Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku OP Single – Kizunairo – Review

Album Title: Kizunairo
Anime Title: Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku
Artist: Lia, Ruka
Catalog Number: AMG-7019
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: September 27, 2010
Purchase at: CDJapan

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English Lyric Anime Songs – Serious Songs for Serious Anime

English language theme songs are rare in anime, but it recently occurred to me that some of them rank among the best I’ve heard used in the medium. If there’s a tendency in the use of songs sung by native English speakers, especially those that appear on this list, it’s that they’re more somber and subdued, and appear in more serious anime. Whether this is a coincidence, or there’s a train of logic underlying this, I’m not sure, but there’s an admirable quality to the songs in this list, a level of sophistication well above the average anime tune. All of them are, in my opinion, underloved, and the type of which I’d have no complaint about hearing in anime more often. (Image found on oreno.imouto.org. Link mildly NSFW.)

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Reminiscing over the Decade’s Anime Music – Afterthoughts, Random or Otherwise

And so it ends, this opportunity to present unto you the wonderful snippets of music that have become near and dear to me. I hope you enjoyed this exercise. I know I certainly did when I scoured through all these albums in search of those wonderful melodies that have become a mainstay in my anime experience where both the music and the wonderful scenes it conjures up remain etched in my mind. Well, that’s mostly true since I have this bad habit of listening to soundtracks without watching the anime. So yes, I have made a ton of promises I most likely can’t keep about actually watching some of those shows, but hey, that’s just how I roll!

Whether you’re new to this article series or you’ve hung around since its inception, here are all of the posts exploring the past, located in a list for your convenience. Feel free to reminisce along; there’s no expiration date when it comes to gushing about the music that’s defined some of your favorite shows: [Read more…]

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi Original Soundtrack “Otogibako” – Review

Album Title: Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
Original Soundtrack “Otogibako”
Anime Title: Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi or
Ookami-san and Her Seven Companions
Artist: Megumi Oohashi, May’n, OToGi8 (Louise Sfozur,
Miku Doll Charlotte, Nana Hamasaki, Sayuri Hara, Shiori Izawa,
Shiori Mikami, Wanae Ookubo, Yukafin Doll)
Catalog Number: VTCL-60227
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: September 22, 2010
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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Symphonic Suite Princess Mononoke – Review

Album Title: Symphonic Suite Princess Mononoke
Anime Title: Princess Mononoke
Artist: Joe Hisaishi, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Catalog Number: TKCA-71395
Release Type: Arrangement
Release Date: July 08, 1998
Purchase at: CDJapan

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