As much as I’m against Peking orders regarding group acts, I’m going to put any real fangirl bias aside and break it down to musical science — or at least my version therein. Yes, yes. I’m actually going to put the members of DBSK in ascending order from my least to most favourite.
I’ve finally been caught. I’ve gotten the DBSK bug; it’s wriggled its way into my psyche forever.
With Stand Alone Complex, Yoko Kanno is able to blend the beat driven intimacy of electronica with the technical musicality of jazz and give listeners something vibrant and alive. A piece of work that stands alone in the stratosphere of soundtrack music.
Tomie, Ito-san’s first manga, is one of the most shocking graphic novels ever created. It’s not only a study in the dangers of lust, it also uncovers the true nature of humanity and how, perhaps, the seven deadly sins are nothing more than a look at the ugliest and most distressing parts of human nature.
Author and illustrator extraordinaire, Jhonen Vasquez is one of those artists that, perhaps, shouldn’t ever be allowed in public. His understanding of human nature is so deep, it’s frightening. With Johnny, the Homicidal Maniac, Vasquez shows the crazed and demented side of humanity.
Uzumaki tells the warped tale of Kurouzu-Cho, a fictional town on Dragonfly Lake. This tasty little bit of nastiness lets audiences into a world where everything is ruled by the spiral. Our shy hostess is the lovely Kirie Goshima, who tells us the story of the strange happenings that occurred in her small town.