Music of the Week #343

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Oh A-1

Persona 5’s animation worries me and you’ll be hearing that again soon before I completely drop that little description and assume that it’s just a given from here on out. I only hope Megalo Box doesn’t fall prey to too many animation hiccups in that regard. Not much else to really say other than the season is going strong.

To compound my hilarious worries over P5: The Animation, this week’s theme is the primary theme that accompanies the group of bad guys that act as the big scope villains in the Trails sub-series. While the games they show up in change and the composition changes in newer games, the key motif of the Enforcer’s theme is something many fans will recognize.

Boku no Hero Academia Episode 41- The Party’s a coming

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Boku no Hero Academia Episode 41- The Party’s a coming

The more I look at this opening the more obvious the references they’re making are becoming, that and I’m starting to like it a bit more. Much to my predictions, the end of this episode is where the real meat of the series begins and I’m glad that they’re not wasting anytime getting to what I consider an early climax of the first big arc of BnHA. For those who haven’t read the manga, I’ll tell you right now that things are going to get pretty exciting real fast.

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Megalo Box- Episode 3: The Base of the Mountain

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Megalo Box- Episode 3: The Base of the Mountain

Things slow down after the roller-coaster ride of a set-up episodes 1 and 2 where Joe and Nanbu get themselves ready for the fights ahead and set up all the necessary components of Nanbu’s “plan” to get Joe situated at the very top to face Yuri at Megalonia and save their necks.

But first, they need one more helping hand.

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Music of the Week #342

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Busy

The season is off to a rather great start, which shouldn’t really surprise anyone since Spring is definitely one of the better quarters of the anime year. Aside from the QUALITY gold mine P5 the Animation is making, I think I’m at least enjoying the opening for it. Megalo Box is definitely going to be a ride for me and BnHA’s Season 3 is something I’ve been hyping up since Season 2 almost a year ago. I’m also watching Wotaku but since I’m horrendous at writing things about stuff like that, I’ll save that til the end of the season.

One of the few battle themes on the spotlight that first plays during the protagonist’s examination with the Bracer Guild squad that you ran into a couple times in the first game. I mostly love the opening seconds of the fight but it’s still a pretty exciting theme that plays a couple times throughout the adventure.

Persona 5 The Animation- Episode 2: More Cameos

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Persona 5 The Animation- Episode 2: More Cameos

The first little divergence from the game occurs but even then we reach the same ending. More importantly, we get to see the opening and ending for the series. The opening unfortunately has that syndrome of reusing a bunch of scenes from the first episode so I hope we get some proper stuff in the coming weeks. The song itself is rather catchy and the ending is of the same quality, just without the whole animation recycling, although the it’s mostly just a walk-cycle with the Phantom Thieves.

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Boku no Hero Academia Episode 40- Because 39 was just a recap

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Boku no Hero Academia Episode 40- Because 39 was just a recap

It’s actually here, a non-recap episode that chugs along through the arcs leading up to the big climax we’re treated to previewing in the new season’s opening. To this day I think The Day is the best opening the series has had thanks to my immense bias towards Porno Graffiti but let’s not dwell on that and just get through this. As I’ve talked about before, Episode 39 was just a recap episode so there’s no real point in going through that.

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Megalo Box- Episodes 1-2: Junkdog Millionaire

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Megalo Box- Episodes 1-2: Junkdog Millionaire

You get a wonderful looking presentation and artstyle, a rocking OST, a setting that looks straight out of one of the backwater planets in Cowboy Bebop, a boxing drama set up framed around an underdog story, and have Hosoya Yoshimasa voicing the main character?

Fucking

Sold.

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