A Gentle Plea to Search your heart for Odin

Search for Odin

This is a plea. Not for money, not for clothes, or even vegetables. No. This is a plea.. for a song. [Read more...]

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Arrangement: Rasmus Faber Presents: Platina Jazz ~Anime Standards Vol. 4~ – Review

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Album Title: Platina Jazz ~Anime Standards Vol. 4~
Anime Title: Various
Artist: Various
Catalog Number: VICP-65155
Release Type: Arrangement
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Purchase at: CDJapan, iTunes

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The Anime Instrumentality Podcast – Episode 01

qwerqcvWhile zzeroparticle has appeared on Desu ex Machina’s podcast just last week and I’ve been on a podcast myself, we’ve never had one up until now. Well, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s here at last: The Anime Instrumentality Podcast. It’s an idea we’ve been throwing around for years now, but we’re only just getting around to doing it because we finally have something to talk about, namely, the little throwdown we’re calling the Anime Music Tournament.

In this inaugural episode, zzeroparticle and I discuss the tournament in general, our opinions on what we think will win, what we want to win, personal grievances with how the tourney is progressing, and much more.

Enjoy the proceedings!

The Anime Instrumentality Podcast – Episode 01

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Length (28:00)
1. Animusic Tourney overview – (0:23)
2. The Cloud of Recency Bias – (0:53)
3. Predictions Market – (6:33)
4. Our Personal Favorites – (16:02)
5. Our Dark Horse Picks – (18:53)
6. Awkward Silence Up to the End – (24:15)

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A Peek At Our Animusic Tourney Nominations

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Preamble:

So with the anime music tournament in full swing and nominations locked in, we at Anime Instrumentality believe it’s a good time to release what we thought were good additions to the tournament ranks and the rationale behind our nominations. With so many songs at our fingertips, narrowing our choices down to a paltry fifteen proved to be quite the challenge! But narrow down we did, and so, here’s a list of songs we thought were notable and ended up on our list, even if they might not have made the final cut into the tournament proper: [Read more...]

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Anime Expo 2013 Detox and Quick Thoughts

Yes, yes, the tank that had everyone fawning. Including me.

Yes, yes, the tank that had everyone fawning. Including me.


For some people, Anime Expo was simply Line Con, where much of the majority of time was spent interacting with other fans, but in long lines, waiting for one delayed panel event to begin or for the chance to meet an elusive guest and obtain a photo op or, better yet, an autograph. For me, this year’s incarnation of Anime Expo was more of a Board Game Con. Making the drive out to Los Angeles for three subsequent days’ worth of anime conning, only to spend a large chunk of that time playing board games doesn’t seem like a prudent use of time or gasoline, but I assure you it was fun and definitely worthwhile. Certainly better than what I had expected at any rate, if my AX Pregame was of any indication.

Part of that preconception was the timing and content. This year’s Anime Expo comes on the heels of a perfect storm of events, both from personal matters that left me fretting more often than not and from the events that don’t quite pander to my tendencies. So if I looked slightly distracted and not totally focused on the convention compared to usual, well, now you have a hint as to why. [Read more...]

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