Guilty Crown, Supercell, and Showcases

Guilty Crown is available to stream on Hulu and on Funimation’s website. I appreciate Guilty Crown quite a lot. I am also acutely aware that Guilty Crown is not a great show. Its plot is a busy, haphazard mess. The characters are outlandishly over-designed (some brazenly feeding the male gaze). Even the title is kinda sorta really stupid. And …

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Asian Pop and Appeal

Asian pop is catchier than the measles. To be fair, you could say that about just about any variety of popular music. But there’s something about Asian pop music in particular that feels like the strong elements of the medium have been reverse-engineered in a way that new compositions can have as wide an appeal as possible, making it stand out from almost anything else in the medium.