Anime Piano Nostalgia (30.000 sub special) : Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Digimon

Anime Piano Nostalgia

Alright, a bit delayed, but I finally uploaded my 30.000 Subscriber special video series!

It’s called Anime Piano Nostalgia and the name says it:
“Classic” Anime Songs everybody knows and loves, from the three child-hood defining Series: Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, and Digimon.

I transcribed the Opening from each Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon (first Season) and the “digitation” song from Digimon Adventure (First season) – Brave Heart.

All three of them rank among my favorite Anime Songs ever and I guess at half of you can still remember the lyrics for the songs.

Dragon Ball Z Opening – Cha-la Head Cha-la
Anime Piano Nostalgia (Part 1) – Cha-la Head Cha-la – Dragon Ball Z OP

Sailor Moon (S1) Opening – Moonlight Densetsu
Anime Piano Nostalgia (Part 2) – Moonlight Densetsu – Sailor Moon OP

Digimon Adventure (S1) Digitaion Song – Brave Heart
Anime Piano Nostalgia (Part 3) – Brave Heart – Digimon Digitation Song

Alright, that would be my Anime Piano Nostalgia Series, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

I’ll look forward for 40K subs, to make another transcription special series!

See you next time!

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

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?

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

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.

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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

Just testing out something (AKB0048 Opening – Kibou ni Tsuite)

Hello everyone!

No, it’s not summer season 2012 yet, but I wanted to test out something.

I basically want you readers to decide which audio recording you prefer:

Pic related, the ZOOM H2 recorder

A) The (subpar) recording from my ZOOM H2 recorder when I play the grand piano, since I can’t afford any better microphone because I don’t have the money or

This is the one I own btw

B) a digital recording from my Kawai CA 63, where you can finally hear the bass clearly.

Initially I wanted to play a piano piece from Chopin to let you decide which one is better, but then I changed my mind and transcribed the OP of AKB0048 instead.

Why? Because AKB0048 has ascended to my third-favorite show of the season. I expected some boring idol show with a huge uninspired cast but instead we got the NO FUN POLICE, idols battles in space, post-traumatic-stress-disorder-suffering, a MECHA-ITASHA, plenty of good soundtracks – and fantastic backgrounds.

I love the details in background, awesome man, awesome.

So here it is: the transcription of AKB0048‘s Opening – Kibou ni Tsuite.

It’s a really catchy song and I often sing along when the OP starts.

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

[Kibou ni Tsuite]     (difficulty: average)

Now, it’s up to you to decide, which recording you prefer: the grand piano one or the digital one. Vote here:

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