Music of the Week #393

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Late

Was bogged down with work this week so this came out a bit late again. In some heartening news, I’m not only watching Jojo this season since I decided to throw a couple more shows into my watching schedule with Senko-san and Bokuben. It’s not too different from what I usually watch but they do liven things up compared to waiting for Friday every week.

So just in case you forgot with all those comfortable pathway tunes, we still play as “police officers” in this game. As the tune’s mood should suggest, this is one of those bits that play during investigations and on-work quests when snooping around as proper members of the police force and not going around town doing oddjobs as totally-not-bracers

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 26: Crazy they call me

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 26: Crazy they call me

I can probably see people being extremely confused as to what this episode covered.

I don’t remember the instant muscle gain but as I’ve said before, the latter half of Vento Aureo is something that I haven’t reread in a long time. Seems that we’ll stick this particular encounter within 1 or 2 more episodes before the next set of fights move us into the final arc. Risotto Nero finally shows up and I can only expect some minor level of preferential treatment before we fully move on.

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Music of the Week #392

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Ahhhhhh

Things are getting busy again unfortunately but I did get Date A Live out which only really leaves weekly jojo and DMC5 to continue working on. That being said, I binged watched Kaguya-sama over the weekend and I don’t really have much to say to warrant a full review, it was entertaining at least but I should probably get on with the manga.

Anyways, this week’s theme is a the tune the plays during the intermission chapter of the game shortly following the wildly fantastic Chapter 3. As the title describes, it involves walking around the town of Crossbell during the rain and it evokes a quiet and serene sense of tranquility. I feel as if Zero’s the strongest start a Trails game has had between FC and Cold Steel 1 and having such a tightly knit and focused group of characters contributes to a lot of that, even if Sky’s journey across the country was a whole other load of satisfying in a different way.

Date A Live S3: An Odd Place To Be

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Date A Live S3: An Odd Place To Be

Date A Live used to be one of those series I actually enjoyed, I’ve said it multiple times in the past where it’s “that” series for me where I looked past its shortcomings and kept up with its releases. At this time there are 20 volumes of the light novel out and I’ve only really read up until volume 16 before all of the translations went up on some Facebook group with a bunch of people who can barely speak english, which is strange to think about when you take a minute and read it over. Nonetheless, I stopped at the point where all of the spirits were revealed and the true “antagonist” or rather perpretrator of the series is revealed, to nobody’s surprise” and haven’t really kept up with it since. It’s around the time Kurumi finally gets sealed and the end-game began.

But that doesn’t have to do too much with this post since we’re only going to be talking about the volumes Season 3 covered, specifically volumes 8-12 and part of me strongly feels that we won’t get a Season 4, let that clue you in on what may or not be a quick overview of the rest of this post. Then again, that’s what everyone thought about Season 3’s existence after the mishap of Season 2. It’s definitely been a while since that hasn’t it? Back then my defense for Season 2 was that the volumes covered weren’t the best and the prioritization of the twin’s arc was to the detriment of the more serious and action oriented Miku/Tohka arc. Season 3 suffers right from the get-go to my opinion but I was surprised here and there.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 25: Another Plane Down

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 25: Another Plane Down

I’ll admit, I completely forgot how Notorious BIG was beaten with Spice Girl’s ability and I guess that’s why I forgot, it wasn’t all that exciting. I also definitely thought the Boss was about to kill the cleaning lady too.

I am looking forward to one thing though, Risotto Nero is about to get his time to shine, as well as the Boss making his move. The difference is that the anime has given Risotto so much more screentime and presence than the manga so I imagine they want to do something with him a bit more than what the manga gave him.

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Music of the Week #391

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Still a ways to go

DMC5 needs to be written up and during all that time, I just noticed that the season ended. Thankfully Part 5 goes on for another season and I don’t think I’ve seen something else for me to watch but I haven’t given it a serious look either. I actually do have one seasonal show to cover so I’ll be working on that along with DMC5.

Looking ahead on music coverage, Cold Steel 3 was announced like 2-3 months ago and I didn’t really acknowledge it and I’m looking forward to the chance I really get to talk about Coldsteel in general because talking about something that I have actual criticisms about is sometimes more engaging than singing praises all the time. But speaking of singing praises, this is one of the other standout themes for me that I immediately looked up on YT to hear more of after I first heard it. It’s one of the other overworld tunes, specifically leaving to the west roads of Crossbell towards the gate bordering Erebonia as well as the police academy.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 24: Big Poppa

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 24: Big Poppa

You just know if the Jojo crew get on a plane that it’s going to be trouble. Confined space fights for the absolute win, but I can tell you right now that train fights will always be better than airplanes.

If I remember correctly, Part 5 is going to share the same episode count as Part 4 so we’ve got 15 episodes left, with around two fights to go that’s not including this one before we reach the rather lengthy end-game. Oh, and I guess we can’t forget the Rolling Stones epilogue either so we’re not in shortage of episodes to cover all of that.

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