Regarding the state of the blog (and four new piano sheets)

closedHello everyone.

It’s been a long time since my last update, and I apologize.

Since I have moved my blogging activities to my facebook page, (https://www.facebook.com/Animenz), this blog has become more and more forgotten, and now, it’s almost dead.

It’s not because I didn’t quit Anime or anything like that, it’s because I realized that maintaining a blog is too time consuming and updating a facebook page is a lot faster than writing a blog entry.

So starting today, I will only keep my blog as an archive of my transcriptions and I will only update my blog if I uploaded a new video on youtube  – and I will continue doing my  yearly Anime review postst of course, it has become some sort of tradition.

Also, I decided to replace all the sheet download links in my youtube description with the sheethost.com links, meaning, you will no longer be redirected from youtube to my blog anymore, if you want to download the sheets. (I think this is more convenient for the most people)

Well, this is some sort of an official goodbye to my blog then, and at this point, I want to thank my readers for visiting my blog over the years.
I really appreciate every comment you made and giving me feedback back then.

Thank you for  917,366 visits and 1,725 comments.

Nevertheless, I still made a  first impressions of Spring Anime season 2013 – an abridged version: (Judging only by first episode)

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This season is definitely one of the better anime season, and currently I am almost following 12 shows, and my personal top three series of this season are Suisei no Gargantia, Railgun S, and Shingeki no Kyoujin.

The anime who caused the biggest shitstorm ever was probably Aku no Hana with the questionable rotoscoped animation and, well… let the pictures speak now.

left: Manga, right: Anime

left: Manga, right: Anime

Last but not least: the three transcriptions I made in the last two months:

1. Guilty Crown OP 1- My Dearest (full version)

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-= Download the sheet and midi here =-

[My Dearest – pdf + midi]    (difficulty: insane)

After finishing My Dearest, I decided to create the first ANIME PIANO SONATA in the world:

Sonata in C-major “Guilty Crown”
-1st movement: Guilty Crown
-2nd movement: Euterpe
-3rd movement: Bios

Download link here:
[ http://sheethost.com/sheet/JPE1kf ]

Like a real classical sonata, it consists of three movements, fast – slow – fast, and these three fits the requirement perfectly (and they are in the same key too!)
This is probably one of the scariest coincidences I’ve ever seen, since I rarely do full ver. transcriptions, but it happens to be the three Guilty Crown pieces.

2. AKB0048 NEXT STAGE OP – Aruji Naki Sono Koe

-= Download the sheet and midi here =-

[ Aruji Naki Sono Koe – pdf + midi ]         (difficulty: average)

AKB0048 NEXT STAGE was awesome. I seriously hope they will be an AKB0048 FINAL STAGE movie or something like that. And the final episode was probably the most exciting episode I’ve watched for a long time. Ah.. good times… I miss this series so much…

so why aren't you watching AKB0048 now?

so why aren’t you watching AKB0048 now?

3. Guren no Yumiya – Shingeki no Kyojin OP

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-= Download the sheet and midi here =-

[ Guren no Yumiya – pdf + midi ]    (difficulty: insane)

Since this series just began airing a few weeks ago, I can’t say much about it except it has glorious production values and Mikasa kicks ass.

4. Sister’s Noise – To aru Kagaku no Railgun S OP1

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-= Download the sheet and midi here =-

[ Sister’s Noise – pdf + midi ]        (difficulty: challenging)

Friendly reminder this transcription is not done by me, but by my good friend castlevaniapro93 (who also transcribed the ED of AKB0048 I played on youtube), I only edited some parts of the sheet to give it a final touch.

Well, that would wrap the things up.

I’ll update this blog again when I finish the next sheet – until then~

Animenz

Probably the biggest Blog Update ever (4 new sheets and stuff)

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Hello everyone!

It’s been while since my last update, I apologize, but don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten my blog. I was just a bit lazy in the last few weeks, and updating my activity status on my facebook page was a lot less work, than creating new posts here on wordpress.

A lot of thing has happened in january, so let’s start chronologically with my first Transcriptions for the winter anime season 2013 so far,  AKB0048‘s insert song Niji no Ressha (Rainbow Train)

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Chieri X Nagisa are my OTP

Prominently featured in the first episode of the second season of AKB0048, (dat concert scene) this is still one of my favorite series of this winter season so far. I think I went a littlbe bit overboard with the difficulty of this transcription, (especially the last run of the right hand) but I simply wanted to express the high spirit of the original song.

-= Download the pdf and midi file here =-

[Niji no Ressha]      (difficulty: insane)

My second sheet is AKB0048 again (because there is still not enough love for AKB0048, seriously, why is this series so unbeknownst among anime fans) featuring the new ending of the second season: Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu (I dedicated this to you, my tears)

And surprise! It’s my first collaboration video with none other than TehIshter!

It was a lot of fun to record the piano duet, even the creation of the sheet went very smoothly, despite being my first time scoring a piano duet. In fact, this sheet was written by both of us, me and Tehishter. He scored the draft, while I finished the rest. The sync is not 100% yet, but there will always be room to improve. On our next collab maybe, you will never know. Well anyway, it was really fun, and I want to thank TehIshter again, for realizing the duet, we both have dreamed of. Also, many many thanks to Castlevaniapro, who mastered the audio track for us. Check out his blog too, he is doing really awesome anime remix tracks!

-= Download the pdf and midi file here =-

[Kono Namida wo Kimi ni Sasagu]        (for two pianos, difficulty: medium)

Following next is the transcription of my favoriteEnding song of this winter season 2013 so far: Kibou no Hana (Flower of hope) from the anime Koutora-san

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DAT ending ;___;

A hauntingly beautiful ED song I instantly fell in love with. Naturally, this is a must-do in my transcribing list. I kept the sheet difficulty rather simple, to express the calm atmosphere of the song. However, there are some parts of the sheet (in bar 12 for example),  where you have to play a 10th span chord. You can simply play an octave instead.

-= Download the pdf and midi file here =-

[Kibou no Hana]      (difficulty: easy)

The fourth and most important of the transcription is my Angel Beats! Opening Transcription: My Soul, Your Beats.

everyone loves kanade ;_;

everyone loves kanade ;_;

Before you go and listen to this, let me tell you a little story behind the creation of this sheet:

Only a few of you may remember, but three years ago, when Angel Beats! was airing, I wanted to transcribe the Opening at any cost, because the music was practically MADE to be played on the piano. But I tried and struggled with the sheet for a week, and ultimatiely, I dropped the sheet.
I failed miserably because I couldn’t met everyone’s huge expectation. I wanted to made the most epic piano transcription ever, but back then I was lacking ideas and almost went insane due to the pressure.
So instead, I made the sheet Brave song and I sweared to never touch a finger on the sheet My Soul, your Beats! again.
The original sheet remained unfinished at 40 % progress until today.

Now.. three years (and several transcriptions) later, I’ve gained enough confidence to transcribe it again, not only because I have more experience with sheet arrangements by now, but I also wanted to redeem my past failure.
While arranging this, I remembered the hard days back then when I couldn’t make any progress for days, and therefore I’ve put all my heart and soul in this transcription, trying to express all those frustration and sorrowful moments back then. This is especially audible in the last third of the transcription, where I included an excerpt of Ichiban no Takaramono (My most Precious Treasure).

This sheet is dedicated for all those people, who have waited years for my arrangement of the Angel Beats! Opening, and their patience should be rewarded with a full version special transcription.

-= Download the pdf and midi here =-

[My Soul, your Beats!]       (difficulty: challenging)

As you have noticed already, I changed filehost for my sheets from mediafire to Sheethost, because Mediafire is being a dick again and starts deleting my sheets.

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I guess that will end our partnership over all these years, Mediafire. Really too bad, because you used to be fast, reliable, and less bitchy about copyright and stuff. In the following days, I will replace all my mediafire links with sheethost links. (I will not delete the old mediafire links though.)

Well then, that would be my status update for the year 2013 so far, and in a few days or so, I’ll announce something really really special. Stay tuned!

Me on the left

Me on the left

Animenz

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

I have a (facebook) fanpage now

The Ask me everything page will not longer be supported.

Please post all your question on the fanpage, I’ll answer them more effectively.
Thanks.

This does not mean this blog is not active anymore, I’ll still update all my new sheets and videos on this blog primarily and the “first impressions” post for the fall season 2012 is coming soon.

Btw, I added a new page, a new how to transcribe page.

It’s basically the copy of the Esoragoto OP post, I thought it might be helpful for the people to use this page as a template.

Thank you for your attention.

It’s time. (Little Busters OP Full version)

-= Download the sheet and the midi here =-

[Little Busters!]        (difficulty: challenging)

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EDIT:

Alright, here’s a proper post:

So yeah, it’s here. The much anticipated Little Busters Anime.

Is it worth the hype?

I’d say YYYYYYYYEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!, but I am also extremely fan biased.

But I am actually quite impressed of the anime adaption by JC staff so far.
I know, it didn’t get the red carpet treatment by Kyoani, and the animation is not god-tier, (in fact, they are really lazy sometimes) but the pacing and the dialogue feels very natural and the Characters are exactly like in the Visual Novel.

This is the first time I’ve done a FULL version of a Anime Opening, because Little Busters! has a special place in my heart. It was really the first Visual Novel, which made me cry. Seriously. I cried. Considering I’ve played tons of other VN’s, this was the first time I was so touched and moved, that I couldn’t hold up my tears…

Anyway, this is the reason why this transcription should really be special (and I am really glad they kept the original Visual Novel Opening for the Anime) and thus, I’ve made the full version. You can stop playing at bar 59 on the first beat if you only want to play the TV size (and it’s much more easier).

Oh, and there’s another feature on my sheet:

As you have noticed, I have utilized for the first time D.S. al Coda or Dal Segno al Coda, which means you have to “go back to the Segno symbol, and play until you reach “to coda”, then jump straight to coda.

I am not making this up, it’s a common term for musicians, you can read it up here on wikipedia.

In short:

my own short composition btw ^^

Instead of copy paste the refrain again, I used this notation to save place in the sheet, you can play the full little busters opening with only 6 pages instead of 7.

I’m currently thinking which OP/ED i should transcribe next…
well, until next week then.

Animenz

A lame excuse why I haven’t been updating my blog lately (filler post)

Yeah, I know, I said there will be more updates for the summer season and I still haven’t uploaded a sheet yet.

AND

there is a reason for that:

I finally found it.

After all these years.

My new all-time favorite anime.

Ladies and gentleman: Let me present you, AKB0048, the first anime since years who made it into my top 5 anime list!!!

Welcome, AKB0048, to my personal “Hall of fame”

Now, many of you will probably ask yourself: “What, AKB0048? Never heard of it, and besides, it’s not even popular”

Yeah, I know. I was also very sceptical about AKB0048, which purpose is basically promoting the real life idol group AKB48.

I mean, the basic setting is: entertainment is entirely forbidden in the whole galaxy and some space idols are going to give guerilla concerts on the planets and fight the no-fun-allowed-police with some silly mechs and micsabers? (yes, you heard it right, micsabers). Seriously?

Yes, of course, and it’s fun!

I cannot say enough good things about AKB0048, because it was just that good.

I never have fanboy’d that hard for a series before. I rewatched every episode at least twice, I have collected every fanart available on the internet about AKB0048, I have told everyone of my (otaku) friends, they should watch AKB0048.

AKB0048 was the biggest surprise of the spring anime season 2012, maybe the biggest surprise of the year. My expectation was initially extremely low, but what I got in the end was by far the most exciting, awesome, dramatic and entertaining anime I have watched – for years.

Takamina is my favorite character btw.

Is this because of the awesome characters? The awesome insert songs? The awesome background arts? The awesome concert scenes? The awesome soundtrack?

Hell, it even converted me to a AKB48 fan, despite the fact, that I have nothing to do with the idol business in japan before. I have downloaded every single of them now, and I even watch those silly AKBingo videos – and I am enjoying every minute of it.

I watched AKB0048 together with Castlevaniapro93, and he even made an awesome fan musicvideo.

I still can’t believe how much I liked this series in the end. Even I can’t fully explain why AKB0048 was so enjoyable, so much fun to watch.

I cannot put into words what I experienced.

But one thing I’m for sure about.

AKB0048 is a masterpiece.

And I will never forget the fun I had while watching AKB0048.

Thank you Kawamori and Satelight for delivering this epic Space Opera Action series!

Because this is a show, I will remember (and cherish) for years.

And the best thing of all is:

SECOND SEASON IS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013!!!1111

FUCK YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Fuck, 2013 can’t come soon enough.

Oh yeah, since AKB0048 last episode aired a few days ago, I can finally concentrate on making some sheets again. So expect an update in the weekend.

See you in 2013 again!

So why the hell are you even reading this now, when you should have been watching the first episode of AKB0048 already?

Seriously, go and watch AKB0048. You don’t know how much fun you are missing out, if you neglect this awesome series. Go and watch it – NOW ^_^

Animenz

Help me to get a better mic!

You know, I really really really want to have a better microphone.

Every time I read comments like “it would be awesome if I can hear you live, so I don’t have to deal with the bad audio quality in your video” or “dude, ur mic is a shit but nice skillz XD” I feel so powerless and helpless.

Because I desperately want to have a better audio recording too! I mean, it verges on the ridiculous if I record a Steinway grand piano with a tiny ZOOM H2 Handy recorder (which is smaller than an iphone)

You can’t imagine how amazing the Steinway sounds if you would listen to it live. But without a professional or at least a reasonably decent recording device, it’s just impossible.

This is why I am asking you fellow readers:

If you have any spare money left

or

want to support my transcriptions and my Youtube channel,

then

please donate, so I can enhance the audio experience on my Youtube channel in the future.

– – – – – – – – Donate here: – – – – – – – – – –

[CLiCK ME]

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I really appreciate your support. Every cent helps. Really.

(assuming every 11.100 subscriber of my channel would even donate miserly 10 pennies, I could get the best microphone possible, including an usb audio interface.)

When I’ve finally gained enough donation to afford a good microphone, I will love you forever, every single one of you, who have donated. Seriously. ;_;

And when the time has come, I’ll rerecord everything I’ve transcribed so far and will upload a music album especially for you to download.

Thank you so much in advance! m(_ _)m

Animenz

Reimu also approves of this donation.

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