Kon (the stuffed lion in question), as it turns out, is from the Anime series "Bleach," and not from
Kenya, despite the remarkable resemblance.
Without meaning to, I kept running into other Bleach-related things while searching for costume/wardrobe ideas, other
music videos, etc., and eventually I decided I'd just have to watch the series for myself.
Like anything else, there are good anime music videos and bad ones. There are the ones that combine clips with appropriate
music and try to sync up the action (and some even do a remarkably good job of lip-synching the lyrics with the anime characters'
mouth movements) ... and there are the ones that are just a random piece of an episode (or, worse, a slideshow of their favorite fan art)
set to Evanescence, "Bring me to Life," their latest favorite rap tune, or both. Because nothing gives your
anime clips street cred like Amy 'N the Hood.)
Here's two that I like: Ignition and
Invincible. They're more action than
anything else, but I like action. We can always catch up on the deep meaningful conversation later on when we stop
for ice cream.