Escaflowne (2000) – japan

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Hitomi is a high school student unhappy with her life so she wishes to leave this world. She is transported to a world called Gaea where she now holds the power to decide the outcome of this magical world.

Absolutely love this movie! Loved the anime series and this movie has a darker side to it which I adore. The music is fantastic and I had to buy the soundtrack for it as well. 

5/5 stars

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) – usa

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Kubo is a young boy with an art of story telling that uses origami while he plays his shamisen (3 string Japanese instrument). His life is changed as those from his past cause his stories to become reality. He has to quest for the 3 mystical pieces of armor to defeat evil.

I so enjoyed this one. I especially love the bugman who is hilarious with the help of Matthew McConaughey’s voice. It’s a truly magical movie for the whole family.

4/5 stars