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Hi there, just wanted to make an observations, i started watching anime about a year ago, I have learned to really enjoy stories and genres. One thing i notice in regards to theme music, they generally don't use harmonies. Does anyone know why that is?

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You have to realize that style and music theory of Japan is different compared to what our Western ears are used to hearing.
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watch more animes, maybe you'll hear fur elise used one day...

also bach is used btw, plenty of classical musics with harmonies will be used to... satisfies your needs to harmonic music

you can also perhaps watch animes with an emphasis on songs... say the macross series we all know singing is space is possible right? (lol jokes aside)

or ef has pretty good music in the story although not intricate it is in there

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Ya I have seen some anime's with harmonies just not many, seen ef great series.





AnimeKami wrote:

watch more animes, maybe you'll hear fur elise used one day...

also bach is used btw, plenty of classical musics with harmonies will be used to... satisfies your needs to harmonic music

you can also perhaps watch animes with an emphasis on songs... say the macross series we all know singing is space is possible right? (lol jokes aside)

or ef has pretty good music in the story although not intricate it is in there



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uhhhh i dunno but how about the music in Durarara? ...this topic just instantly brought that show up in my head
(their background music is the closest i guess...tho it got boring and i only finished half of the series)
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the opening music from Tari Tari's good it's called "Dreamer" by AiRI

also ones by the Ali project (from the anime Another, The book of bantorra)
also ones from Toradora! So many songs i like
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there's a series that is called: La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~ and La Corda D'Oro ~secondo Passo~ this anime series has a wonderful story and very soothing music I simply love this series is one of my favorites
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Because a simple melody is more effective and memorable.

Plus, even considering how good some anime soundtracks are, the composers probably don't have a whole lot of time to sit around writing ornate harmonies for every melody or motif in each song.

P.S. There are a gazillion other threads already dedicated to music in anime. I'm just too lazy to link them.
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the opening theme song for spice and wolf the first season
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Posted 11/20/12 , edited 11/20/12
I don't care that they don't its nice to hear something new instead of only this *west* type of music When I first heard music from Korea/Japan/china I was right away addicted to the music, its something a whole different than the music that I'm used to. I don't mind them ever changing anything about this, it's what makes the music unique, imo.

Almost every anime that I have watched, I have liked the music, even the bad ones, they never really miss the spot when making the music to the anime's, love it :P
I'll give one example, one catchy song, you wont get it out of your head if you just listen to it twice xD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieQ1rAIjzXc

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Posted 11/20/12 , edited 11/20/12
I'm a huge fan of Yuki Kajiura (FictionJuction is her group), Yoko Kanno, Ali Project.

However at not sure, a lot anime music seems to harmonize to me? Can you give more details / example?
Are you meaning why there less layered vocals?

A lot of anime intro's are more to launch a new upcoming / popular music artists vs music to actually match the series.
Gundam comes to mind.
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I like dusk maiden of amnesia theme music
Posted 11/20/12 , edited 11/20/12

xhairy wrote:

the opening theme song for spice and wolf the first season


Exactly what I was thinking. Hauntingly beautiful harmonies there.
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Bleaches first opening <3 it
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