Makoa Bryson

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

4th

Kodomo

"It's my favorite song because its fun to play and interact with everyone in!"

Henry Helmuth

Structural Engineering

4th

Tanoshii

"It's a bop"

Eric Igarashi

Applied Mathematics

4th

Jikan :0

"Love the rushed sense and sharpness of the song. Also odaiko part looks so cool"

Austin Ma

Cognitive Science

4th

Moving Forward

"Moving forward is my favorite song because it just sounds so tranquil and graceful. Plus there's a spot in the song that lets you yell a really sick kiai and I always get excited when that part comes."

Kazuha Miyoshi

Cognitive Science

4th

Kodomo

"Kodomo is my favorite song because I love how interactive it is and it's so much fun to play."

Reika Shimizu

Structural Engineering

4th

Kodomo

"Kodomo is my favorite song in Asa because it lets me interact and be silly with everyone I'm playing with! I feel like there are so many places to be creative within the song, and each time I play it is a new, fun memory for me!"

Ayumi Bindley

Neurobiology

3rd

Kamaitachi

"I love how the players are able to interact through their hits and movements to portray the story of the wind weasels. The complex rhythm makes the song very engaging, and it's just really fun to perform overall."

Masanori Monguchi

Cell and Molecular Biology

3rd

Kamitachi

"I think it's the most challenging song in Asa and I like playing hard song."

Nikki Saito

Neurobiology with Minors in Chinese Studies and Business

3rd

Tanoshii

"I love the happy, fun energy of the song!"

Aunice Valdez

Psychology with Specialization in Developmental Psychology

3rd

Kodomo

"I love being silly with other asa members while playing. I genuinely laugh every time we do the movements!"

Christa Cheng

Political Science: International Relations

2nd

Tanoshii

"I actually used to strongly dislike this song, but it's grown on me. I really enjoy seeing the happiness it brings to both the audience and players, and it's fun to watch and play."

Katelyn Chu

Environmental Systems (Ecology, Behavior, Evolution)

2nd

Tanoshii

"It has such an infectious energy; the first time I watched it being performed I smiled the whole way through. Getting to perform it on stage was thrilling!"

William Chu

Bioinformatics

2nd

Taifuu

"Hit drum fast and hard. It's very cool."

Julia Dohner

Earth Science

PhD Student

Kamaitachi

"I love the interplay between the naname and beta players' hits."

Jenna Heskin

Anthropology

2nd

Kamaitachi

"It's really fun and energetic and I really like hearing all the separate pieces come together when it's played."

Maya Wong

International Studies - History

2nd

Tanoshii/Kamaitachi

"Tanoshii is always fun to both play and watch because it just exerts lots of positive bright energy that makes me very happy! For Kamaitachi, I like it because just feel a lot cooler than I am in real life when I'm playing the song (lol) because of its complexity and serious ominous vibes."

Aleck Adriano

ICAM Music

2nd

Jikan

"I like Jikan because of it is dense with notes, it has cool rhythms, and it is very fun to play."

Keiko Dickens

International Business and Linguistics

1st

Ishi

"Ishi means rock."

Saam Hamidi

Physics

1st

Ishi

"Ishi means rock in Japanese. Ishi sounds a lot like ushi (ushi means cow in Japanese); I like ushi."

Kayla Kaneshiro

Structural Engineering

1st

Ishi

"It reminds me of retreat!"

Truman Koh

General Biology

2nd

Awakening

"This song is full of opportunities to make your cohort laugh through one's silly expressions."

Ronan Konishi

Computer Science

4th

Jack Bazaar

"I like how each component of the song is so unique: the types of hits and the angles that you hit the Taiko from."

Eric Leung

Mechanical Engineering

2nd

Kamaitachi

"Bachi go spin spin, looks cool."

Andrew Meckert

Chemical Engineering

2nd

Jikan-Gire

"I love how it uses switching time signatures to make it's signature "running out of time" feel. I also love it's choreography."

Kai Morita

Data Science

2nd

Kamayatachi

"maya + helicopter"

Erika Munekata

Undeclared

1st

Kodomo/Awakening

"I love songs where you interact with fellow members and coordinate something together. Very fun."

Ethan Satoda

Neurobiology

1st

Jack Bazaar

"It has a lot of dynamic movements and requires a lot of technical skill so you feel like a god when you play it correctly."

Darryl Tayag

Computer Science

3rd

Ishi

"The song has a ROCK solid composition with different phrases and fun movements. It also serves as a great sobriety test. Rocks totally rock!"