Rock Out with Fairy Tail: Houou no Miko Movie Soundtrack Release

Fairy Tail has managed to capitalize on its popularity through an anime series that has kept audiences riveted and now, a movie titled Fairy Tail: Houou no Miko. One of the hallmarks of this franchise has to be the Fairy Tail musical soundtrack, which features the blend of Celtic music and rock, all put together by the talented composer Yasuharu Takanashi.  The music certainly goes a long way in capturing the more badass moments the anime brings to the fore and also bestows a sense of grand adventure throughout.

Fairy Tail’s movie looks to continue the adventures of the team and revolves around a priestess named Eclair.  If there are any certainties, you can look forward to a lot of action, excitement, and good music.  The soundtrack will be released next week on August 15 amd can be preordered from CDJapan if the music from the anime series really caught your ear with its Celtic majesticness.  The trailer for the Fairy Tail movie can be seen below:

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita’s Oddball Opening Theme Real World by nano.RIPE Released July 25

One of the more oddball anime to come out this season, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Humanity has Declined) features a very strange opening title “Real World” by the group nano.RIPE that features hypnotizing dance movements.  The song itself is a bit on the shrill side, but nevertheless has an unmistakably upbeat air that’s energetic. When you look at the energy that’s on display here, the song is very much at odds with the premise of the show itself which is about the slow stagnation and decline of mankind.

This wouldn’t be nano.RIPE’s first anime song release. Nano.RIPE, a group made up of Kimiko on vocals and Sasaki Jun on guitar, debuted with the opening theme to Hanasaku Iroha. From there, they’ve moved on to Sankarea before working on the opening theme “Real World” for Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita. You can check out the opening theme in the video located towards the bottom.

For people who do enjoy the song and don’t mind the mismatch between the upbeat energy and the show’s premise, the single will be released on July 25 and can be pre-ordered off of CDJapan. [Read more…]

Nisemonogatari’s Platinum Disco and Soundtrack Gets Released July 25

One of the more memorable moments about watching Nisemonogatari was seeing Yuka Iguchi, who plays the role of Tsukihi Araragi sing the insanely catchy “Platinum Disco.”  The song accompanied a very enthralling dance sequence that definitely made “Platinum Disco” all the more enjoyable.

Like most of the other Bakemonogatari/Nisemonogatari themes like “Staple Stable” and “Renai Circulation,” the music was composed by Satoru Kousaki (who also composed the Bakemonogatari soundtrack) and the lyrics were written by meg rock.

This disc also contains more of Nisemonogatari’s soundtrack (also composed by Satoru Kousaki).  Unfortunately, the entire package is such that the you have to purchase the Nisemonogatari DVD or Blu-rays to be able to obtain this latest music.  But if you have some spare cash and don’t mind purchasing this completed bundle, you can do so through CDJapan.

On the off-chance that you have not seen the “Platinum Disco” dance, you can check it out here (granted, with a live human performing the dance): [Read more…]

Kuricorder Quartet’s Tsuritama Anime Soundtrack Surfaces July 25

Tsuritama, the noitaminA anime that somehow managed to take the story of the socially inept Yuki’s encounter with Haru, an alien, and combine it with a fishing trip and a save-the-world scenario, will be getting a soundtrack release that’s set for next week, July 25, 2012.  Those who kept track of the Tsuritama anime’s music might have noticed that the Kuricorder Quartet collaboratively helmed the soundtrack and filled the anime with some light-hearted, whimsical anime music.

The Kuricorder Quartet is made up of members Misaki Kurihara, Kenji Kondo, Takero Sekizima, and Yoshiyuki Kawaguchi and are known to specialize entirely in the recorder.  This group has done music for quite a few notable anime including the soundtracks to Azumanga Daioh as well as the theme song to Allison and Lillia.

With luck, we will be able to review this album in a week or so.  For those who are impatient and are looking to get a pre-order in, you can do so through CDJapan.

Kalafina’s Latest Single, Moonfesta, Sees July 18 Release

Although it won’t be for an anime series, Kalafina, the group founded by anime composer Yuki Kajiura, will be releasing their latest single tomorrow on July 18.  The single, titled Moonfesta, is for a music program on the NHK channel called Minna no Uta and will be targeted towards kids.

For Kalafina, this will be their second single released in 2012, following in the footsteps of To the beginning, the opening theme to Fate/Zero.  This already makes it twice as many singles as they released back in 2011.  Kalafina, currently made up of singers Keiko, Wakana, and Hikaru, had their beginnings in singing the hauntingly beautiful theme songs to Kara no Kyoukai and have gone on to perform at live concerts in the United States at venues such as Anime Expo.

Preorders for Moonfesta can be had on CDJapan.

Platina Jazz ~Anime Standards Vol.3~ Released February 8, 2012

If you were to read our reviews, you’ll find that we have been taken in by Rasmus Faber and his team’s jazz arrangements of popular anime themes, namely, through the albums Platina Jazz ~Anime Standards Vol. 1~ and Platina Jazz ~Anime Standards Vol. 2~. The project seemed like a curiosity the first time we heard about it, but credit goes to Mr. Faber for delivering such excellent results.

So with that in mind, we’re delighted to announce that the Platina Jazz series still continues with the release of Volume 3 on February 8, 2012. The tracklist features such themes from series as Clannad, Trigun, Spice and Wolf, and Wolf’s Rain. A preview of one of the pieces, “half” from Rurouni Kenshin has been posted to the Platina Jazz Youtube page and is featured below. People looking to preorder the album can do so at CDJapan.

A Second Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt Soundtrack In the Works

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt’s soundtrack has really been a hit with a lot of fans who really enjoyed the electronica, R&B, and house music that was on display through TCY Force, ☆Taku Takahashi, and Teddyloid’s music. And for those who were disappointed with a few tracks being left out on the original soundtrack should rejoice! On July 20, 2011, you can expect a release of the Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Original Soundtrack 2!

Though we didn’t really enjoy the music so much, evidenced in our review, the fact that the first soundtrack sold so well is evidence that many people did. So if you’re looking for more of the same, be sure to pre-order your copy at CDJapan.

K-ON!! Vol. 2 Anime Soundtrack Release Date Set

For those of you who’ve been having a blast listening to volume 1 of the K-ON!! Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack to the second season of the K-ON! anime, the second volume’s release date has been set. The CD will be out in stores on October 6, 2010. You can order the soundtrack on CDJapan.

Like with the previous album, volume 2 will continue to present Hajime Hyakkoku’s light-hearted compositions from the K-ON! anime series. Whether the album will come with a character song or two like the first volume did is unknown for now.

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