Asher’s Anime Reviews (One Every Two Months)

Hello fellow Otakus! It’s time for another Anime review. This particular entry is very serious, and has many adult themes. Now, without any further ado, let’s begin!

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day  Manga by Mari Okada and illustrated by Mitsu Izumi (April 4, 2012-March 2013 3 Volumes) Anime produced by Hiroyuki Shimizu, directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai,  music by Remedios, licensed in America by Aniplex of America, and written by Mari Okada (April 14, 2011- June 23, 2011 11 Episodes) Genres: Romance, Supernatural, Tragedy, Drama Rating: TV-14

Anohana is a tragic and gorgeous series that focuses on six childhood friends. In their past, one of the friends, Menma, tragically dies in an accident. The story takes place many years after the tragedy, and we see how the loss has impacted them. The leader of the friends, Jintan, has become a complete recluse, having to deal with his mother’s passing as well. He also has cut off connections with his other friends. However, he has a special power, which allows him to see Menma, although his other friends can’t. If Jintan can fulfill her wish, she can go to heaven. The other characters are; Anaru, the pretty yandere of the group that has unrequited feelings for Jintan, Menma, a cute and  lively member of the group who tragically died in an accident, Yukiatsu, the cocky and intelligent asshole of the group that acts like a bully to Jintan, Tsuruko, the shy and calculating member of the group that has a secret love interest, and Poppo, the giant with a heart of gold. The Anime is one giant roller coaster of emotions that I highly recommend to mature audiences. Be warned though, the ending will have you crying like a baby!  Final Rating 9.5/10 (Fantastic!) Also beware of looking up anything about the series, because you will be spoiled! 

You can watch Anohana on Crunchyroll



Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are  ready for some great new works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Ero Pop by Chiho Aoshima 2001 Inkjet print on paper

This is a very sublime work by Japanese artist, Aoshima. It is both beautiful and unsettling. The main focus of the painting is the female figure with her internal organs exposed. Although this sounds horrific, Aoshima depicts it in way of surreal beauty. The organs are very colorful, and remind me of a bouquet of flowers. I also believe the work to be sexual in a few ways. The woman appears to be sitting on an oyster shell, and this could be reference to Botticelli’s Birth Of Venus. We also see a white snake above her heart, and this could be a depiction of lust. The background is a brilliant shade of blue, and this puts the view at ease. It is hard to believe that visceral works can be beautiful, but I believe that this art work completely describes this phenomena. I would love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comments’ section below.


  • THE UPLOADERS by Larry Carlson 2007 Collage on paper (info about piece found on Larry Carlson’s website,

Time for another insane work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This work blends real-life images with bizarre patterns and colors. The piece takes place in space, as seen by the starry sky that makes up the background. There are three objects that resemble abstract lava lamps. Inside each of the “lamps” we see a different colored human figure. The weirdest part of the work is the purple-robed figure with a spherical owl as a head. Another human figure is seen with a pot for a head. I love how Carlson takes the style of collage, and transforms it into an epic and unique work of Surreal genius. I would love to hear your thoughts on the piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, THE UPLOADERS, collage on paper, 14x11in., 2007.

Asher’s Jukebox Part 171

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Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen from the album “Various Positions” (1985)

In order to honor the resent passing of Leonard Cohen, I have decided to review one of his most popular songs. The piece is work of musical genius, and it fills the listener with raw emotion. Cohen’s gruff crooning is filled with passion, and gives off a very melancholy vibe. When the lyrics grab hold of you, you are transported into a world of sadness and bittersweet happiness. It is a very unique piece, and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below. Happy Listening :D!


Save the day? I think not! Useless comic book characters. (Every other Tuesday)

Information on characters found on, various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, and from Jon Morris’ Book,  The League Of Regrettable Superheroes.

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to add more members to the roster of useless characters. Get ready to laugh and facepalm as we begin this ridiculous post.

  • Color Kid Real Name: Ulu Vakk  Gender: Male  Status: Good  Power: Can change the color of any object. Creator: DC First Appeared: Adventure Comics #342—-The Legionnaire Who Killed 1966

Color Kid is an alien from the planet Lupra who has one of the most useless powers imaginable. He was rejected from The Legion of Superheroes, and joined The Legion of Substitute Heroes. While his power does seem pretty worthless, it can come in handy in some situations. For example, The Green Lantern’s ring can’t pass through yellow objects, and Color Kid could change the object’s color. He could also distract colorblind enemies.



  • Walrus Real Name: Hubert Carpenter Status: Bad Powers: Proportionate strength, agility, and speed of a walrus. First Appeared: Defenders# 131 1984 Creator: Marvel

The Walrus belongs to the strange breed of bizarre villains in the Marvel universe. He got his powers from his uncle’s experiments, and started on a crime spree. Unfortunately for Hubert, his newfound powers were incredibly useless! Humans run faster than Walruses, so it actually reduced his abilities. He became teammates with the equally useless White Rabbit, and they formed the Terrible Two. Their crime spree didn’t last long, as they soon got the crap beaten out of them by Spider-Man and Leap-Frog. It’s implied that they were beaten between huge fits of laughter! 


Asher’s Jukebox Part 115

 Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Mix) by William Orbit from the album “Pieces In A Modern Style Disc 2” 2000: Before I start this review, I have a couple of important things to say. First, from tomorrow to Sunday, I’ll be out of town, so I might not post anything new till Monday. Second, trying to find this album is quite rare, and only a few limited editions have disc 2. ( However, you can find this piece on Youtube, and on Soundcloud. Now, time for the review. Make sure you grab some dancing shoes and a strobe light, because things are about to get epic! This has got to be one of my favorite remixes that I’ve ever heard. The original piece is very emotional and powerful, however this version creates an entirely new spin on the famous Classical piece. The mix is pure energetic Dance music that’s guaranteed to blow your mind! It starts with a  pulse-pounding beat and incredible Electronic instruments. Then, near the 2 minute 30 second mark, the original Classical piece is sampled, giving the listener a feeling of melancholy and sadness. Next, near the 3 minute mark, the energy starts to rise up again, and the epicness continues! I highly recommend this song to everybody, so be sure to tell me what you think in the comments section below.

Happy Listening 😀