Rock band SPYAIR and music group CHICO with Honeyworks both announced on Sunday that they will perform the new opening and ending themes, respectively, for the Gintama. anime when it returns in July.
Gintama is the anti-meta of the popular shonen anime. It is one of my top long running anime series next to Detective Conan and Dragon Balls. The anime had entered the “Silver Soul” arc on January 7. Silver Soul is the manga’s final arc that began in July 2016. The anime will return in July for the “climax” of the Silver Soul arc.
I know I am suppose to be on hiatus to revise for exams, but this is big news. Most of my favorite Gintama OPs are from SPYAIR, and CHiCO with HoneyWorks.
I want to thank Matt for tagging me for the Music Tag 🙂. The music are from anime songs in which I bought for my iPod. I will be putting the English translations.
- Write ten songs that come on shuffle (no skipping).
- Write your favourite lyric from each song.
- Tag people
I have never seen a series about cute characters playing instruments before, so this is a first for me. I haven’t seen K-on yet. I was expecting this series to just showcase cute girls doing cute things while music was an add-on. This anime did more than that. It did an amazing job of in terms of using its artwork to showcase the characters’ emotions and personalities through their facial expressions. The show did a good job of using its MC: Kumiko to show these emotions as she goes through them. And the twelfth episode of Hibike! Euphonium probably featured the most emotion from Kumiko yet, ranging from confusions to admiration to speechless to determination to angered to confident to desperation to enlightenment of her passion. Kumiko became our story teller not only her role as the MC, but through all her cute reactions, emotions and action. When Kumiko and Reina are together we see this more clearly because Reina is less emotional. The scene with the two of them at the lake showcases the best of art and animation.
The thing I like best is the show way of presenting a world that isn’t fair – where success for some means that others will be left behind. In other words, a world that is heartbreakingly real and overwhelmingly close to home.