|Album Title:||Space Brothers BGM Live Medley|
|Anime Title:||Space Brothers|
|Catalog Number:||ANZX-3862 (enclosed with Blu-ray)|
|Release Date:||March 27, 2013|
Anime Instrumentality has rocked and rolled, waltzed and jigged (the latter, possibly in a trance) its way through 5 years of existence. In that time, it has accumulated over 200 anime album reviews, over 10 concert reports, and just very recently, 1 million page views. With all of these accomplishments over this span of time, the 5-year mark stands as an opportunity to reflect at how far we’ve come along and look ahead at how far we still have to go.
Despite the relatively sparse pickings in comparison to past years, 2012 still managed to produce its fair share of memorable favorites. In fact, the sheer variety on display appeals to many different tastes, and it shows in terms of how divided we were in regard to our selections. The soundtrack department saw the return of big names like Michiru Ooshima who scored the majestic Zetsuen no Tempest, a classically inspired tour de force of powerfully romantic themes and we were happy to see several composers rarely seen in the anime-sphere contribute some unexpectedly good music. Taking us all by surprise, Takagi Masakatsu’s Wolf Children delivers a minimalistic but nonetheless heartwarming tale of hardships and happiness alike. Quite a few gems surfaced in the year’s OP/ED collection as well, with fan favorites Kalafina performing the Fate/Zero OP. From such a list of respectable achievements, Anime Instrumentality is glad to present yet another round of awards to show what we thought were the most memorable works of 2012. [Read more...]
Introduction: The spring season is, once again, upon us, and for a group of anime music fans, that means out with the cold, out with our spell of Western cartoon music (maybe?), and in with warmer weather (in theory) that envelopes us, leaving us with much good cheer. While the last season turned out to be rather lacking, the spring roster sees the return of many big names like Mina Kubota, Hiroyuki Sawano, Akira Senju, and Yasuharu Takanashi doing something that’s not Fairy Tail or PreCure! There’s quite a bit to cover, so let’s get things under way. [Read more...]