Vampire Hunter D (バンパイアハンターD) – Hideyuki Kikuchi (菊地秀行) (Author) and Yoshitaka Amano (天野喜孝) (Illustrator)

Post-Apocalyptic Future Where Vampires Terrorize Our World Like most people worldwide, I discovered the novel series Vampire Hunter D thanks to the movie Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, directed and written by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Amazing film that followed the third adventure of that series, but also respected Yoshitaka Amano's art style. And everyone who follows the … Continue reading Vampire Hunter D (バンパイアハンターD) – Hideyuki Kikuchi (菊地秀行) (Author) and Yoshitaka Amano (天野喜孝) (Illustrator)

80 Proof 80s – Pop Culture Podcast on the 1980s – Kev, Josh, and TronBot 2000

Superb Dive into the beauty of the 1980s Culture Whether in cinema, television, music, literature, comics books, and video games, the 1980s were a successful and creative decade. Especially in North America that brought forth pioneering forms of entertainment. Pillars of influence for many artists that were kids back then and enjoyed its culture. And … Continue reading 80 Proof 80s – Pop Culture Podcast on the 1980s – Kev, Josh, and TronBot 2000

Kirikou and the shadows – Michel Ocelot (author and artist) and Anne-Lise Koehler (author) – Original book written in French

"Kirikou is not Tall! But He's A Giant! "- Kirikou And The Witch With the release of Kirikou's three films, the audience discovered on cinema screen a great artist and a wonderful universe. But this time, the stories continue not on DVD or 35 mm film stock, but on paper. Through episodes previously published in … Continue reading Kirikou and the shadows – Michel Ocelot (author and artist) and Anne-Lise Koehler (author) – Original book written in French

Kung Fu Master – Agnes Varda (director, script) and Jane Birkin (script)

Movie production between two artists's families that create a great family reunion In 2010, while going through a difficult flu, I discovered online excerpts of the film Kung-Fu Master, directed by Agnes Varda and starring Mathieu Demy, Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg. A particular film that Agnes and Jane wrote together. The story of the … Continue reading Kung Fu Master – Agnes Varda (director, script) and Jane Birkin (script)

Jem and the Holograms – Christy Marx and Hasbro

"Showtime, Synergy!" In the 1980s, television offered many cartoons based on toylines. Gi Joe, M.A.S.K, Care Bears, Transformers, Jayce and the Conquerors of Light; these productions were originally conceived to promote the toys they meant to represent. Which some critics decried as disguised TV advertisement; while some writers involved in these productions, like Chuck Lorre, … Continue reading Jem and the Holograms – Christy Marx and Hasbro

Thriller – Michael Jackson

The ultimate 1980s album. https://open.spotify.com/album/2ANVost0y2y52ema1E9xAZ?si=A8LRrG1oR0WNNHhF8z3V2A Since Thriller landed in 1982's record stores, its tunes have conquered audiences. From Billie Jean to Thriller and Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', each track of this classic album has implemented itself into pop culture. And all of that is thanks to the genius of Michael Jackson and other collaborators such … Continue reading Thriller – Michael Jackson

Purple Rain – Prince, Albert Magnoli, and William Blinn

"Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to Get through this thing called Life." - Prince Since 2016, the musician Prince has passed away, leaving a deep hole into the American music culture. Especially as that artist was a reference for many, such as the mangaka Hirohiko Araki who honoured him many times during his … Continue reading Purple Rain – Prince, Albert Magnoli, and William Blinn

Billy Elliot – Stephen Daldry

I don't want a childhood. I want to be a ballet dancer. - Billy Elliot Back in 2002, I saw on the pay-per-view TV channel ads for the movie Billie Elliot. Which presented the story of a young miner's son named Billy who, after having difficulty performing in a Boxing Class, stumbles on the Ballet … Continue reading Billy Elliot – Stephen Daldry

Tom Cat’s Best – Tom Cat (Music Group)

Wonderful compilation release from one of my favourite japanese groups Everyone who follows my reviews knows of my love for the Japanese Rock Group Tom Cat, known for their Opening And Ending themes for the Anime Series Hokuto No Ken; which are Tough Boy and Love Song. Music they released, as I later found out, … Continue reading Tom Cat’s Best – Tom Cat (Music Group)

Fence – Tom Cat (Music Group)

Excellent release that I wish had more tracks to offer Following their successful work projects on their Debut Album and on the Hokuto No Ken Anime Series, The group Tom Cat offered to the public a second album. Fence. A release of five songs. Among them the main title Fence; my favourite release out of … Continue reading Fence – Tom Cat (Music Group)