima and Kenichi are great together and it's their bond that really makes this movie work. If you like sci-fi and Tezuka's work, this may be the movie for you.


Origin: Spirits of the Past is a movie I bought just because of a trailer in my Tsubasa anime DVDs. It was in an old media store called Suncoast in my hometown mall. I had this movie since, but I haven't watched it for years so let's take a look.


The Plot

300 years have past since the Forest awakened and took over civilization. The world is split in 2 groups, one who wishes to coexist with the forest and another who wishes to destroy it, so the world will go back to the way it was. Agito sets in motion destruction when he awakens a girl from 300 years ago named Toola who can't accept the world as it is and tries to reset it. Agito must save Toola from herself in order to save the world.


My Review

I love this movie the animation, music, characters and story. There are not much movies that do the environment message right, but this is one of them. It won't drown you in its message, but it is there and told wonderfully by its own story. I can truly see why I kept this movie for so many years. If you wish to see a beautiful movie on nature and the future this is one to watch.


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