AMV – Metropolis

Madhouse - Metropolis

Earlier today, ANN published Metropolis: The Lost Madhouse Masterpiece, about an anime film from the turn of the century that doesn’t get much discussion today…  Probably because it’s not streaming anywhere and as AFIAK never did.

But it reminded of this…  The first AMV I ever saw, long before I was into anime or knew what AMV’s even were.

Saw this sometime not long after the turn of the century, and regularly sought it out thereafter…  It combines music from one of my favorite albums (ELO’s seminal album Time) with imagery from the anime for a stunning whole.

We rented the movie off of Netflix many years ago, back when we were starting to watch anime, but I don’t recall it all that well.  Most that it seemed to be a bit tedious and had serious pacing problems. 

Doing some searching about, seems there’s quite a few ELO AMV’s… And of course ELO’s Prologue + Twilight is the soundtrack to one of the earliest AMV’s – the Daicon IV Opening.  May have to do a post someday.

Anyhow, just thought I’d share while it was on my mind.  Feel free to drop a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Anime Playlist – Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night - Asuna - Movie PosterThis upcoming weekend we get to see Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night…  So I’m inspired to write a new entry in my Anime Playlist series, covering the Sword Art Online franchise.  I own more music from this franchise than any other non-idol series.

LINK START!

I mean, hit the jump and let’s dive right in!

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Laid Back Camp – Cover music!

Laid Back Camp - happy campers

Laid Back Camp has been on my mind lately…  Last week I finished the manga, and then my wife asked my to help her find some music from it.  Along the way, I found some fun cover versions and decided to share them here.

So, get comfy and hit the jump!

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NANA – Anime Playlist

If, like me, you’re a fan of the classic anime NANA – there was very good news indeed this week.  After years of being unavailable, HiDive will start streaming it next Thursday (22nd of April)!

My wife and I have already decided we’ll be watching it regularly, as our schedule allows.  Haven’t seen it since it left Netflix oh-so-many years ago, can’t wait to see it again!

Anyhow, that means it’s a fine time for another edition of Anime Playlist!

Hit the jump and get ready to rock!

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Laid Back Camp – Anime Playlist

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!

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Anime Playlist – Shirobako

Shirobako - Aoi, Ema, Midori, Misa, and Shizuka

Earlier in the week Sentai Filmworks announced their Black Friday sale… (No affiliates code or commercial interest, just a satisfied customer.) Turns out that most everything they had on sale, I’d bought during their Spring Sale. (See my Experiment in Unboxing post for details). But this time around, something I’d wanted last time was on sale – Shirobako!

Which reminded me that I haven’t done an anime playlist post in a while, and that both Shirobako OP’s are on that list:

Shirobako OP 1 – Colorful Box, Yoko Ishida

Shirobako OP 2 – Treasure Box, Masami Okui

Anyhow, just a quick post because it was on my mind… For my American readers, I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, and we’ll see everyone next week when regular posting resumes!

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Be sure and check out the other posts in the Anime Playlist series:

Laid Back Camp (franchise)
Recovery of an MMO Junkie
Sekirei
Shirobako
Sword Art Online (franchise) <- Newest Entry
Yuuki Yuuna (franchise)

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Worth Watching – Silver Spoon / Weird Al!

Between a regular commenter talking about the manga coming to an end, watching quite a few favorite episodes, and an upcoming Anime Playlist post… Silver Spoon has been on my mind the last couple of weeks.

So, because it’s what I often do, I headed over to YouTube to seek out AMV’s, and came across this gem:

I have to admit, this left me laughing. The maker matched the animation clips to the words really, really well. (They even matched the lip flaps.) Instant bookmark, instant fave, and I just had to add it to my Worth Watching list and share it here.

Give it a watch and enjoy!

As always, feel free to comment here, but be sure and let the original maker know if you enjoyed it.

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Also a quick note on this/next week: This week is crazy with IRL stuff… We’ve got plumbers coming in for a leaky hot water heater, and I’ve got to take my van to the body shop because I dinged it up on a lamp post… And my wife has been on staycation, so I’ve not been that motivated to work on the blog. So, I’m going to be skipping this week and covering all the penultimate and finale episodes next week.

Also in work is the Fall 2020 anticipation post, hopefully a Looking Back post or two, and an Anime Playlist post or two.

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Enjoy!

Anime Playlist – Yuuki Yuuna franchise


Should be working on X or Y, but my brain wants to work on Z – an anime playlist post. Specifically, on the Yuuki Yuuna franchise. Fine, fine, it’s one I’ve been especially meaning to get to sooner rather than later… So, hit the jump and let’s get it going!

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Worth Watching – NANA, a tale of two

NANA - Two Nanas

If I were to make a list of shows in desperate need of a license rescue, the classic NANA would definitely be on it.  If it was available, there’s a whole bunch of people (including your humble author) who would be constantly talking it up.  In the meantime, it’s story has inspired a number of AMV’s that are very much worth watching.

Hit the jump, and let’s explore!

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