Music of the Week #376

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Free at last

With a bunch of free-time coming my way now, I feel like tackling something new that isn’t just my weekly recaps. I realize I’ve said something along these lines a bunch now but what I want to cover does pertain to a pretty big and slightly relevant topic so I hope I can fully deliver that if I’m not too busy playing games. Speaking of, I got to try the DMC5 demo and hot damn, I’m already in love. I’ll go over that another time though.

This week’s theme is that of the main cast’s, the Special Support Section. As mentioned previously, they’re the newly formed branch of the police incorporating people of different backgrounds to form a “quasi-Bracer” section of the police to win back the trust and respect of the citizens of Crossbell from the Bracer Guild’s monopoly over public trust. The SSS’s development is a lot more forward compared to the likes of Trails’ cast aside from the your main duo of Estelle and Joshua. Since the first and second games had the party members swapping around until the final chapter, the integrity of the SSS and watching them grow through their daily life is quite a fun experience, which is unfortunately not the same for the future entries into the series despite the fact that a school environment would allow for such developments to take place, who knew.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 10: No Restraints

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 10: No Restraints

David Pro pulling out all the stops introducing the rest of the Assassination squad early. I didn’t expect this fight to go on for another episode but with that extended flashback, I really can’t complain. Hell, you can even recognize the silhouette of the guy who killed the assassination squad members. Anyone else recognize Bakugo’s voice coming out of Ghihaccio? Oddly fitting.

I don’t think I can say that for Narancia’s voice though honestly, his voice is still the most contentious out of me. I think the ASB voice nailed that tone so goddamn perfectly that hearing Deku’s voice trying to be a little gangsta-shit like Narancia isn’t working out at all for me yet.

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Music of the Week #375

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Almost there

It’s that sort of week so I was pretty busy to get this out on time. Jojo will follow as planned and everything else should be rightfully on schedule once I get this out. I don’t have much else to say other than I should probably get back to work so I can be around to post more later.

Thankfully, I have more to say about this week’s theme than what’s going on with the status of posts. Get over the Barrier! is the regular fight theme across both Zero and Ao and is one of the handful of motifs that is prevalent throughout the duology, and rightfully so. The common theme of Sky was of Estelle’s constant growth as a Bracer, be it becoming stronger to achieve what she wishes and to become more like her father and Joshua in terms of decision making and having that “sense” to discern things with more accuracy. The collective theme of Zero and Ao is getting over the proverbial barrier that inhibits the SSS’s power as at the end of the day, they’re a branch of the police. Power of course stands in the way of the group as well as compared to the cast of Sky, with their wide-ranging specialist characters from all corners of Zemuria and what we’ll see in Cold Steel with its rather crazy levels of power, the SSS are in most cases, very plain and grounded. Lloyd is probably the weakest out of all the MCs across the Kiseki subseries but that doesn’t detract from him from being a rather admirable character and his quest to cross those walls, be it of jurisdiction or strength, is a sight to see when push come to shove.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 9: Call in the Squad

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 9: Call in the Squad

The deductive ability of Jojo’s mook villains are really something to be noticed.

I imagined we’d get the Assassination squad to be introduced next week but damn, they went ahead and gave us a preview of all them this week. Even Nero showed up at the back with Melone and Ghihaccio in tow. Makes sense for Pesci to not be around since Prosciutto is the getting the logistics for now. I cannot wait for that Grateful Dead fight, man.

Also, I imagined Pericolo’s voice to be a bit lighter than but this works way better.

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Music of the Week #374

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The gauntlet

This week and the next is going to be a mad scramble to get things done but something in me says it’s all going to be under control. Not much else to say there other than a well-earned break is almost here. I can’t believe it’s already been 8 weeks into the season. I’ll be sure to have more interesting things to say next time when things heat up and die down soon after.

This week’s tune is that of the Geofront, the underground maintenance service-ways that sprawl into its own landscape beneath the city. The Geofront’s theme is recognizable to the people who went ahead to play Trails of Cold Steel as the exact theme play during that extra parts in 2. While it’s almost treated like some training ground, the Geofront is a pretty neat area considering how well its connected to the plots when particular areas of the city need to be covered and it shows off the workings of the site underneath buildings and the likes. It hammers home how technologically developed Crossbell is.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 8: Guns Blazing

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 8: Guns Blazing

When you think about it, Sale’s ability is pretty awesome for such a mook character. I know I’m not the only one who thinks this because Sale actually comes back in a way some of you wouldn’t expect.

My predictions were off once again as it seems we’ll get Trish’s introduction and the formal kick-off to the part’s main plot next week. While I didn’t say it, I at least thought that if they weren’t going to end it on the urinal stash, it was going to end at the funny outtro where Giorno plays up his gangster side and demands the driver to start driving again.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 7: Dancing All Night

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 7: Dancing All Night

People have waited years for a certain set of panels to be adapted and we definitely got something.

I definitely didn’t think they’d go for a full sequence off of just on 5 panels but they went above and beyond anyone’s expectations with that dance. Even after watching it again, I’m at a loss for words on how to exactly describe it. Some clearer shots of the actual dance moves might have been better but I’m not complaining after that.

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