Doujin Album: Anime Song Orchestra – Review

Album Title: Anime Song Orchestra
Anime Title: Various
Artist: Melodic Taste
Catalog Number: N/A
Release Type: Doujin
Release Date: December 30, 2010

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Un-Go ED Single – Fantasy – Review

Album Title: Fantasy / Cupid
Anime Title: Un-Go
Artist: LAMA
Catalog Number: KSCL-1874
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: October 26, 2011
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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5 Ways to be More Engaged with Your Music

It’s easy to see music as a one-way road. We may at times see listening to music as a disengaged activity, passive observation. It’s a final product presented to us, the end consumer, as a finished work for us to enjoy; is there any need to mentally invest ourselves?

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Working’!! OP/ED Single – Coolish Walk – Review

Album Title: Special CD Vol. 1
Anime Title: Working’!!
Artist: Kana Asumi, Saki Fujita, Eri Kitamura, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, Hiroshi Kamiya
Catalog Number: ANZX-9961 (packaged with DVD)
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: Nov 2, 2011
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Anime Festival Asia 2011 – Day 3 – Concert Report

Before I start, let me just say that this was the first time I have ever been to a J-pop concert. While the bulk of my experiences had been symphonic performances or musicals where I can sit back and let the music wash gently over me, AFA’s concert was akin to being stuck in a washing machine in a spin cycle, amidst hundreds of people waving lightsticks, singing along with the artists, cheering and screaming themselves hoarse. And to make matters worse, my spirit was not even a fraction of theirs, and while my heart did beat a little faster, there was not a moment where I even came close to losing myself.

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