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[Music Monday] Platinum Disco

August 26, 2013, by , posted in Music

I watched all of Bakemonogatari shortly before the Season Season started airing about seven weeks ago and I’m having trouble remembering a time where I have fallen so hard for a series like I did for Bake. Of course, I didn’t stop there and I have now finished Nisemonogatari (it is interesting how it gets easier to spell the names of each series as you watch them. Who knew?) so I have no doubt anyone who has seen it will know this week’s song!

. . . As if the title wasn’t spoiler enough. /)_-

(It is really, really hard to find a TV Size version of the song on Youtube. Like, impossible.

Platinum Disco! One of the many, many things that I love about the Monogatari series is the openings. Each girl (well, most of them, at the time of this writing) have their own opening throughout the series, with Senjougahara, Hachikuji, Kanbaru, Sengoku and Hanekawa getting theirs in Bake while Nise gives one more to Senjougahara and two to each of Araragi’s sisters, Karen and Tsukihi.

As I haven’t been hearing it for long, I’m still trying to make up my mind about Platinum Disco. It is a fun, cheerful and even bouncy song, with the added animation just making you want to fall for Araragi’s little younger sister. At the same time, it feels to me like it’s trying too hard to be cute and bouncy. Maybe I just prefer Staple Stable, heh.

Even so, it’s still a good song for Tsuhiki, and helps to add a mood to her arc near the end of Nisemonogatari. And if you enjoy, do check out the other openings (and endings)! After Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, the Monogatari series has the best OP and ED themes collections, I believe.

Music Monday: My ClariS can’t be this cute!

August 27, 2012, by , posted in Music

Hello and welcome to the first thrilling episode of Music Monday with your host Vadim.

If you have you seen Ore Imo, Madoka Magika or Nisemonogatari you should be familiar with the group ClariS.

ClariS is a Japanese pop music duo, consisting of high school girls Clara and Alice. The duo was formed in 2009 when the girls did a cover of the Vocaloid song Step to You. ClariS became popular because they were uploading their songs to the Japanese video sharing website Niko Niko Douga.

After being signed by the Japanese record label SME Records, ClariS released their first major debut single Irony – The opening theme for Ore Imo. It was so successful that The Good Smile Company even released Nendoroid versions of Clara and Alice.

Shortly after (February 2011) ClariS released their second hit single Connect which was used as the opening theme for Madoka Magika. Connect was awarded the Gold Disc for exceeding 100,000 copies shipped within a year.

Their forth single Naisho no Hanashi which was composed by Ryo of Supercell was used in 2012 as the ending theme for Nisemonogatari.

The latest piece from ClariS is the Moyashimon Returns opening theme: Wake up. Also a new single called Luminous will be released October 10th and will be the used as the theme song for the upcoming Madoka Magika movie.

P.S. I’m going to sing all of these songs when we go to Karaoke next <3