Monday Melodic Musings: Tytania – Andante Grandeioso Kokka

Soundtrack music’s goal, first and foremost, is to evoke the emotions running through any given scene and help immerse the viewer in the going-ons. Good soundtrack music will do that so well that one can simply let the power of the music convey the scene in its totality. And for those who are fortunate enough to be able to experience good music paired with memorable visuals, the scene will forever be etched in their minds by the nostalgia borne from experiencing such a sublime combination.

But good soundtrack music doesn’t necessarily always remind people of how great a show can be. Many enjoyable soundtracks accompany mediocrity on down. Guilty Crown is often cited as one of the more recent examples of this. And there’s Yosuga no Sora from 2010 too. The list goes on.

Andante Grandeioso Kokka

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Top 5 Favorite OP/ED Themes – Fall 2008

As the year draws to a close, now’s a good time to bring out my list of OP/EDs that I found to be remarkable for the Fall Season. Yes, I’m aware that it’s probably more fitting to generate a list for the entire year, but if I’d done that, my list would be about as long as this one with pretty similar picks. Furthermore, I think it’d just be better to make this a recurring event after the end of each anime season to make my life easier and spread out the writing over four quarters rather than one big megapost at the end of each year.

With that said, one should keep in mind that I haven’t watched or heard all of the OP/EDs that have come out during the Fall. There’s far too much anime for me to keep track of and I find that it’s really hard to be able to find the time to listen to it all, so there will be a few gems that I’ve missed out on. That’s what the comment box is for: for you guys to bring them to my attention.

Finally, a quick perusal over my list this quarter reveals that all of them are OPs! I’m sure this is no coincidence because OPs generally have a catchy melody since its goal is to make the viewer interested in the show and hold the viewer’s attention long enough to want to watch the introduction before diving into the meaty parts of the show. As such, their tendency to grab at my attention gives them a slight edge over the EDs, few of which really stood out as being all too remarkable. So with that said, let’s take a look at the list: [Read more…]

Tytania OP Single – Ano Sora wo, Ike – Review

Album Title: Ano Sora wo, Ike
Anime Title: Tytania
Artist: Hiroshi Takagi; Ken Nishikiori
Catalog Number: COCC-16206
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: Nov 19, 2008

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