Musical Musing: When Hisaishi and Touhou Collide, Some Miscellany


Doujin games and anime aren’t so far apart that we can apply the statement that ne’er the twain shall meet because the two fanbases do overlap. However, they are far apart enough that you rarely see anyone combining music from games and anime into a fan-made arrangement. After all, much of the doujin music that comes out of Comiket are decidedly non-anime in nature. Ditto with Reitaisai for obvious reasons.

So when I come across a track that combines both, it’s always cause for rejoicing and kaztora’s “チルノの動く城” is one that fits the bill. As you listen to this, you may find yourself surprised to find two familiar themes milling about (moreso if you can’t figure out the translation for the track title!):

チルノの動く城

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Idolm@ster – Perfect Idol 04 – Review

Album Title: Perfect Idol 04
Anime Title: The Idolm@ster
Artist: Asami Imai, Mayako Nigo, Rie Kugimiya
Catalog Number: ANZX-6813
Release Type: Vocal
Release Date: April 26, 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Best of Jazzin’ for Ghibli – Review

Album Title: The Best of Jazzin’ for Ghibli
Anime Title: Various
Artist: Various
Catalog Number: FAMO-10001
Release Type: Compilation
Release Date: December 03, 2008
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Yuru Yuri ♪♪ OP Single – Yes! Yuyuyu Yuru Yuri – Review

Album Title: Yes! Yuyuyu☆Yuru Yuri♪♪
Anime Title: Yuru Yuri♪♪
Artist: Yuka Ootsubo, Rumi Okubo, Shiori Mikami, Minami Tsuda, Seiichiro Rafin Sugiura, Funta3
Catalog Number: PCCG-70137
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: July 04, 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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Aquarion EVOL Psalms of Eve Original Soundtrack – Review

Album Title: Aquarion EVOL Psalms of Eve
Anime Title: Aquarion EVOL
Artist: AKINO, bless4, Yoko Kanno, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Yui Ogura
Catalog Number: VTCL-60298
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: May 23, 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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