Anime Scenery

Anime scenery has always been one of my favorite parts when watching shows. As I surf tumblr a lot of scenery gifs tend to make their way on my dashboard and I can’t help but stop and stare at it for a good minute or two. Perhaps it’s because I’m too busy in the real world to stop and take in all the beautiful things happening around me so it’s refreshing when I come across these gifs. I find it remarkable how an artist can capture so much and make the viewer feel like they’re actually there, sometimes I find them to bring me into a calm for some odd reason. Maybe it’s the way the sakura blossoms blow with the wind, or how the snow flakes are each drifting individually gently hitting the ground, or the way the rain drops fall into a puddle. You see, with how the artist imagines these little things play a huge factor on how the viewers absorb the scene and with that allowing the viewer to feel much more emotion than intended. Continue reading to find out more! Continue reading

Music Monday: Elfen Lied

Ahh I must admit that it feels good to be back on the writing block. I felt really burnt out from finals so I decided that I needed a break from any form of writing and yes, that included blogging also. But now that finals are over and graduation is right around the corner I’m back and ready to start writing again!

This past weekend I was introduced to a song titled “New Charlotte” by the artist Duru tha King. It sampled it’s beat from one of the most gore ridden anime’s of all time; Elfen Lied. At first I didn’t even know it was sampled from Elfen Lied until my friend pointed it out to me. I really loved the angelic voice playing in the background but perhaps that was why it really made the song that much better. I gave the songs a few listens and it’s been stuck in my head all weekend and even some of today. As I said in previous Music Monday posts, it’s always refreshing knowing that music artists are recognizing just how beautiful other genres of music can sound when paired together. Below you can find the track from Elfen Lied and the instrumental of New Charlotte.

-Aniplays

Music Monday: My Soul, Your Beat

I took some time this past weekend to revisit an old anime that I’ve been itching to watch again, Angel Beats; which I will also be doing a Throwback Thursday entry of this week! Angel Beats is the quite possibly the only anime opening that I”ll really listen to and let play all the way through. Now that I think about it I would probably put Angel Beats as number 1 on my list for “Best Anime Music”. Why? Simply because the songs that were chosen for each scene just fit the mood so perfectly and personally, as a viewer, as each carefully chosen song were to play during the scenes they were able to immerse you inside the world of Angel Beats.

Just now, in my heart that has begun to tremble
I felt it come again
the new sun, crossing over a thousand mornings
I felt like it was waiting for me
Because I felt like it was calling to me

As you folks should know by now I try my best to keep Music Mondays short and sweet. So my question for you is: What’s your favorite anime opening song? Be sure to leave a comment!

-Aniplays