It was fun doing soundtrack analysis for The Promised Neverland, so I'm back at it again! Technically, the piece featured today is more of an insert song, but it encapsulates the movie so well that I really couldn't choose anything else. "Migite no Uta" (みぎてのうた; "The Right Hand's Song") is the official theme song of… Continue reading [OST Spotlight] In This Corner of the World: Healing with “Migite no Uta”
Hope you're all doing well on this fine-ish day. Sorry for the small delay in between, but here we are with Pt. 2 of Jon's Creator Showcase, featuring gaming content and more. I'm sorry I had to cram such exciting and diverse topics as cocktail-mixing and sakura-viewing under the single heading of "more," but I… Continue reading Jon’s Creator Showcase: April Edition Pt. 2 (Games + More)
It's been a while since I finished the anime and I still can't get over how good the music was. Takahiro Obata's soundtracks were largely responsible for getting me hooked on the series since Episode 1. In particular, I want to offer my interpretation of "Main Theme 1," which encapsulates the series wonderfully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEu9A9yNgXs ***This… Continue reading [OST Spotlight] The Promised Neverland: A Series in One Soundtrack
It was in August when Plyasm gave me a cover request for "Binary Star" from Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu/Legend of the Galactic Heroes, but I only got around to it a few weeks ago. Figured there's no better time to post this than on his birthday! Thanks, Ply, for recommending a wonderful song, and another big… Continue reading For the Candles in the Darkness (Happy Birthday, Ply!)
Yomu reached out to me for a vocal collab not too long ago - we covered "木枯らしセンティメント" (Kogarashi Sentiment). Coincidentally, I've been very in love with Chiwa Saito's voice recently, and have had "staple stable" and "Futakotome" on loop for most of the week. Hey, Senjougahara's not best girl to me (because Hanekawa is), but… Continue reading Yomu & Moyatori Present: Yomutori Sentiment! — Umai Yomu Anime Blog
I know, it's only the end of the season and not the entire series, but man, this has gotta be one of the weakest episodes in the anime. Not even that many screenshots this time. It's mostly Kai playing piano, and the animation, though without major blunders, is fairly lackluster. Be yourself, Kai, be yourself.… Continue reading [Highlights] Piano no Mori 12 (End): That’s It?
Cool new characters are introduced on after another, though most of them are surely going to be eliminated just as quickly. I enjoyed the tension of the last two episodes and was on the edge of my seat with Sophie's and Shuuhei's performances. It's a pity the piano pieces get cut way to short due… Continue reading [Highlights] Piano no Mori 10 + 11: New Characters
I'm super behind schedule on this. To be honest, I seriously considered dropping this series just because of how busy I've become, and because by episode 6, it no longer appealed to me as much as its opening episode did. Now that characters have grown up and are playing lots of Chopin... I'm happy about… Continue reading [Highlights] Piano no Mori 07-09: People Grow Up!!
Welcome to Kalafina recommendations ver. Gothic/rock. Sorry it took me so long to get to this one! Also, for those of you who requested translyrics/lyrics analysis, I'll get to that eventually! Previous song recommendations: Colour-Coded Kalafina: Red Colour-Coded Kalafina: Blue Colour-Coded Kalafina: Yellow "Yami no Uta" (2010) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHYww8oh_0 Colour justification: "Song of Darkness" needs no… Continue reading Colour-Coded Kalafina: Black
Just to clarify, "Chopin x shounen" does not indicate a ship. That'd be a bit creepy. Ep. 1 The episode starts with Kai as an adult at the International Chopin Competition. Then it goes back and introduces us to Kai and his new friend, the transfer student Shuuhei. Kai and Shuuhei make up the ultimate… Continue reading [Highlights] Piano no Mori 01 + 02: Chopin x Shounen