Tag: music

May 6, 2021 · 0 comments

Music: The AIUEO Song

Music: The AIUEO Song

By Jonathan Clements. In one of the most widely discussed scenes in Mitsuyo Seo’s 1945 animated feature Momotaro, Sacred Sailors, the frenzied activity of building a South-Sea military base grinds to a halt for the animal soldiers to teach Japanese to the natives. An unruly outdoor classroom of apes, tigers and even a somewhat out-of-place […]

March 28, 2021 · 0 comments

Music: Masayoshi Yamazaki

Music: Masayoshi Yamazaki

By Jonathan Clements. The accident-prone Masayoshi Yamazaki always seems to be able to fail upwards, starting with the moment in 1991 when the twenty-year-old musician showed up to the wrong audition. Not realising it was not the same company as Kitty Records, he took his guitar along to an open call for Kitty Films, marching […]

October 17, 2020 · 0 comments

Books: Popular Music in Japan

Books: Popular Music in Japan

By Jonathan Clements. In his new book Popular Music in Japan: Transformation Inspired by the West, Toru Mitsui repeatedly returns to the idea that multiple evolutions in Japanese tunes and songs have spurred directly from foreign influences. The examples he cites are from an impressively broad range of categories, spanning everything from leitmotifs, to subject […]

September 9, 2020 · 0 comments

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising vinyl soundtrack coming to All The Anime Shop

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising vinyl soundtrack coming to All The Anime Shop

Following the recent news of our upcoming Attack on Titan Season 1 sound track vinyl release; us taking pre-orders for a Cowboy Bebop soundtrack vinyl produced by Milan Records; and the addition of a number of vinyl soundtracks (including Death Note) produced by Tiger Lab Vinyl, we’ve got more vinyl soundtrack news to share with […]

September 3, 2020 · 0 comments

Music: Golgo 13

Music: Golgo 13

By Shelley Pallis. As Golgo 13 was Japan’s nihilistic answer to both Bond and the master-thieves of many a crime caper, many elements of the score (now re-released on vinyl) echo the kind of 1970s action movies that would surely have been on the mind of the film’s producers. It’s baffling, in fact, listening to […]

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