Hello dear readers and welcome to the latest instalment of my Anime Jukebox series where I aim to spread some love for the amazing music found in anime. Let’s turn those speakers up to eleven and listen to some cracking tunes together!
This is now the fourth instalment of this series and I hope you’ll agree that I have accomplished what I was trying to do in showcasing how diverse and varied the music in anime can be. If you missed them, please do check out part 1, part 2 and part 3 when you get a chance as there are some truly amazing tunes featured.
As usual there are a wide variety of musical styles featured here from an equally varied selection of anime so hopefully there should be a bit of something for everyone. Let’s get listening shall we!
History Maker by Dean Fujioka
Featured in Yuri!!! on Ice
I’m not sure what I can really say about this song other than it is an absolute classic. It is a big sweeping number that is all about the vocals and lyrics, and it showcases Dean Fujioka’s soaring voice beautifully. Not usually a style of music I would listen to, but it works so perfectly for Yuri!!! on Ice that you can’t help getting swept up in the emotional ride every time you hear it.
Akatsuki no Hana by Cyntia
Featured in Yona of the Dawn
This is a super bombastic dance-metal track that is both catchy and driving and features some cool musicianship (just listen to that bass guitar!). I wasn’t sure about it when I first heard it as it is so different to the previous opening theme from Yona, but it’s punchiness grew on me and now it is a firm favourite.
Good Morning World! by Burnout Syndromes
Featured in Dr. Stone
What a song this is. When I first heard it I thought it was utterly ridiculous, and whilst that is true, it is so big and bright and cheerful that I soon came to love it. I make no secret of the fact I love Dr. Stone and have featured several other pieces of music from it in previous posts, but Good Morning World IS Dr. Stone for me and that makes me love it even more. Honestly, just try listening to this and not smiling. It’s impossible!
Easy Breezy by Chelmico
Featured in Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!
This song is so catchy it should probably be illegal, but once you’ve heard it it’s difficult not to love its bright pop tones and super fun rapping vocals. Eizouken is a pretty light-hearted show and this song fits it perfectly and is a wonderful breath of fresh air every time you hear it.
Shadowgraph by Myth & Roid
Featured in Boogiepop and Others
This, as you might expect, is a much darker affair. Despite sounding dramatic, mysterious and moody it is actually quite a motivational song and I really like the mix of English and Japanese lyrics that wrap around the central theme of the song. That theme is encapsulated in the lyric “Can you see the meaning inside yourself?”, which is a pretty appropriate question in the context of Boogiepop.
So there we have it! Another selection of anime tunes for you to enjoy. Do any of these tracks particularly stand out to you? Perhaps you have your own favourite songs from anime that you’d like to share? Let me know below and don’t forget to tune in next time for more anime and video game goodness!
Thanks for reading,