Anime Music

Karaoke Contest Entries Up: Vote Now!


The karaoke contest deadline passed, was extended, and has passed again, so now it’s time to vote on the best entries! I received quite a bit of last minute entries, so I’m glad that I extended the deadline.

I’m really happy with all of the entries that were submitted. I had to double check some of the entries to make sure they were actually karaoke, and not the original (seriously!). Thanks to everyone who entered. You’re all winners in my book!

Without further ado, here are the entries for the 1st Annual Basugasubakuhatsu Karaoke Contest (in the order that they were received):


Winter 2007 Anime Preview Part 3

Nodame Cantabile


Nodame Cantabile is that music anime that everyone kept on saying was better than Kin-iro no Chord. It’s about the lives and romance of two musicians. One is a formally trained conductor, and the other is a play it by ear kind of pianist. It’s like the odd couple, except with music! I’m a pretty big band nerd, so I’ll be watching this for sure.


Winter 2007 Anime Preview Part 2

So apparently, the anidb list that I used for the first part of the Winter 2007 Anime Preview was overly optimistic. I guess I should’ve been wary when I saw so many shows premiering on January 1st… I’ll just use Moetron’s list for the rest of my posts.

Saint October


An orphan, a pop idol, and a mysterious girl walk into a bar… Well, subtract the bar and you have the cast of Saint October. The plot seems to involve stopping the end of the world and solving the mysteries of an amnesiac. There’s not much to say about that, but the character designs look decent. This is a “might check out” if the season is really slow.


Winter 2007 Anime Preview Part 1

As one anime season (and year) draws to a close, another is just beginning. There’s a whole lot of anime coming out for the Winter of 2007. Here’s the first chunk of my Winter 2007 anime preview:



At first, I thought “Gothicmade” was some kind of play on words about a Gothic Maid. Apparently, it’s about women on some planet who must receive and pass down memories to other generations. From just reading that, Gothicmade sounds sort of similar to that book I had to read in middle school, “The Giver.” Gothicmade also has mecha in it, which probably means this anime will go into my “ignore unless people say it’s awesome” pile.

Light Novel Review

Kino no Tabi: Book One Of The Beautiful World – Light Novel Review


I had first heard of Kino no Tabi (Kino’s Journey) when it was released as an anime in 2003. I had seen one episode, but shortly afterwards, the anime got licensed, so I sorta forgot about it. Fast forward to October 2006, and the Kino no Tabi light novel is released in the US! I’m not a big novel reader, but stick the word “light” in the front and I’m sold!