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

Totally unexpected surprise update (Bios – Guilty Crown Soundtrack)

Well, since this season is really weak (with the exception of Another), I don’t have any intention in transcribing the Openings or Endings of the shows, so there sholudn’t be any updates until the next anime season arrives – but then something happened (yet again)

When I was browsing /a/ as usual, I stumbled across TehIshter. I was exchanging some words with him and an anonymous poster suggested this song as a request. I thought “well I’m not doing requests anyway so I’ll just listen to this song whatever this i- HOLYSHIT IT’S THAT SONG I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SINCE FOREVER asdfasdf”

And well, the rest ist history.

This transcription is probably the most difficult piano cover I’ve ever written and I am almost reaching my own limit of my piano skills too. Insane octave jumps (inspired by Tehishters recent piano cover of Mouretsu pirates OP which is really awesome), even more insane mega arpeggios, and nasty jumps on the right hand and left hand simultaneously. In other words: this transcription is really, really evil.

Well, see you until the next anime season then.

-=Download the sheets here=-

[Bios pdf + midi]     (difficulty: insane)

 

I decided to ragequit but then I realized I’ve done this before (Guilty Crown Insert song – Euterpe)

To come straight to the point: The last week was for me a nightmare.

You want to know why? The whole story began with a simple and insignificant comment on youtube:

I thought -sure, why not?- and began working on the opening “My Dearest”. I advanced very quickly and already finished the main melody and harmonics in only a few hours.

But then more and more people are demanding me writing the transcription, so I thought: okay, so I’m totally going to make the best-piano-cover-ever-even-more epic-than-my-previous-one and began to add details and my usual original parts in the transcription.

One day, two days, three days passed and I realized I still haven’t even finished 50 % of the sheet!

It was the same story as the Angel beats transcription fiasko. I couldn’t finish it either because of the pressure. The higher the anticipation, the greater the stress.

I admit: there is a sort of competition on youtube: Who is going to make the best transcription, who is getting more views, who is the first uploading a piano cover.

So I really didn’t want to lose this “competition” (silly me). But then more and more piano covers appeared and I thought to myself: I must be an idiot for getting mad about something like this. (I know, I know, history repeats himself)

…which ultimately lead to the second ragequit.

The story should normally end here but then –

TehIshter came and saved me from this dilemma:

Thank god, he appeared! Since Tehishter is also one of my favorite anime music transcriber I believe the transcription is in good hands (also I am really curious about the Animenz-influenced transcription)

After this I felt relieved and I decided to stay away from transcribing for a while.

But then, since I am not obliged anymore to finish the transcription of “My dearest” , my mind is finally free from all those stress and suddenly, my creativity kicked in with full force.

I wanted to transcribe something else and I decided to make a sheet for the awesome insert song which played at the very beginning of Guilty Crown ep 1.

Originally, it was only one page long with the main melody and some easy accompaniment on the left hand, but my ideas kept coming and eventually it ended up just as it is now, six pages long.

I am not lying to you: I have finished this sheet in only one night (roughly seven hours) and afterwards, I only edited some minor things. Probably my brain was cheering: Freedom! Finally I can work on something others than the §%&§ Guilty Crown opening!” and the rest ist history.

If you have already listened the transcription, you’ll notice it has a rather melancholic and sad atmosphere and it’s getting very emotional towards the end. I guess I have collected all of my experience and stress of the last few weeks and make them to music.

TL;DR Trying too hard is bad for your health.

Oh yeah, since stupid wordpress is disabling mediafire direct links (seriously, why are you doing this) I’ll give you instead the tinyurl links, which leads to mediafire.

Download the sheet and midi here:

[ Euterpe pdf +midi ]       (difficulty: insane)

 

REDLINE was probably the most exciting movie I’ve seen in my life (REDLINE DAY transcription)

Never heard of Redline yet? Then watch this trailer. Or this one.

Convinced now? Good, because Redline was the m- HOLY SHIT THIS IS AWESOME -ost exciting and visually most impressing anime movie I’ve ever watched.
The main selling point of this movie is of course its ABNORMALLY AWESOME animation, which I have never experienced in my life before.

Seriously, every single frame of the movie is beautiful, every frame is full of details. It’a feast for your eyes, you will have an eyegasm, you cannot leave your eyes from your screen for a split second because everything is so well animated and you don’t wanna miss it. Hell, it’s almost a sensory overkill for your poor virgin eyes.

I will not go into the details of the story of REDLINE now, because you have to experience the movie yourself to be able to describe the atmosphere in REDLINE.

A small percantage of you will likely not like this movie at all or find it boring.

That’s because it’s so unconventional and experimental compared with your typical japanese anime. You could go ahead and get the impression that the movie is made in the USA, because it’s so heavily influenced by western movie tropes, it’s more a cartoon than a anime.

My transcription is of course the ending song of the movie, REDLINE DAY.

Did I mention this is my favorite track of this year? I just can’t stop listening to this all day long. The guitar intro, the bass, the voice, the beautiful lyrics…, this song is simply glorious.

Surprisingly my longest transcription to date (3:44 min), and I played it a bit faster than the original, unconsciously. Also, very difficult, but what did you expect from me :3

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

[REDLINE DAY]      (difficulty: challenging)

 

Some guy on Youtube just wrapped the movie up pretty nicely with these words:

[…] This art style is the epitome of beauty, and manliness. Each frame hand-drawn, hopes and dreams poured into every scene. This movie has been in production for 7 years, almost too long for a profit to even be in the equation.

This movie, is a look into the mind of it’s creator. This is one rare case, where exactly what the creator wanted to make, is what was made. This movie, is put simply, beauty.

So what the hell are you waiting for? Go and watch it already! Grab a beer (or a Dr Pepper), watch it in your living room, turn your volumes up to max, and enjoy the fun, action and adrenalin of this unique racing movie.

And with this, I will sign off now and go to Summer vacation (I’m going to Shanghai, in case you are interested)

I will see you again in the fall anime season, (Shakugan no Shana season III? FUCK YEAH!) and by that time, enjoy your summer.

Animenz