Anime Love

Lyrics for lovers: our favourite anime love songs

Sometimes, just a few lyrics can perfectly encapsulate something you never even knew you wanted to say. A song shared with someone you love can tie those words or that melody to that person for life, no matter the time or distance apart. Through this same power, music can give anime a resonance with our lives, and bond us to those special people with whom … Continue reading Lyrics for lovers: our favourite anime love songs

Beck, anime and the American Dream

Yukio Tanaka might come off gawky to his classmates, but far from his outward image, he’s despondent and directionless – a rock star in the making if ever there was one. Even at fourteen, he maintains that his life is already a dead end, and while this lead isn’t uncommon in anime, there’s something refreshing in Tanaka’s existentialism. We might expect him to get whisked … Continue reading Beck, anime and the American Dream

Calling all ani-bloggers – my favourite anime

If you’re anything like me, than you’ll obsess over lists and forensically dissect the ins and outs of your favourite anime. Having a definitive favourite is in itself somewhat miraculous, and I often struggle with my own top ten, nevermind what holds the top spot. One month I’ll be convinced Cowboy Bebop is my one and only, while another it might get usurped by Ergo … Continue reading Calling all ani-bloggers – my favourite anime

BECK and the monsters of rock: best of the Brit rock anisongs

BECK, the self-searching story of 14-year-old Yukio, a rock band and their dog, has been released in its complete form in the UK for the very first time. A fact that’s rather puzzling, given its worship of British monsters of rock and punk from The Beatles to the Pistols. While watching the show, the classic sounds and breezy riffs of its opening and ending themes … Continue reading BECK and the monsters of rock: best of the Brit rock anisongs