Thoughts on SHISHAMO BEST (And My Problem with Best Albums)

So around a month or so ago, the well-known Japanese alt-rock band SHISHAMO released a new album, or rather a collection of their best songs over the span of five years and five studio albums. When it first got announced that they would be releasing a best album, I was actually going to write a ...

chatterpasta radio vol. 3

Hello and here’s a new episode of my podcast/radio show hybrid, chatterpasta radio! I honestly don’t have much to write about in this intro but if you happen to listen to the whole two hours of this, I really do appreciate it. Thank you! Also just a heads up: this episode does contain massive spoilers for ...

“Legal High” J-Drama (First Impressions)

I still have only scratched the surface with Japanese live-action shows, and I think me holding off watching the last episode of We Married as a Job MONTHS after binge-ing the first ten episodes… it certainly shows that I am a mere amateur when it comes to these. It’s not that I don’t enjoy these, I ...

Favorite OPs/EDs from the Spring 2019 Season

Hello there! The Spring 2019 anime season has been great fun for me personally, as there have been a ton of shows that I’ve started watching with most of them being amazing surprises like Kimetsu no Yaiba, We Can’t Study, and my personal favorite being Carole & Tuesday. Today, I just wanted to do an easy little ...

mini J-Song Roundup #11 – All About YouTube Covers

Like many other people, I love listening to covers of music I’ve heard before, whether that be from another well-known musician in a live concert or fans who record themselves singing and/or playing an instrument in their bedroom. You really don’t know what to expect when going into a song cover (other than that they’re ...

Initial Thoughts on Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu’s Anime Adaptation

I’m not much of a manga fanatic (although I feel like I am slowly becoming one) but there is one series that I stumbled upon and loved reading, and that is Katsuwo’s Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu. A fun, wholesome manga about a middle school student who has an extreme case of social anxiety, as she prefers ...

chatterpasta radio vol. 2

Hello and it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Recently, I got the urge to do another episode of my “nearly-dead” podcast/radio show-hybrid, chatterpasta radio. Basically, I talk about different otaku/Japanese culture-related topics while I play some cool songs (which some are requested by people on Twitter) to make it seem like it’s a radio show ...