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  2. Ange

    LSD - Thunderclouds (Sia, Diplo, Labrynth).

    I was interested to read your article, thanks.
  3. Persona

    Favorite Anime OP!

    I really enjoyed seeing all of these openings! Some I've seen for the first time. I did jam out to a few of them. A couple threw me way back and that was a good feeling! But the one I enjoyed the most was the Gakuen one by @bluuenvy . Thanks for playing everyone! Envy, Please let me know what kind of doodle you'd like for me to draw! I will make it a decent size to use in your signature or as an avatar picture.
  4. ArchieKun

    Let's start off with a song.

    Yes forsure hangouts, or going out with others is great. So is making goals.
  5. KeilynLocke

    Amv

    Never made any AMVs, but I have some experience with programs like Adobe After Effects and Premier Pro. Had a course where I got to work with Pro Tools too. That was fun as hell.
  6. Beocat

    Uta no Prince Sama Legend Star

    Well, I think it's time I called it. This anime has officially gone from a strong reverse harem....to a Bromance. Yep, you read it right. Haru has become a side character in her own harem anime. Sad days I tell you, truly sad. This has been an observation from this season and the last. Considering it continued in this season, does not bode well for the series as a Reverse Harem. From a plot standpoint, it was far more enjoyable than the last season and focused mainly on STARISH and HEAVENS idols. Thankfully, the members of HEAVEN got a personality adjustment and were much more enjoyable to watch (they might've even seemed human!) but as usual, Haruka basically acted as a composition vending machine. "Give me a soulshaking song" he says. "Okay." She responds, then a few minutes later delivers, for example. For a reverse harem lead heroine, she has surprisingly few lines. In fact, the only "romance" that occurred was in the last few minutes of the final episode (it seemed like an afterthought, like "oh yeah. We should include her in something, shouldn't we?"). Her most frequent word was "okay" and even those words were few and far inbetween. How could she be demoted to a side character with zero personality?! It's all kinds of wrong! This anime almost entirely centered on the men and their evolving relationships with one another. It's a Bromance. In no way did Haru evolve or did their relationship with her evolve and reach new heights. v_v The ending opened up an avenue for a fifth season....if she's used as another vending machine, I'll probably drop it during that season. Still, I'm rating it five stars because it was at least enjoyable to watch, even if it failed at the very heart of what it is meant to do. Here's hoping the next season improves. ***An afterthought*** Some of the choreography on stage looked...odd. I really wish they had maybe toned down STARISH's choreography in the climatic concert. Some of their arms seemed to wave like a rag dolls arms might in a kid's clamped down arm.... Very odd and disconcerting...
  7. Decimo

    Rate the Anime Soundtrack Above You!

    Ahhhh, the first Persona opening I had the pleasure of listening to in the series. I still remember when I booted up Golden for the first time on my Vita. Marvelous. 9/10 Space Brothers - Ending 2 (Only link that has it in decent quality) ^ I absolutely adore this ending.
  8. Beocat

    Uta no Prince Sama Revolutions

    This particular season has a great many flaws. Before you watch this season, ask yourself - how many times can I hear the word 'Revolution' in one minute, nay, an entire 13 episode season, before I get annoyed?. Ask yourself that question and consider that if one character says it, the entire roomful of a dozen or more will parrot it back and this might happen multiple times in one episode. Remember too, that they say Revolution because I would suppose there is no Japanese equivalent...it doesn't always sound quite right. Another flaw introduced is in the excessive extra cast members introduced yet again to Haru, our main heroine. Harmony is good and all, but now there is simply too many faces, too many voices, too many people to squeeze in an effective showing over 13 episodes. Last season, we were given 5 more cast members. Now we are given another 7, with heavy focus on another group, and the core original group is halfway ignored. The newer additions of this and the last seasons seem to lack the charm of the original group, with more extreme negative personalities that take up most of the screen time it simply drags the show downhill. It is the perfect example of a show seeing something that might add some interest and diversity to a show and just extending it to the point that it becomes detrimental instead of beneficial. The core group is left to harmonizing between themselves and suddenly reappearing right at the end for the competition. Again, Haru watches from the sidelines. This season had a great deal of potential but just fell flat. The music was good, the harmonies were right up there, but Haru seemed to be forgotten in all of it. A few scenes focused in on her interactions in a meaningful and even caring way, but generally this season focused on pursuing the international spotlight, with Haru's heart being forgotten. I only hope the next season is better. I personally rated this as 3 stars because of the general lack of core ST⭐RISH group screentime, the extremely annoying Revolution parroting (I could barely continue it), and the excessive cast. I only hope in the future, this series will contract back to the core group and focus more on the relationships that develop as opposed to pelting fans with pretty boys that have bad attitudes.
  9. Beocat

    Uta no Prince Sama 2

    So, the second season of this harmonic reverse harem delivers much of the same sound, music, and graphics as the first season yet the plot takes a turn in a new direction. Whereas the first season focused mainly on the pursuit of Haru, this second season is more an introspective study of each of the men. Additionally, you have new members and new idols joining the cast. While I do enjoy the growth of the individual men of the group as they tackled things that were beyond their abilities, I felt Haru took a backseat through most of it. The season starts with Haru simply gifting each of the ST⭐RISH members a single song she wrote for each of them. From there, the men struggle to connect to their deeper selves, while writing lyrics and performing their duties for their agency. While Haru is there with them, she often does not act as the catalyst of their transformation. She is instead a spectator, on the other side of the window looking in. My personal favorite part of this season was Tokiya Ichinose's episode which showed more of a direction where I felt this season should have gone. It had emotion from both sides of the relationship and Haru was able to grow with him as opposed to simply witnessing his transformation. I also am an Ichinose fan so the fact that he had such a good focused episode was a real bonus. This is likely why I chose 8 stars instead of 7... I also felt this season departed from the first season in terms of comedy. The first season had comedy sprinkled across like peppering a sandwich before devouring it. The real meat of the show was a serious dramatic nature. This season however peppered the storyline much more liberally with comedy, with more serious parts being mixed in from time to time. It kept the show lighthearted but also diminished the mood from a serious struggle to more of a misadventure. All in all, it is still a good follow up from the first season and anyone who enjoyed the first will definitely love this second season.
  10. Beocat

    Uta no Prince Sama

    This first season of Uta no Prince-sama delivers quite the cast of handsome men weaving a harmony on the screen. First off, as a Reverse Harem, Uta no Prince-sama is certainly not hurting for men, and there are some strong undercurrents of desire that pump through this series veins. The story provides a fairly good introduction to the cast. Haru is a young woman who, inspired by Hayato Ichinose, applies for the school to become a composer, even though she doesn't even know how to read sheet music. The men all have their own reasons for joining, whether it be a family obligation, the desire to reach true stardom, the desire to recreate one's self, or whatever it may be. Add to that a few professors of eccentric backgrounds and you have quite the lively show. Add to that even the rule against idol and composer students dating...you have plenty of romantic tension to boot! From a Graphics perspective, the colors are bright, even outside of performances at times. In consideration of the "idol" pursuit, the colors make sense although Haru is the kind of girl who has no pupils. At first...I thought she was blind... >_> Yes, I know that's bad, but literally everyone, girls and guys, had pupils in their eyes! Apparently, this is just the style that they chose to draw her in. In a way, those pupil-less eyes actually do help in some ways with being able to project onto her character. She has emotions and responses, but it is certainly easier to project yourself onto her in the heat of the moment. So, while the graphical style can be somewhat of a detractant at times, it also carries certain advantages as well. From a Sound perspective, this anime delivers big. The songs are J-pop boy band all the way and can be quite addictive at times. Harmonizing is played up big throughout the series (and in subsequent seasons) so you can expect to hear many songs featuring various characters. All the songs are in Japanese with English subs (I believe it is a sub only show - not altogether uncommon for a Reverse Harem actually) so if you have trouble with keeping up with a show while reading subs, you are likely going to falter in following this one. From a Plot perspective, I believe that this particular season has the best plot of the entire series. While in school, the plot is focused on Haru and the various men getting to know one another through various assignments. A choice where she is required to pick just one is even forced upon her by the end of the season. You see the men first brush her off, then become pulled back in by her sincerity and her music, even while they struggle with their own demons and insecurities. She becomes the glue that binds them in a brotherhood. Without saying anything more specific to the plot, the focus on this inner circle and their developing feelings towards Haru made this particular season my absolute favorite. If you enjoy J-pop, K-pop, or music in anime, you won't be disappointed in this Reverse Harem. As far as Reverse Harems go, I would rate this first season a 10/10 based off of character development and focus. This season alone would be a good introduction even to Reverse Harems, if you are able to look past Haru's eyes... If you haven't seen this one yet, put it on your list!
  11. ArchieKun

    Anime and Otaku Rap Music

    I certainly is interesting music to be sure. I am not much into Rap even American perhaps especially American, but I did do a bit of digging, and like Jpop, and Kpop this genre is actually quite popular from what I've found.
  12. awesomedude20

    Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV

      (No trailer available.) Fifth series of Senki Zesshou Symphogear. Not yet aired. ~~~ XV Soundtrack ~~~   Watch Order: Symphogear Symphogear G Symphogear GX Symphogear AXZ Symphogear XV
  13. Neptvne

    BanG Dream! Garupa☆Pico

    Mini anime series featuring the girls from Girls Band Party. Source: MAL
  14. Neptvne

    Ongaku Shoujo

    There are eleven girls that consist the C-class Ongaku Shoujo idol unit under Pine Records. Despite generating red sales marks and not being very popular, Producer Ikebashi and the members are trying their very best to up their levels. Nevertheless, Ikebashi suggests recruiting a new member for Ongaku Shoujo; someone who can act as a catalyst for the success of the group. Thus, an audition was opened, leading to the soon-to-be legendary group's meeting to a girl named Hanako. Source: MAL News
  15. Starlight is a song and dance revue troupe loved throughout the world. Karen and Hikari make a promise with each other when they were young: one day, they'll stand on the Starlight stage together. Time passes, and now the girls are 16 years old. Karen is very enthusiastic about the lessons she takes every day, holding her promise close to her heart. Hikari has transferred schools and is now away from Karen. But the cogs of fate turn, and the two are destined to meet again. The girls and other Stage Girls will compete in a mysterious audition process to gain acceptance into the revue. Source: ANN
  16. awesomedude20

    Macross F

    Following a catastrophic war against a race of giants known as the Zentradi, humanity has escaped towards the center of the galaxy aboard a fleet of colonial vessels called the Macross Frontier. As the extraterrestrial threat is left further and further behind, life on Macross Frontier proceeds as usual. In the year 2059, a young mecha pilot trainee named Alto Saotome and his colleagues are preparing to perform an accompanying routine for the famous singer Sheryl Nome, who has come to Macross Frontier for a concert. During the performance, a biomechanical alien species known as the Vajra make a sudden appearance, breaking through the defensive perimeter surrounding the vessel and crash-landing near the concert venue, plunging the entire city into chaos. As the concertgoers evacuate, a young girl named Ranka Lee is left behind and gets targeted by the Vajra, but she is saved at the last minute by Alto. Following these events, the Strategic Military Services program notes Alto's skill in battle, resulting in his recruitment to combat the new alien threat. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
  17. leinwandname

    Favourite characters with an infectious smile?

    Haruho Harhuahara, mischievously lovely! Hinata's just melts hearts. When she smiles, you have too! And let's not forget Kiss Shot Acerola Orion Heart Under Blade's (aka Shinobu, and the iron-blooded, hot-blooded, cold-blooded vampire ) smile.
  18. awesomedude20

    Senki Zesshou Symphogear

    Senki Zesshou Symphogear. My favourite series of all time. Out of all 330+ anime I've seen, this one comes out on top. Why oh why, does this weird little musical sent down from the heavens by Micheal Bay himself, sit at the top as my favourite anime? Well, read the thing and see why. Spoilers ahead, not that it matters though. Not exactly a plot-heavy show, you can still enjoy it even if you know everything that happens. Story: 6/10 I'll be 100% blunt here, Symphogear's story is pretty crap. It has been done to death time and time again, the MC gets powers that they don't know how to use, then they get better at it, then a big villain appears that threatens the world, and in the end, the good guys win. But the thing is... this anime isn't about the story. It's about how damn cool it can get. So don't even consider this iffy story score, because in every other regard, Symphogear is quite good. The 6/10 is because on top of it's miraculously generic story, it does do a lot of cool things with its own lore, and relates a lot of stuff to mythology quite well. Characters: 9/10 This is where the show begins to shine through. You have a main cast consisting of a variety of tropes that, aside from the main character, don't get used a whole ton. The MC is the usual genki "gotta save people, never do harm" types, but a la Symphogear, it goes nuts and has her one-punch the friendship into things. Coupled with the sheer determination she puts out when the time requires it, despite being the most generic character, she's an easy one to love. The rest of the main cast consists of the cool, silent swordswoman type, who due to her upbringing and the tragic loss of her only friend, literally defines herself as nothing more than a sword, and is just as merciless and deadly. Her progression throughout the show as she gets to know Hibiki is a heartwarming one, and the way she acts is entirely believable. It was an easy trope to force, but they didn't and it wound up working wonders in creating just the right amount of drama for the show. The final character worth mentioning is the angry tsundere, but for once in the existence of all anime, it's a tsundere that has a VERY good reason to act that way. Her parents were killed and she was sold into child sex trafficking when she was young, for 6 whole years, before being rescued by the government. She later ran from them as well. Why? She doesn't trust adults anymore. Her horrific childhood entirely contributes to her lack of manners and quick temper, and overall was an excellent, though very dark, reason for her to act the way she does. Much like the sword, she too undergoes positive change after meeting the main character. Don't think the MC is some godsend though, a lot of the things she does, she doesn't do by herself, extremely suddenly. Most of the characters come to realizations by themselves, perhaps with some assistance from side characters here and there. The MC is more of the driving catalyst for the change. Overall, a 9/10 because despite being a pile of cliches, they work perfectly, and all have very specific roles to perform within the show, all of which are done very well. Always remember: Cliches are not bad, poorly used cliches are bad. Art & Animation: 7.5/10 This one is hard to accurately display with one number due to how I format these things. The art itself? It's pretty meh The animation itself? Well the action scenes are all fantastically well done, better than a lot of shows, however the non-action scenes are comically bad at times. I can honestly say that while the worst examples are REALLY bad, you can't help but just kinda laugh at them. So bad they're good, so to speak. And with the quality of the action scenes, it's rather hard to complain overall, especially considering that this is an action show. Making their action scenes look great while sacrificing random walking animation was a great move on their part, because they made the most important point of the show a serious positive. As for the art itself again though, a lot of backgrounds are actually really well done, with the exception of this one, which has shamelessly copy/pasted trees. Music & Sound: 8.5/10 As per being a music anime, it has good music. Really rather good music. In fact, they have Nana Mizuki as a leading voice actress. As well as Yuuki Aoi. And Ayahi Takagaki. (she has a degree in opera). My point is, this is a music anime filled with all-star voice actresses, two of which sing as a profession and are damn good at it, with the third being a ridiculously popular voice actress that commonly wins awards. Good music. Less rambling though, the musical aspect of Symphogear is not one that a lot of people expect off the bat of hearing that the characters sing as they fight. Many people imagine cutesy j-pop awkwardly overlaid on top of the action and they hiss and skitter away, then I have to drag them back again. BUT in reality, the music is far better than that. Not only is every song rather far from typical "pop" music, wherever you may source pop music from in the world, every single song is made specifically for the anime, with lyrics that tie into both the characters, their motivations, and events currently happening in the plot. Here's an example of a rock track, as well as it's accompanying lyrics. And that's just ONE example. Every character in the series has 2, maybe even 3 songs per season. And also just mentioning it, because people love that stuff, this is ENTIRELY the type of show to play its OP during the finale and it's the most hype thing. Really the only flaw with the music is that season 1 wasn't the greatest at putting the music into the fights. It more than did it's job, but there are examples where a character totally shouldn't be singing as well as they are. Yes, they do indeed stop characters from singing as the music continues if they get hit hard enough to knock the wind out of them for example, or if a character throws a hard punch, they'll scream the lyrics into the punch, and so on. They following seasons are much better at doing this, and it entirely becomes a non-issue. As for general sound effects, there's nothing overly fantastic, but they get the job done as well. Everything sounds as it should, all is well timed, no complaints there. Effectiveness: 9/10 Now THIS is why you watch Symphogear. No amount of simple explanations can quite get across just how great this show is at performing what it does. It's extremely aware that it's a dumb fun anime, and it's sticking with that till the bitter end. Simple story? Doesn't matter. Great characters? Only makes the hype flow better. Wonderful music and voice actors? Keep pilin' on the hype. Because Symphogear is an action show. And oh man, does it ever deliver effectively on that front. Even with a terrible budget, they realized their priorities and made the action scenes look amazing, and the amazing cast of voice actors put the passion necessary into the characters to really hit the epic moments home. Symphogear is a show, where you know EXACTLY how it's going to end, and what's going to happen throughout the plot. They are 100% going to beat up the villain and save the day. Would this normally be a problem? Yes. But not here. You won't be saying to yourself "ah man, I know they're gonna win already, what's the point?" because you'll be asking yourself "oh man, how hard are they gonna win next time?" and it's that question that will keep you glued because it does indeed deliver appropriately, consistently. Never watch Symphogear for its story. That's a dumb idea. You wouldn't watch Nichijou for it's plot, and you wouldn't say Death Note is terrible because of it's lack of comedy. You watch Nichijou to roll around laughing because that's what it was meant to do, and you watch Death Note for a serious supernatural mystery. Much like them, you watch Symphogear to watch a peppy teenager punch things so hard they burst into flames, when they entirely have no reason to burst into flames, they only burst into flames because it looks cool. Overall: 8/10 Honestly, I covered the biggest reason in Effectiveness, but I'll recap once more. Symphogear is a fun show. Nothing more, nothing less. If you expect anything that isn't a fun, over-the-top action show, then you're watching the wrong anime. It will deliver greatness to your eyeballs in the form of giant piles of hype, so long as you're in the mindset to accept that that's what the show is like.
  19. ItsSammy

    Panic! at the Disco: High Hopes

    I absolutely love this song/music video and I think you have broken it down very well, pointing out all the important symbolism and appreciate the great choreography as well because, honestly, it was truly beautiful.
  20. Optic

    Shirabe WP Small.png

    Best girl
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