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The most popular instrument in ‘popular’ Anisong is a guitar?!

On the other hand, not so much in J-Pop outside of anime....   Note that I used the term popular twice in the title. There are anisongs, and then there are anisongs in which you just happen to know... ...or maybe because they are actually good, hence being popular? Maybe it is just my preference… Continue reading The most popular instrument in ‘popular’ Anisong is a guitar?!

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Songs by Seiyuu: What is the deal now? (Part 4)

The deal is what is being represented by the picture above; these four voice actresses, each well known for their roles in anime, have formed an idol unit. They are not the first to do so and they will not be the last. So I had set myself a criteria for writing this part a long… Continue reading Songs by Seiyuu: What is the deal now? (Part 4)

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Songs by Seiyuu: Seiyuu = Idol(s) (Part 3)

THE iDOLM@STER may have brought the idol vibes into anime but there were still gaps left to fill, some aspects to master (what a pun!). Anime fans were starting to accept that their voice actors (VA) do pretty much everything a non anime related idol could. Though they were only starting to, not entirely. What THE… Continue reading Songs by Seiyuu: Seiyuu = Idol(s) (Part 3)

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Songs by Seiyuu: Following through (Part 2)

At this point (K-On! madness) it became clear that the bar to becoming a seiyuu has been raised. I'm very certain that a few paragraphs to do with 'singing & promotional live events' have been added in any given contract for new VA's at the time. I'm not saying that seiyuu cannot sing; it was more… Continue reading Songs by Seiyuu: Following through (Part 2)

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Songs by Seiyuu: What was the deal then? (Part 1)

I think that I'll be doing this in three or four parts instead of a one big and long post, for personal reasons... From about this time (Japan's 2017 winter anime season) and onward, it is safe to say that you'll never again, come across a season without at least two or three anime titles… Continue reading Songs by Seiyuu: What was the deal then? (Part 1)