February 20, 2017

Nightcore (American Music)

You should listen many of your favorite songs on Youtube in anime style by adding "nightcore" to your searches when you look for music on Youtube. Here's some of my favorite Nightcore remixes of American popular music songs. Enjoy! ~

Your Very-Cat Corner pt. 2

"Pick me up and put me in your tub!"

"...What is that awkward stare?"

"Lavender, flying bubbles, and warm water... ahh..."


February 17, 2017

The Anime World of Last Year (2016)

In the anime-otaku world, pocky is a friend just like dogs are a man's best friend. Pets and pocky were made to cheer you up. Just like anime and video games boost pop culture among certain pop lovers.

Like in Pokemon Go, you get a pokemon at first and then go battle for victory. The debut anime had Ash Ketchum as the main character and obsessed with pokemon battling. He seems kind of introverted and shy compared to Pikachu and his friends Misty and Brock. There were other successful platformers that came with an anime such as Kirby and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). The TMNT show was even more popular than the "Nintendo (r)" game. The turtle heroes were humanoid hero turtles but they battled bad guys and didn't back down from their challenges and hundreds of foes. As much as Ash Ketchum might have had second guesses about his Pokemon training abilities and his Pokemon, he was not much inspiration to my child self... He was always debating in a way to himself about why he couldn't take all of the Pokemon he caught with him on all of his journeys, which would be impossible for someone who second guesses himself. In a way, he's not exactly a friend you could trust that much, what do you think? Actually he may be excellently trustworthy because he sees trust in Pokemon, they are his friends.

"Tiger and Bunny" - When you saw the title you knew there would be an accidental tiger attack on a helpless bunny. Actually the anime is about two guys who fight bad guys on reality TV as actual superheroes. Off camera, they control their powers and build social lives with each other and their families. But Bunny has a number of problems and Tiger is losing power... Together they overcome all of their issues with The Man and bad guys to save Sternbild over and over again.

"Chi's Sweet Home" - There are slow episodes (though they are only five minutes long) about a stray kitten that is lucky to find a home in the 'burbs of a Japanese city. If you and I keep watching the episodes, Chi starts to love her new home.

"Gintama" - Samurai and aliens are among Edo's post Meiji crowds, where Gin-san runs Yorozuya Gin-san with Kagura and Shinpachi! Don't forget there's Sadoharu a kind of dog (is he a Samurai or not?) that Kagura adopted and likes. ...And there might be some interesting perspectives on the growing stray cat population.

"Yu-Gi-Oh" - That's deja-vu for the popular card game, c.a. the Pokemon fad that we love. Yugi and his friends (!!!) are on a quest and they want the strongest (monsters?) to defeat Yugi's nemesis at Yu-Gi-Oh battle! Some of the card monsters, dragons and knights, are so strong that the battle is almost over when they're called out!

"Natsume Yuujinchu" - The book of friends contains the names and bonds of kinship to untold "youkai" who were befriended by Natsume's grandma. He wants to begin his grandma's second legacy of giving freedom or friendship back to them. Along the way he gains companions who are interested in the book of friends and in Natsume.

"Tegami Bachi" - There are letters to deliver and the terrain is hazardous due to large metallic insects. There is a message of a kid named Lag Seeing who delivered to a new family by his Tegami Bachi, Gauche Suede or Noir. Later, Lag Seeing becomes a "letter bee" or "tegami bachi" that delivers the last messages of the people of that place to distant far out-of-the-way remote locations there, along with partner 'Niche' who is his partner. Without an eagle, without a bloodhound, or panther, Lag the tegami bachi needs to deliver every one of those backed letters of messages to become the "Head Bee" the leader of the "Tegami Bachi" HQ. Don't you ever wonder if Lag ever sees a bit of himself in every letter?

"Inuyasha" - Is he a dog, or a human, or a super demon dog? Inuyasha is the type of guy who could obey the "phrase", "down boy" by his girlfriend Kagura. His dad is somehow missing, that and the exorcist priestess Keikiyo is after him. Kagura likes Inuyasha's world and Naraku wants to wreak havoc on Kagura's human world. Can Inuyasha, Kagura and friends stop Naraku before he takes of the human world! Will Naraku ever actually take over the human world that way? Before you answer these questions, remember that Inuyasha was the most successful program on Adult Swim and that it's already pretty awesome!

February 16, 2017

Kirby VS. Marx , Good vs. Evil (Inspirational)

The Making of a Delivery Cat (Otaku Story)

"Why won't you eat?"

'Why do I have to eat that?'

"Because it tastes sweet and will make you strong!"

'I doesn't taste sweet at all'

"That's because you're one weird one"

'No! I am not!!!'

"Suit yourself then young fur, you'll be purring for kibble soon..."

February 15, 2017

Feminist-friendly Anime and their Fringe Guys

Feminist-friendly Anime and their Fringe Guys

 No one wants to be misunderstood the way Naraku is actually understanding of himself... He is the king of the world under Inuyasha's world (2 levels below Kagome's world) or adjacent, after thousands of episodes nobody knows anymore.

A plus, he's the one who demons turn to when they need a shoulder and a helping hand. Just that he, is not physically able to handle keeping his human form without his own kind (full-blooded demons) present.
 Having an adjustable dial implanted in ones head is all hard work, and no pay. But there's freedom to adjust it at will, right? What could be better, than Prof. Stein, in a kind of anime popular with the feminine anime watching crowd (of today). (Than themes of obvious darkness, and light) That's way better than having to explain why you're traveling between the worlds to a bunch of chronologically younger individuals...

Plus, he's popular with fangirls because he helps Maka and Soul.

Inuyasha and Sesshomaru have different views and friends. In common, both of them don't want to ultimately end up as a dog skyscraper meaning that they don't really understand the way that humans related to stronger demons, before they (started the first episode) had become stronger. Despite all that, both are strong demons just not too much emotionally.

In addition, who knows where in the world this picture is from???
 Soul, pictured on the left, is a manly kind of character. The only thing missing, is the lack of not being a scythe, as specifically a scythe. Not sure if a scythe is an appliance or a tool, but they sure are exceptionally friendly. Best used for harvesting grain (appliance) and enhancing intimidation (tool) (now you know), they really don't need another usage or explanation of use (see later; death scythe as appliance). Though, if Soul was not a Scythe maybe he would be just perfect for Maka.

That and, Maka's biological dad is also... a Scythe for an actual grim reaper! (AAH! :O)

Interestingly enough, these guys are popular and the animes are too. The anime because not much is clear to us about how they're going to grow, get stronger, and mature. The guys because they're all VERY LIKEABLE. Having other characters that have a heart of gold or evil, makes that seem more clear, but that's because they're anime... But they're popular with us all anyway because they're also wildly popular with the ladies, ironically enough! How many fangirls agree that these guys are fanworthy?

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February 10, 2017

Album and Concert Review : Joe Inoue

Joe Inoue is probably most well-known for his song "Closer" from Naruto Shippuden. He writes and performs all vocals and instrumental parts for his music. He does live broadcasts every now and then on Facebook and YouTube. 

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First off, I was surprised when I saw there was 16 tracks. I was expecting like ten, maybe twelve at most. This album is a variety of different genres which can appeal to anyone and everyone even if you can't understand the Japanese lyrics. "Loner Boner" was a bit awkward to hear at first, but it's now one of my favorites. My top favorite from this album has got to be "Krd". I saw Joe's video commentary about the meaning of the song and thought it was unique and beautiful how he wrote it. 
Pierrot's Rating : 5 of 5

Track Listing
Boys and Girls
The One
Straight Up (Killing Me)
Morning Light
Living Dead
Funk (Like It's a Sport)
Puck You
Loner Boner
Panic Attack

Joe Inoue : Live at Izumicon 2017
First of all, I'd like to say seeing Joe Inoue perform live was a dream come true for me. Although I hoped to hear him perform songs from his new albums,  I thought his set list was pretty good and I knew a good amount of the songs he sang. The acoustic version of "Krd" was definitely a highlight of the night. There were some sound issues, but nothing tech couldn't fix in seconds. In between songs, he interacted with the audience. From most of the concerts I've seen in the past, not many people have done that.  He performed "Closer" as his finale and even went live on Facebook for his fans. It was a great way to end the show.

~Connect with Joe~

January 29, 2017

Double Album and Concert review : Kazha

Kazha is a 3-member band from Japan with Kazuha Oda on vocals and bass, Hideki Matsushige on guitar and Masaya Kondo on drums. The drummer who performed at Izumicon was their friend Tatsu, but he still gave an awesome performance. 

Kazha's first album is pretty cool. It's mixed with Japanese and English lyrics and Kazuha's voice is beautiful. My favorite song on this album is "Unmei ~運命~" because it makes me imagine a fantasy-like setting. Another favorite is "Red" because it sounds so intense at first, but then slows down before picking up again and was awesome to hear live. "Another Day" is a nice song, but doesn't appeal to my ears as much on the album as it did when they performed it.

Pierrot's Rating: 4.5 of 5

Track Listing:
Wake Up
Unmei ~運命~
I Still Remember
Give it Away
Another Day
Close to you
Breathe Through Your Dreams
Silver White Sunshine

First of all, this is my favorite of the two albums. All tracks English, which is great for anyone introducing Kazha's music to friends who may not understand Japanese. It's hard to pick favorites because I love all the songs.  This gets a perfect score from me mostly because of that reason, but I also feel this album was mixed better than Overture was.

Pierrot's Rating: 5 of 5!

Track Listing:
Wake Up II (Wake Me Up)
You Became the Light
Breathe Again
Face Your Fears
Forever Yours
One Hundred Years
Break into Pieces
Blend & Fly

Kazha : Live at Izumicon 2017
It was pretty exciting when the band first came on stage and immediately went into a song. At some point in the first half of the performance, there was a little contest where someone in the audience was randomly chosen to get a special prize. I thought itwas pretty cool since I've never seen anyone do that at a concert before. They performed two covers of American songs, "Sweet Child of Mine" and "Don't Stop Believin'" which were pretty good. I really hope to see Kazha perform again. ^_^

~Connect with Kazha~


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