The Tale of the Princess Kaguya: Bringing to Life the Passion of a Rough Sketch

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Review

This article contains spoilers. Unlike The Wind Rises, the trailers exercised some restraint, so watch the film first and come back to read this post and share your impression.

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Best Anime OP ED: 1990s

This is a third installment of Kitsune’s Thoughts special look back at the decades of anime music (70s, 80s). This time, Kitsune teamed up with Ayu to select anime themes of the 90s. The post is organized chronologically again, but spans many pages, so take your time.

Bring on the 90’s!

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Best Anime OP ED: 1980s

After covering best anime themes of the 70s, let us look at the golden age of anime 🙂 The time it took me to put together this post is measured in days rather than hours, but pleasant memories and wonderful voices certainly compensated the effort. This post contains more than 50 clips and 15 pages, so take your time – I hope you’ll enjoy at least some of these songs as much as I did 🙂

Studio Ghibli was founded in 1984 and released its first film, Laputa: Castle in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ), in 1986. The illustration above depicts a scene from that movie 🙂

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Kōhaku Uta Gassen 2008

Kōhaku Uta Gassen (紅白歌合戦, Kōhaku Uta Gassen), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show on the New Year’s Eve. Literally “Red and White Song Battle,” the program divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams of red and white. The “red” team or akagumi (赤組, 紅組, akagumi?) is composed of all female artists (or groups with female vocals), while the “white” team or shirogumi (白組, shirogumi?) is all male (or groups with male vocals). Continue reading “Kōhaku Uta Gassen 2008”