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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Melodic Musings: Fist of the North Star – Ai Wo Torimodose & Offshoots

You wa SHOCK!

The line resounds boldly and the speaker is so assured of this proclamation that it bears repeating.

Hokuto no Ken – Ai Wo Torimodose

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Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope Episode 6

As Aftershok has seemingly had a mental breakdown from the lack of jazz in Sakamichi no Apollon’s episodes as of late, allow me to take over while he recovers. The one thing to keep in mind is that this was written before I had seen episode 7, so do keep the criticism of a certain rendition in episode 6 in mind as something solely confined to episode 6 and not 7.

A new school year, brings with it a new start. An empty slate. Where past grades don’t really matter too much and students have the ability to shape their destinies however they wish and pave a path that will take them where they need to go. At least, that’s the sort of rose-colored glasses I bring with me for the first week of classes until the laziness sets in! [Read more...]

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