Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
In this anime feature, 13-year-old Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village’s tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community.
I like the character of the protagonist, it develops accordingly to the interest of the viewers. When you doubt your abilities, you must find how to overcome it, and that makes this anime relatable. I love the art and scenery, it combines the importance of the story and good visual narrative. 9/10
A soul wakes up in the body of suicide victim Makoto and must find a way to fit into his existence. The soul must unravel two mysteries — the secret of the great sin it committed in its previous life and why Makoto committed suicide.
At first, I dislike the protagonist’s character, not because it’s designed to be irritating, but in real life as it exists. He carries gloomy vibes because he is suffering from mental conditions and depressions to suicide. I hated the way he treated his family, but of course, there’s a deep meaning of it. I find this anime one of a kind, it’s good to be true, but it will teach you a lesson. The plot twist at the end was good, and I feel appeased. 9/10
The Cat Returns (2002)
High school student Haru (Chizuru Ikewaki) rescues a cat that was about to be run over by a truck and discovers the cat is actually a prince named Lune. Out of gratitude, Lune’s father, the Cat King, asks her to marry Lune. Haru is brought to the Cat Kingdom, where she starts to develop feline features. When she is prevented from leaving, the Baron (Yoshihiko Hakamada) and Toto, two statues that have magically been given life, provide assistance in gaining her freedom.
This film is charming. It doesn’t have a complex plot to follow, it simply takes you to another world of adventure. I like the wholesomeness of each characters with bright and humor. The kids will definitely love this. 8.5/10
My Love Story (Ore Monogatari) -2015
With his muscular build and tall stature, Takeo Gouda is not exactly your average high school freshman. However, behind his intimidating appearance hides a heart of gold, and he is considered a hero by the boys for his courage and chivalry. When Takeo gallantly saves cute and angelic Rinko Yamato from being molested, he falls in love with her instantly, but suspects that she might be interested in Sunakawa. With his own love for Yamato continuing to bloom, Takeo unselfishly decides to act as her cupid, even as he yearns for his own love story.
My love story is a simple slice of life romance. The main leads have a great character; pure and innocent. I enjoyed how their relationship progress from being a reserve towards trusting each other. Also, I like how they emphasize the real thing about friendship. Some might find the relationship unrealistic, but it works for me, the adorable sweetness will simply bring the fun. 8/10
A mysterious warrior with prosthetic limbs and a young orphan thief travel across Japan fighting demons who threaten humanity.
This anime took me by surprise. I never thought I would like it and wanting more for season 2 because I need a little amount of closure. The story is solid as it showed the importance of human emotion. The characters are well developed and written seemingly. Dororo chatter finds me comfort and pleasure while Hyakkimaru isn’t a man of many words, but quite charming in his own. Also, animated combat is perfectly executed and the Samurai theme is never being boring. 10/10