Catching up on Fall Anime 2012
Summer has come and gone. I even skipped the seasonal first impressions post as I wasn’t really excited with the shows that aired over the Summer season. The Autumn anime offerings though, are the complete opposite. The new season is very much in full swing as all the shows in the Fall schedule have already aired. I must say that it is rare for me to pick more than a handful of shows to watch after checking out those on my ‘Before Airing List’ in any given season. More often than not, I tend to drop several shows from the initial preview list. Well, I surprise myself this time by not dropping anything outright (perhaps just one). That’s not to say I follow each one of shows as they air. It’s just a matter of re-shuffling the priority according to my anticipation and excitement level of the series that I’ve seen so far. So then, what’s on my before and after ‘Watch List’? Check them out below.
It has been a long while since I posted anything anime related on tBPII. However, a little while back, I did a small preview on my tumblr blog of what I elected to put on my 2012 Spring Anime check-out list. I thought it’d be good to post it here. Well, after watching the 1st episodes from the said list that has already aired (with the exception of Hyouka), you can bet there are changes on what I finally pick for my Spring anime viewing line-up.
Edited [16-Apr]: Audio for “Hiiro no Kakera OP – Nee” by Maiko Fujita is now included.
More After The J U M P
I did a similar ani-music compilation like this a while back and here I am with another fresh selection of tracks that I deemed as music to lighten the mood and ease one’s frenzied mind into a relaxing mode after a hard day’s slog. As before, I pick 10 tracks and each of them are from an anime soundtrack, composed by various composers. Of course, it is only natural that they are the ones I find enjoyable as stand alone pieces. My idea of music to wind down to, are devoid of anything raunchy or loud and it is reflected in the pieces I have chosen for this post. This tired mind likes to savour, quiet pleasant moments sprinkled with light notes of pick-me -ups. There’s a couple of decent old favourites but most are from fairly recent releases that are on my OST playlist.
So then, let the music speaks for itself… Press to play after the cut
Gundam 00 Movie ‘A wakening of the Trailblazer‘ premieres in theaters across Japan this Sat i.e. Sept-18. So it’s perfect timing for the release of UVERworld‘s latest single titled ‘Qualia‘. That’s because the single’s title track is the featured outro theme for the said movie. ‘Qualia’ is also UVERworld’s 16th single to date.
I haven’t had time to cover op/ed singles releases like I used to and the August ani-singles batch hasn’t got anything that really caught my ear except those that I’ve already touched on. But if ‘music be the food of life’ than I really can’t let these two recent singles pass under tBP’s music radar (lol). TV anime Shiki’s OP/ED songs are contenders for my favourite intro and outro songs from the Summer anime season. On top of that, Shiki is currently my favourite summer ani-series.
::SHIKI OP SINGLE – KUCHIZUKE::
More Shiki Music This Way…
Debut single release from Rayflower featuring the intro and outro themes to anime series ‘Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru.’
CD Title: Uragiri no Nai Sekai Made／Aoi Ito
Release Date: 26-may-2010