Accepting Random Anime Recommendations

A big thank you to all who contributed ideas in the last post for my 500 follower celebration. After looking at everyone's ideas, I chose Aria's comment as the winning suggestion (but will combine a few other ideas with this): Maybe take recommendations from your followers (anime-only if you want to stick to your theme,… Continue reading Accepting Random Anime Recommendations

J-Pop/Anisong Listicles

Colour-Coded Kalafina: Yellow

A list of songs that feel "yellow" to give you a dose of hope in life. The previous song recommendations: Colour-Coded Kalafina: Red Colour-Coded Kalafina: Blue Cream Yellow Light, gentle, bright. "Alleluia" (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkmoOn1BZWY Associated work: Kara no Kyoukai/Garden of Sinners Colour justification: The tone, accompaniment, and everything feel very iyashikei. Highlight: [3:21-3:42] "こんな小さな君の手を取って/いたいほどかがやきがあって" (As I… Continue reading Colour-Coded Kalafina: Yellow


One-Liner Challenge with Whatever’s on the Shelf

Thanks to Keiko and Ryuji for nominating me! The Rules: Accept and thank your challenger(s) by linking back to their post. Make a post of one-sentence summaries and/or roasts of at least five books. No spoilers! Link back to The Awkward Book Blogger so she can see your post. Challenge as many or as little… Continue reading One-Liner Challenge with Whatever’s on the Shelf

Anime Listicles

Mushishi: Episode Recommendations (S1)

Episodic plots aren't for everyone, and I can't say that I prefer it over continual plotlines. Nevertheless, Mushishi definitely worked its charm on me. Mushishi is a slow and quiet show. Each episode follows the life of someone who has strayed from normalcy after coming into contact with a "mushi" - an insect-like life form… Continue reading Mushishi: Episode Recommendations (S1)