2017 was a weird year, but in the best of all ways.
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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Deeply flawed, but highly entertaining in spite of its incredibly biased and typical analysis.
Why Japan being a country that emphasizes social harmony isn't just wrong, but completely disconnected to the current zeitgeist
In the wake of Matsuno Rina's passing, Hannah starts a series celebrating her time in Ebichu.
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.