I enjoy mapping out my own taste-makers in my head: it’s fun to think about how one thing I liked as a kid would kick-start a full investigation into a whole genre, a whole niche, a whole world. When I was a child, anime inadvertently opened a door into a world of hip hop, J-rock, noise rock, and more for me.
It's been a long time since I've actually sat down and watched any anime. My anime-viewing habits are pretty fickle. I either binge watch ten series all the way through in a month, or I don't watch anything other than snippets of whatever shounen my boyfriend's watching in the living room. Maybe it was a … Continue reading Anime Escapism, or why my depressed ass watched so many Japanese cartoons
I've really fumbled the eyebrow bag this season...well, the past few seasons, really. I gotta be honest with you, I have not watched shit lately. I've caught some Dr. Stone and Fire Force in passing via my boyfriend watching it in the living room, but that's about it. HOWEVER. Dr. Stone characters ALONE have some truly inspirational eyebrows. Taiju has … Continue reading Top 10 Anime Eyebrows of Summer 2019: Return Of The Brow Inspector
Whoa! Long time, no post! I've been slacking in the anime-watching department - in fact, I don't think I've actually finished an anime series or even watched an anime movie in MONTHS. It makes it pretty hard to upkeep an anime blog when you're either watching a million anime at once or abstaining from it … Continue reading “Hey Jenn, what have you been up to?” “Not much, just watching short films about talking penises and vaginas.”
There was something badass going on in the world of late 90's/early 2000's anime soundtracks. A decent amount of anime had these anthemic, sweeping rock songs in their soundtracks. Often, these songs were sung in English and performed by non-Japanese singers. I don’t know if this was because Yoko Kanno was out in full-force during … Continue reading My Favorite English-Language Anime Rock Songs