Stereopony – Tsukiakari no Michishirube PV (Darker than BLACK 2 OP)


I gather Stereopony doesn’t need much introduction after their “Namida no Mukou” song earlier this year, but I’ll redirect you to my introductory blurp here if you do. I know I tend to say this a lot with songs, but I found “Tsukiakari no Michishirube” (Moonlight Guidepost) catchy right when I heard it. Here though, at least I can say it’s because of the tune in the chorus. With the release of the single still several days away (09-11-04), it’s nice to finally get to hear the full version of the song. However, since it’s a direct extension of the TV size version, it can start to sound a bit repetitive if you listen to it too much (which I found out firsthand while writing this). As for the PV itself, it’s fairly simple with Aimi (guitar, lead vocals), Nohana (bass), and Shiho (drums) performing on a barren wasteland while weathering a rainstorm, but Aimi’s new hairstyle looks really good. That’s probably the farthest thing from an analysis of their music, but what can you do — I’m talking about a PV here, so enjoy the eye candy!

Show Darker than BLACK 2 OP 「ツキアカリのミチシルベ」 by Stereopony ▼

Darker than BLACK 2 OP/ED


I’ve got some stuff to take care of, so it might take me a little while to get today’s episode of DtB: Ryuusei no Gemini written up, but here’s the OP and proper ED which premiered today. I say proper ED because it’s the same song but different animation sequence (I have no idea what the Russian says), meaning that last week’s city shots were just temporary. They probably just wanted to delay revealing the fact that Suou and Hei will team up. The opening sequence meanwhile was kind of disappointing because it showed mainly Suou (albeit with some big-ass guns) and barely any Hei or Yin. I guess that’s probably as good an indication as any for who the series will mainly be focused on. Either way, I liked the Stereopony song.



As for the second episode, Show Episode 2 Spoilers ▼

Suzumiya Haruhi Disappearance Movie Announced


After the final episode (Someday in the Rain) of the current broadcast run finished today, it was announced that there would be a movie version of the next volume, the Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi, coming Spring 2010. No other important information is given, other than the extended shot of Yuki. I’m actually a bit apathetic towards more Haruhi at this point, but I guess we’ll see how it turns out.

More exciting to me right now is the first episode of Darker than BLACK Ryuusei no Gemini which just finished airing. I’ll have a full post up a little later, but it was as good as I’d hoped it’d be, and they did a nice job reintroducing the series and its concepts. It had a surprising amount of lighthearted moments in the first half, but then things got really exciting, building up to a great cliffhanger, and they even killed off some characters already (or so it would appear).

Darker than BLACK 2 – CM4


Airing after today’s finale of Basquash (which I’m currently in the process of writing up) was the fourth and most likely final commercial for the new Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini. Although it didn’t have much new to see, it did feature the new opening song, Tsukiakari no Michishirube by Stereopony. I assume the title is a nod at the first ED of the first series, Rie fu’s Tsukiakari. It’s a pretty catchy song, though the commercial doesn’t make the best use of it because there’s so much going on from an audio standpoint. Regardless, I’m looking forward to the start of the series, especially since Basquash ended up being so disappointing…