Finally done! (Enter Enter Mission! – Transcription)

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Hello everyone!

Finally I have finished the last transcription for the Fall Anime Season 2012.

This is of course dedicated to the best series of this fall season: Girls und Panzer!
Especially the Ending Enter Enter Mission is catchy as hell.

I have finally regained some motivation again to finish a sheet and you can really hear the results this time:

I added a lot of articulations and dynamics in the sheet, “hidden” motives (the chromatic runs) – and I finished this sheet in record time: It took me only 5 hours to finish the sheet completely.

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

[Enter Enter MISSION! pdf + midi]             (difficulty: challenging)

Too bad the final 2 Episodes are postponed until march (seriously ACTAS, what are you doing), but Girls und Panzer is already my favorite show of this season and definitely one of my top 5 shows of this year.

This is one of the prime example of anime where you can apply the saying “don’t judge the book by its cover.”

The premise is extremely silly, but it’s so well executed, so well researched,  that you just can’t stop staring at the screen and rooting for the Oarai team to win the next Panzer battle.

But the crowning moment of awesome was the scene, where the Russian Panzer team suddenly began to sing Katyusha. I literally stood up and shouted : “FUCK YES, YOU ARE THE BEST ANIME EVER”

my face when

my face when Katyusha started playing

Well, that’s it, that would wrap up my fall season transcription projects.

Of course, there’s still my yearly Anime review left, which will be published on 31. December. (as I did with 2010 and 2011)

Well then, until next time –

Animenz

Anzu is the best girl

Anzu is the best girl btw

Nostalgia (Only my Railgun – transcription)

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remember this pic? :3

Hello there, everyone!
Sorry for going MIA so suddenly, but I wasn’t feeling well lately and I lack any motivation so I couldn’t finish any transcriptions.

Therefore I decided to (finally) upload a video of my very first anime transcription:

The Opening of To aru Kagaku no RailgunOnly my Railgun
(see original post here)

Looking back at my very first sheet I published, I am quite surprised how much my  transcibing technique have changed.

I think TehIshter ‘s comment best sums up my progression:

Interesting to see the progress in your transcription style. Back then was more MIDI-like and constricted to the middle of the keyboard, whereas now you take advantage of all the 88 keys of the piano.

Here’s a side to side comparison of the Only my Railgun transcription – the 2009 and the current version: (Strictly speaking, I re-created the sheet from the scratch again because I lost the original sibelius file, so I ccouldn’t edit the old Railgun sheet anymore)

I just noticed I improved the note spacing a lot

I just noticed I also improved the note spacing

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

[Only my Railgun]            (difficulty: challenging)

Well then, see you next season!

Animenz

Did I mention that Girls und Panzer is still the best show of the fall season 2012?

Did I mention that Girls und Panzer is still the best show of the fall season 2012?

K is a piece of shit and I’ll tell you why.

kthxbye have a nice day.

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EDIT:

Alright, here’s the real reason: (shamelessly copied from MAL)

Story: 1/10

I’ve never watched an anime with a more pathetic story. The story line feels like the creators decided to pull all their favorite aspects out of all the anime they’ve ever liked and put it into one. There is a weak reference to “deep” connections between these 7 gangs in the anime, but this story is following the main character, Shiro and his cat that turns into a sexy girl randomly. The blue gang is a vigilante police group and one of the members, Kuro, believes that Shiro committed a murder based on this shady cell phone video of Shiro or someone who appears to look like him, committing the crime, and Kuro decides to follow Shiro around at school and become a “transfer student” and cook for Shiro and his cat like he has no real duties. The story line is absolutely horrid and there is nothing great about it.

Art: 10/10

The anime contains the most beautiful art I’ve seen in a lot of anime, but that is the only thing going for it. I am continuing this anime based on the art alone.

Sound: 6/10

It sounds fine.

Character: 1/10

Just like the story line, the characters are pathetic. They are not unique in any way and there is no character depth at all. I feel no emotions or sympathy for any of them. The main character, Shiro, seems to be this aloof high school kid who appears to have some dark side or schizophrenic tendency, but also doesn’t seem to have much care. The cat/girl turns into a human randomly, she has two different colored eyes, and does “cute” things. The red gang seems to be a collection of “tough, cool guys” plus some strange gothic lolita girl. There hasn’t been much on the red gang yet for me to make inferences on them. The vigilante police blue gang includes Kuro, the guy who carries around swords and follows around the main character while the main character tries to prove his innocence. He’s boring and one dimensional, and he carries around a weird briefcase filled with cooking utensils (seriously, wtf). There is a woman in the blue gang, who is dressed in this outfit where her butt hangs out but apparently works in this professional setting.

Overall: 3/10

[Status: dropped]

EDIT 2:

I just watched episode 5 and I am fed up with this series. Still no PLOT, character are acting stupid as hell, so many unneccessary scenes, I feel like I am only wasting my time with this series. F*ck you, GoHands for ruining a potentially awesome series and throwing precious money out of the window because you wasted so much beautiful animation for this miserable effort of a “revolutionary original” anime, which tries too hard to be cool and ultimatively fail in story telling and creating compelling characters.

8/10, I mad.

Fall Anime season Power ranking (Psycho-Pass Ending)

Hello everyone!

Another update for the fall season has finally arrived, this time it’s the Psycho-Pass Ending Namae no nai Kaibutsu or the english translation: Monster with no name.

This song is performed by EGOIST, infamous for doing the Guilty Crown soundtrack, and you people should know by now, that everything related with EGOIST and Supercell is going to kick ass.

I extended the TV-sized a bit by including a “original” segment, but by now, you should know I do this in almost every transcription of mine.

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

[Namae no nai Kaibutsu]  (difficulty: challenging)

And now for something different.

Instead of making a “fall anime first impression post“, I’ll just post a power ranking of the anime series I am currently following.
Here’s my current watchlist, ordered from my favorite to least favorite:

1. Girls und Panzer – best show ever. Yes, I am completely serious. Ignore the silly premise of the show and don’t take it too seriously, or you’ll spoil your fun. Every character have it’s own charm and they are really likeable. There’s also next to no fanservice, (which I really grew tired of), but instead we have TANK-service to the max. The producers behind GuP have put a lot of effort to create a detailled and authentic setting with tanks. And with Commies fabulous ÜBERMENSCH subs, this show is the perfect show after a long exhausting day. PANZER VOR!

2. Psycho Pass – This show have received a lot of hype before it aired, but it really lived up with it’s expectations. I really like the unique setting and the dark atmosphere in Psycho Pass. And last but not least, Akane reaction faces is priceless.
3. Little busters! – the animation is incredibly lazy sometimes, but well, I am still fan-biased because the Visual Novel is one of my favorite VN’s
4. Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! – extremely solid and very entertaining with god-tier animation – as expected from kyoani, definitely one of the best comedies this season.

5. Shisekai Yori – incredibly intriguing and fascinating, this series is really on eof a kind. And the world building is excellent – the mystery anime of this season.

6. Robotics;Note – the first three episode arc is really boring at some times, but I still have high hopes for this series. There’s so much potential left.

7. Code;Breaker – the underdog of the season. The premise sound like “generic shounen with superpowers“, but the main protagonist is really refreshing and the direction is very good, I didn’t get bored for a second.

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8. Zetsuen no Tempest – the series is solid, but it still haven’t won me completely over. Maybe I am too occupied with all those shows listed above, but at least the OST is god-tier.

9. K – I think I know the origin of the anime title. K stands for clusterfuc[K]. four episodes in and I still don’t have any idea which direction this anime is headed. The background art are inhumanly good though…

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10. BTOOOM! – trying too hard to be dark and edgy. Every character is a psychopath because they have suffered a trauma in the past – or they have been raped and shit. No thanks, Battle Royale is better. Dropped.

11. Magi Yet-another-generic-shounen, only with an arabic setting. I think I just grew tired of shounen. *sighs* Dropped.

12. Sakuraso no Pet no Kanojo – the (obligatory) forced drama of this season. The setting have been done to death already (see honey and clover) and this show offers nothing new. Also, I agree with Zaku here – why are people so fascinated by the sterotype retarded moe girls? Dropped.

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13. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Sukitte Ii na yo – I don’t watch shoujo series anymore since it’s ALWAYS frustrating as hell. (misunderstandings, comical relief, love triangle, internal conflict blablabla…). Pre-dropped.

14. Onii-chan dakedo blabla, To love ru darkness – fanservice shit.

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Hayate no Gotoku S3 – I am still a fan of the series and I’ll marathon it once it finished airing.

JoJo Bizzare’s adventure – might be cool.

Yep, that would cover my Fall anime season 2012 schedule.

Alright, my next project is the Shinsekai Yori ED, I’ll upload it probably on saturday.

See you until then!

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

Back again (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! OP – Sparkling Daydream)

oh yeah.. it sure felt like a eternity since my last upload.

Anyway, I’m back again to the anime fall season 2012, and my first piano cover is the opening of Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai! – or short just chuunibyou.

As mentioned in my earlier post, I’ve upgraded my audio equipment once again to enhance your audio enjoyment.
Not much to say aside from-

[UTW-Mazui]_Little_Busters!_-_01_[720p][4521F7D8].mkv

excuse me for a moment

Animenz

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

[Sparkling Daydream pdf + midi]    (difficulty: challenging)