Written by Suzuki Saeko in collaboration with music production duo TOMISIRO, the Rinne no Lagrange OST is easily one of my favourites from the Winter line-up. Neither of the two artists have worked on much that I’m familiar with – most of their work seems to be confined to the Keroro Gunsou franchise which – in my opinion – makes the quality of the LagRin OST even more impressive to behold. While not as diverse in genre as some anime soundtracks, there’s still an impressive range of styles, though on the whole, the soundtrack comes across mostly as electronic interspaced with more comedic instrumental tracks.
「どっちやねん!!／願いがあるなら」 (Docchi Yanen!! / Negai ga aru nara)
“Make your choice!! / If you’re going to make a wish…”
Picking up from where we left off last week, it’s time for an epic battle between Zenkichi and Akune! Who will win? Only the psychic octopus knows the answer to that one! Well, him and those of us who have watched the episode…
「日々人の隣」 (Hibito no Tonari)
“Next to Hibito”
Ahh interviews… no matter how many you get through, there are always more waiting to trip you up.
「余計な真似だよ!!／めだかさんの御心のままにっ!!」 (Yokei na Mane da yo!! / Medaka-san no Mikokoro no Mama ni!!)
“None of Your Business!! / As You Wish, Medaka-san!!”
I’m forced to conclude that everyone in this show is a monster.
「有利な男と走る女医」 (Yuuri na Otoko to Hashiru Joi)
“The Man with the Advantage and the Running Female Doctor”
At this point, I’m really starting to wonder what it is that’ll put Mutta ahead of the other candidates.
「貴様が犯人か？／当然、私だ！」 (Kisama ga Hannin ka? / Touzen, Watashi Da!)
“Are You the Culprit? / But of Course, it’s Me!”
Even demons have their weaknesses.
「俺の金ピカ」 (Ore no Kinpika)
“My Shining Star”
When faced with multiple options, all with similar outcomes, do you pick the easiest or the hardest?
「生徒会を執行する！」 (Seitokai o shikkou suru!)
“To carry out the will of the student council!”
Written by Nisio Isin: Check
Soundtrack by Katou Tatsuya: Check
Produced by Gainax: Check
Alright guys, grit your teeth and let’s dive into the fray!
「弟ヒビトと兄ムッタ」 (Otouto Hibito to Ani Mutta)
“Little Brother Hibito and Big Brother Mutta”
I’m positive it’s safe to say that everyone, at some point in time, dreams of going into outer space.
Hey guys and gals! Looks like I’m going to be one of the new contributors starting this spring! You may or may not know me from somewhere around the web since I go pretty much universally by “Moomba” these days. If not, hopefully this introduction will give you some ideas of what kind of person I am!
Jumping right in, the first anime I can remember watching with the knowledge of what constituted an anime was Escaflowne. Before this time, I’d watched Pokemon, Digimon, Sailor Moon and all the other mainstream anime aired in the UK that all young boys were expected to have watched to be considered “cool”. Of course, at that time, I didn’t even know they were anime, so I don’t really consider them what drew me in.
Escaflowne was a starting point, but it wasn’t until Code Geass that I became completely hooked on anime (and discovered Random Curiosity in the process!) Did I know, almost six years ago (apparently – wow, time flies), that I’d one day be contributing directly to the site? No, I doubt the idea even crossed my mind!
So why did I decide to apply? It’s simple really; for years now, I’ve read almost every blog post on the site, keeping up with all the anime I watch. Many times now, Random Curiosity has been the driving force which pushed me to watch certain anime which I’ve then proceeded to become hooked on! The insights provided over the year have given me new ways to look at what I watch, and I hope my insights might be able to do the same for someone else!
More after the jump…