Countdowns and Reviews

Hibari’s Hi 8 Countdown

“Hibari’s Hi 8” is my countdown of the top eight songs or videos for a particular theme. Katekyo Hitman Reborn! fans may be able to guess why it’s called such and why there are eight picks instead of ten. In the Reborn! fandom, Hibari is known as 18 because “hi” (as in “hito“) is another way of saying “one” and “ba” is the Mandarin pronunciation of “eight”. Eighteen was too much so I relied on some word play to come up with Hi 8. Sometimes, I like to include what I call a “+4 bonus” of a related category.

vampires +4 dhampirs and other mixed breeds

Alice in Wonderland-themed songs +4 bonus PVs
Songs beginning with the letter “R” – This was a meme so there are ten songs instead of eight.
Love songs with female vocals +4 bonus anti-Valentine’s Day songs
Snow White-themed songs
Love songs with male vocals +4 bonus anti-White Day songs

Alternative Japanese Women of the 90s
Japanese-American Celebrities +4 bonus half-Japanese celebrities


DRAMA (all link to Drama-MAX)
VISION ~ Koroshi ga Mieru Onna
RH Plus

Kimi ni Todoke
Pom Poko
Ace Attorney
Rurouni Kenshin (Drama-MAX)
Strawberry Night (Drama-MAX)
Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story
Ouran High School Host Club (Drama-MAX)
Hanamizuki (Drama-MAX)
Space Battleship Yamato (Drama-MAX)
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Drama-MAX)

Immortal by D’espairsRay
Star by Mika Nakashima (Purple SKY)
Life by Angela Aki
The Last Daybreak by exist†trace (Purple SKY)
In My Skin by Mio Soul (Purple SKY)
Osaka Ramones by Shonen Knife (JRock247)
Eye Of The Dragon Who Wished To Be A Man by Galaxy 7 (JRock247)
REBORN by Silver Ash (JRock247)
New World by BACK-ON (JRock247)
HEY WHAT’S UP? by Jin Akanishi (NekoPOP)
Red Moon by Kalafina (NekoPOP)
Reversible Days by MoNoLith (JRock247)
Life ~Today is a good day to Die~ by Kra (JRock247)
Rewrite by Nightmare (JRock247)
Roclassick2 by BIGMAMA (JRock247)

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