Visual Novel music – a mildly enthusiastic commentary.
Just the other night, I was running by a short article idea by our great and glorious leader solidbatman about my first post on this blog. If you don’t know me, I’ve basically been a shadow editor for the blog by helping the others edit their articles when asked. Anyway, enough about me, let’s move on to the core of this article. For my first post here, I thought I’d keep it light and post some of the latest tracks that I enjoy from VNs with a short blurb about where they are taken from. I’ll be posting a few, and Zakamutt will post a couple as well.
Pfft, I was the one who suggested how to make the vn songs thing into an actual article concept. Oh, and this color will be mine – Zakamutt
Meh, I just wanted to do an article about VN OSTs/songs that I enjoy. Your idea for an article was good if you want to make yourself feel better.
First off, we have Sunbright, a vocal arrangement of BGM from Key’s visual novel Rewrite by Shinji Orito. Lyrics are provided by Ryukishi07 and vocals from Kitazawa Ayaka. The lyrics are quite silly but they do mean quite a bit in the context of Lucia’s route in Rewrite.
Oh god 360p… oh god the lyrics are so cute… oh god now I’m reminded of all the strong moments in Lucia’s route… *sniff*… Maybe I was too harsh on it, Kotarou’s retard moment nonwithstanding… Could Chihaya=Lucia be my new opinion on those two of Rewrite’s character routes?
BUT WHY 360p???
Probably because the uploader only made a 360p version? Who knows? I couldn’t find another one with lyrics on Youtube.
After that we have Close Your Eyes with vocals from Ayane from G-Senjou no Maou. The song is written and composed by Chiyomaru Shikura and arranged by Toshimichi Isoe. This is both an insert song and an ED song for the various routes.
Alright, 480p is a bit better. I suppose. Maybe. But 720p master race, man (at the wondrous quality of ~180 kbps AAC, but I digress…).
What, I’m supposed to comment on the song? Ok… I honestly don’t really want to even write anything here and just turn the video off because goddamn it this song makes me cry so much due to memories I associate with it jesus christ. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the song that plays during the very best scene G-Senjou no Maou has to offer. I won’t say any more.
G-Senjou no Maou was a thrill to play through. Emotional highs and lows abound. The routes were all fairly interesting and of course we have Haru’s route.
Lastly from me, we have Mayoi no Mori from Grisaia no Kajitsu. Vocals are from Hiromi Sato and lyrics are from Yoshikazu Kuwashima. The song is composed and arranged by Junpei Fujita. I must say that Makina’s route was my favorite from Grisaia no Kajitsu.
No way, it’s obviously Sachi>Michiru>Yumiko=Amane>Makina. Your opinion is now invalid because I have blue text. That said, Makina’s bad end was pretty good. I recommend not spoiling yourself on the final (and only) choice in Makina’s route.
I could care less about your tastes in characters from Grisaia. I don’t have to waste my time arguing about your opinions.
That’s all from me, now I’ll pass on the rest of the article to Zakamutt. ❤
FUHAHAHAHAHA! I SHALL USE THIS OPPORTUNITY WELL.
Oh man… 480p, we meet again. I tried to look up how to make a 720p just-a-damn-image-and-music video that had .wav sound, but no dice on getting a single program that would just take a .wav file (because honestly, nothing that takes a flac file is going to reject a wav file), add an image and go. Why do I want .wav? Because Youtube converts all music files to AAC / ogg anyway, and I might as well have a lossless file going into their evil machines of quality reduction. But no. In case you’re wondering: yes, youtube can and will re-encode aac audio.
…Oh, I should talk about this track. First of all, if you don’t like intrumental tracks, you’re probably not on my wavelength when it comes to music – at least electronic music. This track perfectly captures the bright winter days that mark Kanon’s common route. And man, that string violin-or-something-ish synth. I could masturbate to it. Excuse me for a moment…
I like this track quite a bit too, maybe I should have posted up some Kanon tracks as well. Oh well, there is always next time.
…Aaaah that was nice. Anyway, onto the next video:
FINALLY 720p. YES YES YES YES YES.
This track goes soooo well with Ever17’s creepier sequences – it captures that sense of mystery, hidden danger, suspense, and occasional mindscrew that makes Ever17 so good.
I actually haven’t read Ever17, my backlog is way too huge. Rest assured, I will read it someday. I’m sure of it.
…And that finishes my contributions to this post. I suppose Boomer will add comments all over my parts now and mess this up, but that’s life, I guess…
Says the other contributor who adds all these random comments to my post.
Posted on December 1, 2013, in Visual Novel and tagged Ever17, G-Senjou no Maou, Grisaia no Kajitsu, Music, Rewrite, Ryuukishi07, Shinji Orito, Visual Novels, VN & Anime OST Appreciation. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.