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…]

Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope Episode 5

I suppose it’s the price to be paid for heavy plot development, that the jazz aspect of the episode gets pushed a little bit to the side. Maybe that’s why it took more than 2 weeks to get this post out? Or was it due to laziness?

Definitely laziness.

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Fate/Zero Original Soundtrack I – Review

Album Title: Fate/Zero Original Soundtrack I
Anime Title: Fate/Zero
Artist: Yuki Kajiura
Catalog Number: ANZX-9437
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: March 07, 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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A Brief Look at Three Newbies on the Anisong Scene

With each year comes a flurry of new anisong artists who ply their trade. Some burn out quickly and disappear never to be heard from again. Others manage to stick around for just a bit longer. Rare is the artist that manages to become a permanent fixture on the scene. Nevertheless, I randomly feel compelled to comment on the promising ones in recent months whom I will be keeping an eye on. Plus, it will be fun to look back on this a few months later to see how accurate my predictions have been.

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