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Music Monday – There’s Music Everywhere

May 28, 2012, by , posted in Features, Music

If you’ve been following any of my past posts, you might have noted that I’m into tracks that seem particularly uplifting or energetic, so it makes sense that today is really no different. In a way, these speaks passion to me in the way I am most familiar with, which is something I can understand and have a deep respect for. That isn’t to say that slower, more intense songs are less passionate, just that they show it in different ways.

I didn’t anticipate that the song which I really wanted to share today would be so difficult to find, so ultimately I went with an alternative (some of you may have seen this coming…)

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Music Monday – Cutting and Stiching Something Up

May 14, 2012, by , posted in Features, Music

Work, music, life, music, sleep, work, sleep…less. With a brain that is burned out and frozen in thought I am here for your entertainment. Simple explanation has no place here… but sadly this intro can only be so long (wall of text is always off putting, but I have not learned my lesson). So please, listen to something that will hopefully take you back, and not make me the only one who knows the song Gekkouka by Janne Da Arc. It’s an OP for Black Jack… You should know what it is… Hopefully… Geez starting to feel old again… D:

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Analyse This: Shoujo Manga

May 4, 2012, by , posted in Features, History

Princess Knight by Osamu Tezuka and Mistress Fortune by Arina Tanemura

The shoujo demographic contains females generally younger than 18. Shoujo manga has a reputation for being over melodramatic, sugary sweet and suffocating their characters in flowers. Shoujo anime is much the same, albeit without as many flowers or sparkles.

Shoujo manga is actually quite varied. The only thing that has remained utterly constant in shoujo manga is the need for romance, preferably with a side dish of angst and the big eyes. Fantasy, action, psychological and horror works have been successful but this demographic has always largely thrived upon romance and ‘slice of life’.

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Music Monday – Take a dive in.

April 30, 2012, by , posted in Features, Music

Getting right down to business..

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Music Monday

March 26, 2012, by , posted in Features, Music

A little while ago, I happened to stumble across this lovely all-girl jazz band  on youtube. Called ‘Tokyo Brass Style’, their soft jazz covers of famous anime songs are delightfully fluffy and fun to listen to! On the other hand, for some songs, I felt that their musical arrangement seemed to slip dangerously close to elevator-quality muzak, but that’s probably because of my unfamiliarity with jazz music in general.

Here’s their cover of Gurren Lagann’s Sorairo Days. As one commenter noted, the imagery of a “1970’s Gurren Lagann!!! Kamina and Simon with DEM SIDEBURNS!’ is extra awesome.

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