Friday, October 30, 2015

See You Space Cowboy....

Welcome back to episode 3 listeners!

This time we go for a trip down memory lane with a 90's only episode. I chose this era because it is a highlight in the anime genre and, arguably, its golden age. So many great animes and anime seasons came out of this time period. Shows such as Cowboy Bebop, Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Gundam Wing, Macross Plus, and many more! 

Cowboy Bebop completely changed the structure of storytelling in anime, Neon Genesis gave us one of the greatest soundtrack's ever, Ghost in the Shell led to the creation of the Matrix, and Sailor Moon gave girls their own superheroes. That's only naming a few! I strongly recommend any fan to get out of this era and take a trip back to the 90s where everything changed. 

I wish I could have included more music but there are way too many good soundtracks. Maybe I'll revisit the again 90s in a later episode. ;)

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

"The Nameless Monster"

In episode 2 we explore some darker animes starting with the opening theme from Monster. This anime and its soundtrack are somewhat unusual and I have yet to see or hear anything like it. Monster is different because it feels entirely realistic. In almost all animes there is a supernatural or science fiction element to them but this is, for the most part, set in the real world featuring realistic and believable characters. I highly recommend reading the manga AND watching the show.

Other OSTs featured on the this episode are Baccano!, Hotarubi no Mori e, Project K, Gangsta, Lupin the III, Hellsing Ultimate, Tokyo Ghoul, Full Metal Alchemist, Wolf's Rain, and Terror in Resonance.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Welcome to the Podcast!

Greetings Listeners and thank you for tuning into the Anime OST Hour.

My name is Leslie and I am the host of the Anime OST Hour. I created this podcast because I found it difficult to find a podcast or radio station that focused exclusively on the orchestral and instrumental side of Anime music. Most of what I found was the intros and outros of Anime shows and I felt that the scores were overshadowed by all the J-pop.

There really are a lot of great composers such as Yoko Kanno and Joe Hisaishi and other lesser known composers like Hitomi Kuroishi and Makoto Yoshimori. I truly want to bring more exposure to these great composers and hope people find an appreciation for both Anime music and the great story-telling medium of Anime itself.

I thank you again for taking time to listen. Enjoy! どうもありがとう