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:

Aquarion EVOL Vocal Collection, @New Dimension, Released July 25

The Aquarion franchise, an anime set in the future involving teenagers whose hormones power giant robots, has been known for excellent music with a soundtrack composed by Yoko Kanno who works on not only the score, but the OP/ED themes sung by AKINO.  For those who’ve really enjoyed this collaboration of Kanno’s music and AKINO’s vocals, along with many others who’ve worked on the Aquarion franchise, will see a vocal album set to be released on July 25.

This album will feature longtime favorite pieces like the original “Sousei no Aquarion” (see below), as well as songs from the second season like the momentous “Gekkou Symphonia” from the Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai Ni Shou single which included her brother, a part of the bless4 singing group.

Those who are looking forward to the album can preorder it still at CDJapan.

Also, if you’ve been enjoying Aquarion EVOL, we have posted a review of Aquarion EVOL’s soundtrack over on the blog, and it’s definitely worth checking out, not least because of the sheer variety that’s on display as well as the way she revisits some of the older tracks from the first Aquarion installment. [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.

Yoko Kanno/Shinichiro Watanabe’s Jazzy Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope Begins + Soundtrack Info

For those of you who have been eagerly waiting, the first episode of Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope has been released. Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe with music taken from classic jazz albums, along with works by composer Yoko Kanno, Sakamichi no Apollon follows the story of a transfer student, Kaoru, a chance meeting with the school delinquent Sentaro, and how that eventually draws him into the world of jazz.

In our coverage of the anime, we will not only go over the plot points, but will also go into detail regarding the jazz pieces featured in the anime as well as put the pieces within the historical context of jazz as a whole. So for those who want to follow our episodic posts, you can use the episodic category.

Also, the soundtrack for Sakamichi no Apollon will be released on April 25, 2012 and can be pre-ordered through CDJapan. There’s also a collection of jazz pieces that have been compiled together. That disc was released in 2009 and can also be ordered through CDJapan.

Bakemonogatari Full Soundtrack To Be Released in December

For a lot of us, Bakemonogatari was an anime that was high on the charm and presented with it a lot of excellent music. If you are like us in any way, songs like “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari,” “Staple Stable,” and “Renai Circulation” will live long in our consciousness. The same can be said for Satoru Kousaki’s Bakemonogatari soundtrack, which features his usual atmospheric tones along with minimalistic piano melodies. The problem? None of them have been compiled on a CD… until now.

Finally, Aniplex has gotten their act together and have made a belated release of Bakemonogatari’s soundtrack compiled alongside the opening and ending themes we love so much. The entire package is spread across two discs and will be released on December 21, 2011. Those of you interested in ordering the soundtrack can do so through CDJapan or Play-Asia.

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.

Kara no Kyokai Original Soundtrack Secures Release Date

When the Kara no Kyokai DVDs and Blu-Rays were released, most of them came equipped with soundtrack discs from each of the movies. But because of that release, a standalone soundtrack release seemed to be out of the picture… until now!

On March 2, 2011, Yuki Kajiura’s score for the Kara no Kyoukai movies will be bundled in a 2-disc soundtrack package featuring the music from all of the movies. Though no tracklist has been laid out, what is probable is that none of the Kalafina ending songs are likely to be making an appearance. Those who want to pre-order the soundtrack can do so through CDJapan.

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