Suzume No Tojimari Review: Shinkai Explores Disaster & Trauma

Makoto Shinkai’s latest blockbuster anime film, Suzume No Tojimari, could be the acclaimed director’s best film yet. Suzume No Tojimari (literally Suzume’s door locking or Suzume’s door lock in English) is a fantastical film set in present-day Japan. The film follows a high-school girl named Suzume as she travels around Japan sealing away a mysterious … Continue reading Suzume No Tojimari Review: Shinkai Explores Disaster & Trauma

The Best Wineries in Yamanashi, Japan: A Full-Day Walking Tour

As you emerge from the last serpentine train tunnel, making your way from Tokyo into Yamanashi, you suddenly plunge into vast swathes of lush vineyards. On countless occasions, as I sat peering through my window onboard a passing train, I felt a deep longing to explore these vineyards and wineries on foot. Anyone who loves … Continue reading The Best Wineries in Yamanashi, Japan: A Full-Day Walking Tour

Why is Crunchyroll Not Working? – Probably Your Geolocation

If you're a newcomer to the Crunchyroll anime streaming platform and immediately find that the Crunchyroll app or website isn't working at all, it could be your geolocation that is the issue. In this article, I'll explain how to determine if that is the case and how to get around that issue with a cheap … Continue reading Why is Crunchyroll Not Working? – Probably Your Geolocation

How to Watch Your Name on Netflix from Anywhere in the World

Makoto Shinkai fans across the world will rejoice to know that Netflix has added Shinkai's blockbuster hit, Your Name, to their library However, the problem is if you don't live in select countries (United Kingdom, Australia), you won't see Kimi No Na Wa in your library. Why? Because certain titles are geo-locked and unfortunately Netflix … Continue reading How to Watch Your Name on Netflix from Anywhere in the World