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30 Day Anime Challenge Two: Day 19

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It is day 19 of the second 30 Day Anime Challenge.

#19: Favorite Anime Soundtrack

There are a lot of soundtracks from anime that I absolutely adore. However, one of my favorite composers is Hiroyuki Sawano, a man who has worked on plenty of anime, including shows like “Attack on Titan.” However, my favorite soundtrack is the one he crafted for “Re:Creators.” The show is about characters from different media coming to life, only find out that the one who brought them to life intends to use their power to destroy the world.

A show with that description sounds like it deserves a hype soundtrack, and indeed Sawano delivers. His usual heavy, electro-rock style is used to full affect, both in moments of constant fighting, as well as in those of sadness and dismay. It is fair to say that Sawano brought his best fro “Re:Creators”

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30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 6: The Anime I Am Waiting To See

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For today’s 30 Day Anime Challenge, I’ll be talking about an anime I have not seen but I really want to.


There are a lot of contenders for this category, especially since there is so much from past seasons that I just have not had the time to watch. One contender ultimately stood out though, among the massive ocean of things that I have been anticipating.

That show would be: Re:Creators


Most of what I know about this show has come from people who have heaped almost exclusively praise on top of it. While I am sure there are flaws with it, as has been pointed out by many, I just cannot help but be fascinated with the idea of anime and video game characters coming to life for a battle royale. Sure, battle royale anime are a bit overdone at this point, but the themes that seem to be present in the story make it a very compelling show.

Another reason I want to watch it though is because of the soundtrack. Like, my god is Hiroyuki Sawano good at making music. I remember a solid week of listening to the soundtrack of this show non-stop after I first hird it, without having seen the show. I still actively listen to the both the OPs and Jam out whenever them come on a playlist. Now that I think about it, I might end up doing an Opening of the Week post about them before I even see the show. Guess I should hurry up on that.

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Opening of the Week: Shout by Hiroyuki Sawano(Re:Creators Opening 2)

I’ve already covered Re:Creators first opening, so if you want to see that you can check it out here. For its second opening, though, I wanted to cover it because it has a lot of similarities to the first, as well as some differences. For this week’s Opening of the Week: Shout

Note: this is not the actual version, but this cover is a pretty good representative of the opening’s sound.

Unfortunately, since I am not familiar with the show, I do not have a good reference point as to where the opening changes in the show. However, one thing that is easy to tell about this opening is that it comes in at a time of much more intense point in the show. Shout, like its predecessor gravitywall, has an electronic-rock instrumentation, but Shout seems to be much more intense.

The music’s faster tempo also implies a faster pace in the story, as I would guess that many of the story beats would start lining up around the halfway point of the show.

The animation of the opening is fairly average. Nothing about it stands out in any particular way, with the exception of what seems to be some fairly detailed foreshadowing scenes. Other than that, they do their job as opening scenes.

Overall, the music is just as quality as the gravitywall, and imply a much darker tone in the show’s second half, a show that I would love to watch soon.

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Opening of the Week: gravityWall by Hiroyuki Sawano(Re:Creators OP 1)

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards got me thinking about a lot of the shows that were held hostage by Anime Strike that I can now go and watch for a reasonable price. One of those was Re:Creators, a show that the AniTube community has been collective referring to as fun. So, maybe I’ll check it out at some point, but until then I’ll be enjoying the show’s amazing soundtrack, including the song we’ll be talking about today: gravityWall by Hiroyuki Sawano, with Tielle and Gemie.

gravityWall was created primarily by the Re:Creator’s Music Director Hiroyuki Sawano. Sawano has created soundtracks for other popular shows like Aldnoah.Zero and Attack on Titan, and has spawned somewhat of a meme in the anime community known as the “Sawano drop.” Listen to gravityWall and you will understand why.

The song is some of the best of what Electro-rock has to offer, with a powerful chorus shouting “I’m screaming something to you. Whatever, something to me.” It serves as a powerful anthem to a show that looks, based on what I’ve seen, to be entirely worth the watch.

I would comment on the opening visuals, but to be honest they are not that special. Mostly character cards and a few insert shots of random fights between different characters. Overall, absolutely worth a listen.

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