The Wandering Witch Exults in Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary

The Wandering Witch Exults in Xuan

Welcome, all, again. A new viewing season has begun, and this one seems to offer many more selections to my taste. In fact, I'm very excited about two ...
The Wandering Witch Salutes Bodacious Space Pirates

The Wandering Witch Salutes Bodacio

Welcome, all, again. As what I consider to be a lackluster viewing season finally winds down, I am eagerly--desperately--hoping for better things to come. Meanwhile, I have used ...
The Wandering Witch Relaxes with Konohana Kitan

The Wandering Witch Relaxes with Ko

Welcome, all, again. These past few years I have proudly stuck to a very simple promise to you, my readers: I only review what I like. Why would ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Dorothy Elias-Fahn returns to the Korner to chew gum and kick butt; and she's all out of gum.
The Wandering Witch Confronts Mongol Invasion in Angolmois

The Wandering Witch Confronts Mongo

Welcome, all, again. As I'm slowly getting a handle on the new season's shows, I can't help but notice how similar many storylines seem: the plots; the settings; even ...
The Wandering Witch Falls Hard for Comic Girls!

The Wandering Witch Falls Hard for

Welcome, all, again. As this viewing season winds down, at least one favorite show of mine is really ramping up: slice-of-life offering Comic Girls, which follows the efforts of ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Kayli Mills

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

After what seems like forever, you can now listen to our interview with voice actress/singer/online personality Kayli Mills!
The Wandering Witch Dives into Amanchu! Advance

The Wandering Witch Dives into Aman

Welcome, all, again. I'm pleased to say that this viewing season has actually turned out to be stronger than I initially expected. A few late entries sneaked into ...
Siege Spots – Dragon’s Crown Pro

Siege Spots – Dragon’s

Did you ever play D&D and think that you'd rather stop talking and just run around and hit things? Dragon's Crown Pro is the game for you.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ewen Cluney

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Today we have Ewen Cluney, who brought over the Maid RPG over to western shores.
The Wandering Witch Chases a Golden Kamuy

The Wandering Witch Chases a Golden

Welcome, all, again. This new viewing season seems to have gotten off to a slow start, but I waited, and good things arrived! One of the best so ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Cissy Jones

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got Cissy Jones here for you today. You may know her from such roles like Delilah from Firewatch or Sloane from Destiney 2.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Alejandro Saab

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Witness the ultimate fast food battle with Alejandro Saab!
The Wandering Witch is Mad for Maerchen Maedchen!

The Wandering Witch is Mad for Maer

Welcome, all, again. Today's subject of discussion is Maerchen Maedchen, a choice which might confuse regular readers. Don't feel bad, though, because it confuses me, too. The ...

The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese

Posted on Jul 20 2015
The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese
What the heck is American J-Rock? Better question: Do you know what J-Rock, or J-Pop for that matter, really means? While you probably think you have an answer, pinning down a definition can get a little messy. However, it’s key to understanding the popularity of J-Rock and J-Pop outside of Japan, and the growing movement in the West for a home-brewed version of this music.