I’ve been in Tokyo since the end of February, but between finding an apartment, getting used to work and going through the myriad steps involved in settling in a new country, I felt like May was the first month I was able to stretch out and do some creative work. Without further ado:
I shot this music video for my good friend Ian at Call and Response Records and my new pals, the unstoppable Zibanchinka. This was quick, fun, and easy to make, barring the half hour or so we had to guard the bathroom against people who, y’know, actually had to go. Zibanchinka, incidentally, are playing at tomorrow’s Kyushu Pop Festival in Shinjuku, and are worth the price of admission alone.
Over at Colony Drop, I wrote about everyone’s favorite topic: old Japanese cartoons. Specifically, two straight-to-video releases based on manga by Masamune Shirow, the dude best known for creating Ghost in the Shell.
At Otaku USA, I did the photographin’ for a great and lengthy interview by my friend Jason, who spoke to American/French/hard to spell voice actor Michael Sinterniklaas.
Lots of stuff in the works for next month, including the release of a long-delayed documentary project. Stay tuned.
Here’s a review I wrote for Otaku USA that, for whatever reason, didn’t make it into the magazine.
Wanderlust. Those struck with the insatiable desire to explore the world know it’s often as much a curse as it is a blessing. To be a traveler is to sacrifice long-term relationships and a sense of belonging, not to mention less philosophical problems like, “where am I going to sleep tonight?” Yet some unknown force propels us forward all the same.