IOSYS Composes Theme Song for Winter Anime Yumekui Merry

In another sign of just how far the doujin music scene has come, it looks like that the doujin music circle IOSYS will be doing the theme songs to this winter’s Yumekui Merry anime series. The plot of the show revolves around the protagonist’s ability to see other people’s dreams and nightmares and one day, he meets a girl who comes from the land of dreams.

I’m slightly skeptical of how this will go because, to be frank, IOSYS hasn’t exactly been at the top of their game in their latest Touhou releases. A lot of their tracks are somewhat gimmicky and the last album that Anime Instrumentality reviewed, their Anime House Vol. 2 album, was utterly atrocious. Still, that they’ve gotten this gig is pretty interesting and I do hope to see some good melodies/tunes come out of it.

If anything’s for certain, the quality of the OP/ED will most definitely depend on the singers they can find. Some of their usuals just haven’t been able to cut it.

Etsuko Yakushimaru Reprises Her Role in Arakawa Under the Bridge's Second Season

Etsuko Yakushimaru, also known as the lead vocalist to the rock band Sōtaisei Riron, will be performing the opening to the second season of Arakawa Under the Bridge. This time, the title of the opening song is “COSMOS vs ALIEN” which falls in within Arakawa’s eccentric themes, but should make for a decent listen all around since Yakushimaru’s voice is pleasantly mesmerizing. For those looking forward to the music, the album will be released in November 17, 2010 and can be pre-ordered through CDJapan.

Source: Comic Natalie

K-ON!! Episode 14 Features New OP and ED Theme

With the release of episode 14, the K-ON!! anime now comes with a new intro and outro theme. “Utauyo!!MIRACLE” and “NO, Thank You!” replace “Go! Go! Maniac” and “Listen!!” respectively. As expected, Aki Toyosaki sings the introduction and Yoko Hisaka sings the ending theme like they have been from the start of the K-ON! franchise.

For a quick look at the new themes, the youtube videos are posted after the jump! [Read more…]

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