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?!
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)
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)
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)
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)
I apologize if you didn't get the pun on that. Let me go ahead and clarify a few things regarding their existence... The formation It happened in 2009 when two middle school girls thought it was a good idea that they'd do anime and Vocaloid song covers. Their hobby lasted for just over a year… Continue reading ClariS then, ClareN now!