“Ripples,” the new single from Rie Fu, releases this Friday, November 30th. For Rié, as she’s now professionally known, “Ripples” isn’t just the next song in a career dating back to her teens, but a mile marker on a journey that’s both moving forward and in a circle, one that began in 2005 when she… Read More For Rie Fu, Music (and Life) is Like a Boat, a Circle, and an Adventure
Music is a big part of my life, as I listen to it for hours every day. Mostly it’s for background purposes, whether at the gym, during prayer and worship, or while reading, writing, or driving. I never realized how important it was to my life until several years ago, nor did I notice that… Read More Lunar Silver Star Story: Wind’s Nocturne Analysis
Sound! Euphonium could very well be one of my new favorite anime shows of all time. Not only does it have Kyoto Animation, one of my favorite animation studios, bringing its usual high standards of quality to the table, but it also features a topic that is personally very nostalgic to me: the school concert… Read More Anime Today: Kumiko’s Divine Encounter in Sound! Euphonium
Ask any of my close friends what my favorite genre of music is. Seriously, ask anyone. If they don’t say jazz, please tell me. I will promptly cut all ties with that person and move on with my life as a happier individual, having removed one more false friendship. When I say this, I am… Read More Nausicaä + Jazz = …Jesus?!
If you haven’t noticed, I’ll say it now – a lot of our writers are big fans of the media that’s developed by Key visual novel studio. One of our bloggers, JP (Japes), has taken that like to a whole other level. On January 1, 2015, JP will be releasing a full saxophone cover album… Read More Saxy Side of Anime: The Key Anthology Saxophone Collection
Every year, I revisit the lyrics for “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music and revise them to fit the anime I’ve watched and manga I’ve read over the previous years. I do this just because I like it. Maybe you’ll like it, too, and do what I do – sing the words below… Read More My Favorite (Anime) Things, 2014
Rivalry is a funny thing. Through competing (and often losing) to someone who’s your equal or better, you can become stronger than you ever thought you might. Episode 8 of Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) is all about the rivalry that Takeshi and Emi both have with Kousei, and how those… Read More Your Lie in April, Episode 8: Rivals