Weekly Anime Music Releases: Supercell, Yuka Iguchi, Aqua Timez, and more!

As we approach Thanksgiving, there are always new CDs to check out given the weekly release schedule for most anime music. So for those who are looking forward to catching some of the opening or ending themes from this anime season, here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Yuka Iguchi, the singer behind such works as Nisemonogatari’s “Platinum Disco,” has a new single out. This one is titled “rainbow heart ♡ rainbow dream ☆/Strike my soul” and can be heard as the ending theme to the Strike the Blood anime series.
  • Aqua Timez, the band that’s been around since the early days of Bleach, also have a new single, this one, for Magi’s second season. In this instance, what we have is the ending theme to the anime series, titled Eden.
  • Ore no nounai sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love-comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama shiteiru is quite the mouthful to say and more or less confirms its status as a light novel. Well, this particular single features the work of two singers, Kaori Sadohara and Saeko Zougou who, together, form the group known as TWO-FORMULA. Its title is Taiyou to Tsuki no CROSS for those interested in checking it out and it serves as the ending theme to the long-titled anime series.
  • You’ve also heard of the seiyuu idol group Sphere, I hope? If not, it’s the group that has K-ON singers Aki Toyosaki and Minkao Kotobuki, but also features Ayahi Takagaki and Haruka Tomatsu. This quartet has been busy working on Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita and sing “Sticking Places” from the anime.
  • Finally, what’s an anime music release without the likes of Supercell to top out the list, with an album no less? ZIGAEXPERIENTIA is the latest Supercell album, featuring the likes of koeda’s performances from anime such as Guilty Crown, Magi, and even the re-broadcast of Katanagatari. The days of yanaginagi have long flown by, but fans of ryo’s music should have a lot to look forward if the goal is to get all of his music in one convenient spot.

There are a few more noteworthy ones, so keep an eye out for those in the next post.

Previewing the Kill la Kill Soundtrack by Hiroyuki Sawano

「キルラキル」オリジナルサウンドトラックPV (HD) by AnimeSlovenija

Just recently, we reported on how Kill la Kill’s soundtrack will be released around Christmas. Well, now that the release date is about a month away, we’ve actually gotten a chance to preview the music which you can check out through the video above.

As is usual with Hiroyuki Sawano, you get that big Hollywood type sound that is bombastic and overblown, which works for the action-packed anime. And then there are also the vocals, many of which remind listeners of some of the tracks from Attack on Titan’s soundtrack.

So take a look above and see if the music from Kill la Kill is up to your liking and if it is, definitely pre-order it, which you can do from CDJapan if your goal is to get this soundtrack around its Christmas release date. It’ll be worth it if you’re finding yourself enthralled by Sawano’s music for this anime.

Kill la Kill’s Soundtrack to be out at Christmas

Kill la Kill OST Soundtrack
For those of you who are looking for some stocking stuffers for this holiday season, the soundtrack to the Kill la Kill anime will be released this Christmas!

If you haven’t checked out Kill la Kill, it’s an anime by Studio Trigger, also the same group who was behind Little Witch Academia. Many of the staffers were former Gainax staffers, so it’s not hard to see the artwork influence comes from.

The story revolves around Ryuko Matoi and is pretty action-packed. On top of that, the music is also quite a treat as it’s composed by Hiroyuki Sawano, the man behind the music for the recent Attack on Titan. So check it out when you can and if you find yourself enthralled by the music, keep your ears open for its release on Christmas this year!

A Harmonica Rendition of Ano Hana’s Secret Base

One of the most heartfelt songs in anime comes in the form of Ano Hana’s ending theme “Secret Base”, a song originally performed by the all-girl band ZONE, but has been repurposed many times, including for anime. The song is particularly poignant in the way it meshes with Ano Hana’s storyline pound for pound and it’s hard not to get a chill in the back of your spine after hearing its sentiments and really understanding the lyrics and becomes an unforgettable experience for most.

As always, it’s fun seeing the song used in other contexts and Youtuber Jang Li graces us with a harmonica version of the piece. Through his expressiveness, “Secret Base” retains its heartfelt message, standing well on its own to dispense with its sentiments to yield something absolutely beautiful. Give a listen to it below:

Cowboy Bebop’s Jazzy Tank continues to Outshine It’s Competition

After the end of the first of the Anime Music Tournament Championship Rounds, one of the pieces that have managed to demonstrate its staying power has been none other than Cowboy Bebop’s “Tank!”

With its cool jazzy tones along with a wickedly awesome sax solo that manages to mesmerize, the song basically hearkens back to what may be some of the best anime of all time, taking the bounty hunters in space concept and implementing it in a way that makes the characters seem really down to earth and human. The music also goes a long way towards giving the chaotic feeling that comes with their adventures, but they mix in quite a few poignant pieces in the soundtrack to keep the emotions flowing heartily.

Give the song a listen and let us know why you think it’s one of the best anime songs or if it’s simply overrated:

Tim Morrison Plays Vogel im Kafig from Attack on Titan on Ukelele

Given how popular Attack on Titan’s music has become, it’s not a surprise that there have been a host of Youtube artists who’ve been looking to put their own interpretations or transcriptions of the anime’s music. Today’s delivery is by Tim Morrison, who gives us his take of “Vogel im Kafig” from the first soundtrack, so give it a listen and let us know what you think about it.

%d bloggers like this: