As an anime season winds down, I start thinking about what music to add to my anime playlist. Winter 2021 is no exception, and yields some fine music indeed. And with so many sequels, it also lets me get caught up some on my backlog of Playlist posts!
So, without further ado, let’s hit the jump and listen to some laid back music!
Fuyu Biyori (A Sunny Winter Day)
There were a lot of people seriously jammin’ to the OP, Shiny Days… But it never really did anything for me. Maybe it’s because I actually grew up with the 70’s music that inspired it?
But man, the ED… So chill. So relaxing. So perfect to end the show with.
If the album wasn’t $14.99, I’d be tempted to buy it just for some of the background music. On the other hand… A lot of the individual tracks are just $0.69! Will have to ponder on that.
Sorokyanpu No Susume
I mean, this lovely little tune isn’t on my playlist, but I kind of feel like it should be, y’know?
Seize the Day
I am not at all sure what the video’s plot has to do with camping, laid back or not… But it’s a fun bouncy song and I knew it was going on my playlist by the third episode or so.
The OP itself has a number of fun easter eggs in it, most of which I missed until folks pointed them out over the last couple of weeks:
⇒ Each week, the pictures Rin is looking at on her phone with Ena are from the previous week’s episode. In the first episode, they were from the season 1 finale.
⇒ In the shot with the girls at the Caribou camping goods store, where is Nadeshiko? Look in the upper right corner – she’s looking at her beloved retro lantern. (Which I also want. I have no need, but I want!)
⇒ And the back half of the OP is basically a teaser trailer for the Izu camping arc that closes out the season.
Haru no Tonari (Next to Spring)
Last but not least… The season 2 ED is, like the season 1 ED, a perfectly chill piece of music. Just right for the end of an episode.
It’s pretty cool that in the video, the singer is going camping with a cute little pup. Between that and the nighttime view, whoever scripted the video pretty obviously is familiar with the anime.
I’m looking forward to next week’s finale, but sad that the season is coming to an end. Crossing my fingers that a new season will soon be announced!