Passion and Aspiration: Hibike! Euphonium

For someone who’s been having a hard time lately feeling passionate about anything to write about, what are the odds one of the shows I’d end up watching during that time would be about characters being passionate about their hobby. 

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Showing Some Character: Misaki Nakahara

This is a new series I’m trying out. No promises on making this a scheduled thing, but it’s something I could see myself doing more of in the future. I’ll be looking at characters from anime and manga that resonated with me or I found interesting in some way, or even be kind to some characters I don’t particularly like but maybe had a few instances of surprise growth or intrigue to them.

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In Defense of Monkey D. Luffy

Many are of the opinion that Monkey D. Luffy is a one-dimensional character, or under the impression that he is just another generic stupid goofy shounen protagonist who turns serious when fighting for his friends. I believe this is a pretty narrow way of looking at what I consider a remarkably well-written character.

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Manga Moments: Tatsuhiro Satou’s Reversal

Reading through the both hilarious and painfully relatable at times manga Welcome to NHK has some interesting scenes. And while the series is ripe to pick from many uncomfortably real and all-too funny moments, there is one in particular I’d like to highlight, as I consider it an especially amusing set of scenes.

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Nothing Wrong With Anime Music Indulgence

Something occurred to me on my walk as I listened to the anime openings on my playlist: someone once asked me “Why do you listen to Japanese music when you don’t understand what they’re saying?”. Continue reading “Nothing Wrong With Anime Music Indulgence”