Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 12 – Epic Anime Music

The anime scene is no stranger to the epic moments that keep us riveted and invested in what the show delivers upon. So in the 12th episode of Anime Music on the AIRS we wanted to showcase epic anime music from the traditional definition of an epic: a narrative featuring larger than life characters and a broadening scope over time and space. But in addition to all that, we also wanted to feature pieces that played during epic moments, where the action rains down in all its glory to be unforgettable! Come give the music a listen!

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Anime Music on the AIRS ep. 12

[audio: AIRS Ep 12.mp3]

0:51 – Princess Mononoke – The Legend of Ashitaka – Joe Hisaishi
7:29 – Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works – Emiya_UBW Extended – Hideyuki Fukasawa
13:23 – Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle – a song of storm and fire – Yuki Kajiura
18:13 – One Punch Man – THE HERO!! ~Ikareru Kobushi ni Hi wo Tsukero~ – JAM Project
23:01 – Parasyte -the maxim- – I AM – Ken Arai
29:12 – Overman King Gainer – King Gainer Over – Yoshiki Fukuyama
34:45 – Gigantic Formula – Main Theme Ver.0 – Hiroyuki Sawano
39:12 – Top Wo Nerae Gunbuster – Gunbuster March – Kouhei Tanaka
41:15 – Katanagatari – Bahasa Palus – Taku Iwasaki
46:07 – Eureka 7 – Nirvash Type Zero – Naoki Sato

More than just sweeping orchestrals, we’ve looked to explore the gamut of such genres of rap and electronica. Hopefully there’s a lot for you all to discover, but more importantly, enjoy in all its epic glory! As far as the next program’s theme, let’s have episode 13 be focused on winter. The sky is getting colder and the holidays are coming along nicely too. So let’s shoot for music that reminds you of winter, or the holidays. Fire off as many suggestions as you can by letting us know in the comments below!

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Anime Instrumentality's Founder and Editor-in-Chief. As you can probably guess, I'm a big anime music junkie with a special love for composers who've put out some beautiful melodies to accompany some of my favorite anime series. I tend to gravitate towards music in the classical style with Joe Hisaishi and Yoko Kanno being a few of my favorite composers, but I've come to appreciate jazz and rock as anime music has widened my tastes.

3 thoughts on “Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 12 – Epic Anime Music

  • November 10, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Yoko Kanno wasn’t involved in composing the UBW soundtrack; it was actually composed by Fukasawa Hideyuki.

    Otherwise, this is a nice selection, it even includes the Gunbaster March, one of the most epic compositions of all time!

    As for winter-y music, Zetsubou from Princess Kaguya comes to mind, and also Atatakai Yuki Keshiki from Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou.

    • November 11, 2015 at 12:11 am

      Thanks for the catch. I swore I got it right in the actual broadcast! Otherwise that’s a huge oooops!

      And thanks for the suggestions. I can definitely use at least one of those!


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