After some thinking I’ve decided I’m gonna stop doing music reviews every week. My reasoning for this is that I know next to nothing about reviewing music, and don’t want you readers to have to stumble through my attempts at it. Instead, I’m gonna pick out what I’m listening to in a week and where to find it, since that’s more important I think. I know shit about people’s music tastes, so it’s better for them to decide themselves. So for this new project, here’s my picks this week:

Last regrets and Kaze no Tadoritsuku Basho, both by Ayana

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I can’t get enough of sad girls in snow, or uguu, so of course I’m goint to listen to the OP and ED of Kanon. The OP’s a perfect slow ballad for those snowy days (if you’ve ever see one), and the ED makes me feel like getting up and running, probably because I’ve seen Ayu run too much.

Tooi Yume by Kawasume Ayako

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Somehow, a year after the anime first started, Fate/stay Night is finally getting it’s own character singles, the first one going to Saber. Being the TM fanboy I am I have to listen to this. A decent J-pop song. I didn’t realize how pretty Kawasume Ayako’s voice was. NUMBER 201 remix of the song is pretty bad though. Not one of their better attempts.

Yuukyuu no tsubasa by Hitomi Harada

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Watch the game’s OP video, then you’ll know why I love this song. The video’s animation is done by Makoto Shinkai, who’s work is beautiful as usual. This is one game I would love to play. By the way, the game is ef - a fairy tale of the two., which lolicontrol has talked about extensively.

Other releases that have come out in the last two weeks (according to Nipponsei):

* Angel Heart Vocal Collection Vol. 2
* Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouch OST
* Ginban Kaleidoscope OST [1 year later...]
* Hataraki Man OST
* Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori ED
* Kateikyoushi Hitman REBORN! OST
* KIBA OST2
* NARUTO ED15
* Otogi Juushi Akazukin OP2
* Shijou Saikyou no Deshi KENICHI ED
* Soukou no Strain Main Theme Song
* The songs for DEATH NOTE the movie ~the Last name TRIBUTE~
* Tsubasa Chronicle Vocal Collection
* DEATH NOTE TV OST
* Galaxy Angeru~n Insert Song
* NANA 7to8 soundtracks
* OVA Genshiken OP
* Pumpkin Scissors OST
* School Rumble Ni Gakki Ura School Rumble Nigakki ~Megane no Seisen!~
* Bokura ga Ita ED

None of these releases are on Nipponsei at the moment, so your best bet is to try Tokyo Toshokan for a torrent of any of this music.

P.S. the new header uses this awesome picture of catsuit Millay, just in case your curious.