In the wake of Matsuno Rina's passing, Hannah starts a series celebrating her time in Ebichu.
Hannah is an all around geek, with interests in business, music, film, and just about anything else that catches her attention. When not writing for Selective Hearing or being a stupid fangirl, she can be found devouring random finance nerd articles and chewing people out on Reddit.
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Hannah goes over the animation and geek culture that dominated 2016, both in Japan and overseas.
We go over Hikaru Utada's comeback album Fantôme with a 2-part, 2 person review. In the second part we discuss the motivating themes behind the album and whether the result is truly worthy of the praise it is getting.
Watching Perfume is always a treat, especially given their prowess at single-handedly capturing audiences from around the world. It's little wonder that they are one of the very best acts at selling shows overseas, especially given their ability to connect with people they don't even share a common language with.
A week ago, Sekai no Owari - billed "End of the World" for their American debut - had their final concert of their two-part U.S. tour. Hannah goes over the good, the bad and the ugly of her concert going experience.
Realist, meditative and haunting - these are the three major themes that seem to follow director Hirokazu Koreeda's works. Daremo Shiranai is a film that harkens back to Mikio Naruse's powerful melodramas and it would be the first of many films showcasing certain defining aesthetics that would come to be known as Koreeda's signatures.
The Selective Hearing staff take on Momoiro Clover Z's simultaneous release of their 3rd and 4th albums. Hannah is next with her take on Momoiro Clover Z's latest efforts.
Following on the heels of their last mini album - their first since managing to nab a major label - Charisma.com decided not to release a full album, but return with a second mini-album.