The Clow Card which began one ten-year-old’s journey from normal girl to a keeper of legendary magical cards. The Windy is the one card which stays behind and scatters all the others when released from the Clow Book in Sakura’s basement.
This piece of music is 23 years old and still ahead of its time. DJ Shadow created art from loops and samples on this groundbreaking album of sound collages. I was introduced to this album not long after its release in the mid-’90s, and it still amazes me to this day.
Another nice spring image with some more of the Girls und Panzer cast, this time the Student Council (and hall monitor Sodoko).
Yukari may be my favorite of the Anglerfish Team, but giving her a formidable challenge for my favorite overall character from the series is the student council president, Anzu Kadotani. A tiny girl with twintails and a very laid-back personality make her fun to watch.
NieA_7 has one of my favorite anime theme songs, specifically the charming ending theme sung by Maria Yamamoto. It’s a cheerful sounding tune tinged with just a bit of reminiscence and melancholy, much like the series itself.
You can find a translation of the lyrics here.
I usually like to have a seasonally appropriate wallpaper on my computer screen throughout the year. Since I just finished up watching most of the Girls und Panzer franchise, I found this nice one of the Anglerfish Team to decorate my screen this spring.
There are many duel songs in Revolutionary Girl Utena, and all are great in their own right, adding yet another layer to the show, summing up the theme of each character’s struggle in each duel. “Utopian Past Tense Incantation” is Kozue’s first duel theme, and one of the more peculiar ones, with its distinctive phrase as seen above in the caption. I’ve always enjoyed how different this duel theme is from most of the others.
If you like a little power in your prog, King’s X is the band for you. Three great musicians who excel at their instruments, and they put on a great live show, too. Lots of their songs have great riffs led by Doug Pinnick’s bass, and “Dogman” is a perfect example.