Anime Soundtracks

If you watch anime, then you know that it can have some of the best music. Especially they’re intro and outro music. In this post, I’ll share five of some of my favorite anime music with you (and perhaps persuade you to watch some of them).

  • One Piece – We Are

This was one of the first animes I had ever seen when I was a kid and this song is still one of my favorites. It’s upbeat, fun, and charming. The song perfectly reflects the core of the show and its characters. Pirates, superpower like abilities, and adventure. What more could you want? Honestly, if you haven’t seen One Piece you should go watch it.

  • Inuyasha – Change The World

Inuyasha was another one of my first animes and welcomes you into the world of fantasy with this bright and gung-ho song. It’s a hopeful little song that is just bursting with energy and feel (bit like the show itself). It’s sure to cheer you right up and brighten your day.

  • Blue Exorcist – all openings

Okay slightly cheating on this one, cos this video has all three openings themes but they are all just SO GOOD and I couldn’t pick one. These all have this sort of this breaking free vibe. They’ve got this nice catchy beat that just makes you want to dance (and we have, trust me). These ones are also incredibly fun to sing along to.

  • Mushishi – Shiver

Mushisi is one of the most beautiful animes that I have ever seen and it’s opening themes reflect that, but this one is my favorite one. It’s just so relaxing and inviting. You feel like you can just sink into the music and let it engulf your senses and transport you somewhere else. If you’re looking for something calm and relaxing then this is the way to go.

  • Bleach – D-tecnoLife

It was incredibly hard to pick just one because ALL the music from this show is just amazing. It was between this one and the first and fourth intro. (AKA go check them out) Again, just so many feels from this! It just gets you pumped up and gives you that I can take on the world type of feeling. It’s one of those that keeps you coming back to it.

 

Okay, so that’s all for today. I really enjoyed this one so if you guys like it I’ll do some more anime music ones and explore some more intros and maybe some outros and in-show themes as well. These are some really great animes so I highly suggest you go check them out. Have a great day guys!

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Tattoo Thursday (Anime)

I haven’t done a tattoo post in a while so I thought, why not! This Thursday’s theme is anime. Enjoy!

  • Mushi-shi

 

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“The Entire World… Is your home”

 

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  • Bleach
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Squad 11’s insignia and a Hollow symbol

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  • One Piece

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  • Studio Ghibli

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So what do you guys think of these tattoos? I kind of want all of them. What anime tattoo would you get? Or, if you already have a fandom tattoo, what is it?

Fanart Friday! 9/29/17 (Theme: Anime PT.2)

Hey guys, it’s Friday which means, fanart! I know it’s been a little while since I posted, please forgive this ragged geek. I’ve been binging Bleach this past week so I decided that an anime theme for this week would be appropriate. Enjoy!

 

  • Bleach
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by LAS-T
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by kyubee
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by jen-and-kris

 

  • Mushishi
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by Dariyuphie

 

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by Dove

 

 

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by usotsuki

 

 

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by Linum7

 

 

  • Castlevania

 

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by qissus

 

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by Doug Kinnison

 

  • Princess Jellyfish

 

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by Dreamsraven

 

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by April Liu
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This one’s a little shorter than the other ones but it’s late, and I am very very tired. Hope you enjoyed this, go check out some of these amazing artists and their work. And have a great day!

American Murder Song (AKA, the most amazing album ever)

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Okay, now before you shake your head at the title, hear me out. American Murder Song is, and I quote, “a collection of original Murder Ballads that explore history through a sensational rogues’ gallery of murderesses and cutthroats.” I promise it’s not as disturbing as it sounds. Bare with me. They’re dark, yes, I can’t deny that, but there is something about the music and lyrics that just sucks you in. If you read my post about Summer Film Recommendations then you may remember I suggested Repo! The Genetic Opera as one of the films you should watch. Now, while it’s not AS dark as Repo! it still possesses dark elements. And, this gem of a musical sensation is brought to you by the same people who did Repo! and The Devil’s Carnival. “Cult musical filmmakers Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman welcome you to AMERICAN MURDER SONG. Embark with them on “a playful and murderous odyssey through the territories of American identity, looming mortality, and divine judgment””

It truly is playful, the music is never too dark or harsh, in fact, there are several that are quite upbeat and some that are very mellow. All in all, it’s a great time. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. Here’s a link to the entire album’s playlist. I’ll even drop a few here on the post for your listening pleasure. I love the entire album so don’t ask me what my favorite is… but, I really do love I’m Always Walking as Somebody Else.

Now if you’ve made it this far into the post then clearly you’re interested. Now, you would do well to note that Misser’s Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman are doing a reunion tour called The Donner Party. Now, what is The Donner Party you may ask? Well, I shall let the masters of their craft tell you themselves, “Feast on the fascinating tales of The Donner Party, America’s favorite cannibals, as they have never been told before. Discover the truth behind the bedraggled Party that emigrated west and devoured each other in the cabins by the frozen lake. Presented in cutting edge stereophonic sound. AWOOOOO!” Now if that doesn’t get you excited then how about a music video of one of the songs from The Donner Party?

Who doesn’t want to sing about cannibals, am I right? What? No one? Oh come on, don’t be shy, you know you had fun with that song. Anyways, this has literally been my jam for the last week since  I discovered it, I highly recommend it for the lovers of dark things and history lovers you may want to a peak as well. Here’s a link to their website where you can check out tour dates, tickets, merch, and more.

Hope you all have a marvelous day, and remember, reserve your seat for the Donner Party while you still can.

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FanArt Friday 4/07/17 (Theme: The Walking Dead Pt.2)

Hey every one, been a while since I did this I wanted to bring it back, so, it’s FanArt Friday! Now, as always, none of this work is mine, I did not make these. I just really appreciate them, love them, and want to show them off. In light of the season finale this past Sunday, this weeks theme is The Walking Dead. So, enjoy!

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Kirk Manley
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Valderrama

 

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AJ Moore

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I hope you guys enjoyed this weeks Fanart, let me know what else you’d like to see. Have a fantastic Friday!

Timothy Omundson and Why You Should Love Him

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Okay, so you see this man right here? Okay, this man is freaking amazing and one of my favorite actors. Now let me tell you why.

First off, he’s funny. Like really really funny, and not just on screen but off as well. He can sing and dance, like really well. Go watch the television shows Psych or Galavant. Galavant is a musical comedy that breaks the fourth wall and pokes fun at the classical fairy tales. Really great show. Psych is just a super funny show in general and there is a musical episode that showcases Timothy’s amazing vocals.

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SPN-Cain2But one of my favorite things about him is that while he can play the funny comedic characters, even boarding dopy at times (in a good way, I’m looking at you King Richard), he can play there very serious, powerful, and even frightening characters like Cain in the television show Supernatural.

And if none of those are enough for you he also made guess appearances on Warehouse 13, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Criminal Minds, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Deadwood, Fraiser, Seinfeld, and that really really cheesy Disney Channel Movie Luck of the Irish.

He’ll be playing God in the show Lucifer (which I stated in my last post, I LOVE this show)

Honestly, he’s an amazing actor, great person, and you just gotta watch some of the stuff he’s in. I promise if you’ll love him. If that’s not enough here’s a couple videos to change your mind.

Sorry for the Russian subs on this next one but it was the only way I could find the full version.

Go watch Timothy Omundson, he’s amazing. You’ll love him.

Have a great day guys!

“Lucifer Bloody Morningstar” (The Devil in the City of Angels)

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Okay, first off, don’t write this show off because of the name. It’s a really really good show and I think you should watch it, and I’ll tell you why while trying not to give too much away.

So the first thing you should know is that the show is based off of the DC comic Lucifer, yes he is still the Devil but knowing it stems from the comic world should change your view on it just a bit.

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Here’s the wiki description of the show, “this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel, who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. After abandoning his throne and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favorite things (women, wine and song) — until a murder takes place outside of his upscale nightclub. For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets an intriguing homicide detective named Chloe, who appears to possess an inherent goodness — unlike the worst of humanity, to which he is accustomed. Suddenly, Lucifer starts to wonder if there is hope for his soul.” 

Lucifer.jpgThis show is a really really great show because there’s quite a bit of character development and depth. And it’s not just the main characters, but the side characters have depth to them and develop throughout the series. Speaking of characters, the characters are really really great characters, even the ones you don’t like. They’re all well written and intriguing.

The acting is great, especially Tom Ellis’ portrayal of Lucifer. He sings and plays the piano in it which adds an element to the character adding to his smooth charm. Lucifer is the Devil, which he fully owns. He owns that he rebelled against God, his Father. He owns up to that, but he also challenges people who try to blame him for their mistakes. The whole, “Oh the Devil made me do it”, no he didn’t. That was your choice to murder, rape, or steal. You made that choice. He is also challenged by those who actually believe in God like Father Frank and Ella, they help change his view on people who have faith. He doesn’t view them all as hypocrites anymore. And he challenges the hypocrites.

tumblr_inline_og1gzl9MgI1uoi4bn_500.gifOn a more technical note, the cinematography, the look, of the film is just gorgeous. The show is so pretty and eye catching. And the music, the music is wonderful. They have songs like “I’m a Wanted Man” , “King of Pain”, “The River”, “Way Down We Go”, “Unsteady” and so much more. The writing is good and flows well together, bringing things from previous episodes back into play, the character development, and the humor. Oh the humor is on point. So many devil and hell jokes, like The Devil wears Prada which indeed he does, or things like instead of “Speak of the devil” it’s “Speaking of me”. It’s super funny.

lucifer_s1_poster_f5The show is complex and deep at times, mixing light humor and dark humor, as well as thought provoking. It’s obviously not the Lucifer and Christian story that you know but it takes an interesting twist on it. This is why I think it being a DC comic and how it goes about the whole thing keeps it from being deemed blasphemous by some religious people. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of people out think this should be banned because it’s about Lucifer. But I’m asking you, and not just for this show but for every show you watch, don’t judge a show based on the name of what you think you may know about it. Give it a chance, sit down and watch a few episodes before making your choice on whether or not you should watch this show. And if you don’t like it don’t force your opinions on others, it’s okay to say I don’t like it but it’s not okay to keep forcing your opinion on others and trying to make someone else think they way you do. And vice versa of course.

All in all, I really really love this show and if this sounds like something you may be interested in then go check it out. I think it’ll be worth your time. Currently there are only two seasons but they have been renewed for a third season. So, check out Lucifer and let me know what you think!

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