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.
Jel kicks off our annual year end tradition of recapping our highlights (and sometimes lowlights) of the year by sharing a few of his favorite moments of 2016.
Hello, and welcome to All Your Monies, where The Glorio Blog’s resident toy and figure collecting crew (and Iro) will run down the last week’s new pre-orders, turning a loving or scathing eye over what’s been put out for you to spend your hard earned cash on. This week we have cats, motorbikes and Wobbuffets! A quick programming note also – AYM will shift to Wednesdays from next week.
Another summer is beginning to wind down and instead of this week’s AYM we decided to take a look at and bring you our favorites from the second of this year’s biannual Wonder Festival event.
If you go about doing a season preview, it is only obvious you also close off on a season review. In The Wrap-Up, all of our contributors get to shine a spotlight on the show they thought to be the very best of the past few weeks, as well as reflect back on the preview to…
Apparently the pirate was stealing Moonlight Stones to get her own alien into space. Why? Who cares. The people making this show clearly don’t.
The girls head further south, but their personal differences finally cause a falling out. As Ai goes on her own to Okayama, the rest head to the last client in Hiroshima. Unbeknownst to the girls, Chiaya’s true nature is revealed. Split up, they try to deal with the Bests in each region, but are unsuccessful.
We’re only just over halfway through this season, but I guess some people just couldn’t keep in their praise for the pictured funky bunch, now couldn’t they? Without further ado, here are our favourite anime songs of the current season.
Misa is returned to Kyoto unharmed, and still plans to go through with the concert. Hearing this, Mamechiyo steals her stone and throws it into a river. A quick guilt trip by Nozomi reveals the friendship the two once had. Over at Mt. Oe, Ai accidentally launches the buddah missile barrage as the concert starts in full swing.
The girls find themselves in the former Imperial Captial, and once again in the thick of a fight between powerful Bests. Their lack of power is painfully noted as the kidnapping of a Best sees them quickly marginalized. However their luck may change, as the people of Kyoto treat Moonlight Stones as cursed objects, and they are told a stockpile might be lying somewhere in the area.
Our girls continue to try and unite the towns, but tensions are about to burst. After a heart to heart, the captains agree to a race which will place new guardian statues on the country’s castle. While the Mie vice-captain plans to steal glory for his own, Captain Tomoki gets back into the game and remembers his love of the sport.
The smell of hot dogs, the noise of conversation and the occasional person dancing past in a shark costume. That’s right, it’s the half time show! The Glorio Rabble have put their heads together to let you know what’s worth your valuable time, in a world where first episodes are high budget and mid-season turns filler if left out in the sun too long. Want something cool to watch? Pick something from near the top, simple as that.
Nozomi’s next letter brings them to the twin kingdoms of Aichi and Mie. Terrorism has just struck this town as well, bringing tensions between the two areas to a boiling point. While both Bests want peace, their Rests are itching for a fight. In the middle of this, a young artisan named Himeko has come home after a long time journeying.
An old acquaintance of Yukina’s springs the girls out of their confinement. Meanwhile, Thunder Road has a change of heart, and tries to get Chi’s stone back. Amongst this confusion, another bomb is unleashed on the city.
The newly formed group rolls into Tokyo, now called Always Comima where a misunderstanding brands them as criminals. Given only a day to find the leader’s missing stone, their own falls into her hands. Given the choice between doing the right thing and getting a sweet 1:1 figure of Favaro, the leader of the Otaku mecca does pretty much what you’d expect.
The gang has been put in mortal peril by Shigyo, but Masami still refuses to acknowledge she is Maccha Green. After slinking away and donning her suit, she manages to stop the train in time. Exploiting this, Shigyo goes on the offensive once again, revealing Masami’s secret once and for all, along with their shared history. With Maccha out of commission after the fight, Nozomi goes off on a quest to go out in her place.
In some weird alternate universe Japan, prefectures fight for dominance. Almost every young person belongs to gangs who patrol their own cities, but the battles are one on one fights between the Best as the Rest cheer them on. It’s pretty awesome.