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Post Reply Is it just me....or is all the music for Anime the same these days?
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I think it is more a question of composer than anything else. I don't deny, however, that a very popular theme will have elements borrowed fprm it. But a couple of ED themes with the Seiyus singing the closing.

Konosuba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBmigxm8fu8

AKB0048 (No Name is their idol group name.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPF08R4CBOg
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Welp, now I can't listen to Basket Case ever again.

As for the topic itself, it's to be expected that many openings are of the same genre since studios would pick what's popular and safe; music that's familiar to their fans.

That might be why, no matter what one would think about the show itself, Jojo ED songs are always praised.

Because really, who could ever hate Roundabout?
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Posted 5/20/16

smaudet2 wrote:

It feels like every song I hear has the same damn repetition of chords, is in the same key, etc...

Is there any merit to this? Or am I just going crazy.... >_>


I don't believe so.

If you listen very closely, they all have different styles, even if the music is not to your liking. Looking for which composer is working on the anime soundtrack can help you detect the difference in sound.

Also, if you have spent many years studying and playing music like I have, then you'll know the differences, lol.
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In some cases it is actually true. Musical groups can switch from series and use the exact same musical themes, such as the case with the group that did some music for the Fate series and Aldnoah.Zero. As far as sounding similar with copycat notes, it isn't all that bad. I have noticed recurring notes for shows like Shomin sample with new shows like Sansha Sanyou and Anne Happy.
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Posted 5/21/16


He could be non Japanese speaking and it all sounds the same to him.
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Posted 5/21/16
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Posted 5/21/16


Pretty much this.

Stand up to the Victory from V Gundam
Boys and Girls from Reborn!

Same cords...
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Posted 5/21/16 , edited 5/21/16
Some do sound similar because, as someone already mentioned, they use VAs as groups or a certain VA solo.

Otherwise...well...it depends on the show. They don't all sound alike.
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Posted 5/21/16
Personally, I haven't noticed that at all.
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Posted 5/21/16

GreenBubbleGum wrote:

Personally, I haven't noticed that at all.

they are similar, but in a different way...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibPCLMH1NM4

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Posted 5/21/16
sometimes they can sound the same other times they don't! terraformers has two theme songs two both metal and rock? why I don't know and Kiznaiver song has a sounds very unique sound
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horrorshow77 wrote:

sometimes they can sound the same other times they don't! terraformers has two theme songs two both metal and rock? why I don't know and Kiznaiver song has a sounds very unique sound


I don't think there is any commonality or sound the same to anime music. There are some serious big names in the industry. Maybe some genre's sound the same, the more generic shows...

Kiznaiver and Boom Boom Satellites? They are a group that goes back a VERY long time. The instant that first OP started, I knew who they were. Only that group can sound like that. Then you get into musical superstars like Kalafina with Aldnoah Zero and Madoka Magicka? Aldnoah was a musical masterpiece for battle scenes and everything.

Shall I dare say Attack on Titan?
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Posted 5/22/16
I think it's just you buddy
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uh, noooooo?

Re:Zero OP:
Redo by Konomi Suzuki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L02Zsr9Quc

HaruChika OP:
Niji wo Ametara by fhána
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PT_m92yFf8

Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX OP:
Exterminate by Nana Mizuki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htmjxz81BxM

Joukamachi no Dandelion OP:
Ring Ring Rainbow!! by YuiKaori
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuN7rQQvXm4
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Posted 5/25/16
There was me thinking that the OP's & ED's for the Anime I'm watching are all really great!
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Posted 5/26/16
Rewatching the 1st season of The Asterisk War I was reminded how great the ED was.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNyuwT13fz4
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