An attempt at an interpretation and translation of Senbonzakura

(Jump to: start of analysis • translation) This might be a post that's surprising to see among the other ones, a rather different kind of project to what I've put up before. If you're involved in any Japanese subculture fandoms, there's no avoiding the most famous Hatsune Miku song, Senbonzakura (千本桜, literally translated: 'one thousand … Continue reading An attempt at an interpretation and translation of Senbonzakura

A visit to Haruhi Suzumiya’s hometown, Nishinomiya

Note: As stated in previous reports, I'm basically clearing my backlog of writing reports for old pilgrimages. This visit happened way before the pandemic. Kyoto Animation is one of the most beloved anime studios in general, and among scene hunters and anime pilgrims, they have a favorable reputation for featuring a lot of real, existing … Continue reading A visit to Haruhi Suzumiya’s hometown, Nishinomiya

[Translation] Love Live! New Project school name vote: what the names mean

Also available on Reddit's /r/LoveLive board here, with more limited formatting. As you may know, the name for the school in the new Love Live! project is picked through fan participation. First, the Love Live Days magazine requested suggestions for the name, now the editors have picked 10 suggestions and you can vote on which … Continue reading [Translation] Love Live! New Project school name vote: what the names mean