BLM Round Table with Black Creators from Saturday AM

The other day I was driving through my (usually) quiet town when I came across a Black Lives Matter protest on the side of the road. Despite the heat and the threat of COVID-19, a group of young people – most of them adorning masks – were shouting “BLACK LIVES MATTER!” and holding up signs … Continue reading BLM Round Table with Black Creators from Saturday AM

Aimi performing live

Interview with Japanese Singer and Rocker Aimi

With a small stature and large eyes, Japanese singer and songwriter Aimi looks like a cutesy anime character straight out of Bandori. But in reality,  she's a powerhouse in a petite package and an extremely talented musician. Aimi, whose full name is Aimi Haraguni, was originally the lead singer of Stereopony, a popular Japanese rock band. … Continue reading Interview with Japanese Singer and Rocker Aimi

Interview with Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Director Fumihiko Sori

With the Vic Mignogna controversy going on, I have been thinking a lot about Fullmetal Alchemist. But this post isn't about the voice actor or the dubbed anime. It's about the live-action movie that came out last year. Fullmetal Alchemist was one of my favorite anime when I was in middle school, and I have … Continue reading Interview with Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Director Fumihiko Sori