Before going ahead with my usual greeting, I need to tell you one thing about this post. It’s gonna be filled with spoilers. I can’t even tell you about which series the post cover since it gonna give it away.
I guess I finally manage to finish watching Side: Blue and it’s it now time to share with you my thought on it.
Unlike Blaze, I had a little idea of what I would found in this movie, while I haven’t read the light novel Side: Blue, I have read the manga Days of Blue and I already knew one of the character that would be introduced in the 2nd K Seven Stories movie so I was looking forward to it a little more than Blaze (but less than some others)
I always liked insert song, like the background music it give a different vibe to a scene, making it more exciting or sad, it can also be a great introduction to a character or just be part of the story. Back in 2016, I published a post about my top 5 insert song heard in anime, now that I have watched a lot more series and heard many more song, I think it is time for me to give you a top 10 post.
Title: Poeme of Truth Series: Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas Composer: Masato Kouda
This track can be heard in the anime series Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas (Winter 2017), it’s is performed by Musica voice actress, the song is sung as a spell to awaken a powerful dragon. It’s start slowly without instrumentation, then the piano join in. The track just sound magical.
Title: Melody of the Fight Series: Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitias Composer: Masato Kouda
This song can also be heard in Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas and is also sung my Musica voice actress. This song is also used as a spell. It was sung to break the shield of Blackness surrounding the Black Land. It’s a powerful song that open with percussion followed by brass section. This is a typical fantasy fight song and work so well with the scene in which it play
Title: Barricade Series: Attack on Titan, Season 2 Composer: Hiroyuki Sawano
Coming from Attack on Titan OST, “Barricade” can be heard in the last episode of the second season. It’s the song that is playing when Eren can’t transform. The song is performed by Yush, Gemi and mpi
Title: Pushing the Sky Series: Cowboy Bebop Movie: Knocking on Heaven’s Door Composer: Yoko Kanno
Coming from the Cowboy Bebop movie, the song played during Vincent and Spike fight toward the end of the movie is performed by The Seatsbelt with Mai Yamano vocals.
Title: Reluctant Hero Series: Attack on Titan Composer: Hiroyuki Sawano
This one is coming from the first season of Attack on Titan and can be heard for the first time when Levi is introduced in the 3rd episode. Performed by mpi, the song might not be official Levi theme, but the lyric suit the characters, this is probably why the melody of the song was used as melody of Levi character song.
Reluctant Hero can also be heard in the second season, however it’s more acoustic.
Honorable Mention “JJ Theme” and “Tale of a Sleeping Prince”, both song can be heard in Yuri on Ice and was used as skating program song.
Title: Ancient Magus’ Bride Official Theme Series: Ancient Magus Bride Composer: Matsumoto Junichi
Also known other the name of “Iruna Etelero” or “Lindel’s song”, the track is sung by Lindel himself ( Lindel voice actor is Namikawa Daisuke, however the song is performed by Takenaka Daichi). This track has pretty much the same effect on me that “Poeme of Truth” is have a calming magical vibe coming from it.
I would really like to tell you in which language the song is, since it’s clearly not japanese, but I can’t tell you…. If one of you figure it out, let me know in the comment section below.
Title: Anno Domini Series: Ancient Magus’ Bride Composer: Matsumoto Junichi
Performed by Hibiki Hojo, this song is played when Chise and Ruth make the familiar contract. I remember the first time I heard it when the series aired, I absolutely loved it.
Title: Wake up call Series: Bungo Stray Dogs, Dead Apple Composer: Iwasaki Taku
Entering the top 3 with one of the song that fit the most the scene in which is played. “Wake Up Call” performed by the Japanese rapper LotusJuice is played during the scene where Chuuya is fighting against one of the Antagonists of the movie. This was one of the most exciting sequences of the movie in my opinion, Chuuya using Corruption always look cool but it’s become 100× cooler with that song in the background.
Title: Requiem of Red Series: K-project Composer: KATSU
For a long time this song was at the number one spot, until I heard the current number one. “Requiem of Red” is played in the last episode of K-Project, it is performed by Anna (Yui Horie) and the Red clansmen. This track is talking about Mikoto and the bond he made with his clansmen. Mikoto’s death didn’t affect me right away with it happen, however soon as I heard the song I started tearing up.
Title: Just Another Hero Series: My Hero Academia Composer: Hayashi Yuki
I love this song like it make me feel thing. Performed by Steven McNair, it play in the second season of My Hero Academia, when Endeavour is fighting a Nomu. While is is said as to be Endeavor theme song, it can really be all pro-hero and student theme song.
This was my top 10 of Insert song that can be heard in anime, hope you enjoyed it.
Now it’s time for you to share which insert song you like the most in the comment below
While I was making the directory page for the different top I made so far on my blog, I gave a look to my top 10 of favorite anime male character and I realize it needed to be update, so this is what you gonna have today, but instead of giving you only 10 hotties, I will give you 20…you don’t have to thanks me.
Beware peasant bow down in front of me, I’m the Purple Queen!!
Some days ago in came to my attention that a queen from the Pandas Kingdom (Kawaiipaperpandas) sent me an invitation to unveil the composition of my precious Harem. Since I’m a perverted proud Queen, I couldn’t refuse this invitation.
But before anything here the invitation (rules)
Link back to the original post on Anime Q and A so they can check out everyone’s picks!
Use the ‘Build A Harem’ logo somewhere in the post.
Make sure to mention the person who nominated you too!
Pick 5 Anime Characters (any show & any gender) that would be in your ideal harem if you were the main character of a harem anime, explain a little bit as to why they are your picks (if you want).
Make sure each character you pick falls into some of the following harem character types: Childhood friend, tom boy/girl, genki girl/boy, loli/shota, trap, tsundere, yandere, kuudere, dandere, etc. (If there’s a character you’ve picked that doesn’t specifically fall into one of these types or falls into multiple types that’s fine too!)
Nominate 5 people to participate in this tag!
Now it is time for me to introduce you to my precious harem.
All queen need a king to side by her side, but I’m not like the other queen…
On the right side sit the Icy Blue King, the one that act more like a real King (Ouijidere) Munakata Reisi
On the left side sit the Hot Red King, he might be able to raise my body temperature every night but forget having a conversation with him after. The flamy Suoh Mikoto is a man of a few word. (Kuudere)
Some might say those two kings should be enough to satisfy me…HAHAHA if you think that it’s because you doesn’t know me.
They might be powerful king but they know nothing about sweetness, this is why I need someone who is sweeter than sugar around me.
Yashiro Isana, sweet innocent boy, who make my heart flutter with a simple smile (Dandere)
I can’t forget my resident idiot,
Yata Misaki…I normally don’t like to repeat myself…I beheaded people for less than that, but I just can’t bring myself to be bothered by the innocent of a child he have. (Bakadere)
This is really a nice group I have right, but everything can become a real mess, this is why I have “shady” butler who take care of keeping everyone in check. Not only he is an excellent butler (okay not one hell of a butler) but he can also make delicious drink, Kusanagi Izumo is a man of many talents.
This Harem used to count to more member, however one left us for a better place a few years ago, Tatara Totsuka my dear butterflies maker you will forever be miss.
The other I have to lock him in the dungeon, he was lurking toward to joining an other Kingdom, but I like having the Joker in my hand so I decide to keep, Fushimi Saruhiko behind the bar…I occasionally let him go out, but I always make sure he as his leash and collar.
This is my harem, my precious harem who satisfy my need every days.
I know, I know i already made it, but when I received the second tag I was thrilled about the new K-project movie that was coming out, plus I was in the middle on my writing of the post about the relationship between Fushimi and Yata, therefore when I saw it, I decide to do it once again, but this theme it will be themed.
If you haven’t guess, the theme it K-Project since all the character I choose are from this series.
Since I did it once, I will not tag people, I really did it just for the sake to talk about pretty boy a little bit more.
Welcome to this new OWLS post! For this month the topic is….
You don’t know what is OWLS?
Okay, okay, before I tell you about this month topic I will explain you what is OWLS, cause you really need to know about this awesome group.
OWLS stand for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and Self-Respect, we are a group of blogger and vlogger who promotes the acceptance of everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexuality or disabilities. Each month a new prompt is given and using the pop-culture as support, we talk about the topic.
Last month our prompt was one of the seven deadly-sin, “Pride”, and this month topic was requested by the sweet Zoe, “Mentor”
“Throughout our lives, we might have encountered someone that we admired as a role model or has guided us in some life dilemma. This mentor could be a teacher at school, a coach, a boss or team leader at work, or a family friend. Whoever it is that person impacted your life in a positive manner. For this month’s OWLS topic, we will be writing about mentors or mentorships in anime and other pop culture media. Some topics we will be exploring include how a mentorship impacted a main character’s life, the types of mentor relationships a person could have, and/or personal stories about mentors or mentorships.”
I really had to think about this one even if there was some obvious choice. After scrolling through the anime and manga I watched, I decide to go for K-Project.
K-Project also simply known as K is an original anime series, produced by the studio GoHand (Hand Shakers), counting two seasons and a movie (starting from July 2018, seven other movies will be release) different manga and light novel. The first season, aired from October 2012 to December 2012, the second season title K: Return of Kings aired from October 2015 to December 2015. The movie, K: Missing King, was released between the two seasons in July 2014. To know more about the K franchise, you can visit the Wikia fan page.
By picking up K-Project as support of the July tour, it gave me the possibility to tie it with a post that I published some days ago, since the July post is kind of a sequel for that post.
If you haven’t read the post on Fushimi and Yata friendship, you probably want to read it before, cause I explain in-depth Fushimi background which is needed to get where I’m trying to go with the present post. You can read the post here, I will wait for you…
Cool now let’s talk about what the Blue King was for Fushimi cause while the theme for the month is mentor, Munakata was more than only a mentor for Fushimi, he was more like a father figure, father Fushimi never had, someone who will guide him without putting a leash (although I wouldn’t mind putting a leash on Fushimi *cough*)
Fushimi left Homra cause he knew Munakata had more to offer than what the Red Clan and its King, Suoh Mikoto, had to offers. The first time Saruhiko met the Blue King, the latter told him that he need a secret weapon user, someone he could also use as “Joker” he said this because he knew Saruhiko was still carrying weapon despite the fact he was told to remove all of them. Munakata was the only one to notice that thus the words he said. He didn’t ask Fushimi directly since the latter was accompanied by Kusanagi, the Red Clan “lieutenant” but Fushimi and Kusanagi understand the meaning behind this.
The second time Fushimi met the Blue King in person, it was because Fushimi gave some valuable information about to former blue clansmen to Scepter 4 and Munakata wanted to meet him once again. During that meeting Fushimi was wowed by the Blue King, the latter show him something that amazed him. Fushimi has been fascinated by it and it was only the second time it was happening to him. Munakata knew what Fushimi wanted, the Blue King knew the red clansmen was hoping to be led by someone who was overwhelmingly more outstanding than him and Munakata gave him that, he gave him that sight, he gave Fushimi what he was looking for in a King.
During that same meeting, Munakata also hinted Fushimi that he might have “caught a cold” (virus sent by his cousin, Aya, to Fushimi PDA through email, that virus was giving strong hallucination to the young boy, strong enough to make him attack people cause he was seeing his late father, if you read the post about Fushimi and Yata friendship you know how bad is father was toward him), not only Munakata knew what Fushimi was looking for in a leader, but he also saw the personal problem he had and decide to help him, even if he wasn’t part of his clan.
Even before Fushimi had taken the decision to leave Homra for Scepter 4, Munakata was already showing him the way to take but without leading him by the hand. The Blue King also took this occasion to tell Fushimi he needed a special weapon user once again.
However it’s only at their third meeting, when the Blue King and to interfere against the Green King who wanted to win Fushimi over, that Fushimi finally took his decision even if it was an unconscious one.
This unconscious decision was probably helped by to factor, one Fushimi fear Mikoto, he didn’t like being around him, him a fire user, fire that once destroyed something he like, the other factor is the fact that Munakata managed to wow Fushimi with is King power. The only thing he knew from the King power was how destructive it could be, Munakata show him an other side of that power. Fushimi was also drawn toward the Blue King, he asked him if it was possible to switch clan after all.
Yata wasn’t happy about Fushimi leaving Homra, he called him a traitor, however instead of explaining why he took this decision, Fushimi mocked Yata and joined the Scepter 4.
Now that Fushimi had left Homra for Scepter 4, he was led by someone who was able to amaze him even if he clicked his tongue at him more than once, trying to pissing him off like a teenage in his rebellion period. Despite that he was loyal to his King.
With Scepter 4, Fushimi had the occasion to be useful to something, but he had to try to fit in once again, even if he really didn’t want to, this is probably one of the reason why Munakata was so lenient toward him, allowing him to have his own room while the other blues clansmen were all living in pair. He not really took him under his wing cause Munakata is a chess/shogi player and all his clansmen are pion that he move the way he want, but he still made him third-in-command, highest rank in the Scepter 4 hierarchy after the King (of course) and the lieutenant.
Munakata Reisi isn’t the type of mentor who will take the hands of his students/clansmen to show them the path they have to follow. Instead he hinted them about where they could find their answers and let them thinking by themselves making sure they not get lost in the process.
Fushimi mocked Yata for being proud to be part of the Red Clan, however Munakata became a King Fushimi could be proud of. He saw in Munakata something he didn’t see in Mikoto, someone who was using his power of King for something else than for destruction. He saw in Munakata someone who could give him a purpose, who was seeing was he could do and what he could bring to Scepter 4 someone who could also led him. The Blue King trusted his third-in-command enough to ask him to “betray” him and infiltrate the Green Clan. Fushimi did it, he did it for his King, he did it cause he knew that’s what Munakata wanted him to do. He didn’t care about being a traitor once again, HIS King wanted him to do that. The same King who gave him a purpose, who was more amazing than him.
The relation between Fushimi and Munakata is not the usual Mentor/Students relation we can found in other series like Naruto, Dragon Ball or My Hero Academia, but the Blue King was always made sure his clansmen never get lost, showing them the way to take, that what he did with Fushimi, he didn’t teach him life mysteries or how to act like a proper human being, but he shown him that it was okay to be the way he was cause Fushimi had qualities Munakata needed. Of course the joker role Fushimi played within the Blue Clan could have been played by other clansmen, however only Fushimi could have play that role the way he did and Munakata made sure he understand that.
Munakata was Fushimi mentor, he was the one who led him, who gave him a purpose in life. But Munakata was also like the father Fushimi never had, he will never said it, but the third-in-command of Scepter 4 will forever follow his King even if there is no King anymore.
This was my post for the July OWLS tour hope you enjoyed reading it cause I face some struggle while writing it, but it was still fun to write. This is one of the several thing I like about OWLS, it make me look a series in a way I would have not look at it by myself, if it wasn’t of OWLS I wouldn’t have look at Munakata role in Fushimi’s life.
Be sure to read Shoka’s post, that was published on the 18th if you haven’t yet and look out for Zoe’s post that will go up tomorrow the 20th!
If you want to take a look at past Tour, your can find all the OWLS tour round-up here.