How Does PPAP Sound Like With An Orchestra? Find Out At The Japan Record Awards 2016!

If there’s one viral hit that many people will remember from 2016, it would be Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP), a catchy, humorous clip produced by Japanese comedian and musician… 357 more words


Your Name - "A sumptuous, charming movie that’ll give hope to the most jaded of teens"

Between Big, Vice Versa and Freaky Friday, body-swap comedies are clearly a big draw to the cinema. The combination of living someone else’s life and realising your own is unique, and to be cherished, is a warm and fuzzy message that can be applied to various time periods and genres to great effect. 606 more words

Film Review

Shounen Hero

I easily get attached to songs and that it bad because I will end up translating them and wanting to sing them in a language I can easily communicate with. 619 more words


Film Review: Your Name Directed by Makoto Shinkai

Visually stunning, the film is both uplifting and full of pathos!

Your Name, directed by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimetres per Second, 2007, and Kotonoha Niwa – The Garden of Words, 2013), produced by Genki Kawamura (‘Kokuhako’, 2010, and ‘Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki’, 2012) with character design by… 1,119 more words

Anime, Manga And Games

Radwimps - Sparkle (Your Name OST)

If you’re reading this particular blog entry, chances are you’ve seen that much beloved Japanese animation film “Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)” and liked the soundtrack so much that you’re searching for lyrics. 580 more words


My Review of Your Name (2016)

Let’s be honest, body swap films generally tend to be fairly similar. Two people (either opposite genders or older/younger) swap bodies, a couple of humourous situations follow, then everything goes back to normal and both parties have learned some kind of moral lesson. 348 more words


Stepping Into the Light: An Interview with Aimer

Aimer is on a roll. With her latest album, daydream, hitting second on the Oricon charts and engaging in collaborations with some of the top names in the Japanese music industry,  1,647 more words