This December, I took part in Jon Spencer's Anime X-Change event, where I recommended one anime to someone and received a recommendation from them in return. My partner, William Dunn, recommended the first season of Symphogear to me! It was quite a ride - I can't say I loved the show, but it has its… Continue reading [Anime X-Change] Senki Zesshou Symphogear – A Review in 6 Songs
Kalafina was the only band that I've ever actively kept up with, and the main content on this blog used to be Kalafina translyrics. So, for the handful of people who might still care, what are Kalafina's members up to after the band disbanded in early 2019? If you need a refresher on what they… Continue reading Where are the Kalafina Members Now?
Nobody is going to read this because the number of people who have seen this show is surprisingly small, but what else do WordPress anime bloggers do? Mermaid Melody is a classic magical girl/idol show from the 2000s. Now that I think about it, I'm quite puzzled that nobody ever talks about or draws fan… Continue reading Ranking the Mermaid Princesses in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Back when Kalafina disbanded, I wrote a series of tribute posts, and opened up an opportunity for people to request my translyrics of any Kalafina song. For whatever reason, I didn't publish my translyrics of "Hikari Furu" back then, but I stumbled across it in my drafts recently and decided it was a good arrangement… Continue reading [Translyrics] Madoka Magica: Eternal ED “Hikari Furu” (ひかりふる) by Kalafina
It was fun doing soundtrack analysis for The Promised Neverland, so I'm back at it again! Technically, the piece featured today is more of an insert song, but it encapsulates the movie so well that I really couldn't choose anything else. "Migite no Uta" (みぎてのうた; "The Right Hand's Song") is the official theme song of… Continue reading [OST Spotlight] In This Corner of the World: Healing with “Migite no Uta”
Hope you're all doing well on this fine-ish day. Sorry for the small delay in between, but here we are with Pt. 2 of Jon's Creator Showcase, featuring gaming content and more. I'm sorry I had to cram such exciting and diverse topics as cocktail-mixing and sakura-viewing under the single heading of "more," but I… Continue reading Jon’s Creator Showcase: April Edition Pt. 2 (Games + More)
It's been a while since I finished the anime and I still can't get over how good the music was. Takahiro Obata's soundtracks were largely responsible for getting me hooked on the series since Episode 1. In particular, I want to offer my interpretation of "Main Theme 1," which encapsulates the series wonderfully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEu9A9yNgXs ***This… Continue reading [OST Spotlight] The Promised Neverland: A Series in One Soundtrack
Yomu reached out to me for a vocal collab not too long ago - we covered "木枯らしセンティメント" (Kogarashi Sentiment). Coincidentally, I've been very in love with Chiwa Saito's voice recently, and have had "staple stable" and "Futakotome" on loop for most of the week. Hey, Senjougahara's not best girl to me (because Hanekawa is), but… Continue reading Yomu & Moyatori Present: Yomutori Sentiment! — Umai Yomu Anime Blog
I know, it's only the end of the season and not the entire series, but man, this has gotta be one of the weakest episodes in the anime. Not even that many screenshots this time. It's mostly Kai playing piano, and the animation, though without major blunders, is fairly lackluster. Be yourself, Kai, be yourself.… Continue reading [Highlights] Piano no Mori 12 (End): That’s It?
Cool new characters are introduced on after another, though most of them are surely going to be eliminated just as quickly. I enjoyed the tension of the last two episodes and was on the edge of my seat with Sophie's and Shuuhei's performances. It's a pity the piano pieces get cut way to short due… Continue reading [Highlights] Piano no Mori 10 + 11: New Characters