First things first, I wanted to talk about Kimi no Na wa or Your Name translated in English from Japanese. One of my all time wishes was to also learn some japanese but nobody has time for that anymore, at least not me. :)) However, this movie is awesome.
Here's a short synopsis from My Anime List website:
Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture.
One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki's body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha's life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.
Kimi no Na wa. revolves around Mitsuha and Taki's actions, which begin to have a dramatic impact on each other's lives, weaving them into a fabric held together by fate and circumstance.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
Next on my to watch list is another high rated anime movie, on someone's recommendation, another anime&manga fan out there and also a reader of my blog. Thank you for reading my blog and I'll definitely see it soon. And also thank you for the Monster recommendation. ;) The anime movie is called Koe no Katachi and it has a 9.05 on myanimelist.net and trust me this means a lot.
SynopsisIshida Shouya bullies a deaf girl, Nishimiya Shouko, to the point that she transfers to another school. As a result, he is ostracized and bullied himself with no friends to speak of and no plans for the future.
This is the story of his path to redemption.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
Happy mini-holiday for those who have 5 free days this week. :-p Cheers!
Later Edit: I've talked to one of my former University colleagues and I'm just amazed by how sad the situation is at the University right now especially for the Master programmes. Not only they had no competition at all, they remained with so many free available places for Master that they were quite desperate to try and pursue any final year student to register just because they had places. And not only that but the students aren't coming at all at the very few lectures or seminars and teachers are quite desperate but they can't do anything about it so they work with 3, max. 4 students and that's it. That's so lame and sad at the same time. But I'm not suprised at all considering the fact that everybody wanted to leave this city as soon as possible for a better life after Uni. I've also seen a tank like an actual army tank on the streets and I was like wtf is going on. Me and everybody else. (Please excuse my expression but that's exactly what I was thinking). I was sad because I didn't have the chance to actually take a picture of it, wondering the streets. Maybe next time. Or how about no, no, no next time.