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Music of the Week #397

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Negligence

General negligence and some annoying hay fever made me mess around over the weekend instead of getting that Jojo episode out. The episode is 80% exposition and set up for the penultimate “fight” so not much really needed to be covered. I’ll have it out before the next episode drops of course.

This week’s tune is the cross between the mystery and “eureka” sort of tone that plays during those scenes of uncertain times leading to a short conclusion. Definitely one of those tunes that you remember hearing a dungeon start out with or something that plays after you fight a certain someone and learn what their deal is.

Music of the Week #396

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Free

Got myself a couple months to myself now and I’m going to ahead and finally get this DMC post rolling. Been two months as of now but I still want to get these thoughts out there. Aside from those, I don’t have much else planned aside from maybe a couple FGO posts but we’ll just be going through the season regularly. Jojo’s recap episode gave me a lot of free time to finish my work last week so I’m a bit itchy to get to that DMC talk. I hope to be more active in the coming weeks.

This week’s theme is one of my absolute favorites from the Crossbell entries, standing in as the Crossbell equivalent of Silver Will. Inevitable Struggle first plays during the party’s first fight with Yin, a mysterious assassin employed by the Heiyue and in plenty of other plot-crucial fights which makes this an absolute blast to fight with. In a game with the comparatively least amount of big names involved in with your party, the “inevitable struggle” against much more powerful foes is par for the course for any JRPG hero, especially the Kiseki party. Soon enough, you’ll be wanting to shout fight lines and whisper ENIGMA KUDOU too. Take a listen to one of my all time favorite fight themes in the entire series, and one that’s probably the most played in my playlists from the series as a whole.

Music of the Week #395

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Busy

This week has evidently been a busy week for me and this will continue to early next week. Thankfully Jojo is on yet another recap episode this week so I’ll be able to wholly focus on my work before I’ll be able to finally work on that DMC post. I’ll be off now.

This week’s tune is that “emotional” theme that plays during the heartfelt moments of the game. Be it the revelation of something set up by previous games or a moment between the SSS crew members learning more of each other, this theme particularly plays during the former part of a character who I’m not a 100% on but it was a touching scene nonetheless.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 28: Superstition

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 28: Superstition

Ever wonder why the Boss is so fixated on Abbacchio’s abilities?

Remember when Mista was complaining about 4 pieces of cake and Abbacchio took one? That 2nd one was completely David Pro’s works and I praise their decisions, except for one, in making all these small additions to make Part 5 that much more enjoyable. If this episode lets you know one thing, it’s that we’re officially at the part where anyone can potentially die now.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 27: Split Second

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 27: Split Second

Well, they could give Risotto Nero so much.

David Productions have had the good sense to add anime-original content with the benefit of having the hindsight to add after the original manga experience. The Hitman Squad that dominated the first half of Part 5 were definitely the highlights of the part and I’m glad they were given significantly more screentime given that the part’s plot eventually has it so that they end up on the same side in opposing the boss. Too bad no one was alive at that point for that to matter.

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Music of the Week #394

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Ah

Seasonal sickness kicked my ass a bit too hard and I was distracted for the entirety of the weekend. Jojo is done but it just needs pictures so it’ll be up tomorrow. Aside from that, I just need to get back on track with DMC5 since I’m finally over my Bloody Palace trauma after doing it three times because I tried to style a bit too hard. I have no clue how I’m going to go with V or even finish what I have left of Hell and Hell mode but I really should get my thoughts down before I forget. It’s a busy time for the next two weeks.

This week’s tune is the motif of Zero that you might recognize hearing from the opening. With a title like that, the theme is the quintessence of Lloyd’s personal journey throughout the Crossbell games. The mysterious circumstances with Guy’s death, the fiance he left behind, the unreachable gap between his one-of-a-kind detective skills are all something Lloyd hopes to set right and overcome. The sub-series focuses on Lloyd’s journey to bridge that gap between himself and his brother and is one of the core characteristics that really made him stand out from the other protagonists.

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