This bit of news is a bit old for those of you who really follow the Touhou doujin music scene closer than I, but video game composer Hiroki Kikuta has a Touhou album in the works, released through his Zero Symphonic Battalion doujin circle. As someone who still passively enjoys listening to Touhou music (and occasionally wanders into danmaku hell when time permits) it’s right up my alley. Compound that with my love affair with video game music complete with a skilled composer at the reins and this news certainly has me interested to say the least. [Read more…]
|Album Title:||Down Town / Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara|
|Anime Title:||Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru; Tamayura|
|Artist:||Maaya Sakamoto, Tatsurou Yamashita, Takayuki Hattori,
Yumi Arai, Depapepe, Kazuhiko Kato, J.A.M.
|Release Type:||OP/ED Single|
|Release Date:||October 20, 2010|
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.