I don’t like to dedicate my reviews to specific members of the industry, seeing how I plan what I write about at least one week in advance, and I don’t know anyone personally in the industry enough to mention them. However, it has come to my attention that Boom Boom Satellites guitarist/vocalist Michiyuki Kawashima, who performed Kiznaiver‘s opening theme “Lay Your Hands on Me,” passed away this week. I can’t imagine what his family and loved ones are going through right now, but know that what he has contributed to this series through his talents had moved me, too.
Kawashima-san, thank you for sharing your talents with your fans and inspiring us to embrace that kizuna that we share with each other. You will be missed.
With that, I will be expressing a critical, yet very personal approach to this review, and hope to show how much respect I have for all of those who contributed to creating such a beautiful, original anime. I’m going to keep the humor light, but let’s face it: this is anime, and there are plenty of things found even in this series that can be kind of fun, relatable, and otherwise outright bonkers.