A Double Dose of Suisei no Gargantia

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Today, we see two entries, both of which focus on one particular anime series: the currently-airing Suisei no Gargantia, better known as Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet.

Our first post focuses on the Gargantia ending theme, titled Sora to Kimi to Message, an anime song by ChouCho which might not be a heavy hitter, but it comes across as being wonderfully pleasant. ChouCho has this really soft, soothing voice that helps you feel at ease as she sings of a personal sort of love, a sentiment I vastly prefer to the euphoric outpourings that invest the J-pop world. Having love ballads like this are a rare gem and feel all the more precious. The B-side isn’t bad either, though it is just a bit indistinct from the opening single.

The second post is more on the actual music implementation in the Gargantia anime. Taro Iwashiro’s use of strings is absolutely sublime as they’re able to convey the sense of loss wonderfully. Although death can be associated with a personal melancholia, what this post posits is that the melancholia focuses on the event as a whole, that the game has changed with Captain Fairlock’s passing. The way it progresses from sadness to growing confidence makes this an awesome experience, showcasing what good music could do to boost an anime’s stock and get its audience more invested.

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