Seven section editors later, you have arrived at the final M’s Playlists. In total honesty, even though I had almost eight months, creating this playlist was stressful. How do you include multiple worlds of music into one tiny playlist of 12 songs? As I enjoy various genres of music throughout multiple languages, I was struggling to combine everything. Many thoughts hindered the process, like, “Will all my favourite K-pop songs fit with my middle school Marianas Trench phase?” or “Where do I throw in Epik High?” Finally, I made a decision. If I was going to leave my mark at The Medium, it will be as the section editor who made an anime playlist.
I grew up with anime. One of my earliest memories is of my mom recording the first episode of Inuyasha on tape when it aired on YTV. Since then, I have seen the industry grow not only in North America but globally as well. I love songs featured in anime because there is something for every mood. Whether you are getting fired up for a fight with an upbeat song or crying to a ballad because your favourite character just died, the songs move you and remind you of moments within the story. Or sometimes I just end up finding a song I enjoy even without watching the anime. The songs I included in this playlist are some of my favourites and have a special place in my heart. I would have loved to share some other songs as well, even video game soundtracks, but that would be a whole other playlist.
Arts & Entertainment Editor (Volume 48) | firstname.lastname@example.org —
Danica graduated with a double major in Professional Writing and Communication and English in 2021. She has been with The Medium since Volume 46 as Associate Arts & Entertainment Editor. This year, she is excited to work as A&E Editor and looks forward to exploring the timelessness of art forms and showcasing student talent. If Danica is not taking a nap or pulling out her hair trying to write, she spends most of her time binging shows and movies, dancing, or playing video games (often with a bubble tea in hand).