12 Days of Christmas 2012 #05 – We Got Some Great Anime OSTs This Year

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It is fairly unusual for me to notice the music in anime unless it really stands out. This is not a bad thing in itself, because not noticing it can be a sign of it blending in very well with the anime itself. Sometimes the music can also stand out so much it actually becomes distracting (which is my biggest concern with the Hunter x Hunter (2011) remake).

But every now and then we have anime with such gorgeous music that I directly look up the soundtrack. It is the kind of music that stands out without detracting from the experience. The music may not always be put to good use by the studio at times, sadly, but it still remains kickass in its own way.

This year had some great new anime OSTs I wish to share with you, one track at a time. Continue reading

Anime Bloggers’ Choice Anime Awards 2011

That feeling when you realize that you are barely able to create a proper list containing the twelve best shows this year. Continue reading

What’s With the Ages, Japan?

Stare all you want Menma, but it does not make you look older.

When it comes to animation, anything is possible. You can create a lot of things you would not be able to do otherwise, because of the suspension of disbelief. You want ninja turtles fighting talking brains? Heck yes. What about giant robots throwing galaxies at each other? Sure, why not.

But there is one little thing that bugs me from time to time: ages. Continue reading

Fall 2011 Impressions

Halloween is upon us and so are the fall 2011 impressions. So far, it has been a rather lacklustre season, with the big meat named Guilty Crown failing to live up to its initial expectations. At least it seems that we have a few unexpected shows that are starting to leave bigger impressions on me with each episode. If you want to find out my thoughts, read on! Continue reading