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O!susume RadioBeat: Yorushika

Broadcast 3: Yorushika

Welcome back to O!susume RadioBeat with our 3rd broadcast, after a bit of a hiatus! You’ll be happy to hear that a small-ish part of this haitus was spent perusing the rental aisles of Tsutaya and GEOS in Saitama, Japan, and Nagi (that’s me) has returned with a whole new haul of recommendations for y’all.

Years Active: 2017 – Present

Core Members: n-buna (guitar/composer), Suis (vocals)

Point of Origin: Gifu Prefecture

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O!susume RadioBeat: Anly

Broadcast 2: Anly

Welcome back to our second broadcast of O!susume. I started off with an older band, so this time I decided to go with someone (much) fresher on the scene. Gotta hit those, uh, younger demographics or something.

Years Active: 2014 to Present

Core Members: Anly (singer/songwriter)

Point of Origin: Ie, Okinawa

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One Year Down, Many To Go

Today, February 11th, is the one-year anniversary of BloodLetterPress.

If you’re here reading this cuz you think we’re cool and you’re a fan of what we do, I’ll start out with some honesty; the anniversary date of February 11th 2017 is quasi-arbitrary. BLP has had many liminal stages of existence, like watching shapes emerge from the cover of twilight in the early-ass morning. February was honed in on cuz aside from one relatively-divisive holiday, the second month is kind of bleak and desolate without much to celebrate. Finally, I came across what I like to consider some numerological jackpot, and settled on 2(B)/11(L)/17(P).

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O!susume RadioBeat : Do As Infinity

Broadcast 1: Do As Infinity

Welcome to the very first broadcast of O!Susume RadioBeat, Nagi’s personal music blog project that lets him jaw on and on about his fav Japanese artists and tries to get you, dear readers, to give them a spin as well.

After a lot of deliberation about who would take the honorary spot of this inaugural episode, Do As Infinity won out.

Do As Infinity

Years Active: 1999 to 2005, 2008 to present

Core Members: Tomiko Van, Ryo Owatari, Dai Nagao

Point of Origin: Tokyo

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Going Around: Best of Arisia

In case yall couldn’t tell from our barrage of selfies and excited squealing this past weekend, BLP had an absolute blast at Arisia. We came, we sold stuff, we met a whole ensemble of really rad people and came away with our heads full of new ideas. In this Going Around we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the most meaningful moments and events that happened for each of us during the weekend.

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Creator Interview: Kibble

As part of our mission to connect with and support amateur and part-pro creators, we at BLP present to you the first of our Creator Interviews! Our wonderful first interviewee is Kibble, a creator of comics from Western Massachusetts. The interview was done by Nagi on January 5th, 2018.

Given Name: Keane

Artist Name: Kibble

Location: Western Mass

Pronouns: they/them

Channels: comickibble.com, Twitter/Insta: comic_kibble

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Going Around: Space Post Coast To Coast

Sometimes, it’s nice to gaze up into the stars and get some perspective.  You might contemplate the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, or try to hold in your mind the fact that even the emptiest bit of space you can see is filled with stars too far away for us to see from our planet.  You might wonder if there’s intelligent life looking back at us, and what their memes are like.  Maybe you’re tracing one of the constellations, ancient storytelling tools drawn through light-years of space, shapes that will last the course of human history several times over before the ever-shifting universe pulls them apart.  Maybe you’re just thinking about Carrie Fisher or Carl Sagan.  This week, our panel of contributors share with you some of our favorite stories that take place in the final frontier.

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A Tale of Two Demographics

Kamen Rider Calliope Update 2!

Big news! Kamen Rider Calliope has an official publishing date. Drop by the site around 9:00 am on January 14th to read the first part of Myth 1!

Something I’ve struggled with in explaining Kamen Rider to the uninitiated is how “it’s a show that’s merchandized to little kids, but the storyline and character development are written for an older audience”. I feel like that idea can’t expect a warm reception from people who are used to Western (or maybe just American/Canadian?) TV shows. In the culture I grew up in, if a show is made to sell toys to four-year-olds, you can safely assume the plotlines you’ll see are generally mind-numbing to anyone outside of preschool. YES, DORA, IT’S THE BLOODY MAP, WE GET IT, HURRY UP AND GET EXPLORING.

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A Confession and a Resolution

So, here’s a confession that probably compromises a significant part of my identity:

I don’t like reading.

More specifically, I don’t like reading books.

When I was a young kid I blossomed as one of those “early readers”. As a child under the burden of extreme social anxiety and multiple phobias, reducing my world to the space between two pages was a great relief of stimuli. And then, around high junior high-school or so, I just… stopped reading. There were a bunch of factors; I had just gotten access to cable TV for the first time in my life, as well as a computer connected to the internet. It was also right around the time when adolescents were realizing that reading was only “cool” because the adults were incessantly telling them so… Which, by ironic contrast, made it definitely “not cool”. I fell into that line of thought and never really rebounded even after my ego was no longer endangered by the cruel machinations of socialization though public schooling.

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Today’s Cartoons are Best Cartoons: Getting the Tech Episode Right

This week on “Cartoons Today are So Much Better Than in the 90’s”; Nickelodeon’s family-comedy serial The Loud House manages to get the obligatory “modern technology” storyline right! It seems like ever since smartphones ushered in the social media lifestyle, cartoons never managed to get through an episode dedicated to the topic without muttering about dang kids and getting off lawns.

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