A True Hero

Not all heroes wear capes, but do they at least give good speeches? That’s the vibe I’ve been getting form My Hero Academia lately. Shounen anime shines in delivering that classic “coming-of-age” story, and the recent increase in mentorship has really solidified that. Todoroki and Endeavor, Deku and Gran Torino, even Bakugo is learning little by little how to be a true hero. Yet, what does that really mean?

She

Confession time: I’m not emo. Or at least, I’m not as emo as you might think. Looking back, most of my posts here on KPOP Fridays have been based on sad songs. I don’t see that as a bad thing, but I do want to clarify: that’s not the only emotion I enjoy in songs. There’s a lot that can be learned from sadness, but happiness and joy hold their own unique lessons too. So, let’s try talking about her, why don’t we?

I’m Good…?

You know what makes life and restaurants so similar? People come and go, but aren’t always satisfied. Someone might come in looking for a steak, and find it undercooked. The tablecloths might be dirty, or maybe the atmosphere isn’t what they expected. Either way, dissatisfaction is usually one-sided. Which is weird in real life, given that relationships are two-way streets. Or at least, they should be. Life Is a shared path, and the people we walk alongside tend to either help or hinder our journey. … Read more I’m Good…?

A Heize of Sorrow

Good connections are hard to come by. Wifi, people, it’s not easy finding the right spot, is it? Sometimes it’s up, sometimes it’s down. Most of the time it works, but it can be a bit slow. What makes or breaks a connection is how it affects you, and the way you live. Maybe it helps you work better? Sometimes it shines when you need to relax. Most of all, a connection is remembered for the way it makes you feel when you experience it.

Bad Boys – Part 1: The Modern Villain

I have a villain fetish. There, I said it. I like villains more than heroes, at least most of the time. Antagonists interest me because they challenge the hero. Questioning his motives, challenging his beliefs, denying his convictions. Echoing the serpent of Eden, true villains subvert the truth while questioning the hero’s convictions. Does that mean that a villain is founded on lies? Or is a good villain one who focuses solely on defeating the hero? What makes a good villain?

Fight Me With All of Your Strength!

Anime is a worldwide medium. Rising far beyond it’s miso-soaked roots in Japan, anime and otaku culture have attracted thousands of fans internationally. Old and young, rich and poor, of all genders and body shapes. Diversity doesn’t even begin to describe the community, and with that comes a variety of different tastes and opinions towards the medium. Yet despite all of this, one fact holds true: shounen anime have some dope action sequences.

Sweet Lies

Are people cheese? I mean, think about it: cheese comes in different colors, just like people. Cheese comes in different sizes, just like people. Cheese even changes shape and color over time, just like people do! Well, that analogy might not be quite scientifically correct (cheese doesn’t sweat, after all), yet you can see how it might be used to convince some poor unassuming soul that people are indeed the same as cheese. As weird as that sounds, communication with other people tends to be … Read more Sweet Lies

2-Year Anniversary!

As of today, June 22, 2017, it has been officially 2 years since my first attempt at writing a blog post discussing anime and my faith, way back when on Google+. Time really has flown, and so much has changed. From the site to my writing style to even the amount of anibloggers I knew, I still can’t believe how much the blog has evolved, and how I’ve changed because of it. I’ve gotten to meet some really amazing people, and been able to participate … Read more 2-Year Anniversary!

Why I Love Death Note – in 100 Words

An intriguing premise asking intriguing questions, the idea of the Note and the ideology of Light fascinate me. Shinigami apathy contrasted with the intricate game of wits between L and Kira, the rise and fall of tension to a precise rhythm. Serious in all the right ways, I often forgot it was an anime, being swept along in the story. Characters: solid and defined. World: realistic, not pandering or too gritty. Exploring personal questions without feeling wooden or preachy, it fuses supernatural mystery with philosophical … Read more Why I Love Death Note – in 100 Words