Bakemono no ko (2015)

Bakemono no ko The Boy and the Beast by Mamoru Hosoda The story is about a boy and a beast, both are quite identical in being lonely, stubborn and strong. The 9 year old boy Ren has experienced many bad things such as the death of his mother in an accident, the disappearance of his […]

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High Speed! Free! Starting Days (2015)

High Speed! Free! Starting Days (2015) prequel to the anime series Free! Iwatobi Swim Club based on a novel The medley relay during elementary school with his friends Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki and Rin Matsuoka was the last competition Haruka Nanase has participated in. Indeed they all experienced something special during that relay. Now, Haru […]

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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Tokyo Godfathers by Satoshi Kon It is Christmas Eve and three homeless friends are trying to find christmas gifts as they discovered a newborn baby in the trash. They decided to take care of it and named it Kiyoko. The three homeless are a kind transwoman named Hana, a teenager who ran away named Miyuki […]

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Yukoku no Moriarty (2016)

Yukoku no Moriarty Moriarty (fr) (2018) by Ryosuke Takeuchi (Side Note: We read that one in French.) End of 19th century, Albert Moriarty is the eldest son of the Earl Moriarty and is against the hierarchy of social classes. With his two younger brothers, he wants to follow his goal which is to bring peace […]

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Tonari no Totoro (1988)

Tonari no Totoro My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli Japan 1950: Tatsuo Kusakabe moves with his two little daughters (Satsuki and Mei) to the countryside to be closer to the hospitalized mother who suffers from a long term illness. The girls like the rural life and one day the younger daughter Mei meets […]

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Shōnen Maid (2016)

Shōnen Maid Boy Maid 1 Season: 12+OVA episodes by Yusuke Yamamoto based on manga The story is about the elementary school student Chihiro Komiya who has suddenly lost his mother and has neither a home nor family. Indeed, everything changes as he meets his long lost uncle Madoka Takatori who is quite rich and a […]

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Hotaru no Haka (1988)

Hotaru no Haka Grave of the Fireflies directed by Isao Takahata Studio Ghibli   ‘Hotaru no Haka’ takes place during the end of World War II in 1945. Japan is suffering a massive destruction due to the bombings of the Americans. They are destroying city after city. In fact, the story is about the lives […]

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