Some public announcement

I miss my old channel background image ;__;

Don’t worry, I’m not closing my blog or anything, I just wanted to inform you that I have been featured in an interview with SUTORAIKU, a Japanese pop culture online community. It’s definitely worth a read for some of you, especially if you want to learn more about the history behind my passion for anime and piano covers.

Here is the the link to the interview.

Well, that’s all I wanted to say.

I’ll update my blog again as soon as the summer anime season begins!

Animenz

EDIT:

I have just noticed something, when I have watched the latest Eureka seven AO episode…

MOTHER OF GOD

“Promoting” my favorite anime this season with a new sheet (Natuiro Kiseki – ED)

One last update, (this makes eight complete sheets in one month, I must be either crazy or really enthusiastic) before I go into “hibernation mode” again. In addition, my veeeery late spring anime 2012 first impressions post is finished as well.

Well, you surely noticed the title of this post, so lets talk about my favorite show this season, Natsuiro Kiseki, and let’s discuss why this is so “unpopular” among the anime community.

But first of all, why am I even suggesting this show is “unpopular”?

Here are the reasons why I think Natsuiro Kiseki has fallen under the radar in the anime community and don’t get the attention it (really) deserves:

  1. – this show seems to be neglected on the animeblogosphere. Here is the screenshot of animenano, showing the amount of posts among the anime bloggers. Seems like, Fate-zero and Hyouka are the most discussed series this season.
  2. the rating on Myanimelist is incredibly low (6.85), and I can’t comprehend why. If we consider Natsuiro Kiseki as a slice-of-life anime, it does everything right, and even better than your average slice-of-life shows.
  3. there are only 12 (!) fanarts on danbooru/gelbooru (not counting in the ero ones), which is definitely too few for a show, that aired more than a month ago. (compare to Hyouka, which have 83 fanarts already). This show really deserves more love.

My guess why people ignore this anime:

  1. –  on the first glance, it’s a yet-another-slice-of-life series, if you only judge by the cover and the summary, so it don’t really have a good selling point.
  2. – the first episode wasn’t that interesting (some random teen drama) and it ended on a strange note (girls are flying through the sky because of a random rock?!? wtf? etc…) and most people dropped the show because of that.
  3. – there are many better and more exciting shows airing in this season, so probably most people dropped this in favor of other series.

And now here are five unbiased reasons, why you should watch this show:

1. the girls are cute. I mean, really really cute. I mean, just look at these two…

… how can your heart not melt at this sight? ;__;

 2. the overall direction of Natsuiro Kiseki is very down to earth and don’t feature any

outdated slapstick,

unneccesary boob jokes,

oh-boy-here-we-go-again situations

and blatant fanservice

3. The opening and ending is really good, despite being a “generic j-pop” at the first glance. I especially love the ending, which has a really beautiful tune.

4. The setting is more interesting than your usual slice-of-life stories, because it features the wish-stone, where wishes will come true (through the power of friendship of course) Not the most original idea since the invention of sliced bread but hey, hillarity always ensues!

5. Yuka’s ever-changing hairstyle

Convinced now?

Okay, so please give this series a chance if you have dropped it already (or still haven’t watched it), just relax and enjoy the true beauty of slice-of-life shows featuring four incredible cute girls doing silly things, and thank me later.

Animenz

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Damn, I nearly forgot to include the transcription in my post…

-= Download the sheet and the midin file here =-

[Ashita he no Kaerimichi]      (difficulty: challenging)

Did I forget anything else?

Oh right, the spring anime 2012 first impressions post:

My taste >>> your taste

See you the next Anime season! 😀

Animenz

10.000 Subscribers!!! I love you guys (Triple update)

Wow.

Just wow.

When I started my Youtube channel two and half a years ago, I would NEVER EVER have thought that I would gain so many subscribers. I mean, all I did was just some random piano videos, focusing on covering Anime Openings/Endings and occasionally Soundtracks. My only cool feature was the sheet I provided to everyone.

…th…thank you … everyone…

But still, 10.000 people…

from all over the world….

subscribing my humble channel…

… *sob*

….ahem….

Anyway, thank you everybody for your support, for watching my Vids and playing the sheets I made. Seriously.

And in order to celebrate that, I’ll present you something special.

Remember the post I made, when I had gained 1000 subscribers one and a half year ago? I played a piano medley of various different anime OP and ED, and said there will be sheets someday.

Well guess what, it’s about (fucking) TIME!

I’ll presend you, the  LONG-AWAITED SHEETS FROM MY PIANO MEDLEY!!!

– NOT, because I have only transcribed three of the seven pieces due to time constraints,…

… but don’t worry!  There will be sheets in the future… for sure…. I mean… I PROMISE!

And instead, I spent more effort than usual to transcribe the first three sheets.

So let’s begin with the TRIPLE UPDATE!

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1. Shakugan no shana ED 1- Yoake Umarekuru Shoujo

Why didn’t anyone ever try to transcribe this absolutely gorgeous Ending of Shakugan no Shana? Seriously, it’s a mystery.

Anyway, the sheet I made is very similar to the version I played in the piano medley, only slightly improved in a few sections.

-= Download the sheet and midi file here =-

[Yoake Umarekuru Shoujo]         (difficulty: challenging)

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2. CLANNAD OP – Megumeru ~cuckool mix 2007~

There exists sheets of Megumeru already on Josh’s Anime sheets, but only the version played in the original Visual Novel of CLANNAD, not the anime remix version and I personally think the anime version is better than the original.

I also made a sort of “remix”, because I included a part of the CLANNAD After Story Opening Toki wo kizamu uta in the sheet.

Henceforth, this sheet should be called

CLANNAD OP – Megumeru ~cuckool mix 2012~  (okay it was a joke)


-= Download the sheet and midi file here =-

[Megumeru ~cuckool mix 2007~]         (difficulty: average)

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3. Eureka Seven OP 4 – Sakura

The infamous Fourth Opening of the epic mecha series Eureka Seven by Nirgilis. The OP is still one of my all time favorite OP, because the absolutely brilliant use of Amazing grace in a modern J-rock song.
So I extended the OP with the Amazing grace theme at the end, to give it a more proper finish.

-= Download the sheet and midi file here =-

[Sakura]       (difficulty: challenging)

Alright, I hope you enjoyed the sheets and let’s hope that I’ll finish the remaining sheets one day…

Well, enjoy those sheets for the time being, and see you next time!

Animenz

Two years later, ARIA is still my all time favorite Anime

The fourth update within a month? Impossible! (Hyouka opening – Yasashisa no Riyuu)

Initially I wanted to make the sheet for Choir Jail, the opening of Tasogare Otome X Amnesia but before that, I have already finished the opening of Hyouka – Yasashira no riyuu, since it’s a fairly easy piece to transcribe.

Since I am very busy this week with various things, I hadn’t time to memorize the piece, so I played with the sheets I made.

My Spring 2012 anime impression post is coming up tomorrow.

-= Download the sheet and the midi file here =-

[Yasashisa no Riyuu]       (difficulty: average)

 

A bit delayed update (Accel world ED – “unfinished”)

I was a very busy last week, and because of that I couldn’t finish any sheets. (three in progress)

But at last, I have completed one sheet today: The Accel World ending unfinished.

I extended the beginning of the original TV opening a little bit because I want to emphasize the first theme a little more. My intention was to imitate the sound of strings with the left hand in the beginning of the transciption. Only the beginning of the sheet is “original part”, the rest is almost a 1:1 transcription of the TV size ending. Did I mention that I love KOTOKO?

This transcription is significantly more difficult than the previous two sheets I made for the spring season, because of the really fast notes in the latter half of the sheet. Maybe I’ll make a simplified version later…

Well, that’s it for today.

-= Download the sheet and the midi file here =-

[→unfinished→] (yes, it’s called like that)        (difficulty: challenging)