To The Audience,

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As a quick note to the audience before my next feature posts (October 1st), I wanted to say this: Hi. I’m back. It’s been a while, and I could bore you with a thousand and one reasons for why I haven’t been posting, but I won’t. My intense hatred of excuses would never allow that. I certainly don’t deserve a reprieve for my tremendous laziness, and while you could tell me I shouldn’t beat myself up too much for it, that advice would probably fall on deaf ears. Discipline is what I lack, and it’s something I need if I truly want to become stronger…and I do. I really do take to heart the simple lessons of life that come with your typical shounen anime. As childish, corny, idealistic, or just plain naïve as it may seem, I want to be the very best, like no one ever was. I want to be the symbol of peace, the number one hero. I want to be the goddamn Hokage, BELIEVE IT! Continue reading

Tokyo Story: The True Essence of Japanese Domesticity

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[Preface: Here’s another essay I wrote, this time for an art history class. I know I typically only write about anime and the occasional video game here, but I figured this might make for an interesting read considering Tokyo Monogatari is widely considered a masterwork in film, taught in any intro film class worth its salt. It is also Japanese, which almost makes it anime! Perhaps give it a chance!] Continue reading

Con Experience: Anime Milwaukee (AMKE) 2018

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So, it’s been a while since my last post because I was at and preparing for Anime Milwaukee 2018. Though I don’t typically do this, I’ve decided I’m going to dedicate a post to sharing a bit about my real-life experiences, rather than the usual anime analysis or slightly erotic fan fic. [By the way, did you see that Danmachi announced its second season! I couldn’t be less excited!] Last weekend was my second time ever at an anime convention, and I’ve taken away from it far more than I had from my first. It’s been on my mind all week, while I desperately completed a handful of assignments at the last minute because I had neglected them to go to anime raves and play rhythm games instead—and so now, I think, is the time for me to elaborate on my new understanding and appreciation of panel hosting and cosplaying, as well as just the great time I had being among hordes of fellow anime nerds for three days straight. Continue reading

Feature Week Starts Now!

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A week of feature posts to ring in the new year! I know last year was rough for There Goes My Kokoro, and a bit empty, but I’m going to change that starting now.  My first big change? Getting rid of the .wordpress.com! I already invest my time into this blog, but I figured it might be even better if I threw a little extra skin in the game. This also means no ads, which is always nice! Hopefully this year is good to us all, but if not, at least we can find solace in the fact that this blog is back, and better than ever. See y’all at the end of these seven days of features, where I’ll give my away frivolous anime of the year award! Until then, thanks for reading! (and sorry this started a day late)

Where Goes My Kokoro?

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Whenever I write anything, introductions tend to be the hardest part. While I pretty much always know where I want to end up, creating the path there is continually the largest struggle. Often times I give in to what I manage to scrape together after the first ten minutes of staring at a blank word document, incessantly typing and deleting my stupid seques that lead to what really matters: My thoughts and opinions. Continue reading

Feature Week 2017

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Good news! We’ve made it a year since There Goes My Kokoro started! I couldn’t be happier with how it’s gone so far, and so to celebrate, I going to ring in the new year with a whole week of features. While I don’t want to spoil all the surprises, I will leave you a little taste of what’s to come. It’s all kicking off today with my Sound! Euphonium 2 Review, and come next Saturday it’ll be time to find out what is my Anime of the Year for 2016. I hope you’ll enjoy what I have in store.

Oh, and some other good news! I’m tightening my weekend feature schedule to have a post every Saturday, up at noon. No more late night, last minute posts from me. Heheh… ^_^;

Harbinger

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Here’s a short story I wrote for a creative writing class I took last semester and posted on DeviantArt a couple days ago. There might be more stories in the future…but it probably won’t be anytime soon. Hope you can enjoy this one though! And I’d also love to here feedback if you have any.

Check it out here!