You have to read the lyrics to be able to fully understand this song but it's certainly a beautiful one. By the end, I'm always so happy and so sad all at once! Alone, I'd have to say that the music is pleasant, but not outstanding. It's the meaning behind the words which makes it one of my favourites! :D
Having read only the blurb on Crunchyroll, I had no idea what to expect from this series. I couldn't tell if it was going to be in the fantasy, magical-girl genre or a cheerful slice-of-life anime. By about ten minutes through, I was convinced: yep, it's slice-of-life. Or not, as I was about to find!
I must admit that I've never been the biggest fan of the magical-girl genre so I'm not sure how much I'll enjoy this anime. (Especially when I now see Madoka Magica everywhere... :3) I can't dismiss the foreboding sense that something dark is going on too...
But so far, this show looks pretty good. The characters don't seem too bland and the setting is pretty intriguing. I'm especially curious about what Mimori Togo is going to choose to do in the next episodes. More than anything, I suppose I hope that the series keeps up it's own unique feel, rather than falling into the bland and cheesy style that so many in this genre seem to.
All of these pieces are by the amazing Caring201 on DeviantArt. She was kind enough to let me feature her work here - thank you! :D I'd really recommend following her on DA so you can see every new piece for yourself. :)
Caring201 uses marker pens and digital painting for most of her artwork, along with vibrant colours which draw you into each beautiful scene. I love how imaginative all of her ideas are and the completeness of every picture. Though at the same time, I always wish I could find out more about the story held between the brushstrokes. Definitely an artist to watch!
I found this app recently and it might be of interest to you too.
Japan Radio lets you pick from a selection of Japanese music radio stations and listen to them in the background on your device. The name of the song is shown on screen whilst it plays. You can also record sections from whichever station you're listening to and play it back again later.
Other features include a chat section and relevant videos that were recently put on YouTube.
It might not be as polished as Spotify, but this isn't half bad for a free music app!
Apple store page: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/japan-radio/id418701864?mt=8
Happy New Year! :D Let's make this year the best one yet!
Speaking of which, have you seen Kyle Landry's latest cover?
I've loved this piece for a long time now. :)
Juby is a fantastic YouTube singer who mainly arranges and performs English covers of Vocaloid songs. She sings with such incredible energy - I can never keep up if I try to sing along! It takes a lot of skill to be able to sing so quickly and hit those high notes without ruining the song but Juby somehow pulls it off every time.
These are the next five songs you'll find yourself addicted to:
5) Clean Freak
I think I especially like this song for the clever wording of the lyrics and the way Juby's cover seems alight with the emotions of the narrator.
4) Kami no Manimani
Such an upbeat and fun song that I couldn't miss it out.
3) Drop pop candy, duet with Kuraiinu
Their voices compliment one another wonderfully. I just enjoy listening to this a lot! It keeps getting stuck in my head...
2) Children record
I had to limit myself to just one of Juby's Kagerou Days covers so they wouldn't fill the entire list! Otsukimi Recital and Imagination Forest should also be right at the top here.
Maybe I'm even more attached to this song than I should be because the artwork is also by one of my favourite mangakas, Chris. There's a manga to match the song too!
P.S. You have no idea how hard it was to decide which songs to feature here! I love all of them so much! Please check out some of Juby's other covers. I swear they're all amazing!
Two sisters hoping to share some of the things we love. :3