The GLORIO Decade: The 2010s in Anime Music

Music is as integral to a piece of media as visuals or plot, which is why for as long as The GLORIO Blog has existed, we have done some variety of a feature about our favourite anime songs. With the decade having come to a close, we’re presenting the most memorable tracks of them all right here, with all the pithy commentary from yours truly you’ve come to expect.

From The New World Episode 19

Summary: Saki and Satoru get separated from the rest of their patrol group and team up with three other survivors. In search of the other group’s lost, they end up in an abandoned hospital surrounded by Queerats. However, they soon find out the Queerats are the least of their worries.

From The New World Episode 18

Summary: The time has come for Kamisu’s annual summer festival, and the authorities, Saki included, discuss the overwhelming victory of the Robber Fly colony over the Giant Hornets. Kiroumaru has escaped, but the likeliness of Squealer having discovered a false Minoshiro is all the more likely. Saki and Satoru receive some bad news, but an…

From The New World Episode 17

Recap: It has been over a decade since the last episode, and Saki and Satoru have grown up and found jobs in the village. The status quo is threatened however by the deepening political tensions between the Queerat clans.

From The New World Episode 16

Summary: Saki and Satoru read through Maria’s poignant goodbye letter. As they reflect on their pasts and what they have learnt about Kamisu’s 66th District, they are driven to a frightening decision.

From The New World Episode 11

As the next step in their education, all children have to pair up with a partner of the opposite sex. Saki is asked by her alleged childhood friend Ryou, yet quickly realizes that she hasn’t known him for as long as she apparently remembers.

From the New World Episode 8

Two years after the end of the previous episode, Saki and company are now teenagers and seem to be slowly drifting apart. But a visit from a mysterious figure places Shun into a dangerous predicament.

From the New World Episode 7

Summary:  Saki and Satoru fall into the thick of the civil war, but are rescued by the arrival of the Giant Hornet clan. They reunite with the others and attempt to evade an unexpected danger and return home.