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Posted 1/29/14
I have a band suggestion, although this would not be enough to cover an episode, you should try checking out Livetune.
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Posted 1/30/14 , edited 1/30/14
Looking forward to Wonder Momo~ That game was hell...
It's crazy to see this on a poster.


I have some music recommendations!

Spyair is a Japanese rock band, and their songs are hit and miss, but they have some amazing tracks worth listening to. They follow the common trend of adding English lyrics, although their use of English is a lot tamer than bands like One OK Rock. My personal favorite song of theirs is 'Genjyou Destruction.'

A Korean singer named J-Min is rather popular in Japan. Her songs transition between calm relaxing vocals, and rock-based choruses. My favorite song by J-Min is titled 'Stand Up' which was part of the OST of 'To The Beautiful You' A popular drama.


Music's pretty hard to recommend >< Most of my Japanese/Korean music knowledge comes from the Gaijin Rock Podcast... sooo... you probably know all my favorites XD

Back to anime recommendations, there isn't too much music themed anime... the best have been suggested.
I guess FLCL would count, but it is crazy! It's definitely worth a watch. It's quite a well known anime though so you may have seen it?

Speaking of well known anime, have you seen 'ToraDora'? It's one of the big romance-themed anime up there with Clannad. Honestly, the way the anime transitions into the ED theme is enough to warrant a watch~

I'd say the greatest romance anime is 'Honey and Clover.'
It has a strange name (and a stranger intro) but it is a rather simple concept.
Honey and Clover follows three young men and two similarly aged women as they progress through life. They are all students at an Art College in Tokyo, and this is a big plot point throughout the series, however the story eventually moves on as the characters graduate and enter the working world.
What is especially great about Honey and Clover is the progression of time. Years pass, and it is evident~ Characters grow taller, change hairstyle, and become more mature than they once were. If you are looking for an anime you can invest time into, this is perfect. 38 episodes long, and worth every minute~ :P

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Posted 1/30/14
Hey guys, check out RADWIMPS. Japanese light rock/experimental group.
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Posted 1/30/14

Broshmosh wrote:

Hey guys, check out RADWIMPS. Japanese light rock/experimental group.


Ooh, I love RADWIMPS~ I found them because of that old ToraDora AMV that was going around a few years ago.
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Posted 1/30/14 , edited 1/30/14

TakafumiSakagami wrote:

Ooh, I love RADWIMPS~ I found them because of that old ToraDora AMV that was going around a few years ago.


I found them from a Phoenix Wright 3 fan-made animation about Godot I don't listen to them often but I like most of their songs.
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Posted 1/30/14
Music?

UVERworld and One Ok Rock are just great, okay?
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Posted 1/30/14 , edited 1/30/14
If you're thinking about talking about music that's popular in Japan right now, idol groups still are the most popular. I was in Japan from august last year until three weeks ago, and it's amazing how popular groups like AKB-48, EXILE and Smap are.
Some rock bands like Spyair, Radwimps and Nothing Is Set In Stone are also pretty much popular, at least more popular than rock music is in Europe.

I played in a band with some friends for a while and we covered songs by bands like Ellegarden and One Ok Rock, so I think they're also kind of well known bands.
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Posted 2/3/14
are they the guys who did "Last Night, Good Night" or whatever it was called? That track is amazing
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Posted 2/3/14
Big into Spyair, would love to support them, might happen who knows ;)

Ellegarden and ONE OK ROCK are two of my favourite J-rock bands, I covered a few of my favourite albums of last year here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etE1BTaCkSE
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Posted 2/3/14
Anything Japanese? Then how about Aokigahara forest near the base of Mt. Fuji? It's the nation's most popular suicide spot. People from all around the country go there when they're considering suicide (mainly due to problems adapting to societal norms) and spend days camping before either leaving or taking away their own lives. The body count has gone up to as much as over 100 a year. I've never heard of anything of the sort anywhere else in the world (not in that magnitude, that is), there are even signs encouraging people to reconsider their actions.

Here's a documentary with an inside look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FDSdg09df8
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