Mononoke Original Soundtrack – Review

Album Title: Mononoke Original Soundtrack
Anime Title: Mononoke
Artist: Yasuharu Takanashi
Catalog Number: AICL-1855
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: September 19, 2007
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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Animelo Summer Live 2011 – Part 2 – First Concert, Saturday 27 August 2011


In the previous article, I covered my travels to and around Tokyo in the days before the Animelo concerts. It was great to wander around on foot and by train, absorbing the surroundings. There were very few non-Japanese tourists around and the experiences heightened my enjoyment of what was to come all the more.

To musically illustrate the concerts, I’ll include YouTube links where possible to complement my thoughts.  My appreciation goes out to those record companies that provided clips themselves.

As a note, much of my experience at Animelo was spent absorbing and enjoying everything, so it was difficult to make much comment on specific artists and songs. It also didn’t help that I couldn’t do much note-taking and that my comprehension of the Japanese language is minimal. However, I hope that this review provides some insight into my concert experience. [Read more...]

Nichijou OST Disc 1 – Hangari Made It Te Rekodingu Shi Ta – Review

Album Title: Hangari Made It Te Rekodingu Shi Ta BGM &
Rajio Bangumi ‘Nichijou No Rajio’ No Daiji…
Anime Title: Nichijou
Artist: Nomi Yuji, Hyadain, Various
Catalog Number: KABA-9001
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: June 6, 2011
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée: La croisée dans un labyrinthe étranger Original Soundtrack – Review

Album Title: La croisée dans un labyrinthe étranger Original Soundtrack
Anime Title: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
Artist: ko-ko-ya, Youmou to Ohana, Megumi Nakajima, A.m.u.,
Nao Touyama, Mamiko Noto
Catalog Number: VTCL-60271
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: August 10, 2011
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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Animelo Summer Live 2011 – Part 1 – Preamble and Travelogue

Hi, my name is Arthur Marsh from Adelaide, South Australia. I’ve enjoyed the music of anime since the days of Marine Boy, Gigantor and Kimba on black-and-white television, and more recently rediscovered the music of anime through the works of Studio Ghibli (including my first blu-ray purchase, Joe Hisaishi in Budokan – 25 years with the Animations of Hayao Miyazaki), and movies like Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and series like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The blu-ray box set of the latter included a concert Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensō which included a singer with amazing diction who turned out to be Minori Chihara. That leads to…

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