Heartcatch Precure! Original Soundtrack 1 – Review

Album Title: Heartcatch Precure! Original Soundtrack 1
Anime Title: Heartcatch Precure!
Artist: Yasaharu Takanashi
Catalog Number: MJCD-20188
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: June 09, 2010
Purchase at: CDJapan (out of print)

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Anime Expo 2012 – The Pregame Edition

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Last year’s Anime Expo saw me running around getting all tired and worn-out in the best way possible. The deluge of guests like Kalafina and events like the Mikunopolis concert all seemed to pass by in a blur. As they say, time flies when you’re having fun (or working hard) and there certainly was a lot of fun and hard work to be had all around when you’re trying to hit up as many panels as possible as well as running your own [like the Yuki Kajiura panel I ran (Part 5 still needs to be uploaded)]. [Read more...]

Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope OP Single – Play Ball / Sakamichi no Melody – Review

Album Title: Play Ball
Anime Title: Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope
Artist: YUKI, Yoko Kanno, Hidenori Tanaka
Catalog Number: ESCL-3897
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: May 02, 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Gin-iro no Kami no Agito Original Soundtrack – Review

Album Title: Gin-iro no Kami no Agito Original Soundtrack
Anime Title: Gin-iro no Kami no Agito (Origin ~Spirits of the Past~)
Artist: Taku Iwasaki, KOKIA
Catalog Number: VICL-61837
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: January 07, 2006
Purchase at: CDJapan (out of print)

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Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope Episode 7

I’ve made the complaint before that Sakamichi too often advanced the plot at the expense of the music. It seemed previously incapable of balancing the context of the story with the story itself, and that was one of its biggest shortcomings.

Then this episode happened.

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