Things are going to get hectic in my offline life, so I have limited time to work on things in this tiny blog of mine that hardly anyone ever reads. But as long as I am alive, I will try to keep this blog kicking by posting weekly ASS features (anime music highlights for you folks) every Friday (GMT +8) so that no one automatically decides that Anime Vios is no more. Though I can’t promise anything I may post anime and manga-related stuff every Sunday, in case you have gotten tired of seeing my Japanese music posts. But I hope you haven’t. Let’s all have a good time listening to them.
With my blog inevitably slowing down from now, I also have less time to visit friends’ blogs and comment on them. I may also reply late on comments on this humble blog. I highly value your feedback, so I always reply on your comments and make sure you, my dear readers, are not ignored. But please do bear with me and keep in mind that I may not respond on time. You might see this blog publishing new posts without replying to you. If that is the case, that is because the posts are mostly scheduled.
Anyways, without further ado, here’s my ASS for the week.
[Attack on Titan OST] Eye-Water by Sawano Hiroyuki
EDIT: The video was removed. 😦
A really beautiful fan piano cover by 3cats & Music:
It has almost been two years since Attack on Titan finally materialized in anime format, which was the huge craze around the world. No doubt about that. Even in my university, where anime watchers are usually not noisy about the anime they are watching, made a big fuss over the series–posting statuses and, well, spoilers on Facebook and Twitter, much to the dismay of whoever got behind the game. Some people who hated or weren’t even into anime in the first place were influenced by their ecstatic anime-fanatic friends to watch Shingeki no Kyojin. They must have eaten their own words, after being utterly amazed by this hyped series. Attack on Titan undoubtedly connected many people around the world, offline and online. It wasn’t all positive reception, though. SnK has its own share of haters who still enjoy hating the series today, just like how fans are still always rejoicing whenever a new SnK project is announced and released. What a peaceful coexistence. What a healthy balance.
Sharing this particular background music sure brings back a lot of memories. I’m not even sure–no, I can’t remember in the slightest–where they played this song, but the guitar version was played in episode 2.
I loved SnK so much when it aired, that I even rewatched every newly released weekly episode with my roommates. And they, too, were amazed. We always talked about it, wondering which direction the story will go to, protesting at every cliffhanger episode ending, and screaming–in both delight and horror–at every twist and turn. It surely was a hell lot of a ride. Of feels and audio-visual extravagance. It wasn’t the series itself that made it very enjoyable to watch. It was the watching experience that will always make me reminisce on the series’ prime days of popularity when everyone had almost the same sentiments. I don’t know if this goes the same anywhere else but I certainly felt a sense of belonging that whatever someone said about the series, no matter how random it was, was a significant remark.
Woah, I didn’t think I could write this much in this post. I didn’t plan to write so much about SnK, but nostalgia does do wonders at times. No, I’m not complaining at all!
Before you leave, have a Connie*!
* Contrary to popular belief, Connie Springer and Armin Arlert are my favorite characters from the series. Yep, in that ranking.