Uraharajuku, fashion, and blogging for Crunchyroll (again)

It’s rare to find a series that focuses on fashion beyond a unified aesthetic and looks at current trends, especially when it comes to the ephemeral nature of Japanese street fashion. However, URAHARA, despite a few flaws in visual direction and dialogue, tackles just that in a way that, even if unintended, is interesting in context of the current Tokyo street fashion climate.

With this post, I’d also like to announce my return to the Crunchyroll features team. You can find my first post on URAHARA and the current climate of Harajuku street fashion here.

Like last year when I blogged Orange and Kiznaiver, I won’t be putting up posts here announcing my Crunchyroll articles, unless I receive overwhelming feedback requesting this.

Thank you!


Orange Episodic Blogging for Crunchyroll

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A new season means a new series to cover over at Crunchyroll. Previously I blogged Kiznaiver, which was a series that caught my attention thanks to its subject matter, visual direction, and attention to floral details.

For the 2016 summer season, I’m happy to say that I’m going to be blogging Orange weekly. I picked up the Orange manga earlier this year due to several recommendations from friends and have written about it previously in relation to Erased (major spoilers for both in that post). My episodic entries for Orange will include letters to my sixteen year-old self — also general high school/early college-aged self — regarding personal regrets or past mistakes. Hopefully they’ll be as enjoyable to read as they are to write.

My post and letter for Orange‘s premiere can be found here. Thank you.

Kiznaiver Episodic Blogging for Crunchyroll

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I’m not usually one for overt blog updates; however, this news is fairly big and I’m really excited about it. It also affects actual content here. Going forward I will be one of Crunchyroll’s weekly featured writers. The series I have been called upon to blog about is Kiznaiver, which is great since I’ve had a lot to say about this series thus far.

This in no way means that I’ll stop writing about Kiznaiver on this blog — sometimes I just have a great deal to say — but I will be prioritizing episodic posts for them. You can find my first post (on the series’ seventh episode) here.

Thank you.