Pandora Hearts Original Soundtrack 1 – Review


Album Title: Pandora Hearts Original Soundtrack 1
Anime Title: Pandora Hearts
Artist: Yuki Kajiura, FictionJunction, Savage Genius, Wakana, Eri Itou
Catalog Number: VTCL-60120
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: July 8, 2009

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Taisho Yakyuu Musume Ongaku Shuu – Review

Booklet 01

Album Title: Taisho Yakyuu Musume Ongaku Shuu
Anime Title: Taisho Yakyuu Musume
Artist: Takayuki Hattori; Kanae Itou; Kana Ueda; Mai Nakahara;
Mamiko Noto; Soeda Satsuki; Henry Clay Work
Catalog Number: LACA-5967
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: October 7, 2009

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Summer 2009's Soundtracks -Revisited-

summer 2009 revisited

Although Eminence Online is where I submit my anime music previews for upcoming seasons these days, I’ll still be reserving this blog space for the opportunity to look back on the music that’s been presented just to see how my guesses (if I made any) managed to pan out. As far as my summer preview article goes, I wasn’t able to take a peek at some of the shows I mentioned (notably, Toshihiko Sahashi’s work on Elements Hunters, nor was I able to check out Nanase’s work on CANAAN, or Yukari Hashimoto’s double duties on both Kanamemo or Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou. Of course, I wasn’t all too impressed with the music that she had written for Toradora! and the content of the shows themselves weren’t exactly up my alley either. Not that it was a problem since commentators like Sorrow-kun and hashi have declared summer to be one of the better seasons in recent memory (if not the best since Spring 2006). So not only was the content particularly strong, some of the soundtracks were downright fantastic. [Read more...]

Music From the ARIA Franchise (from the ARIA the NATURAL Extras DVD)

Aria Music

One of the feelings that I had expressed during Week 18 of the MALKeionbu was how ARIA’s music served as an excellent representation of the city of Neo-Venezia and how the focus on the city succeeded in making us all familiar with the setting. While I watched the series, there never was any doubt how important the music was in sculpting ARIA’s wonderful, charming atmosphere and both Takashi Senoo and the Choro Club deserve accolades for their work on the soundtrack. Being the ARIA fan that I am, I wanted to learn more about how the process of setting ARIA’s music to the show worked and it wasn’t until now that I was able to find the time to watch “The Sound of ARIA” segment on the Extras DVD from the ARIA the NATURAL box set. This segment was conducted as a friendly chat between a moderator and ARIA’s main director, Junichi Sato, his wife and the show’s sound director, Yasuno Sato, singer/songwriter Eri Kawai, the Choro Club’s Shigeharu Sasago, and Takeshi Senoo. More details after the jump. [Read more...]

Clannad Original Soundtrack – Review

Clannad OST Cover

Album Title: Clannad Original Soundtrack
Anime Title: Clannad
Artist: Magome Togoshi; Jun Maeda; Shinji Orito; riya; Lia; kiku
Catalog Number: KSLA-0012~0014
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: August 13, 2004
Purchase at: Play-Asia

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