Tag: Retro Anime Review

  • Twelve Months Russian Folktale Anime

    12 Months Anime Review

    Title: Twelve Months

    Studio: Toei

    Release Date: 1978

    This was a joint production with a Russian studio and is based on a Russian Fairy Tale. – The only one I could find online was dubbed in Russian and had English subtitles. There are also Japanese and English voiced versions. The Russian one is not terrible though since the anime is “Set in Russia” and the characters themselves are supposed to be Russian.

    Story: 10/10 I enjoyed the story immensely despite the age of the film and having watched it in Russian language. I think it’s an under rated and obscure anime. It is older than me, and probably older than most of my readers. read more

  • Only Yesterday Anime Review

    Only Yesterday Anime Review

    Title: Only Yesterday

    Genre: Slice of Life, Romance

    Release Date: 1991

    Studio: Studio Ghibli

    Overall: 23/35 66% D “Average Anime For Girls”

    Story: 5/10 A young woman goes to spend a summer on her aunt’s farm. While helping out on the farm and around the house she is reminded of her childhood. She also meets a young man working on the farm and must reconcile her feelings of her childhood in order to become a woman.

    The story is told through numerous flash backs that take place 17 years prior to the current events. The flashbacks are of other people, friends, family members, former romances, etc that she has encountered thus far in her life and how they’ve shaped her outlook on life and her experiences. read more