Mixing Melodies: An Ode to Yoko Kanno – A True Pioneer of Music

For a very long time, I have been an admirer of the works of Yoko Kanno. As a fan of Anime, her work on the scores of the likes of Cowboy Bebop, Vision of Escaflowne, and Ghost in the Shell has made me a lifelong fan of her work, and when watching shows, I always …

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Mixing Melodies: Introduction + Hype!!

At University this semester, i'm taking a Music Theory class, in which i've spent some time analyzing music, and the way that it can affect us. There are dozens of examples of these effects, may of which can be seen in our everyday lives, so I thought i'd make a mini-series to talk about some …

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Making Music – Hibana

Hey guys! This is a bit of an interesting post today, but recently i've been corresponding with an awesome artist from Youtube who I will refer to as Sport (their Youtube and Twitter tag is mynameissport, so I think i'm cool to call them by that name.) Anyways, they had the awesome idea of taking …

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Melodies and Memories: Top 10 Battle themes from the Pokemon Franchise

In a time when my blog is inundated with seasonal First Impressions posts, I thought to myself, hey, why don't I write up something to break up the monotony of these posts a little bit? While i'm crunched for time with the amount of shows I still need to watch and review, especially when i'm …

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100 Days of Anime: Day 89

Every story needs a beginning, and so does every Anime. It's Day 89 of the 100 Day Anime Challenge, and our question today is: What is your favorite Anime Opening Theme song? Well, since we've already covered this on Day 31, i'll instead give a list of some great ones; why not. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIFV8UUs1-c Angel Beats …

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100 days of Anime: Day 45

Welcome everyone to Day 45 of the 100 Day Anime Challenge! Today's question is: What is your favorite Anime ED (Ending Theme), and Why? Well, as important as an OP (Opening Theme) is to a show, giving us context and theme for what we're watching, as well as getting us excited for what we are …

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100 Days of Anime: Day 39

Ahh, music. How we really could not live without it. Day 39 gives us a great question: What is your favorite Music in Anime? This is an easy one, though i'll end up naming more than just one show, as it's really an artist that i'm thinking of here. The purpose of a soundtrack, in …

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