Since I’ve Been Gone…

Hey blog followers!

I know that most of you follow me somewhere else on social media or on ANN, so you are likely updated on my recent projects. Still, I thought it would be a good idea to post a list of what’s kept me so occupied since I last posted on this blog.

First of all, I just finished the first year of a Ph.D. program in musicology at the University of Texas. That’s kept me busy with classes and all the writing and research that goes with them. If you want to read up on my academic work, I have an account where I post most of my papers when I am finished with them. Some recent highlights include:

More importantly and more excitingly, though, I am writing a book! It is a part of the 33 1/3 series published by Bloomsbury Press; you might have seen their guides to famous rock albums in bookstores. They’re launching a new “33 1/3 Japan” series, and I will be writing one of the first titles in the series: a guide to the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack!

You can read more of the details of the series on our editor, Noriko Manabe’s website here. There is also a form for submitting a proposal if you know a lot about Japanese popular music (including other anime soundtracks) and are interested!

With all that plus teaching a rock history class this week, I have a busy summer! But a very fruitful one. I hope to produce more for the blog soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy what I have written in my absence!

[03/07/2015] Comments from Director Seiji Mizushima and Scriptwriter Sho Aikawa

If you’ve been following my reviews of Concrete Revolutio over at ANN, you might find this interview with the creators that Frog-kun translated interesting!

Apologies for not updating this in a long while; I’ve been very occupied in writing my book and other projects! I’m hoping to get some more entries on here this summer.


Original article: 水島精二監督、會川 昇(脚本)よりコメントを頂きました Seiji Mizushima (Director) Why were there so many superheroes in our make-believe stories? It’s been almost ten years since I had that conversation wit…

Source: [03/07/2015] Comments from Director Seiji Mizushima and Scriptwriter Sho Aikawa