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February 27, 2012, by , posted in Events

I thought I’d make a short post about screenings. I’m known as mad, and I’ll be running the screenings this semester. Just in case you forgot when and where screenings are;

Chibi (Mini) Screening – Mondays, CB02.06.44, 1 – 2pm
Main Screening – Fridays, CB02.06.35, 3 – 6pm

(A reminder that there are NO screenings this week, they begin next week.)

From what I heard at the meet and greet the other day, there seems to me a wide variety of tastes amongst you all, which is to be expected from such a large group.
Naturally I have my own preferences, but unfortunately in my position this may mean I will be biased towards certain types of shows and genres when chosing things to show at screenings. This is where you come in.

If you have any requests or suggestions with regards to what I show at screenings, I would be interested in hearing them. See something you liked and want to see more of? Just want to rewatch FLCL? Have something you’ve seen and think others will enjoy? Concerned that I’ve been neglecting BL at screenings? Sick of my slow boring shows with too much dialogue? Feel free to tell me.

In this way I hope that I can make screenings more enjoyable, more varied with more of the type of things you want to see, in addition to promoting more interaction within the club. Also I’m running out of ideas and that way it’s less work for me.

I’ll be there on Fridays, so you can approach me then if you have any comments or suggestions. My number is 0413 48 98 68.

If that’s too socially awkward for you I’ve got a Twitter if you’re into that sorta thing.

Music Monday

October 24, 2011, by , posted in Features

Well, since Persona is anime now, I can introduce you to the music of the talented Shoji Meguro. His signature style of rock mixed with various genres such as hip hop, electronica and RnB has appeared in many titles of the Megami Tensei series of games. It is no surprise then that he returns to compose the OP and ED of the Persona 4 anime, which is currently airing.

I usually don’t go for poppy songs, but theres just something so catchy about his upbeat tunes, with contributions from Lotus Juice who worked on music for Soul Eater and Katanagatari, as well as Shihoko Hirata singing the oddly endearing engrish lyrics. Meguro also composes orchestral peices for the soundtracks.
On the whole I think I enjoyed the OST to Persona 3 more than Persona 4, though I attribute this to the fact that Persona 3 songs seem to stand on their own fairly well (and who could forget the BABY BABY battle theme), though both soundtracks compliment their respective games fantastically.

Music Monday – Upbeat

August 8, 2011, by , posted in Music

I thought it would be nice to set an optimistic mood to the beginning of the semester by posting some poppy upbeat songs.

The first song comes from an album called daisy strategy by miskyworks. It was only some time after I first listened to the album that I found out that the songs were in fact Touhou arranges. The songs are covered in an interesting, unique fashion. Although the album is quite short, each track is done in a separate style, which are all pleasant to listen to.

Next is a vocaloid song with a hook that got me addicted within moments, Hello Strobe by powapowaP. I am fond of musicians who blend traditional and modern, and I get a kick out of that “glitchy” effect. Also it happens to be easy enough for me to sing at K!

Many of you may have heard the OP to last season’s Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, but probably missed out on the awesome other track from the OP single. Done in a similar style to the OP, but now with cute onomatopoeia!

Music Monday

June 8, 2011, by , posted in Events

Though this week’s post shows a marked lack of assiduity, I present to you two exceptional pieces of music. Would anyone care to guess in which animated work these two compositions appear?

Tunes for Tuesday

May 31, 2011, by , posted in Features

I was surprised to discover that the post I made last week was appreciated by a few individuals. I feel confident enough to post a follow up this week with music in a similar vein.

The music last week was generally of a more subdued variety, so I thought I would go to the other end of the spectrum. This is the opening of Michiko to Hatchin, a series that follows the travels of a prison escapee and a young girl on a vespa through a fictional country inspired by Latin America in search of a man. Shinichiro Watanabe, known for directing Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, was involved in the music composition. The OP itself was performed by Soil & “Pimp” Sessions. Please do not let the name dissuade you, as they have produced several albums of fantastic music.

The following track is from the soundtrack of a series I enjoyed watching many seasons ago, Ristorante Paradiso. It is a romance series that revolves around a young woman and the stories of moe old men who make up the staff of a restaurant in Rome. This is a fair representation of the entire album, and at any rate, I often listen to this when I cook.