The trials of editing

> 1:00 Persona 4
> 1:30 Persona 4
> 2:00 Persona 4
> 2:30 Persona 4
> 3:00 Persona 4
> 3:30 Persona 4
> 4:00 Open Vegas
> 4:30 Persona 4
> 5:00 Persona 4
> 5:30 Persona 4
> 6:00 Persona 4
> 6:30 Input show file
> 7:00 4chan
> 7:30 Persona 4
> 8:00 IRC
> 8:30 IRC
> 9:30 Close Vegas, watch anime, Persona 4
> 2:00-5:00 Homework
Next day > Edit
One week later > Forget to send to Dave

I’m copying Commie btw.

Anime OST: Code Geass

Code Geass R2 OST Cover

Title: Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion O.S.T & Code Geass Leleouch of the Rebellion R.2 O.S.T
Composer: Kotaro Nakagawa, and Hitomi Kuroishi.
Distributor: Victor Entertainment
Release Date: December 20, 2006 (Season One) to March 24, 2007 (Season 2)

The soundtrack of Code Geass reflects upon the shows setting with its formula of foreign influence and cultural tension between warring countries. The oppressive nobility of the Britannian Empire, and the pride of the oppressed Japanese. The character songs speak out their feelings, and the battle music is very well orchestrated to give the viewer the extra kick they need to be immersed.

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Happy Birthday Tatsuya Ishihara!

Today, July 31st, is the celebration of the birth of the man, known best in the anime industry for his animation direction in Kyoto Animation in works including Clannad (and After Story), Kanon, Air, the Suzumiya Haruhi franchise, and more, Tatsuya Ishihara. Today, Ishihara turns 45. His skill in anime directing has allowed the audience of its source material to grow, which has touched the hearts of thousands, made them laugh and cry, and had them on the edge of their seat. So here’s to you, Ishihara. Stay well and healthy, and continue doing a great job.

Cinematography: The Art of Anime

For decades, motion picture has been able to captivate its viewers in many ways. Color scheme, camera angles, character positions, character design, lighting, contrast, and movement, all make up cinematography. What that is is the art that motion picture utilizes to portray a deeper meaning to what you see on screen, without the use of words or narration, only using visual stimuli. What novels and books have over motion picture is the vast detail they can put into what makes up a single shot you may see in a video. Conversely, motion picture uses cinematography to portray deep meaning in ways the a novel could not otherwise tell. Over the years that anime has grown, many directors have been using this technique to make their series more creative and distinguished.

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Anime OST: Clannad

Clannad Original Soundtrack Cover

Title: CLANNAD Original Soundtrack
Composer: Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito, and Magome Togoshi.
Distributor: Key Sound Label
Release Date: August 13, 2004

The soundtrack of Clannad is one that faintly rings in our ears while we watch the characters in front of us grow and develop beyond belief and supports the characters and scenarios to the best of their potential. The songs of Clannad carry large significance, and with it act as reminders to the listener for past events and characters in the show. All the bases are covered with this soundtrack, from calm intermission, comedic to silly scenes, sustained suspense and action, and above all the dramatic and heartbreaking music.

Warning: Spoilers in track comments.
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Moe Crawlies

One of the best things that make up anime and manga is moe. Or more specifically, moe anthropomorphism. For example, plane models in Strike Witches or countries in Hetalia. They make them cute and lovable more than you could love it in its object form. What else could they possibly do?

This is Gokicha

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The Only Kind of AMV I Watch Sunday #2

Once again, more Steins;Gate. 😀
Maria Holic’s Kimi ni Mune Kyun parody.

This Is What Happens When We’re Bored

Continue reading to see something funny.
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Anime OST: Shiki [Full]

Shiki OST Cover

It’s been a while since the release of the Shiki Original Soundtrack Mini Album: Rogue, which gave us only a small preview of the entirety of the Shiki soundtrack, which I thought to be incredible.

Top Tracks

Track # Track Name Comment
#1 Day and Night Day and Night’s sharp and dissonant strings provide the chilling foundation and is complimented by the soft, whispering female vocals. Midway, the violin gives us the weeping and sorrowful tone, backed by more female vocals offsetting the tone with more chills.
#2 Eau de Vie The forceful start of Eau de Vie harshly pushes us into the dramatic and despondent tones of the strings that follow. The vocals, still present, offer us the chilling tones that we heard from Day and Night
#3 Pendulum Pendulum starts off immediately with the chanting of utterly bone-chilling childish vocals accompanied with small bell noises in the back, and then grows into a full orchestra of mixed voices following the same progression, accompanied with the dissonant female vocals that travel from left to right. The pounding drums and bass in the second half join in with the continued chanting giving off a stronger impact than the first half.
#5 Twilight Twilight eases into the chanting of young “la-ing,” that quickly transitions into the long and weeping violins which still carries an ominous tone.
#10 Dance of Death Dance of Death manages a light and lifting melody with the female hissing vocalization. The later half has more female vocalizations that emphasize dramatic moods.
#11 Silent Night Silent Night begins dark and quiet, loosely following the melody of Dance of Death, with dark and looming background noise, and contains new vocalizations including the previous one. About 50 seconds in, it breaks out into dischordant background noise and percussion, the sounds of giggling, bursting brass instruments in the far off distance, growling, and low bass male vocals.
#17 Echo Echo serves as the climactic end to the show which, to that end, uses the strong percussion in the background, led by the violin offering us a dramatic weeping tone begging to go on, while the vocals counterbalance it with it’s powerful and conclusive melody.
#19 Crimson Following the same chord progression as Dance of Death, Crimson uses only the piano in a light and whimsical fashion with an uplifting tone that carries little to no “creep” value that most of the songs carry.

The Only Kind of AMV I Watch Monday #1

Because female characters singing.