Monday Melodic Musings: Chobits – Let Me Be With You

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the Chobits anime, I’d like to call your attention to its opening song, “Let Me Be with You,” by Round Table. [Read more...]

Aquarion Evol OP/ED Single – Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai Ni Shou – Review

Album Title: Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai Ni Shou
Anime Title: Aquarion Evol
Artist: AKINO with bless4, AIKI from bless4, Yoko Kanno
Catalog Number: VTCL-35125
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: February 15, 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan, iTunes

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Kill Me Baby OP/ED Single – Kill Me no Baby! / Futari no Kimochi no Honto no Himitsu Ki Ban – Review

Album Title: Futari no Kimochi no Honto no Himitsu / Yasuna to Sonya (CV: Chinatsu Akasaki, Mutsumi Tamura) Ki Ban
Anime Title: Kill Me Baby
Artist: Mutsumi Tamura, Chinatsu Akasaki
Catalog Number: PCCG-1231
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: January 18, 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) OP Single – Kuso Mesorogi – Review

Album Title: Kuusou Mesologie
Anime Title: Future Diary
Artist: Yousei Teikoku
Catalog Number: LACM-4868
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: October 26, 2011
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Fractale’s ED and Japan’s Nostalgic Drive Toward Irish Music

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TWWK over at Beneath the Tangles and I have to say that we’re in for an ethnomusicological treat. Now, ethnomusicology has always been an interesting area of study and I’m sorry to say that I just haven’t had the opportunity to dig into it further because it’s interesting to read up on how cultural exchanges transform music. TWWK’s entry delves into a cultural infusion, namely the one that brought Irish/Celtic music to Japan. It’s enlightening to get that understanding on why the Japanese took to this new style and I hope you get a lot out of this as much as I did! So without further ado, here’s TWWK: [Read more...]

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