12 Days of Christmas 2011 – #01 – Aria

“The gentle wind brushing against my cheeks…

While rocking to the sound of the waves,

I can feel my body relaxing.

I close my eyes, and can see…

The direction the wind is taking.

Now let’s row, towards the shining waves.

A smile is immediately brought to my face.

Hey, tell me…

Can this yearning be healed by the wind…

As the undine takes me to your side?”

Undine by Yui Makino

Yes, yes it can be healed! Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2011 – #06 – azusa

Amagami SS may have been mediocre, but it had a great singer for its openings.  She was called azusa and soon became one of my favorite Japanese artists (not that I know about too many though). Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2011 – #07 – Tsumiki no Ie

Words are not necessary. Please, just watch this if you have not. It is a short masterpiece I came in contact with this year. It has stunning visuals, beautiful music and only twelve minutes without anyone speaking. And it also has one of the most interesting yet sad stories I have seen. It even won an Oscar in the category “Best Animated Short Film” year 2009.

How do you feel about it?