Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 9 – Despair Music

Given some of the upbeat pieces we’ve had in the last few episodes of Anime Music on the AIRS, I feel like we’re about due for something more on the melancholy side. As in, so melancholy that it touches on the feelings of despair! There’s going to be plenty of heavier tracks to mull over as we hit upon the lowest of the low feelings, feelings that seem to be pretty prominent in anime anyway.

Anime Music on the AIRS ep. 9

[audio: AIRS Ep 9.mp3]

0:53 – Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Karma
7:12 – Blast of Tempest – Zetsuen
10:59 – Shion no Ou – Akai Kioku
15:47 – Gunslinger Girl – etereo
18:28 – Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent – Closing Credits (requested by ottocycle)
23:46 – K – Tsumetai Heya, Hitori (requested by PantherRH)
28:20 – Red Garden – Main Theme ~ Sou de Aru to Negau Kara
32:53 – Witch Hunter Robin – Allay Pain
35:01 – Welcome to the N.H.K. – Youkoso! Hitori Bocchi (requested by Amarrez95)
41:18 – Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Trust and Betrayal – The Will
44:21 – Zankyou no Terror – Dareka Umi Wo (requested by ratsavage)

A lot to chew on and we hope this wasn’t too depressing. The next episode will be our tenth episode. I’ll be doing something special for that. The only problem might be that the pieces featured might only be relevant to my interests.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 9 – Despair Music

  • September 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    *cries* Great choices! Love the WHR inclusions, bite-sized, but no less affecting!

  • September 2, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Now we need Happy Hardcore or Denpa hour to counter this aura of brooding


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