Monster: A sort of review

Monster was one of those high rated shows I’d put off because of its length. But after 17 days, I’ve finally finished all 74 episodes. It’s a seminal accomplishment for me, being the longest anime series I’ve ever watched (not counting the 2 seasons of Hayate no Gotoku and the 10,000+ episodes of Endless Eight).

From this point on spoilers will abound.

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Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea – A review!?

I don’t usually do full out reviews, because I don’t think I’m particularly good at writing them, but I wanted to say something about Ponyo, so what the hell. I didn’t actually watch the Disney dub, but watched a fansub version instead. All the talk about the Disney release reminded me that this movie’s been out in Japan since last year. At some point I do want to check out the Disney dub, because Disney’s Ghibli adaptations are the rare movies where I think the voice dubs are really well done. In fact, I still haven’t seen Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away or Howl’s Moving Castle with the original Japanese voice cast. Anyway onto the review.

Ponyo the goldfish girl
There’s something strange in the water

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