Happy New Year, everyone! Another year has come to a close, so it's time for a reflective post about my blog. I have said it before, and I will say it again. Life is weird. For me, 2017 was the year of freelance writing, 2018 was the year of professional writing, and 2019... took a … Continue reading A Long Post Featuring Me Rambling About 2019, Anime, And Music – A Yearly Roundup(?)
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
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
It has been two years since I started this blog. Can you believe it? It's been one crazy journey. Please let me rant for a little bit... and then you can read some special pieces I've provided. Personal Reflections Life is weird. In 2016, I went to see Hatsune Miku live in concert. And now, … Continue reading Two Year Anniversary Post! :3
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.
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