Anime Instrumentality Welcomes Yu

Anime Instrumentality’s staff contest has come to a close. In running the contest, it’s heartening to know that there are a lot of people out there who not only love anime, but also the music within, and for that, I would like to thank all of those who have applied.

After going through all the applications, I’m really happy to announce that the talented and enthusiastic Yu will be joining our staff! You might have seen Yu’s comments pop up from time to time on this site and she’s demonstrated a good amount of insight into anime music through said comments. Expect an introduction from her in the next few days as well as a review of a soundtrack I’ve heard a lot of good things about, but have not yet listened to. Wish her well and I hope you enjoy her anime music musings.

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Anime Instrumentality's Founder and Editor-in-Chief. As you can probably guess, I'm a big anime music junkie with a special love for composers who've put out some beautiful melodies to accompany some of my favorite anime series. I tend to gravitate towards music in the classical style with Joe Hisaishi and Yoko Kanno being a few of my favorite composers, but I've come to appreciate jazz and rock as anime music has widened my tastes.

18 thoughts on “Anime Instrumentality Welcomes Yu

  • February 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm
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    Ah, well a congratulations to her. I’ll be looking forward to her reviews and contributions to the blog. :3

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  • February 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm
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    If there ever were a potentially punny name…

    @Baka-Raptor
    I don’t get it.

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  • February 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm
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    Aww, I didn’t even know there was a contest going on. Congrats Yu, looking forward to your posts!

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  • February 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm
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    Congratulations Yu.. Looking forward to reading your posts!!

    =)

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  • February 6, 2011 at 12:40 am
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    @Valence
    I’m still trying to figure out what diversity you speak of. The core writing staff is made up of:
    4 Asians, 2 of each gender.
    2 Cello fans
    3 Classical fans
    Not much diversity there!

    @Baka-Raptor
    That encompasses our two newest contributors in a nutshell.

    @Aftershok
    You’re a terrible anime music reviewer for not getting the joke! :3

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  • February 6, 2011 at 4:03 am
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    Always awesome to see others start blogging, and certainly nice to hear another voice here. Anime Instrumentality’s team sure has grown quite a bit!

    I’ll be looking forward to Yu’s posts. ^ ^

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  • February 6, 2011 at 6:23 am
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    >Yu
    >Yuu
    >…necromancer
    >raises Anime Instrumentality from the dead at some point? šŸ˜€

    XD

    Ah well, congratulations =)

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  • February 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm
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    >.>

    Guess I’m not manly enough to have seen Fist of the North Star.

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  • February 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm
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    Neither am I, apparently.

    Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone!

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  • February 6, 2011 at 10:52 pm
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    Congrats on the draft, Yu. Looking forward to your insights. šŸ™‚

    >Iā€™m still trying to figure out what diversity you speak of. The core writing staff is made up >of:
    >4 Asians, 2 of each gender.
    >2 Cello fans
    >3 Classical fans
    >Not much diversity there!

    I demand someone with Dance/Shibuya-kei/Hip-hop background! =P
    But honestly, the stuff that gets passed around in otaku circles as Dance/Techno/Trance is just horrid stuff. Like Euro-Techno. *shudders*

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    • February 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm
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      @MrMayat
      I demand someone with that knowledge domain too! Unfortunately, no one knowledgeable in those areas applied! :[

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  • February 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm
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    @zzeroparticle
    Actually, a thought did cross my mind to enter the contest. But since I can’t dissect music for nuts, and not to mention writing analytically about it, I gave it a miss. It’s more of an intuitive thing for me. If the music moves me (physically or mentally), it’s good enough for me.

    BTW, I just checked your archives and found out that it’s missing some great albums. Namely Samurai Champloo, Mitchiko to Hatchin and Katanagatari. *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*

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  • February 7, 2011 at 11:16 pm
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    @MrMayat
    The good news for the very last soundtrack you listed is that I’m going through Katanagatari right now and have found the music very much to my liking. If it doesn’t get put up soon, then it’ll be during Iwasaki month, which, by my guess, will be about 2 months away!

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