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Random Anime Music
« on: January 11, 2017, 05:20:32 PM »
In the spirit of the Random VGM thread, because anime sound tracks need love too.

Yoko Kano - Tsuki no Mayu
Yoko Kano - Working Girl
Yoko Kano - Kagiri Naki Tabiji

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 07:04:18 PM »
... it seems to me it would be all too easy to turn this into a Yoko Kanno tribute thread.

Cowboy Bebop - Blue
Dirty Pair - Russian Roulette
Lain - Duvet
Clannad - Dango Daikazoku

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 08:13:16 PM »
The "Hime Hime" song from Yowamushi Pedal.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NGIw5kjcWQ

And, yes, I actually have sang parts of it during long distance bicycle rides like Onoda.  Although the songs I tend to sing more are "Breaking the Law" by Judas Priest, "Supercharger Heaven" by White Zombie, Thundercats opening, and...

THIS!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuYeHPFR3f0  (I pity you if you don't like the OG Pokemon theme song.)  One of my students' first project in his TV/Media class was to create a music video and he chose this song.  And let's just say the class LOVED it!  No one else thought to have done a song like that.

A few others I like:

Bakuretsu Hunters opening theme (this is a total guilty pleasure anime and manga series for me): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT0xVZtbHuc

Slayers opening theme.  So catchy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQmW-Rylr5c

"Sayonara Stranger Days" the end credits theme from this crummy OVA called Capricorn.  Easily the best thing about that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9J4skId-hE

"Cyborg Mermaid" the end credits theme from the Battle Angel OVA.  That song is so haunting.  That OVA is why I read, and love, the manga.  And, yes, I think James Cameron making a live action movie adaptation is going to ruin it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOdzvwKxcmQ
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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 12:00:09 PM »
Some Sailor Moon, it is tough to pick just a few from the series so I left out a lot of the obvious choices.
Heart Moving
Yumemiru Odango Atama part 7
Dareka ga Nerawarete Iru (4)
Rainbow Mantle
Sailor Pluto
Crystal Forest
Ai no Energy wo Ubae

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 08:00:16 AM »
Kenji Kawai - Reincarnation from Ghost in the Shell

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2017, 09:35:07 AM »
Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Magia

This gave me chills when it played at the end of episode three.  It evokes an cold, bleak, even alien, atmosphere, that's a perfect fit for the series.

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 04:27:18 PM »

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 07:07:50 AM »
Scrapped Princess - Little Wing
Scrapped Princess - Nodoka na Tabi
^I recommend giving that playlist a try if you are bored and want something to listen to. Hikaru Nanase is a very underrated composer.

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 12:18:49 PM »
Can't have an anime music thread without the Lucky Star opening song: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ieQ1rAIjzXc

I love the K-On! Opening song as well.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HBOihQUGcDI

I also like the song "My Love is a Stapler" from K-On! but I can only find cover versions on YouTube.

"Just Communication" by Two-Mix, the opening song for Gundam Wing, is a classic opener: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV5XU4vIu5E

"Brave Fighter" from Ushio and Tora (the old school 1990s one) is another personal favorite.  Great song and one of my workout jams.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JQFP16-OnwY
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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 03:32:26 PM »
I also like the song "My Love is a Stapler" from K-On! but I can only find cover versions on YouTube.
You tube can be very annoying when trying to find specific things to share. Unlike VGM, anime music seems to get hit hard, and often by copyright strikes.

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 07:29:41 PM »
"Just Communication" by Two-Mix, the opening song for Gundam Wing, is a classic opener: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV5XU4vIu5E
That takes me back.  Gundam Wing was one of the first anime series I watched, along with Dragonball Z and Escaflowne.

Speaking of which: Escaflowne -  Yakusoku wa Iranai

You tube can be very annoying when trying to find specific things to share.
..and sometimes, when you can find them, either the pitch has been changed, the picture mangled, or horrific distortion added to evade the infraction detection algorithms.  Else, I might post "Mahoujin Guruguru - Magic of Love".

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2017, 07:36:15 PM »
Everything by Kalafina to be honest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1bXu0XZDlU

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2017, 10:06:07 AM »
One of the rare times A western composer handled the composition for an anime theater release. Tenchi Muyo the Movie - Alchemy of Love.
Tenchi The Movie - The Opening
Tenchi The Movie - Achika's Theme

Tenchi The Movie -The Battle Against Kain
Tenchi The Movie - Achika In Rage
Tenchi Muyo the Movie - Kain's Return
^ These three tracks do excellent setting the final battle stage between Tenchi's group, and Kain the nearly indestructible villain from the movie.  I like the tension, dueling, and building of Achika, and Kain's themes until the final conclusion of the battle.
Tenchi Muyo the Movie - Alchemy of Love
Interview with the composer Christopher Franke

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Re: Random Anime Music
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2017, 11:22:35 AM »
Japanese Pokemon opening song, first season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZQcOiFilCk  Truth be told, I think the English opening ("I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was...") is a million times better. 

More thread contributions:

"Cruel Angel Thesis" from Evangelion (amazing song for an amazing series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYZfeY8Vg0E

Samurai Pizza Cats opening (gotta love it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZNt9p4LWeA

And though it's not Japanese anime, this is one of my favorite cartoon opening themes from the criminally underrated series Spiral Zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG8mCaDtMxY (I think it counts since the word "anime" refers to animated programming in general.)

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