Kabukichou Sherlock 歌舞伎町シャーロック

A doctor on the run from the neat west side finds refuge in the chaotic east of Shinjuku ward. Kabukichou, where neon lights, pink elephants, petty thieves and gangs run rampant. What happens when the doctor enters Pipe Cat, a bar where all the best detectives gather? The doctor’s name is John H. Watsons. A modern story taking bits of our favourite mystery genre characters into anime.

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Hanasaku Iroha 花咲くいろは

Ohana, a Tokyo high school girl, who had been living alone with her single mom has no choice but to relocate to her grandmother’s inn when her mom decides to leaves with her boyfriend. There, she experiences working as a waitress, and finds a place for herself at Kissui Inn.

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Welcome to the NHK! NHKにようこそ!NHK ni Youkoso!

Tatsuhiro Satou is a hikkikomori, one who secluses himself at home and finds it difficult to have a job or go out of the house. He meets a strange girl, Misaki, who for unknown reasons, schedules meetings with him to help solve his ‘hikkikomorism’. Yamazaki is his new neighbour, a previous kouhai of his who is an otaku and not very socially accepted. Watch as our characters struggle with life and as they overcome their anxieties.

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5 Centimeters per Second 秒速5センチメートル Byousoku go Senchimiitoru

There’s three parts to this anime movie, all interlinked and one continuous story. We see the main protagonist, Takaki in three phases of his life.

Part 1 begins by telling us a romantic love story of two children, who grew apart as the girl, Akari moved away to a different school elsewhere in Japan. A pure story of unrequited innocent first love. Soon, the boy, Takaki enters middle/high school.

Part 2 starts from the perspective of another girl, Kanae, who has fallen in love with the same boy, Takaki. At first, we think that Takaki continues to send texts to Akari. This makes Kanae wish that the texts were written to her. It is revealed however, that the texts were never sent, since Takaki did not have Akari’s mail number but continued to write messages not sent.

Part 3 is of Takaki as an adult who realises his initial pure and earnest feelings to work and protect something has withered over the years.

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声優かっ! Seiyuu Ka!

Seiyuu Ka is a story of Hime Kino, a 15-year-old girl who attends Hiiragi High School Academy, for its voice acting department. Her biggest dream is to become the voice of a main character in one of the most popular shoujo manga series in Japan, “Mahou Senshi Lovely Blazers”. This is difficult to achieve, however, as her voice is not suitable as a professional voice actress, resembling that of a gorilla, thug or even an old hag. Continue reading →

狼少年は今日も嘘を重ねる The Boy Who Cried Wolf Tells a Lie Today Also

The Boy Who Cried Wolf Tells a Lie Today Also (Ookami Shounen wa Kyou mo Uso wo Kasaneru) begins with Keitarou Itsuki a junior high school student unhappy about the menacing look of his eyes. Keitarou tries to confess to the girl he likes, Aoi Tokujira, but she rejects him flat out. Thinking that his eyes were the reason why she rejected him, he confides in his older sister about it at her salon, who helps by giving him a complete makeover, into a pretty girl! Forced to head home like this, he runs into Aoi in town, who doesn’t recognize him and asks him to help her overcome a problem she’s had for many years: an intense fear of men, androphobia. Continue reading →