Tag: review

Hi-Fi Anatomia by Soutaiseiriron (Album Review) | J-Music Exchange/Rate

Hello and welcome back to yet another installment of J-Music Exchange/Rate! In case you don’t know what this is or need a bit of a refresher, this is a segment I do alongside my good friend/fellow Japanese music fan Leap250 where each month, we give each other an album to listen to (based on a ...

girls like girls by yonige (Album Review) | J-Music Exchange/Rate

Yo! Welcome back to another installment of the monthly segment on this blog, J-Music Exchange/Rate! In case you’re not familiar with what this is about, pretty much my good friend/fellow Japanese music fan Leap250 and I give each other albums from our libraries, we listen to ’em and then finally review them on our respective ...

ex Negoto by NEGOTO [Album Review] | J-Music Exchange/Rate

I guess this quarantine has helped me revive some old blog segments lol Waaaaaay back in 2018, fellow blogger/Japanese music fan Leap250 and I started a collaboration where we both gave each other an album from our respective libraries to listen to and review in a blog post. Cleverly named “J-Music Exchange/Rate” by Leap, it ...

My Complicated Thoughts about Tamayomi

Well, the Spring anime season is kind of in shambles right now and for me personally, it’s a bit hard to discuss about. There are some shows that I am very much enjoying such as the second season of Jashin-chan Dropkick and Yesterday to Utatte. But with a lot of anime being postponed and/or my ...

i☆Ris 5th Live Tour 2019 ~FEVER~ (Review/Thoughts)

If you’ve been following the blog for a while now, I’ve started to dabble in live concerts (more specifically Japanese-based ones) since they’ve become more available to the foreign public. Whether that be actually going to a theater near me and enjoying it with fans alike or simply just watching one at home (…sometimes in ...

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 ...