[LYRICS] Kanamemo OP Single – Kimi he to Tsunagu Kokoro

27 10 2010

Track List
1. 君へとつなぐココロ (Kimi he to Tsunagu Kokoro – My Heart Connects with You)
2. WAKE ME UP (^_-)b!
3. 君へとつなぐココロ (off vocal ver.)
4. WAKE ME UP (^_-)b! (off vocal ver.)

And going back on track, next series is Kanamemo. For some reason I did romaji for the ED waaay back when the series aired, so.. yeah. After this is the character song album, then TL the OP single, then done.
“Kimi he to Tsunagu Kokoro” translates more literally to something like “the heart that connects towards you”, but that makes for a bad song title. -w-
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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (spoilers)

17 10 2009

Onee-chan, ano ne...TM8 originally wasn’t on my summer watch list, until my friend Veng recommended to me (thanks for that, btw :D). It ended up being a really good show, with some nice, slow-paced realistic drama. When I saw the image for it over at MAL, I thought it would be some sort of fast-paced action show, but it was the opposite.

TM8’s premise is the possibility of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake happening in Tokyo. In TM8, Mirai and her brother Yuuki end up going to Odaiba for a convention. Yuuki has to go to the bathroom, so Mirai waits outside for him. In that while, the ground suddenly begins to shake and buildings start to crumble. With the help of Mari, Mirai eventually manages to reunite with Yuuki, and their new focus is to get home. Along the way, they go through many dangerous situations as the tremors continue.

Mirai is cute, and while her character development was very predictable, it was still really heartwarming. Mari is great, and I can’t imagine the story without her. Despite worrying about her daughter back home, she is dedicated to helping Mirai and Yuuki return home. And lastly, Yuuki… you could tell that his death was coming for a long while. It wasn’t a surprise or anything, nor did it hurt… until the final episode, when Mirai found her parents and they were all crying together. It was great how he was always so optimistic, and helped both Mirai and Mari have the will to keep going. I thought the whole Yuuki appearing to Mirai was kind of unrealistic, even if it was Mirai’s imagination, but I can see that it was necessary, otherwise Mirai wouldn’t want to meet her parents again.

I’m a big fan of noitaminA stuff, and this series really appealed to me as well. The plot moves almost like slice-of-life, and yet there’s always enough suspense to keep you going. The character art is simplistic, and doesn’t distract you from the story. The backgrounds are very detailed regardless, to add to the realism.

TM8 had great music. abingdon boys school sings the opening theme 「キミノウタ」 which suits the mood nicely. It’s a good song, too. The OP animation is simply monotone photos of what Tokyo could potentially look like in the event of such a disaster. The ending theme, 「M\elody」 by Tsuji Shion is also really nice. It contrasts the drama by being cheerful, and yet it makes you worry about what will happen to the trio. The animation also involves photos, but they’re of the main characters just going about their lives. It was especially powerful after the final episode, after knowing everything they’ve gone through and Yuuki’s death.

Overall, I gave TM8 an 8/10.

[LYRICS] Umi Monogatari ED Single – Toumei na Inori

29 08 2009

Track List
1 : 透明な祈り (Toumei na Inori)
2 : 星達の午後 (Hoshitachi no Gogo)
3 : 透明な祈り〜pure prayer version〜 (Toumei na Inori ~pure prayer version~)
4 : 透明な祈り〜instrumental〜
5 : 星達の午後〜instrumental〜
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[LYRICS] Kanamemo ED Single – YAHHO!!

29 08 2009

Track List
1. YAHHO!!
2. daisy
3. YAHHO!! (off vocal ver.)
4. daisy (off vocal ver.)

moe moe moeeeeeeee

Oct 26/10: Both tracks revised & translated.
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[LYRICS] Taishou Yakyuu Musume. OP Single – Romantic Strike.

6 08 2009

Taishou Yakyuu Musume. OP Single - Romatic Strike. [cover]
Track List
01. 浪漫ちっくストライク。(roumanchikku sutoraiku.; Romantic Strike.)
02. キミとJUMPING (Kimi to JUMPING)
03. 浪漫ちっくストライク。 [instrumental]
04. キミとJUMPING [instrumental]

Hit “read the rest” for full lyrics.
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[LYRICS] Umi Monogatari OP Single – violet

1 08 2009

Umi Monogatari OP Single - violet [cover]
Track List
1. violet
2. 時の華 (Toki no Hana)
3. 宝石 (Houseki)
4. violet (instrumental)
5. 時の華 (instrumental)
6. 宝石 (instrumental)

Umi Monogatari is a cute series.

Hit “read the rest” for lyrics.
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Revival – Summer 2009

7 06 2009

Yes, I’m finally reviving this blog for the summer season. :D;

It’s still too early to be able to tell which series will be good, and which ones not so good, but for now:

Umineko no Naku Koro ni – hell yes.
Spice and Wolf II – Horo was moe to the max in the OVA. It was kind of strange at first, but tsundere is fine too.
Hetalia Axis Powers 2 – beyond epic.
Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – even more Zetsubou Sensei? I don’t think this’ll ever end, but I’m fine with that.

Other stuff that I’m going to end up watching even though I have no idea what they’re about; just because the pictures look pretty:

Aoi Hana (JCS lol)
CANAAN (cause everyone else is talking about it)
Taishou Yakyuu Musume (JCS lol – but I do wonder, how come there’s so many baseball anime?)
Winter Sonata (it’s been on my PTW for ages, though only remembered it now)
Bakemonogatari (SHAFT lol)
Sora no Manimani (no idea what this is.. telescopes?)
Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou (no idea what this is)
Umi Monogatari (no idea)
Kanamemo (no idea)
Geijutsuka Art Design Class (it’s like Hidamari Sketch but less moe?)
Princess Lover! (no idea)
Seitokai no Ichizon (no idea)