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Interview with LeChat, A Professional Cosplayer Turned Singer

Anime conventions aren’t just a place to meet follows fans and buy rare merchandise. They’re also about discovering new series, artists, music, and performers. One thing I love about AnimeNEXT in Atlantic City, NJ is that they invite many talented Japanese guests that Western fans may not be as familiar with. And when I heard … Continue reading Interview with LeChat, A Professional Cosplayer Turned Singer

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Why Perfume Is My Favorite Japanese Idol Group

If you're familiar with my blog or Twitter account, you'll know that I'm obsessed with idols, including Love Live, Idolm@ster, and so on (but mostly Love Live). However, not all of my favorite idols are animated. In fact, there are many real Japanese idol groups I follow - and my favorite one is Perfume. I … Continue reading Why Perfume Is My Favorite Japanese Idol Group

Flip Flappers Episode 7- Why Were There So Many Papikas? An analysis of Cocona’s identity.

Because Episode 7 was just as strange and nebulous, and because my last Flip Flappers analysis was so well received (thank you!), I have decided to write another explanation for the latest episode. This episode explored Cocona's relationship with Papika because she begins to have doubts about it. The episode also hints at underlying issues … Continue reading Flip Flappers Episode 7- Why Were There So Many Papikas? An analysis of Cocona’s identity.

The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April Part 1 – Major Symbols

When I watched Your Lie in April a couple of months ago,  I was impressed by its breathtaking animation, the enthralling music, and the excellently executed character development. This anime is about Arima Kousei, a prodigy pianist, who loses his ability to play the piano after his mother’s death. He retires from his piano career until … Continue reading The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April Part 1 – Major Symbols