“A moody narrative that beautifully reveals that addictive love, in the end, serves nothing but the egoistic needs of the addicted subject.”
“(The narrative) unearths the struggle that the blossoming of one’s polymorph perverse sexuality can have on one’s process of coming-into-being in a beautiful way.”
“We duly recommend this high-school boys-love romance adventure to any Japanese cinema lover.”
“The narrative’s beginning and finale do not fail to deliver the right ingredients to turn this narrative into a satisfying visual experience.”
“Kan Eguchi succeeds in composing an action-narrative that, by hitting all the necessary beats, ensures the spectator’s enjoyment.”
“A solid groundwork for future installments.”
The very fact that the narrative is able to sensibly evoke, as a result of its various parts, the moving power of literature […] makes Hibiki truly great.
“His most pure celebration of the very positive function cats can have in a subject’s life.”
Despite the obvious romanticism, a sincere and believable account of a first love.
“An extremely enjoyable romantic-comedy, due to the amazing chemistry between the two leads. In short, if you are a romantic soul, this narrative will surely be a moving experience.”
“Add the Kenshin-tension to the mix and you have a narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
“Notwithstanding this flaw, Tokyo Ghoul still remains one of the better high-budget live-action adaptations to appear in recent years. It even serves as a perfect introduction for newcomers to Ishida’s world of ghouls.”
The likability of Gou Ayano as Tatsuhiko still shines, turning the second part of Tatsuhiko’s narrative, despite being thematically different and not being refreshing at all, into an enjoyable narrative to experience.”
“The likeability of Gou Ayano as Tatsuhiko and surprisingly dense narrative makes sure that Shinjuku Swan is better than your average manga-adaptation”