Doujin Album: LeetStreet Boys – L3g3nds – Review

Album Title: L3g3nds
Anime Title: N/A
Artist: LeetStreet Boys
Catalog Number: N/A
Release Type: Doujin
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Purchase at: iTunes

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Shirokuma Cafe ED Single – Grizzly-san no G★ROCK – Review

Album Title: Grizzly-san no G★ROCK
Anime Title: Polar Bear Cafe (Shirokuma Cafe)
Artist: Yuichi Nakamura
Catalog Number: AVCA-49747
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: July 18, 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door OST- Future Blues – Review

Album Title: Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door OST Future Blues
Anime Title: Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Artist: Yoko Kanno, The Seatbelts, Mai Yamane, Steve Conte,
Hideyuki Takahashi, Hassan Bohmide, Aoi Tada, Mayu Jensen,
Tim Jensen, Mataro Misawa, Gabriela Robin
Catalog Number: VICL-60756
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: August 29, 2001
Purchase at: CDJapan

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Composer of the Month – Yoko Kanno

Overview: Among the most prolific of anime composers, Yoko Kanno stands as one of the most loved and sought-after songwriters in the industry. Her works are particularly notable for covering a huge swath of genres; from the pumping synth-techno of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex to the sweeping spiritual chanting of Earth Girl Arjuna, Kanno dabs her compositional brush into many styles. Arguably the most famous of her scores is that of the jazzy Cowboy Bebop, likely many peoples’ first encounter with Kanno and the soundtrack with which she is most frequently associated. In addition to her anime works, she’s composed music for commercials, live-action movies, and several video games. Lastly, she’s also an excellent J-pop composer, whose works have been performed by such high-profile artists as Maaya Sakamoto, Crystal Kay, Aki Okui, and more recently, May’n and Megumi Nakajima in the latest installment of the Macross franchise.

In case you’re here to only listen to the soundclips and not read any of the text, below is the master list of all the pieces featured in this profile entry in order. It’ll save time if you don’t want to have to click through each and every track.

Master List

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Bakuman ED Single – Bakurock – Review

Album Title: Bakurock
Anime Title: Bakuman
Artist: YA-KYIM
Catalog Number: WPZL-30225
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: November 24, 2010
Purchase at: CDJapan

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