The Journey To J-Rock (Thanks To Makoto Shinkai)

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My previous blog post, which you can view here, discussed my initial exposure to J-Rock, and Makoto Shinkai’s works as a starting point. By using a reading from Ellis et al. (2011) and Hokkanen (2017), I intend to analyse how some components of the autoethnographic process are explored in the blog post and/or my encounter. 

I loved anime as a teen, so when an opportunity to see Kimi No Na Wa in Australian cinemas presented itself, I couldn’t pass it up. I hadn’t encountered a lot of J-Rock prior to seeing the movie, but I’d loved multiple songs from bands I was exposed to from the morning show SBS PopAsia. Up until sixteen or seventeen, I hadn’t even heard of K-Pop, let alone J-Rock or anything that wasn’t pop or 80’s/90’s music. I wasn’t even interested in J-Pop, even though it was present in most of the shows I watched…

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