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Sep 13, 2009 11:52 PM

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Use this post to nominate 1 anime song. Read the rules over on the main page and don't forget to upload your track someplace.

All nominations will be closed after 10 tracks are nominated or until next Sunday rolls around. After that, we'll proceed to a voting phase. Feel free to discuss your nomination or other people's picks in this thread.

Theme: Despair
ZETSUBOUSHITAAA!!!!
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Sep 14, 2009 1:49 PM

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CHANGED ON PG 2

Very difficult choice. I wanted to use either of the Delgados songs from Gunslinger Girl, or Walking Through the Empty Age from Texhnolyze (but that seems more fit for a 'closure' week) - this is a really immense category, and I feel every person is going to have to widdle it down to the song that they find utmost represents despair.

I am interpreting despair as the utter bankruptcy of hope. It's not as moving or passionate as sorrow, fear, or sadness. It is a more dull thud, a pang deep inside that overrides your whole life. Despair need not even be downtempo or dramatic, it need only be bankrupt of hope. Therefor m choice is:

Title: Komm, Susser Tod (or: Come, Sweet Death)
Artist: Shiro Sagisu and Arianne
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion End of Evangelion
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCLoNOYcVQU

Literally a song about wishing for death after the failure of a relationship. Having lost the light of your life, you BEG for death. This song is especially hateful for life in that it takes the structure of an extremely hopeful classical piece, Patchelbel's Canon, and turns it into pure despair. A heart-wrenching song for a soul-wrenching movie. It all returns to nothing - it all keeps tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down........
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Sep 14, 2009 2:55 PM

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No surprise at all that the first nominated piece is Evangelion related. :3
 
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Sep 14, 2009 3:32 PM
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Yeah, and it's a crappy song to boot.

/runs

Well, in that vein I know what I'm going to nominate. Will go home to double check it is the right track.

[edit]
Title: Ensei ~Omou Kokoro~
Anime: My-Hime
Composer: Yuki Kajiura
Get it here: http://sharebee.com/26e97c8f
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Sep 15, 2009 1:24 AM

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omo said:
Yeah, and it's a crappy song to boot.

Yeah. There's plenty of decent tracks i would have nominated from the tv series third soundtrack, but ah well.
 
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Sep 15, 2009 3:38 AM

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Shiroth said:
omo said:
Yeah, and it's a crappy song to boot.

Yeah. There's plenty of decent tracks i would have nominated from the tv series third soundtrack, but ah well.


Well technically I think you could argue that End of Evangelion and the Evangelion TV series are separate but related productions...
 
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Sep 15, 2009 8:05 AM

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buwuh, I never would have thought people didn't like this song. Now I want to know why.
 
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Sep 15, 2009 8:08 AM

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2009digitalboy said:
I wanted to use either of the Delgados songs from Gunslinger Girl.


Ditto.

I think I'll have to ruminate on this one for a while.

EDIT:

Actually, no I don't.

Title: Another dimenstion
Composer: Yuki Kajiura
Anime: Pandora Hearts
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNCkjXvTvT4

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Sep 15, 2009 8:42 AM

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NegativeZero said:

Well technically I think you could argue that End of Evangelion and the Evangelion TV series are separate but related productions...

Yes, people could argue that point, but I'd rather not see it. If pieces from ARIAs Animation, Natural, Origination, and Arietta had been nominated last week, I would have been a sad panda and done something against it.
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Sep 15, 2009 8:48 AM

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2009digitalboy said:
buwuh, I never would have thought people didn't like this song. Now I want to know why.


Morbid lyrics set to inappropriately upbeat music. Plus it's a bit of an earworm.

In my case I don't particularly like it because I've always found the song bright and happy (I know...) and seriously at odds with the tone of the rest of the movie. Plus I was surrounded for years by a bunch of fans that raved about how good it was. :(
 
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zzeroparticle said:
NegativeZero said:

Well technically I think you could argue that End of Evangelion and the Evangelion TV series are separate but related productions...

Yes, people could argue that point, but I'd rather not see it. If pieces from ARIAs Animation, Natural, Origination, and Arietta had been nominated last week, I would have been a sad panda and done something against it.


It might be worth clarifying what makes something 'different' though. Aria's not a great example since the music is all very similarly themed and by the same composer, but what about anime where the movie/OAV and TV series really are separate productions? An example off the top of my head: Rurouni Kenshin. Huge difference in the soundtracks between the OAVs and the TV series. Not even the same tone, let alone composer.

EDIT: another, hairier example: Negima. The original TV series has one composer, the Shaft re-take and the first two OAVs share a different one, and the new OAVs distributed with recent volumes of the manga have a third composer. Each one has a fairly different style to it.

I guess maybe it might be a bit of a case-by-case basis thing I guess.
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Fair point. My willingness to tolerate it would be dependent on the issue of different composers. So ARIAs are right out. If a Kenshin OVA 1 & 2 got a track in, that'd also be a no.

On the other hand, a FMA and FMA Brotherhood track in any given week would be fine. Same goes for a Darker than Black and Darker than Black 2 track. (Now I'm going to watch as someone brings up a different example to make my head explode.)

Anyhow, looks like I'll be doing my best to toss a Red Garden track into the mix... unless I want to save it for next week. We'll see!
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Sep 15, 2009 8:59 AM

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Still leaves Evangelion out though regardless. Unless someone wants to nominate some Bach. :P
 
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Anyhow, looks like I'll be doing my best to toss a Red Garden track into the mix... unless I want to save it for next week. We'll see!


ENDING SONG TO THE OAV PLEASE.

The second ending is not a bad choice either, despite the corn.

[edit: omo scratch pad]
1. http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/stellvia/theendoftheworld.htm
2. http://www.jpopasia.com/lyrics/24684/angela/spiral.html
3. http://gh.ffshrine.org/song/2648/4
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Sep 15, 2009 2:40 PM

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Title: Confession Elevator - Daydreaming Troublesome Insects
Anime: Revolutionary Girl Utena
Composer: Mitsumune Shinkichi
Link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RQJE3JDX

This has a good feel of despair, especially in the first half. If you've seen the series, then i expect you to remember this piece straight away. The scenes scream despair.
 
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Oh screw this. I keep on second guessing my own selection and... I updated my first post with a nomination.

Some new Kajiura versus some old Kajiura!
 
Sep 15, 2009 10:52 PM

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omo said:
ENDING SONG TO THE OAV PLEASE.

The second ending is not a bad choice either, despite the corn.

The corny factor is what kills it for me. Also, I had to listen to the ending song to the OAV and it's... weird. I liked the BGM piece that the ending song was derived from though.
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Sep 16, 2009 5:53 AM

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I've been meaning to nominate something Giant Robo related, but can't decide if I should go with a Latin chant or a pipe organ.
 
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This is about the last thing that would pop into my mind for this theme, but reflecting on it it would work pretty well. Not wanting to influence your decision or anything mind you :P
 
Sep 16, 2009 9:23 AM

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Oh what the hell.

Title: Main Theme ~ Sou dearu to Negau Kara
Anime: Red Garden
Composer: Akira Senju
Link: http://www.imeem.com/people/L9Bxf3/music/mC3eYeQU/red-garden-main-theme/
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Sep 16, 2009 3:49 PM

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Okay, so I decided to change my nomination. I remember a much, much, much better and more obvious choice. (and one people like!)

Title: One More Time One More Chance
Anime: 5 Centimeters Per Second
Artist: Masayoshi Yamazaki
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97CzSEuRqW0

Please see the translated lyrics in the video while you're at it. I would much rather have the acoustic version, but it wasn't the one in the movie. I would explain it, but we've all seen 5cmps right? Then you should understand. This is pure, unbridled despair, here. It's also, once again, a song I am great at singing (well, I am still trying to memorize the lyrics. I wanted to sing it at otakon for omo, but ended up with better choices).
 
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Title: Shiro
Anime: Wolf's Rain
Artist: Yoko Kanno
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJe97VCDIEc&NR=1

This is a personal favorite of mine from the soundtrack. It starts off very woeful, indulges in some melancholy then proceeds to slowly builds up a little hope, only to be quenched in the final moments.
 
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zzeroparticle said:
omo said:
ENDING SONG TO THE OAV PLEASE.

The second ending is not a bad choice either, despite the corn.

The corny factor is what kills it for me. Also, I had to listen to the ending song to the OAV and it's... weird. I liked the BGM piece that the ending song was derived from though.

well it takes a certain...state of mind to enjoy the OAV end. I think one thing consistent about Red Garden is that it talks to the audience who are not buying it and its over-the-top breed of melodrama. In some ways it's a very enjoyable thing to see the ending from a 4th-wall sense. Which is I think why all the ending themes are corny.
 
Sep 16, 2009 11:21 PM

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Why not choose a song that not many people would like, like myself? :P

EDIT: New Song
Song: Akai Kioku
Anime: Shion no Ou
Composer: Yamashita Kousuke
Link: http://sharebee.com/1c8e3245
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Sep 16, 2009 11:23 PM

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I had half expected Brothers to have popped up, but that one works :p
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Sep 16, 2009 11:54 PM

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Changed the song, actually, though it could still work for someone else ("Dante" from FMA is the original, BTW). :P

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I would love to put another Kajiura track. But there's already two tracks there and adding one would be....so I decided for this one. ^^

Song: Karma
Anime: Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~
Composer/Artist: Kokia
Link: http://www.imeem.com/geniebookworm/music/M8upKysJ/kokia-karma/


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Song: Dis Irae
Anime: Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still
Composer: Masamichi Amano
Link: http://www.imeem.com/people/Pvm0UNE/music/YXtTxfGG/masamichi-amano-dies-irae/

EDIT: Changed the song.
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Sep 21, 2009 7:11 PM

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With all the changes to nominations and stuff going on in here I'm struggling to keep track of whether we're at ten yet or not.

If not then I have something in mind but I need to check it out carefully first, and can't do it from work.
 
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I think we're currently sitting on 9 :P

There's still time to nominate though. I haven't even started assembling/uploading the tracks yet and probably won't get to it until much later into the evening.
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Sep 22, 2009 4:02 AM

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I just realised that since 2009digitalboy changed his nomination, I can nominate this:

Song: Namida
Anime: Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
Composer: Shiro Sagisu
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8l6Oc-AlzU
 
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If Elfen Lied's OP ever got a representative theme, this would have been it (tv size of course O_o)! :/ [total despair]
 
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