Tsukuyomi ♫♫

There’s another Japanese group alongside Minami ♫ that I’ve been listening to lately, once again thanks to YouTube’s algorithms (which I have to commend, they really do a good job at suggesting similar content that I’d enjoy).

And that’s Tsukuyomi!

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Minami ♫

Been a while since I’ve posted anything music related recently.

And seeing as I haven’t posted as frequently lately, I figured we could get two birds with one stone here.

The artist I’d like to put out there this time is Minami.

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Checking Out Some Vocaloid Music

Vocaloids are an interesting thing. I only ever really knew about Hatsune Miku, I didn’t even know that there were many different ones. Kagamine is another name that I’ve heard come up various times from some of my students at school, so they definitely aren’t obscure here in Japan, at least among the children.

Anyways, just trying out new songs on YouTube ended up getting me into a cool artist called inabakumori / Inaba Kumori (稲葉曇) who makes songs using vocaloids for the vocals. And some of these songs are pretty awesome, so I figured I’d share them here.

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暁Records – リバーストリガー (Reverse Rebirth Trigger)

And here we have the second Akatsuki track that was released recently, part of the HELLOHELL album. This one, Reverse Rebirth Trigger, was released on YouTube on July 29th.

The name for this song is a fun little play on the katakana リバース (“rebasu”), which can both mean “Reverse” and “Rebirth”, as that’s what both of these words end up becoming when converted into kana. So while リバース (“rebasu”) is only written once in the title, it can simultaneously hold both meanings.

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Angel Beats! Review (Spoiler Free)

Another re-watch finished. I swear I’ll get back to Monogatari soon, but I’ve really enjoyed revisiting some of these anime. There’s something nice about watching something that’s a sure thing, because you’ve seen it before!

I think of it like going to a restaurant and ordering the same thing instead of trying something new. Sometimes it’s nice to try new things, but sometimes you just want to order something that you know you’ll enjoy.

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The Power of Soundtracks in Anime

Here’s something I haven’t written about, but I would like to. I’ve brought up soundtracks a few times in my reviews, but really, it’s not that often. For many anime series, I feel like the soundtrack doesn’t really stick out. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But as you may know thanks to other series, a good soundtrack can make a huge difference in the enjoyment and even memorability of an anime.

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