If music was a game, the pop genre would have forever been known as a cheater. Originally existed to be of anything that rock genre couldn't do, now pop practically means anything that is popular. Pop music takes greatest advantage by absorbing everything around it and amalgamate them into the things that already exist within… Continue reading Adding energy into Pop music
For today and probably likely tomorrow as well, I'll be posting quite a bit of content to do with music because I think the music section has been neglected for so long. I've been doing a lot of Saekano 'anime' stuff, I know. I just hope that the Japanese music industry doesn't die out too… Continue reading When it comes to Japanese music…
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)