Posts Tagged 'Mawaru Penguindrum'

The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Alpha &Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Round 2 “Analysis”

By TheBigN

We move into the second round, where some of the competitors have been weeded out, the rounds and time between them are shorter, and we start to get a little tired of some of the songs already presented. The five polls have already been set up, and I’ll try to get to them as fast as I can, starting with the first two brackets here.

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The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Ichijou – Round 1 – Polls 1-8 “Analysis”

By TheBigN

The Ichijou Festival commenced already here, with the first set of polls already closed, and this last half pretty much done with one day to go. That being said, this was an interesting bracket after the last few brackets that have been pretty strong. And by interesting, also in the sense that I haven’t heard several of these songs before now. 😛 Continue reading ‘The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Ichijou – Round 1 – Polls 1-8 “Analysis”’

The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Hanyuu – Round 1 – Polls 1-8 “Analysis”

By TheBigN

Innocent Starter, guys? Really? Innocent Starter?!? Hau hau indeed (though I hate that catchphrase)…

Every bracket so far has had interesting results (by “interesting”, I mean results that make me shake my head when I read them again and again). Let’s see what’s cooking in the two polls in this group. Continue reading ‘The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Hanyuu – Round 1 – Polls 1-8 “Analysis”’

The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo – Round 1 – Polls 1-8 “Analysis”

By TheBigN

By which we move into my favorite named bracket of the bunch. Polls are moving quickly, and I’ll try to follow as they go along. In this case, Polls 1-4 and 5-8 are here for voting on as the first set of polls from Bracket Alpha are moving into the wayside.

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The Anime Music Tournament 2013 Bracket Alpha Polls 1-4 “Analysis”

By TheBigN

I was relatively late to the party for something like this new tournament.  Music is something that I hope most people enjoy listening to, and definitely there have been more than a handful of anime that I decided to pick up due to music associated with it, from openings and endings to background music. So I feel like I should have been paying attention to something like this from the get-go,  or at least from the nominations stage. Others have said that I have “questionable” taste in music (:)), so at least my potential nominations might have made things interesting, although an analysis of the results of the nominations point out that such a decision might have been moot. This is too good to pass up though, so I’ve participated in the Prediction Challenge, and I wanted to put in my two cents on the songs that are on the ballot as the tournament goes, especially as there’s a fair bit that I haven’t heard before (which is always exciting). This will be pretty tongue in cheek and probably not up to how I usually write on the blog, but it’s good to be reactionary than thoughtful sometimes. And it will probably make me put more effort on this blog than I’ve been doing in the past two years combined. Whether or not that’s a good thing is anybody’s guess.

Without further ado, the first round of polls is here, with streaming music and everything :

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Imagine! — while waiting for Penguindrum 15

by dm00

I’m afraid this photomosaic (made up of images from episode 11) really only looks good if you squint:

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This series is one of the most interesting things to come along in years, yet I find myself inarticulate, unable to say anything intelligent about it, and I value those who can find so many interesting things to say about it.

This series has sent me off to read Haruki Murakami’s Underground, interviews with the victims of the 1995 Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system (and I have queued Kenji Miyazawa’s Night on the Galactic Railway right behind it, since allusions to that book are prominent in the series, too. (I should add that Nozomi’s re-release of Revolutionary Girl Utena couldn’t have happened at a better time.)

It’s good to read Murakami as the episodes of Mawaru Penguindrum come out.
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Ringophoria 2.0

by dm00

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