Feb 052013
 

Hello, anyone and everyone. I am your humble host, Travis, and this is the very first episode of an audio series on the history, examination, and celebration of video game music both celebrated and underrated.

Every other week, I will upload a new segment on a different game, series, genre, or specific compilation, and you’re encouraged to seek out and support the artists and composers covered (purchase links provided at bottom).

For today’s episode, I considered a number of well-deserving options but ultimately decided on Final Fantasy as the introductory focus. For self-evident reasons, the music of the Final Fantasy series has been active in my life long before the games themselves, and ultimately any games I did end up playing I chose to hear specific tracks in their original contexts. Of course in the interest of keeping the episode succinct, I’ve neglected some beautiful, thrilling music, and so expect that someday I may return to Final Fantasy for a second go.
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Feb 052013
 

I’ve wanted to write this review for a while since Kimi to Boku was one of my favorite shows in both 2011 and 2012. It didn’t get a lot of attention then, and I guess I can see why. It’s definitely not one of those popular series that can sell on pretty scantily clad women. It might be able to get by on scantily clad men, but there’s not much of that (sorry, whoever that turns off). Instead it’s a quiet slice of life/comedy series with 5 teenage guys. That deviates from the normal formula of 4 girl slice of life show, but it’s actually quite good and for many reasons better than the regular formula. Of course if you’re expecting something totally manly and/or boyish, this is definitely not for you. If you can get past that these guys aren’t like that, though, it’s a very enjoyable show!

Kimi to Boku characters

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Feb 052013
 

Oh God, it’s happened. It’s finally happened. I’m going to have to review an AKB48 song. I knew this dreaded day would come when I first started my tirade of music review, it had to be. With their intense popularity, numerous sister groups, and emersion in the American market bit-by-bit, there’s no way I can’t cover them. I can’t be a Hello!Project fangirl forever. I must be strong, and fair – that’s the reviewer’s code, and by God I’m sticking to it.

Let’s take a look at AKB48’s 29th single, Eien Pressure.

 

 

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