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Anime music is amazing
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Posted 10/5/11
Clannad's soundtracks alone shit on anything mainstream today.


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Posted 10/5/11 , edited 10/5/11

kufirst wrote:

My favorites OSTs are Inuyasha, Samurai Champloo, Naruto Shippuden, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, House of Fives Leaves, Mushsishi and anything by Yoshimori Makoto (Baccano and Durarara).


we have the same favorite;)

LIke most of you I really pay attention to the background music . I may not be a music major but as far as I can remember music is a part of me and all different style thanks to my parents,so I automaticaly tune out the conversatiion and listen to the music.

I notice a few anime has excellent background music. From an amazing orchestra musical score ,to rock, to jazz , modern fusion
They are a work of art. But what make them stands out is that they are in harmony with the anime for example Durarara .I wish we get to meet those musician behind the soundtracts.


Right now from the Fall anime CR release, so far the anime that catches my attention is the slice of life anime Kimi to Boku...its very simple and its played acousticaly , uses an acoustic guitar a lot for the mood of the moment.abit of jazz riff here and there.Its very simple but thats only from episode 1 .I will see if they have more variety
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I think it's down to the effort and the composition, I'm sure the "modern" cartoon making philosophy in the states is based more around selling action figures than original soundtracks.

That said a movie's soundtrack is going to have an awesome impact, some tracks from Jurassic Park, LoTR and other big names instil memories of the events they were placed at when I listen to them, in contrast TV shows (namely sitcoms and whatnot) don't really need much more than a jingle every now and then.

I think the broadness of Anime in terms of it's many genre's and mixes owes to it's musical diversity - as well as the opening theme's and ending's designed to advertise a band's single or milk some cash from the voice-actors in the show.

If a scene was good, and the music was good, then listening to the music should instill the memories of that scene and give you the corresponding emotion, I'm sure most people who've played until the end of the first disc of FFVII know what the music was played sounded like, or people who've seen Clannad After Story will remember the scene where The Place Where Wishes Come True II was played.

Of course i'm only scratching at the surface here, I'm just saying that music is something that can enhance memories of great things that happen in all kinds of media.
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Posted 10/5/11 , edited 10/5/11

suzzanuzza wrote:

Almost every anime I've seen has a huge soundtrack full of beautifully composed music. In fact some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard has been in anime.


If you are just looking at openings and endings then yes they do sound better because they are made completely apart from the anime (mostly). A large amount of the OP/Eds used are just popular songs from Japanese artists that kind of fit the tone of the anime. Personally this tics me off. I hate when the song that is meant to get me pumped about a show I'm about to watch doesn't really have anything to do with it lyrically.

Now if your counting music in the anime then my guess is you haven't watched too much anime because a large amount of in show music is crappy midi and synth music that is just looped. Or one (maybe two) really well done songs that they loop through out the entire show.
I'm not trying to completely dump on music in anime because there are many titles that sound very good, but for the most part they are starting to be come the exception and not the rule.
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Posted 10/5/11 , edited 10/5/11

Lemurengineer wrote:

I think it's down to the effort and the composition, I'm sure the "modern" cartoon making philosophy in the states is based more around selling action figures than original soundtracks.

That said a movie's soundtrack is going to have an awesome impact, some tracks from Jurassic Park, LoTR and other big names instil memories of the events they were placed at when I listen to them, in contrast TV shows (namely sitcoms and whatnot) don't really need much more than a jingle every now and then.

I think the broadness of Anime in terms of it's many genre's and mixes owes to it's musical diversity - as well as the opening theme's and ending's designed to advertise a band's single or milk some cash from the voice-actors in the show.

If a scene was good, and the music was good, then listening to the music should instill the memories of that scene and give you the corresponding emotion, I'm sure most people who've played until the end of the first disc of FFVII know what the music was played sounded like, or people who've seen Clannad After Story will remember the scene where The Place Where Wishes Come True II was played.

Of course i'm only scratching at the surface here, I'm just saying that music is something that can enhance memories of great things that happen in all kinds of media.


Wow I totally agree!

When I listen to the Clannad soundtrack it really brings me back to the show and fills me with a lot of the emotion I experienced while watching it.

Well said. Well said indeed!
Posted 10/5/11
Anime is like an art form to Japanese. It's only natural that they would try their best to create awesome soundtracks. Clannad's music is just beautiful along with a lot of other series.

A non-anime soundtrack that was really well done to me was Avatar: The last Airbender. I love the music in avatar But otherwise there aren't really any other American cartoons that have as good soundtracks.
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