My name is Brandon Trainor. I am a junior at William and Mary who has finally settled on majoring in English with a minor in Philosophy after extended flirtations in the government, music, and film studies departments. Luckily during my time as an academic wanderer I have had the chance to take a few classes on Japanese culture. My interest in the subject could probably be traced back to countless afternoons spent in front of a TV watching either Toonami or Godzilla films after school as a child. These memories, in combination with a very hyperactive nostalgia drive, have provided a sturdy backbone for a life of fascination with and consumption of Japanese popular media. Currently I find myself most occupied with the novels of Ryū Murakami, the films of Sion Sono, the collected works of Hideaki Anno, and the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena.
March 8, 2015 by