Depapepe meets Honey and Clover – Night & Day – Review

Album Title: Depapepe meets Honey and Clover – Night & Day
Anime Title: Honey and Clover II
Artist: Depapepe: Yoshinari Tokuoka, Takuya Miura
Catalog Number: SECL-430
Release Type: Insert Song
Release Date: October 11, 2006
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Brief Thoughts – Anime Music Article in the Japan Times and the Lack of Quality in Seiyuu Land


I do need a bit of a break from all this album reviewing and from getting my bases covered for the 2009 music post, such that the anime music article on the Japan Times, filled with plenty of material for commentary, was timely.

Anyway, here’s the article in question. Based on the article’s approach, I’m inclined to say that the author hasn’t really been immersed in anime music beyond skimming the Oricon charts and noticing some anime albums placing in the top ten. Some of the points it makes are contentious, especially in light of the “talented” claim, which I’ll dig into later on. In any case, I’ll give the article a blow by blow account.
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Hakuouki Hekketsuroku OP/ED Single – Maikaze – Review

Album Title: Maikaze
Anime Title: Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
Artist: Aika Yoshioka, Yoshio Ueno
Catalog Number: GNCA-7929
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: Oct 6, 2010
Purchase at: CDJapan

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ARIA The ORIGINATION Piano Collection II DIPARTENZA – Review

Album Title: ARIA The ORIGINATION Piano Collection II DIPARTENZA
Anime Title: ARIA The ORIGINATION
Artist: Takeshi Senoo, Mina Kubota, SONOROUS
Catalog Number: VTCL-60023
Release Type: Arrangement
Release Date: March 12, 2008
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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Katekyo Hitman Reborn Original Sountrack – Review

Album Title: Katekyo Hitman Reborn Original Sountrack 1, 2 and 3
Anime Title: Katekyo Hitman Reborn
Artist: Toshihiko Sahashi, Keita Tachibana, SPLAY, the Arrows
Catalog Number: PCCR-441; PCCR-449; PCCG-910
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: December 20, 2006; April 18, 2007; August 20, 2008
Purchase at: CDJapan(OST 1),CDJapan(OST 2),CDJapan(OST 3)

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