Tag: review

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 ...

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 ...

Yorimoi and Wanting to Get Out of My Comfort Zone

If you’ve been a pretty frequent follower in seasonal anime, you might’ve heard or watched one particular show that aired back in the Winter 2018 season named Sora yori mo Tooi Basho, or in English A Place Further than the Universe: a story about a group of young girls who chase their dreams and goals by going to ...

“Weekly” J-Song Roundup #10 – All About Seiyuu Idols

Hello and welcome to another special edition of the “weekly” J-song roundups! If you follow this segment pretty frequently (thank you, first of all lol), you might remember a roundup I wrote that was all about the groups which include the talented and well-known musician Kawatani Enon. It’s definitely been while since I posted that ...

5 Female Rookie Seiyuu That (I Believe) Have A Ton of Talent/Potential

As you probably know, I love the Japanese anime voice actor/actress culture immensely to the point where every time I start a new show, I sort of play a little game where I try to figure out if a seiyuu I know is playing a character and guess who it is. If you want an ...

“Weekly” J-Song Roundup #8 – Perfume, KYARY PAMYU PAMYU, Suchmos (and more!)

Hi there and welcome to the first J-song roundup of the new year! Last year was definitely a great year for me regarding discovering and listening to Japanese music and I hope 2019 will be as good, or even better, than 2018! Today we got a good lineup to discuss so let’s just jump right ...