Some Eminence Stuff on Haruhi's Disappearance and Other Miscellany

The information is a bit old by now, but if anyone has been following Hiroaki Yura’s blogging activities, you may have noticed that he’s made a post regarding the recording of the soundtrack to the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie which is currently looking towards a February release date in Japanese theaters. Satoru Kousaki will still be the composer as usual and I’ll be looking forward to seeing how his minimalist style interacts with the orchestral work that Eminence puts out. Somehow, my gut feeling tells me that they won’t be using the entirety of the Eminence ensemble. Maybe something on a smaller scale unless they’re flying Kousaki out to Australia to do the recording. Still, a fully orchestrated movie score is something to look forward to at any rate. [Read more…]

Reminiscing over the Decade’s Anime Music – 2001


Artist: if anyone knows, please tell me

Why yes, I have been quite busy as of late.

Anyhow, it was nice getting that chance to look really deep into the shows that aired in 2000 since delving to those lengths is a luxury from here on out, mostly because of how my interest in the medium grew somewhat around this time period. I say somewhat because there was a bit of a lull from 2001 and 2002, but that is a story for another day.

But with the focus on 2001, I can say that I saw a lot of enjoyable shows surface and some not-so enjoyable shows that nevertheless had some pretty awesome music.

Disclaimer: I unfortunately have not been able to solve the problem on how to turn myself into a being who no longer requires sustenance or sleep, both of which cut into my being able to watch copious amounts of anime and listen to all of their soundtracks. As such, it will be a given that I will not be able to touch upon all of them in this series. If a particular show that came out during the year highlighted did not receive a mention and you believe that it merits one because of its soundtrack, feel free to note that in the comments section. Being the soundtrack freak I am, I will add it to the list of stuff I should listen to. After all, if I can sit through Lingerie Soldier Papillon Rose’s soundtrack, I figure I can stomach anything you can throw my way.

Youtube videos are spoilered, clips contain the entire track, and with that, let’s go! [Read more…]

Gintama Original Soundtrack 1 – Review

Album Title: Gintama Original Soundtrack 1
Anime Title: Gintama
Artist: Eiichi Kamagata, Audio Highs, Tommy Heavenly6, Captain Straydum, amplified
Catalog Number: SVWC-7391
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: October 9, 2006
Purchase at: CDJapan

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MyAnimeList Anime Music Club Year-end Wrap-up


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Those of you who keep that steady eye on TokyoTosho when it came back up may have noticed the [#MALKeionbu] pop up recently, especially if you follow the music updates. As you can probably guess, this is indeed the mark that the MyAnimeList Anime Music Piece of the Week Club (popularly known as the MALKeionbu) has left behind from its work this year for others to enjoy. Through our efforts, we compiled two discs: one is made up of a number of tracks which have won first place in each week’s competition and the other is made up entirely of 2-3 of each member’s favorite tracks.

The Main Disc, as I’ll call the Best Anime Music Collection 2009b really is a quirky set of tracks, ranging from classics like “Tsuki no Mayu” from Turn A Gundam and “Blue” from Cowboy Bebop to newer stuff you might not have heard like “SYNCHRONICITY” from Appleseed Ex Machina. Since it’s unlikely that you’ll have heard all of the tracks, we do hope that you discover something fresh from listening to this main compilation!

Tracklist is below for those who are curious. The anime series is listed first, followed by the track title. Download information is also provided for your convenience. [Read more…]

Reminiscing over the Decade’s Anime Music – 2000


Artist: up-uat

I guess the previous post in this series was more of a prologue. So bear with the lengthy introduction as I clear out some of the cobwebs. Also, because the year 2000 was when I got into anime, I’ll go a lot more in-depth in this one than I will in later posts because the volume of shows that I watched back then doesn’t even compare to what it is now.

Disclaimer: I unfortunately have not been able to solve the problem on how to turn myself into a being who no longer requires sustenance or sleep, both of which cut into my being able to watch copious amounts of anime and listen to all of their soundtracks. As such, it will be a given that I will not be able to touch upon all of them in this series. If a particular show that came out during the year highlighted did not receive a mention and you believe that it merits one because of its soundtrack, feel free to note that in the comments section. Being the soundtrack freak I am, I will add it to the list of stuff I should listen to. After all, if I can sit through Lingerie Soldier Papillon Rose’s soundtrack, I figure I can stomach anything you can throw my way.

Youtube videos are spoilered, clips contain the entire track, and with that, let’s go! [Read more…]

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