Classical Music From Anime Series takt op.Destiny Now Available on Amazon Music

25.October.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Currently-running anime series takt.op Destiny now has a dedicated playlist on Amazon Music! The series, available to stream in the west on Crunchyroll, tells the story of a world shaken by a black meteorite. Monsters appear from the crater, and those who hold the power of the “Musicart” can use the power of music and sound to defeat the beasts. 

 

The soundtrack features a selection of tracks used in the series and was made possible by Universal Music, which owns the world’s oldest classical label Deutsche Grammophon. The playlist also features commentary on each piece of classical music by Kouki Uchiyama, who plays the role of Takt Asahina in the series. Featuring pieces by Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein, this is a great way to learn more about classical music through anime!

 

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    The anime adaptation of the Romantic Killer manga series will begin streaming on Netflix worldwide on October 27, 2022. The series follows Anzu Hoshino, played by Rie Takahashi, a high school girl who just wants to play video games and who doesn’t care about fashion or love. A wizard named Riri, played by Mikako Komatsu, suddenly appears to force Anzu to fall in love. 

     

    Anzu then meets three handsome guys: Tsukasa Kazuki, the most handsome guy at school, Junta Hayami, a baseball ace and Anzu’s childhood friend, and Hijiri Koganei, a rich dreamboat. Check out the trailer for the upcoming series below.

     


     


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    Horizon Climber Music Video

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    Photo by zakkubalan (C) 2020 Kab Inc.

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    Key Visual for Raven of the Inner Palace

     

    Raven of the Inner Palace – Trailer #1

     

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    Onkei Screencap

     

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    https://youtu.be/xXGMz4KNymc

     

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    The series will begin airing on September 30, 2022, and more information will be released in the coming weeks.

     

    2nd Trailer

     

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    ⒸTNSK・講談社/春来亭活動写真部

     

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    03.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME

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    Yuya Hirose, the voice actor behind Yuki Wakura, is featured in a new on-site behind-the-scenes video. In it, fans can see the animation team at Seven Arcs hard at work on the series as they discuss their passion for the show and what viewers should watch out for. Give it a watch!

     

    Chained Soldier Anime Series On-site Behind-the-Scenes Production Report

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    Chapter 88 of the manga series is now available on Shonen Jump+, so be sure to give it a read!

    Ⓒタカヒロ・竹村洋平/集英社・魔防隊広報部

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    Teaser Trailer


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    The studio’s long-awaited film Drifting Home will be available to stream on Netflix on September 16, 2022. It will also open in select theaters in Japan on the same day.

     

    The film follows sixth-graders Kosuke and his childhood friend Natsume. One day during summer vacation, they visit an apartment building that is about to be demolished, where the two of them used to live. Suddenly, Kosuke, Natsume, and their friends find themselves overtaken by a strange phenomenon, and the whole building is suddenly surrounded by an ocean. The group must find their way home from the drifting building.

     

    A new trailer for the film has been unveiled, along with some gorgeous new stills. 

    The popular group ZUTOMAYO has been chosen to perform the film’s theme song Kieteshimai Sou Desu (It Seems I’m Fading Away). 

     

     

    The group also performs the insert song Natsugare (Summer Slump), which has already been released. The nostalgic and refreshing track is sure to bring back memories of summer. 

     

    Trailer  

     

    Be sure to watch the film when it appears on Netflix in September!

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