SOON…

[Microphone] 2 x Rode NT-5 Matched Pair

[Microphone stand] 2 x Millenium MS 2003

[Microphone cable] 2 x 10-meter

[USB audio interface] M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro

[Digital Audio Workstation] Avid Pro Tools 10

[Laptop] HP Pavilion g6 15.6”

[Piano] Steinway & Sons Model A Grand Piano

[Performer] Animenz (this is my actual Facebook photo btw)

Coming in fall 2012…

ZOOM H2’s last job (Tari Tari ED 2 – Kokoro no Senritsu)

Sawa is the best girl

Finally found some time to upload my transcription of Kokoro no Senritsu, I finished the sheet weeks ago and couldn’t find some time to upload it on youtube. But now, the job is done.

Kokoro no Senritsu is a really beautiful insert song (and also used as ED in episode 2 of Tari Tari), which I instantly fell in love with. I decided to play it slightly slower than the original, because it sounds more peacefully and relaxed. And the best of all, it’s fairly easy to play. This is one instance where the less is more principle is particularly applicable.

Aside from that, this is also an official “goodbye” to my good ol’ ZOOM H2 Handy Recorder. (the one I’ve been using since the Magia transcription)

Just a few days ago, I finally gathered enough money to buy a better microphone!

And guess who made it possible.

It was you.

You awesome people.

I have recieved a total amount of 340 € worth of donation, and with my own 100€ I’m adding in, it’s enough money to buy my long-awaited Rode NT5 matched pair micophone!

It’s… like a dream came true.

Th-thank you .. so much… everyone

You are the reason why I still have faith in humanity.

Thank you,

thank you for your support! ;___;

(*cough* if you still want to support my works, errm.. donation is still open ^^)

-= Download the sheet and midi file here =-

[Kokoro no Senritsu]         (difficulty: easy)

See you in fall season again!

Animenz

Why can’t it be fall already? (Hyouka OP 2 – Mikansei Stride)

At least, Hyouka still remains good

Alright, I’ll cut right to the chase: This summer anime season is extremely boring. Not a single show has catched my attention yet, and the only good show continuing from the last season is Hyouka at the moment. (Accel World has dropped in quality lately)

Let’s just start with my summer anime 2012 first impressions post.

Now, before everyone come at me and shout “wait, did you even watched these shows?

– yes, I did. All of them. Albeit only the first three episodes, but that’s usually enough to judge the shows.

The only series, who survived the three-episodes-test are Swort art online, Tari tari, Kokoro Connect and Jinrui,

Swort art online has started with a very impressive first episode, and everybody was hyped up, but from the second episode onwards, it began to crumble under it’s huge premise. The biggest problem I have with the series is the main character Kirito. After 4 episodes, he still doesn’t have any interesting personality besides being “badass” and most of the time “emo”. Another problem is the horrible pacing. In the second episode, one month has passed and no one even cleared floor 1, and two episodes later, they have suddenly reached floor 30. Seriously? How can you skip that much time in only TWO episodes? But the drama in episode 3 annoyed me the most. Why – tell me, why should I care about a character, who died a “tragically death”, when it’s has been barely introduced in the beginning of the same episode? That’s just wrong, there’s no build up, no real emotion involved, only a cheap plot device to force a tear-jerker for the viewers. And don’t forget to mention the introduction of your obligatory loli fanservice character in episode 4.

(;¬_¬)

Well, let’s hope it will improve with the time.

Tari Tari is slightly enjoyable for the most of the time, but it still haven’t set apart from your average slice of life anime series and its characters still remains pretty bland. Well, it does get some bonus points from me because of the focus on music.

Jinrui wa sutai Shimashita or Humanity has declined is the oddball of this season. It’s a very cynical series with a interesting premise but I still don’t feel any motivation to watch the next episode. Maybe it’s just not my cup of tea.

Kokoro Connect… well I still have to watch it (mostly because Tehishter has recommended this series), but it’s a bit irritating that the character design resemble K-ON! so much.

Now, let’s move on to the transcription itself:

Fun fact: I have added a (hidden) third voice in the Hyouka transcriptoin. If you pay closely attention you can follow it through the whole piece. The jumps in the right hand in the beginning is a bit tricky, so you can just omit these if you want.

-= Download the sheet and midi file here =-

[Mikansei Stride]     (difficulty: challenging)

This will probably be my only update for this summer season because none of the OP/ED have really intrigued me.

Fall anime season can’t come soon enough.

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

It’s Summer time! (Hyouka ED 2 – Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery)

Hi everyone, I’m back again for the summer season.

But before we start, let me express my thanks to everyone who have donated so far for my new microphone. Currently I have already received €244,35, that’s really amazing, and some people even donated 50€. Therefore,

thank you very much for your support ^^

I’m currently aiming to get the Rode NT5 Matched Pair for 315€, a pair of tripod and as well as an audio interface (120€). I have calculated everything and this one seems to have the best price-performance ratio.

Alright, here is the first transcription for the summer season: The Second Hyouka ED, Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery.
I am really happy that Hyouka has improved a lot recently and the episodes have become much more interesting to watch. Not forget to mention the animation is still god-tier.

As usual, I extended the TV-size Ending a little bit and added an alternative ending.

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

[Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery]       (difficulty: challenging)

why is Oreki so awesome?

More Love for AKB0048 (AKB0048 Soundtrack – Kanashimi no ato ni)

Takamina ;_;

Whoa, three transcriptions in a row about one anime series?

This can only mean one thing: I love the series.

Once again, the goal of this transcription is to convince more people to watch AKB0048, because it keeps getting better and better every week. Seriously, it’s really unexpectedly good and definitely going to be one of my favorite shows this year.

Also, it’s a special kind of transcription, because it’s not an OP or ED, but a Soundtrack.

Especially one particular piece got stuck in my head and I couldn’t forget about it.

I occurs in the episode 7, in [20:00] to be precisely. (the scene where Takamina arrived in the kirara cave of succesion)

According to the official OST, the title of the track (no. 20) is Kanashimi no ato ni (formerly known as Takaminas theme).

Summer anime is going to start soon, but I am really glad I picked up AKB0048, because it’s the real surprise hit of the spring season 2012.

-= Download the sheet and midi file here =-

[Kanashimi no ato ni]         (difficulty: challenging)

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.

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[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.