Monthly Archives: March 2012

Music of the Week #26

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I’m already late on this one so I will make this one reallly short

But first: I do have everything planned out but now it is the matter of finding time to post, but fear not. Starting next wednesday is Spring Break for me which will give me some time to work on those posts. I wonder why Light isn’t doing anything, considering that he already have a 7 month break period.

But oh well, expect posts next week and expect a few this week as well

This week’s song will finish the original FMA songs that I enjoyed listening to. However, Youtube apparently had trouble with this song in particular and I couldn’t find a good video, so here’s the original version of the song by AKFG, Rewrite

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1147350/fullmetal_alchemist_rewrite/

Sorry about that everyone, but you have to realize, this is an old-ass series. Next series music stepping up for the plate is either Guilty Crown or one of my other archived songs. But I think I will share non-anime music when I reach the 50+ mark. So it’s either Guilty Crown or the other series.

I couldn’t find the opening itself or the just the regular cover song so non-Youtube it is then, click the link below and hear it

Guilty Crown Review

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Guilty Crown Review

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown”

Ah yes, Guilty Crown. It started airing months back in the fall season when at least EVERYONE watched the first episode. People were more or less won over by the series’ magnificent music and design in its first episode. But shit began to hit the fan, and lots of people began bashing the series due to its despicable main character, Shu. But that topic will be talked about later. The 1st season was just something I would just watch while waiting for Amagami, Inu x Boku, and DxD to come out. But by the time the 2nd season hit, I was pretty damn hooked into it. There were just so many turns (some more “unexplained” than the rest, but still entertaining) at the end of each episode that I BEGGED for more. I liked it, it was simple as that. And come on: GUILTY CROWN, that’s a f*cking AWESOME NAME.

Organized Chaos ahead

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Music of the Week #25

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Honestly, not much to say here. All my plans are posted back on Number 24.

Oh yeah, Guilty Crown ends tomorrow and I will be there to try and get a review of it up ASAP

Other than that, not much else. Spring is coming and I have to review around 7 series and get a  few posts done (hopefully) in between.

A few more weeks of FMA everyone, this week’s theme is FMA’s 3rd opening

I’ve mentioned that so far, the endings were the best (1+2) but the 3rd opening is pretty good. It’s also apparently in HD too so turn that on too. As a side note, Greed is my favorite character 😀

Enjoy

 

Gametalk 4: Devil May Cry and the Cruciality of Main Characters

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Gametalk 4: Devil May Cry and the Cruciality of Main Characters

Yet another gametalk, this time I talk about how important the main character really is (other than of course, leading us through the story)

Remember the days of the PS2? I’m sure you do. The Playstation 2 was probably THE console EVERYONE had during the early years of the 2000’s. It’s count of games, was enormous. Ace Combat, Metal Gear Solid, Jak and Daxter, Rayman, Dynasty Warriors (3 was the best), a huge wad of fighting games, Viewtiful Joe, Sly Cooper, Rachet and Clank, Onimusha, God of War, freaking Grand Theft Auto (San Andreaaas) and finally, Devil May Cry (I’m forgetting a lot of games I know)

In my opinion, DMC, GoW, Onimusha, and Dynasty Warriors paved the way for the hack and slash games that would come out in the middle to later years of the 2000’s (DMC’s creator would eventually make Bayonetta, one of the most over the top games EVER made). I mean, the concept was exceedingly simplistic. Get a big weapon and kill countless shit with it. But from the games I have mentioned above, I think Devil May Cry had the most style and flair. Although the best game from the series would be released 4 years after the original, the game made itself known before it.

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Music of the Week #24

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Another wednesday and Happy White Day for the Japanese/Korean world today. I would celebrate it if I actually got something 😀

Anyways news now then I will move on to the song

I’ve more or less decided to stop the episodic reviewing of the Winter Series and just series review them all in 2 weeks. Here’s a small list of series I will review in 2 weeks time. I’ve updated the Author’s Corner, which means more pictures for you

  • Guilty Crown
  • Danshi Kokousei
  • Inu x Boku SS
  • Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai
  • Nisemonogatari
  • Amagami SS +
  • Brave 10
  • Highschool DxD
  • and if I have time to catch up Black Rock Shooter

Area no Kishi and New Prince of Tennis if Light plans on doing anything too

Other than that, please bear with us. I can’t promise anything about my brother impeding on my work but I will try to get those series reviews done.

Oh yeah small list on what other non-review posts you can expect

  • Top # Character List Redux
  • Top 5 Guilty Crown Characters
  • Gametalk (Expect one really soon, like tomorrow soon)
  • Figures and other games
  • Short Analysis on Samurai Champloo and how its musical flair got me into new artists

Back on the topic of music

We’re around halfway around the FMA themes so we’re almost there. Last week was Ready Steady Go, the 2nd opening of the original FMA. This week’s song is the 2nd ending theme, Misheard.

This video uses a “bleeding” effect. By that, I mean the ending starts while the characters are still talking, basically while the episode is transitioning into the ending itself. The video’s episodic part is the dubbed version, but FMA’s dub wasn’t abysmal but I will apologize anyway. But great song, I can still remember it to this day. I think the FMA endings 1 and 2 are the ones that stuck with me as I still find myself humming them at school.

On a closing note: I’m back into Pokemon and Sorry for not posting!

Music of the Week #23

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I first want to apologize on me not being able to post for a while. I currently have to update the Author’s Corner, post on a game series, a post on some figures, get caught up on Amagami and Brave 10, aand, that’s pretty much it. The Winter season is coming to a close and that means I get to  review Guilty Crown which I have a lot of comments on, look foward to it. I will TRY to post something but for now, music posts every wednesday, I’m really sorry about this and I’m more sorry about Light not doing anything else either

Once again, this week, or rather this month is all FMA as I realized it has kickass themes. After FMA it maybe a small post on Samurai Champloo and how its musical style has led me to find some BEAUTIFUL music thanks to Nujabes. That, or I celebrate the Last Arc of Bleach and do songs from that.

Once again, I apologize. I have a shitton of outside of school activities and my brother in the house, I still need to catch up on some episodes on the series I’m watching. I have around 6-7 series I shall review by the end of the season.

In the event that I will not be able to post again this weekend (probably because I have races and debate meetings to attend) these weekly posts with songs will keep you updated, just know I ain’t dead or have run out of ideas, I’m just having very little time to work on my stuff

SO, this week’s song is the second opening of FMA, Ready Steady Go by L’arc en ciel, it’s better than the first opening for me but all of the first FMA’s openings are really good. So here you go everyone, Ready Steady Go, enjoy and thank you for staying and reading

That’s one hell of a song isn’t it? Well lemme try to raise that bar I set up by showing you something cool

Back in 2005, Nintendo released a tap-rhythm music game called Osu Tatakae Ouendan (or simply, Ouendan) for the DS which featured gameplay requiring you to hit music “markers” and get the rhythm right to score points. You played as a three man cheering squad (and later on hot cheerleaders) to help people in need. It was very well recieved for its art, gameplay, and humor which spawned a sequel and localised version here in the state. I will address the games later on if I remember to

But what does that have to do anything with this? Well I did mention “tap-rhythm music game” so just  guess what the final song is for the game

You guessed it