Oscar's Blog

August 25th, 2017
Anime Relations: Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
Posted by Oscar | Aug 25, 1:15 AM | 1 comments
June 30th, 2017

Thank you for checking and referencing the Oscar Anime Awards in the last nine years.

Due to significant changes in personal life, both the Oscar Anime Awards and my blog here on MAL will be on hiatus. It is uncertain when I will be able to resume posting. I hope to be able to do so perhaps two years from now, though it is simply too early to tell at this point in time.

Thank you once again for your past visits. I hope I will have a chance to serve you and see you again sometime in the future.

Posted by Oscar | Jun 30, 3:59 PM | 0 comments
March 28th, 2017
Anime Relations: Kimi no Na wa.

Kimi no Na wa. will be showcased in North American theatres starting on April 7th. Tickets are available now.

Cineplex in Canada
http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/your-name-japanese-west

Cinemark in U.S.
https://www.cinemark.com/your-name

Full theatre listings
https://www.funimation.com/blog/2017/03/10/theater-tickets-name-now-sale/
Posted by Oscar | Mar 28, 1:50 AM | 3 comments
December 31st, 2016


Best Female Seiyuu in a Leading Role
- Rie Takahashi, as Megumin in Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
- Ari Ozawa, as Ayame Seki in Stella no Mahou
- Inori Minase, as Akane Segawa in Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?

Best Female Seiyuu in a Supporting Role
- Rie Murakawa, as Ram in Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
- Ayaka Suwa, as Echizen in Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
- Nozomi Yamamoto, as Nosuri in Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen

Best Male Seiyuu in a Leading Role
- Yuusuke Kobayashi, as Subaru Natsuki in Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Best Male Seiyuu in a Supporting Role
- Ryouhei Kimura, as Keith Aero Windermere in Macross Δ



Best Screenplay
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Best Direction
- Flying Witch

Best Visual Arts
- Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

Best Colouring
- Musaigen no Phantom World

Best Backgrounds
- New Game!

Best Direction of Photography
- Hibike! Euphonium 2

Best Editing
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Best Music
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Best Sound Mixing
- 3-gatsu no Lion

Best Recording
- Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Best Opening and Ending Themes
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu



Best Production Studio
- White Fox, for Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen and Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu



Best Anime in the Comedy Catagory
- Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge



Best Anime in the Drama Catagory
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu


Posted by Oscar | Dec 31, 2016 5:50 AM | 0 comments
December 28th, 2016

BUMP OF CHICKEN 「Answer」
3-gatsu no Lion OP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRWQckbQ9tQ

BUMP OF CHICKEN 「Fighter」
3-gatsu no Lion ED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mORyYinMBdg

「3-gatsu no Lion meets BUMP OF CHICKEN」 Music Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiCWbfjf8Tw
Posted by Oscar | Dec 28, 2016 8:08 PM | 0 comments
August 28th, 2016

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2nd ED & Insert Songs Single

Content
1. 「Stay Alive」 Emilia (CV: Rie Takahashi)
2. 「Wishing」 Rem (CV: Inori Minase)
3. 「Bouya no Yume yo」 Emilia (CV: Rie Takahashi)
4. 「Stay Alive」 (instrumental)
5. 「Wishing」 (instrumental)
6. 「Bouya no Yume yo」 (instrumental)

Release Date: 2016-08-24
Product Number: ZMCZ-10784
Price: ¥1500

http://re-zero-anime.jp/product/music.html#ed2
http://re-zero-anime.jp/product/music.html#2ndc
Posted by Oscar | Aug 28, 2016 5:00 PM | 0 comments
August 8th, 2016
Posted by Oscar | Aug 8, 2016 12:30 AM | 0 comments
July 18th, 2016

I have finally finished listening to all of the music CDs that I have bought that are related to 2015's anime. Among them, one that stands out for me is ZHIEND's album, ECHO.

http://charlotte-anime.jp/music/zhiend/

The album's level of completion (完成度) is so high that, if I didn't know anything about anime or Charlotte, I could have mistaken ZHIEND as a band with a major label contract. ECHO is that good, and highly recommended.

http://key.visualarts.gr.jp/info/2015/10/zhiendecho.html

Vocal & Chorus: Marina
Composed and Performed by: Hikarisyuyo
Lyrics: Jun Maeda

Producer: Jun Maeda
Director: Tomonobu Kikuchi
Recording Engineers: Kenichi Koga, Tomonobu Kikuchi
Mix Engineer: Kenichi Koga
Mastering Engineer: Tsubasa Yamazaki
Art Direction & Design: Tomoyuki Uchikoga, Mariko Kobori

Full Credits:

Posted by Oscar | Jul 18, 2016 11:00 PM | 0 comments
July 15th, 2016

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1st ED / MYTH & ROID 3rd Single
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIhL2KHVdgE

Content
1. 「STYX HELIX」
2. 「STRAIGHT BET」
3. 「STYX HELIX」 (Instrumental)
4. 「STRAIGHT BET」 (Instrumental)

Release Date: 2016-05-25
Product Number: ZMCZ-10605
Price: ¥1200

http://re-zero-anime.jp/product/music.html#ed
http://re-zero-anime.jp/product/music.html#1stc
Posted by Oscar | Jul 15, 2016 11:00 PM | 0 comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJNHzLiE7NE

It's nice that a swing band was featured for Your Voice.
Posted by Oscar | Jul 15, 2016 11:00 PM | 0 comments