The Korean pop music scene has been constantly changing since its cocneption. Nowadays, produced tracks can contain influences from rock, jazz, gospel, R&B, dance, country, folk amongst many others. It's a music scene full of experiments. However, with experimenting comes a series of ups and downs. Today, I'm going to be exploring K-Pop with the last decade in mind. Why? Well, it's certainly been an adventure.
It's that time of the season again! Here are my seasonal choices for Winter 2020. What are you watching next season? Do we have any in common?
Music is a vital tool for bringing people together. It's a way of communication that we've had in our lives for centuries. And that message is very much prominent in Kono Oto Tomare!, a music-themed drama that aired in Spring 2019. Produced by Platinum Vision (the studio behind Servamp and Devils Line), it follows the daily life of a high school koto club - a koto being the national instrument of Japan.
It's time for some more first impressions of this season's anime! This was a show I had been waiting literally years to watch and I'm so glad it's finally here. The show in question? Why, Ensemble Stars!, of course! Ensemble Stars! is a series about high school male idols, based off a video of the same name.
It’s that time of the season again where we all take a look at the upcoming seasonal anime and pick what we’ll be watching! I realise I only made a return to seasonal anime a couple of seasons ago with The Promised Neverland, but I think I’m going to adjust my approach once again.
Working as an ESL teacher at a university in China... you don't really get much time off. Work is constantly there. So, once I learned about the fact that I was going to get an entire week off with no teaching and hardly any students to deal with, it's safe to say I was quite happy. During this spring break, I've managed to somehow fit time in for eleven different shows and I have thoughts for all of them...
What an easier post would be is "5 Anime That Didn't Make Me Cry" because there are a lot fewer anime that I haven't cried at, that's for sure. I'm just a big crybaby, what can I say? Now, because I cry at literally everything, some of these, I feel, are probably predictable. Some others? Probably not. But I certainly have my reasons for all of them.
The album in question is the new album of Ohashi Trio, a Japanese singer-songwriter and composer. Yet, from what I can tell, he's far from your typical image of a singer-songwriter. His talents know no limits, for he can play the guitar, bass, piano and drums. His music is all based around jazz and acoustic music and he's been featured in various different dramas and advertisements.
For those who don't know, last month I introduced a new segment here on A Girl & Her Anime called Fandom Friday - a chance for you to spread the word about talented people in the anime, gaming or K-Pop communities! For the first edition, I'm going to be introducing you to an anime music producer!
SHINee have just reached their tenth anniversary this week and, although I somewhat refuse to believe that they've been around ten years, I thought I'd celebrate it by giving you my top ten SHINee songs!