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Good Ol’ Review: “The Garden of Words” is Definitely One of Makoto Shinkai’s Best

After watching Weathering With You, I decided to immediately jump into an earlier Makoto Shinkai work I had been meaning to watch for a while now: The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭).

And after watching Shinkai’s 2013 film, I can’t help but feel like it is able to present similar themes and imagery as Weathering With You, but in half the time and in a more affecting way.

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Good Ol’ Review: Surprisingly Enjoyable Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Returns Corrects The Series’ Wrongs

I’ve made it clear a couple of times that Zyuohger might be my least favorite Sentai season. So going into Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Returns: Life Received! The Earth’s Monarchs’ Decisive Battle! (帰ってきた動物戦隊ジュウオウジャー お命頂戴!地球王者決定戦), I probably had low expectations. But perhaps that was all for the best as I ended up thoroughly enjoying the movie.

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