My 10 most unforgettable anime tunes

Even though art and storytelling quality is what brings us to anime, there’s no denying that anime is full of music too, some tunes being solid and memorable, others being average and forgettable. While we all have our favorite anime openings, endings, BGM, and other songs, I thought I’d go beyond those today and think of the anime music that’s most “unforgettable” to me – not necessarily favorites of mine, but tunes that are so unique and catchy to my ears that I won’t forget them even if I haven’t watched their respective anime in years…

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Mixing drama and comedy in anime

A common element of anime – or any TV show or movie for that matter – is the mixing of comedy in an otherwise dramatic story. Usually the overall story and themes are serious, but the show also has its share of comic relief and slapsticks to break up the tension. For me, the mixing of drama and comedy can either greatly hinder my enjoyment of a show if done poorly, or can greatly raise my enjoyment if done well…

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What makes an anime memorable?

Last month, hoshiko wrote a post discussing certain qualities of anime she feels make them memorable. While I’m sure we can all think of things that make an anime “good,” I think the traits that make an anime “memorable” are different…

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Moe exists only in the heart

I’ve written about many of the popular debatable topics among anime fans, such as subs vs dubs, cel vs digital, and Western vs Japanese animation. However, I’ve recently realized that I haven’t written about one of the newer debatable topics – moe. Though I’ve mentioned moe in many of my posts, I have yet to actually write a post specifically about it. So here goes…

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My 5 favorite anime of 2009

So 2009 has come and gone, and 2010 is now underway. Exactly a year ago today I picked my 5 favorite anime of 2008. So now it’s time for me to decide which of the 2009 anime I enjoyed the most…

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12 moments of anime 2009: #7 The second half of Clannad After Story

Continuing with my 12 moments of anime for 2009 (in order of significance to me personally), here’s #7:

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More on anime as commercialism or art

This is a followup of my previous post, “Anime – a product of commercialism or art?“…

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Clannad – After Story: final thoughts

The Clannad saga finally comes to an end, at least for now. The first Clannad series was touching, but in my opinion, After Story is where the series really shines…

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Clannad – After Story: the halfway mark review

Since I enjoyed Visual Art’s/Key’s other two series, Air and Kanon, and since I adore KyotoAni’s work, I decided to start watching Clannad when the first season aired last fall. Unlike Air and Kanon, Clannad not only got an additional OVA, but now it’s going through its sequel this fall with Clannad – After Story. And luckily, 12 episodes into Clannad AS, and I’m happy to report that it has all the charm and emotion that made the first season so good…

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My fall season ’08 picks

As I count down the last few weeks of my summer break, I’m also counting the anime I’m planning to watch this fall season. I think I might be watching more anime this coming season than I ever did before, mostly because of all the sequels that are coming out. Since I’ll be back at university soon and will not have time to post much about these shows, I figured I’d give a quick rundown now of what I’m planning to watch…

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