We’re picking up steam now. The second round of the Animusic Tournament has already finished and we’re barreling through the third round as I write. Thanks to the seeding, the first round saw only a few truly tough match-ups to choose from; but, with each round going forward, it will get more and more difficult. I was curious to see if the increased competition in the second round would further the trends seen in the first round or introduce a new direction. This post will summarize what I found.
I hear Excel calling to me .
This past weekend my sister was throwing a Halloween party for the extended family and, two days before, she came to me and asked if I’d make a Halloween mix playlist for the party. I knew she was expecting something containing ~10-15 tracks of mainly the “classics” like Monster Mash and a few instrumental pieces like the theme music of Twilight Zone and Psycho; however, I immediately thought of the eerie music from Shinsekai Yori and knew I needed to include that as well.
This set off a search through my other anime soundtrack albums – which, admittedly, is on the thin side – and I harvested almost 2 hours of music to use. I thought someone might find this list of anime songs useful in constructing their own playlist so I’m writing this post to share.
In the fall season preview guide I didn’t finish in time, I noted that, of the crop of sequels coming out, Phi Brain season 3 was the sequel I was most looking forward to. I’ve been missing my weekly dose of “Puzzle Time” and I was glad to see that it was coming back. With a couple weeks of the fall season now under our belts, I began reflecting on this new season and I realized two related things. One, I still feel most excited about Phi Brain and, two, I should be most excited about Little Busters. These two thoughts gave rise to this post.
Read on to see five reasons, in no particular order, why I’m more excited about the Phi Brain sequel vs. the Little Busters sequel.
I won’t lie; the first round of the Animusic Tourament took a long time to complete and my interest started to flag about three quarters of the way through. Now that we’ve come back around for the second round I’m feeling re-energized and, beyond voting for the second round (don’t forget to go vote here), I wanted to channel this energy into something related. I decided that I’d look into how much was gained by stretching the pool of participants out to 256.
Once I decided on doing some number-crunching, I realized there were several other stats I was interested in finding out and this ballooned the information I needed to gather greatly but I’m happy with the results, which I’ll summarize below.
The first round of the Animusic Tournament has just begun – go vote if you haven’t already – and already, I can feel the disappointment starting to pile up. Intellectually, I know only one song can win in the end and I am excited to see how the matches play out but it’s hard to watch favorite songs, or even just well-liked songs, not do as well as one feels they should. Before moving onto my predictions I wanted to highlight these already fallen songs.