Steve takes a look at the new Musou/Warriors series title, based on the Berserk manga series
Steve is a contributor and resident music nerd for Selective Hearing, specializing in Japanese idol industry commentary and coverage. A lifetime musician, film lover, journalist, video game fanatic, philosophy enthusiast, and idol aficionado. A dweller of the idol scene since the late 1990s, he loves to discuss industry trends and ideas, past or present.
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Hirasawa Susumu has been making his own brand of unique synth-based music since the mid-1980s, but the 90s was when his music took a much bigger turn and he started writing soundtracks for TV shows, movies, and video games. His soundtrack for the 1997 anime of Miura Kentaro's Berserk came to define the exceptional series and give the anime the staying power it needed to become a cult classic.
Steve takes a look at the Comcept/Armature Studio action-adventure platform game ReCore.
6th generation Idoling / Idoling NEO member Stato Rena’s idol project Magical Punchline finally release their self-titled mini-album.
At exactly five whole years after releasing her first single and becoming a solo artist, AKB48's original poster girl Maeda Atsuko has finally released her first full-length album, titled Selfish.
It's been about 14 months since the review of Dempagumi.inc's last album WWDD, and it's been a pretty strange year for the group. Pulled in a multitude of different directions as far as their music and activities are concerned, some are for the good and some are not.
Osaka's pop-punk queens Shonen Knife are back in 2016 with their 20th studio album to date. Can these girls still rock? The answer is a resounding "Yes."
The Selective Hearing staff take on Momoiro Clover Z's simultaneous release of their 3rd and 4th albums. Steve is first up to bat with a musical analysis and review.