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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

Music Monday – Customisations

March 19, 2012, by , posted in Features, Music

Opening sequences and closing sequences are standard formulas for any sort of anime (although sometimes openings are optional), recently we have seen a number of series with what I like to call ‘custom music’ (boring name, I know).

If you’re one to follow recent anime, you’ll know that there have been a few musical or music themed anime of late, among which are such as Guilty Crown and Senki Zesshou Symphogear, both of which feature tracks written and/or performed especially for the anime by the seiyuus (voice actors) of the series.

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Picture It – There’s a Monday feeling to this post.

March 7, 2012, by , posted in Art

Some of us who either follow recent anime seasons or the ever-growing world that is Vocaloid (particularly supercell’s works) may be familiar with this artist today, having either directly or indirectly sampled his work from either of these mediums. He has drawn official and album cover art for supercell singles, done the original character and setting design and official art for the world of Guilty Crown and designed and drawn for novels and visual novels. His style is eye-catching, vibrant, interesting and distinctive, and he is known as redjuice.

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