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Music of the Week #252

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Sick

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Overexerted myself through the past few weeks and I turned out really exhausted. Jut when I thought I could finally catch up with this season too. Anyway, I’ll make this quick since there’s not much else to talk about.

This week’s theme, we’re going a bit backwards since we’re going to tackle the openings for the many releases of Under Night In Birth. This week, we’ll take the first opening.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 17- The time has come

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 17- The time has come

Our villain has finally arrived, and he’s as strange looking as he did in his first appearance.

There’s not much else to talk about, this ain’t even really an arc, it’s just THE set-up episode to fully brings us into the second half of Part 4. But let’s dive into what makes Part 4 great since with Kira’s very short introduction, we’ll get a lot more focused plot featuring him and the unity of the citizens of Morioh when his treachery strikes close to home.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 16- Sniper Rats

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 16- Sniper Rats

By the time this already goes up, Kira’s voice and appearance should be revealed.

I know I’ve said this numerous times during Stardust Crusaders but I really have to hand it to David Productions for being able to turn nearly every segment of the manga chapters into something entertaining, concise, and accurate. If my memory serves correctly, Part 4 is scheduled for around 30-35ish episodes and we’re already around the half-way point to it, and as a avid fan of the series, I doubted that around 30 episodes would be enough. Seeing as how the Nijimura Brothers arc took 3 episodes, my doubts were definitely there. But now that we’re here, with around half left, I’m starting to think it’s pretty possible for Part 4 to end on a decent pacing schedule. More on that later so let’s get to the damn rats already and how David took an already strangely exciting mini-arc and got it done nicely in an episode.

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Sakamoto Desu Ga?- A Decent Adaptation

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Sakamoto Desu Ga?- A Decent Adaptation

Consider this a mini-review because there’s only so much I can talk about a comedy series that focuses on a single character.

One of the very few series I happen to pick up and read before an adaptation begins happens to be Sakamoto. Around a few years ago, I stumbled upon an iconic page where Sakamoto manages to sit down properly on his desk, even after his chair is pulled from him. This was one of the very few adaptations that I was looking forward too and while I doubted Studio DEEN, everyone was pissing themselves over Konosuba and with its apparent popularity, I had hopes for DEEN to succeed.

Did they indeed succeed? Well let’s take a quick look.

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Music of the Week #251

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Almost there

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Sakamoto goes up tomorrow and the next Jojo episode should be tackled as the new one hits and we should be golden and back on schedule with the big recap episode going up by the end of the week.

We’re moving to a whole new Music showcase, this time, it’s some rather recent-ish. Under Night In Birth is a fighting game series that I recently got into and it’s just the right blend of regular anime tropes along with some interesting playstyle execution. With Street Fighter levels of footsies and Blazblue levels of insanely tricky looking combos, I’d consider it one of my new favorites. With an interesting set of characters, comes an equal level amount of some great music selection and we’ll kick off the UNIB music showcase with the Main Menu theme from the only console version of the game.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 15- The Story of the Pomp

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 15- The Story of the Pomp

It don’t matter.

I don’t care if I have one more series review to do, I’m a week late but I’m also a week late in talking about this new opening. I can’t tell you hype I got when I first saw it. The music is completely different from what we’ve previously got with other Jojo openings. Anyway, an in-depth breakdown will take place after I talk about this episode.

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Koutetsujou no Kabaneri- A less worse Guilty Crown

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Koutetsujou no Kabaneri- A less worse Guilty Crown

The ride hasn’t stopped but we’re at our stop for now.

Kabaneri initially started off as something I overlooked as the season began and as the end of the first week drew to a close, I happened to watch it on a whim, only to be impressed by the visuals, music, and practically everything else that set everything up quite nicely. After a few weeks, it became apparent that I wasn’t the only person feeling this way about our “Shingeki no Kyojin” with zombies. In the end, I think a better comparison can be made to the studio’s previous work with Guily Crown. Compared to highschool kids fighting against an established government, I think fighting against super-zombies with steam powered weaponry ontop of trains is a way more interesting premise which ultimately leads to a more enjoyable experience.

But did it turn out decently in the end for our original studio work that grabbed everyone’s attentions for the season? Let’s find out

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