Below is a rap poem I read out in our latest podcast regarding Why Anime Loves HipHop x HipHop Loves Anime! You can listen to the full podcast here.
The challenge was to write a verse with anime references (this can be an anime, or an anime character)
Below is my attempt of doing so. 😅
Can you guess how many anime references are in the below rap poem?
Ed's Suuuper Anime Verse
Sometimes I wonder, what is Life?
Is it our consciousness plugged into the game called Life?
Ghost In The Shell I think I am waiting to ex-hale
For it will take a tru-man to show me that we might be in, hell
Oh well I need to fly on like Goku, solar flare I am the Light playing sudoku
Wax on, wax off, I needed Bleach to cleanse me from this scene
But not even the Wizard King can erase what I have seen
Years of this life have left my eyes blood red
But unlike Sasuke and Kurapika, I am not changed to this revenge thread
Life’s messed up, I feel like I am on Greed Island watching Attack On Titan
One more level and we’ll be in Jujutsu Kaisen
But like Trunks from the future, I have Hope
Come on Ed this poem is starting to sound like a Shonen troupe
Well in that case, lets all live in One Piece
Like a Marleyan I’m a Buffalo Soldier
Fighting for that One
To get a full analysis and breakdown of the verses, then listen to the Anime x HipHop episode here. You can skip to 47 minutes on the podcast if you just want to listen to that section, however, if you do love anime and hip hop we hope you listen to the full episode. 😊