Two years ago, I wrote a post about my love of ost. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, OST stands for Original Soundtrack. This post entailed what I loved about them and then extended to some of my favorite themes from anime. This got me thinking if I had to compile a list of my favorite soundtrack now, would it be any different.
I finally got the opportunity to see Digimon Tri, and sadly I felt a little cheated. I was excited from the title alone knowing they were going to bring back the original cast from the preview I saw, and I developed high expectations for the show. Digimon is one of my favorite television shows growing up and I thought that it was going to be action packed and all the DigiDestines would be their together from both season 1 to 2. I loved Digimon growing up and was surprised to see them all look more mature. It was interesting seeing the characters again with their Digimon and seeing the characters all grown up. I was disappointed a little in the story-line but, it was nice to see the original DigiDestines. I loved to see the original Digimon characters like Augmon, Patamon, Gatomon, and the others. I was so shocked by the intensity of the story-line of the three part movie series and not completely satisfied with the story either hoping for more. Continue reading →
The J-MUSIC Ensemble is an 8 piece band consisting of drums, keyboard, bass, guitar and a horn section with two trumpets, a trombone, and saxophone. Best described through their slogan: Jazz meets J-Pop. Which essentially, is what they do. Think-polished Jazz musicians, tackling Japanese Popular Music with the horns taking the fore front, at times standing in as substitution for the human voice. Though at times, the human voice is still included because there is nothing quite like it. Overall, bringing a new perspective to the world of Japanese Music.
Over the years the anime opening and closing theme songs have changed. When I heard some of the songs, I had a complete flashback to my childhood. Some series changed their lyrics completely and others used a translated version of the song.
It’s common amongst anime bloggers and or fans to critic a series storyline. Character design, animation and things of that nature. But when was the last time, you’ve seen someone address the OST? OST meaning Original Soundtrack. It’s a such a crucial part of the process. These songs can make or break a project in the same way the script and pacing does. The soundtrack effect the story progression just as much as other elements more commonly discussed. it’s sort of eerie that we as times ignore this completely.