Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 3 – Sports

We’re still in the tinkering stage for Anime Music on the AIRS, but thanks to your feedback and support, I think we’re heading in the right direction. So with this episode of Anime Music on the AIRS, we give you sports anime! That is, music from any anime series that could be classified as a sport. With that, sit back and we hope you enjoy the show!

Anime Music on the AIRS ep. 3

[audio: AIRS Ep 3.mp3]

0:53 – Giant Killing – My story ~Mada Minu Ashita he~ – THE CHERRY COKE$
5:42 – One Outs – Aerobatic Funk – Akihiko Matsumoto
7:49 – Haikyuu! – Haikyuu! – Yuki Hayashi
12:26 – Initial D – Space Boy – Dave Rodgers (requested by @yuminaga_akira)
18:06 – Free! Eternal Summer – Eternal Blue – Tatsuya Katou (requested by @Kaikyaku_NHRV and Stephen)
21:35 – Ping Pong the Animation – Ping Pong Phase 2 – Kensuke Ushio
24:16 – Redline – Redline – James Shimoji
28:23 – Yowamushi Pedal – Top Sprinter – Kan Sawada
30:55 – Hajime no Ippo – Stand Proud – Tsuneo Imahori (requested by @BorisFaust)
36:40 – Kaiji – Big Zawa – Hideki Taniuchi (requested by @ottocycle)
40:08 – Chihayafuru – Kakegae no nai Tomo Totomoni – Kousuke Yamashita (requested by @kadian1365)

Again, let us know what you think, whether it’s about the formatting of the show, track selections, or anything else that comes to mind. Also, please feel free to request tracks to be played in future shows and we’ll get in as many as we can! For those looking to do this, the next theme is: Space.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 3 – Sports

  • April 29, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Well-balanced selection, especially for a high-energy theme like Sports. That said, I hate sports anime..

    wait… is that SPACE BOY? Oh my god I love you.

    But seriously, a good selection; this podcast made me happy. Many solid songs, good variety, and just pleasant to listen overall. Mic problems are getting better, too!

    Also, my nomination! Please don’t hurt me? Please? I mean, I’m being liberal with the theme, and pretty much everything about the nomination in general, but..:


    Also, here’s a game (rather than anime) bonus track that certainly I’m not contending, but when I was digging for a choice in my library, I found it strangely appropriate. Also, I just love this song in general, and hey, you guys asked what I consider good rock-ish tracks, so here you go!
    Seriously, dat guitar solo at 4:02 hnnnngh

    In any case, well done on this episode, guys!! 😀

  • April 30, 2015 at 7:44 am

    I got to the Chihayafuru track and I immediately regretted not putting up this one from Gundam Build Fighters. The camaraderie and sense of common purpose that binds individuals really comes through in this one.

    But I guess we’ve had our quota of Hayashi for the week in that Haikyuu one! (It’s quite good, I must say)

    I’m certainly not betting on a lack of Gundam stuff this next week. The wealth of stuff to choose from, heh.

    • April 30, 2015 at 9:02 am

      I might opt for hard moding the next show by avoiding mecha anime. Question is whether that’s even possible! ;D

      I guess Macross too.

  • May 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Your podcasts are improving. Your voice sound better, and the music sound/voice sound is more balanced than last time. Also the mic noise has been cleared.

    I like all the little jokes and inside that you tell between the songs, Kaiji zawazawa, Hajime no Ippo dempsey roll and Karuta comment made me laugth.

    As everyone else is doing, here is my pick : Shikata Akiko – Inori No Kanata

    • May 5, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks! It’s amazing what a new mic can do! Also, the fact that you find my little jokes fun bodes well since those kinda flowed naturally.

      I’ll definitely add that Akiko Shikata track once I run an ethereal week. Her voice is very solid when it comes to conveying those kinds of light ethereal moments.


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