Merry Days of Anime 2020: Megalo Box

Many words were written about anime this season. A lot more than written over the course of the year, as my interest in the anime medium has slowly dwindled. Whether that says more about me as a person or the medium itself is debatable, but one thing’s for sure: I’m not much of an anime man anymore. More of a recommendation dispenser. I’ve seen so many that I’m able to take a quick browse through my list and give about three or four recommendations per genre. Like an old sage with a Word document. Where am I going with this?

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Merry Days of Anime 2020: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)

I’m proud of myself, readers. Not only did I finish a shounen series, I finished one of the most memed anime series of the current generation. While it only consisted of the debut 26 episodes, I have now familiarized myself enough with the material to understand internet culture just a little more. My lifelong goal as an internet historian/archivist is ever-so-slightly closer to being achieved.

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Thoughts on Red Vox’s “Another Light”

red vox another light album cover

Last week, I went over my thoughts on Red Vox’s What Could Go Wrong. This week, I follow up with their second studio album, which, if gauging fan response, is kind of their magnum opus. At the time (I first listened to this the day of its release), I only listened for myself and decided based on my own tastes. Looking back, however, there is a certain quality to this—whether through mood, sound, or orchestration—that gives it an almost transcendent touch. But does that alone save the album? Continue reading “Thoughts on Red Vox’s “Another Light””

Thoughts on Red Vox’s “What Could Go Wrong”

red vox what could go wrong album cover

Reviewing music is a topic that has been prevalent in my mind for the blog for quite a while. However, my whole “reviewing should be completely objective” thing combined with “I don’t actually listen to a lot of music” made for very lofty self-expectations, which was intimidating. Now that my mindset is a lot more mellow (probably?), I’ve rekindled my interest in putting my thoughts out on a medium that makes up a great portion of my (and likely many people’s) lives. What better way to start than with an album that already coincides with another interest of mine? Continue reading “Thoughts on Red Vox’s “What Could Go Wrong””

Thoughts on Dorohedoro

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When you go into an anime adapted from a manga with an average score in the Top 100 on MyAnimeList’s database, high expectations are inevitable. Dorohedoro, to be frank, was appealing to me for its unique premise and lizard main character. This coming from the dude who watched Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san for similar reasons. (Skeletons!) Whatever happened, my feelings wouldn’t be shaped from experience with the source. I just saw a lizard and some freaky imagery and was intrigued. Continue reading “Thoughts on Dorohedoro”