Music Performances in Sound! Euphonium

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The performance, usually the live performance is one of the most important moments in all music anime. If it’s good, it makes the characters feel more real and alive. If it skips the performance, it makes us wonder why it is a music anime in the first place.

Many music anime such as Stop This Sound, which I recently watched, have so much dialogue during the performance. As they play their instruments, the characters watching them play would make remarks like, “It’s very good. I feel like all the seasons have changed” or “oh my God they all play the impossible notes in sync even though it’s… well, impossible!!!” The remarks, to me, breaks the flow of the performance. I want to listen to the performance and let me catch it first hand how awesome or awful they play and how good they’ve become. But I can’t because other characters interrupt me and describe how they play to me.

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BanG Dream! Season 2 First Impressions Episode 1 – 3

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I enjoyed watching the first season of the anime so I thought, why not give its second season a watch too?

First up, the major change of the anime is its animation. They basically adapted the rhythm game animation which is the 3D animation to the anime. Honestly, it looks a bit weird at first. It’s quite surprising though because I did play the game a little bit and I was actually impressed with the animation. I thought it was smooth and sparkling. The game is just pretty to look at. Granted, the characters in the game don’t move that much compared to the anime so maybe that’s why it looks weird in the anime. It doesn’t take long for me to get used to this new style of animation so that’s good.

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Kiss Him, Not Me: Kae’s Obsession Towards Yaoi

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This series is about a horizontally challenged girl who is way too obsessed with the otaku culture especially yaoi. One day, her favourite character of an anime died which led her to a state of depression. She doesn’t go out of her room for a week and of course also doesn’t eat. After a week, she finally went out of her room and after she looks herself in the mirror, she finds out that she’s now HOT AS HELL. And so, that’s when the story starts.

I was actually attracted to this series when I heard that the main character transforms her appearance drastically because of her depression. I find it funny (I’m so sorry for those who are genuinely depressed). Now this series is mostly comedic and it relies almost entirely on the fact that Kae, the main character is obsessed with yaoi.

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Sakura Quest: Freesia English Lyrics

As the gentle wind blows through me
I feel so lonely
No one to talk to
May I rely on you?

We are running away from
Our mistakes and blunders
But we should learn and move forward

Our past, our selves, we all want to change
But we’re afraid it is all out of our range
(all of us might seem a bit too strange)

Thank you, for the, memories and all the light
I will always remember and hold them tight
Till the day we meet again
Hey now look!

All this while I’ve been telling you, the unspeakable feelings that I am going through
All this time I wanted so long, to become the person that is out of the norm
I can see myself, even though I didn’t believe it then
Thanks to you, I’m now in a place where I call it home

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SNAFU Opening Song Analysis

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Hey everyone! So today I’m going to examine the meaning behind the lyrics of the opening song of an anime called ‘My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected’. I will analyze the reasoning behind the lyrics and go deeper into it. I really love this series and I recommend all of you to watch it. Bear in mind most of the messages from the anime are very implicit so you have to observe carefully to really understand the story. Don’t expect too much though because I’m not really good at this. Just thought I’d try. Lel. If you want to watch the opening of this anime, you can watch it here.

*Major spoilers ahead*

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Tari Tari: A Realistic and Heartwarming Tale of Friendship

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Synopsis

These five students are in the same class and later on, the same club because of different reasons. Konatsu wants to create a vocal music club and asked her best friend Sawa to join her. Wakana is invited to join the club because of her musical talent. Taichi joins the club hesitantly after being challenged by Konatsu and Wein joins the club because… well, just because. Joining the club, they all slowly familiarize with each other and become closer. As close as a highschool friendship can go that is.

Review

For all its worth, I like really this anime because it depicts a pretty realistic highschool friendship. We all have passed this phase, having a group of friends which are pretty close but in reality, aren’t actually very close. We consider each other as friends only because we’re in the same class, or we’re in the same club, or we’re roommates. That’s pretty much what this anime is all about. So, these are the reasons why I like Tari Tari.

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Sound! Euphonium Review

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Synopsis

The story follows Oumae Kumiko who wants a new life in her new highschool. During middle school, her concert band got a ‘dud gold’ for the prefecture competition so she wants to forget about it and get away from it. However, her new friends in highschool insisted her on joining the school’s ‘helpless’ concert band and she joined the very thing she wanted to get away with full of hesitation.

Review

This is NOT another version of K-on… because let’s be real, after seeing the cover photo everyone thinks it’s just another KyoAni’s cutesy girl show. So did I. Until I actually watch the anime that is. Well to be honest, even if this anime is just another Moe show, I’d watch it anyway because of the beautiful animation.  But I have to say that this anime rocks hard as the primary focus is not on the Moe side.

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