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#AtoZBlogChallenge: Yoko Kanno

#AtoZBlogChallenge Topic: Yoko Kanno


I love listening to anime and video games soundtracks and one of my favorite anime and video game soundtrack composers is Yoko Kanno.

A blog article from Abandoned Factory gives a great description of her talents in musical composition:

…Yoko Kanno might be said to have no style. She is truly a master of many styles, from Classical, to Jazz, to Pop and Rock. Perhaps even more amazing than her incredible versatility, is the consistency with which she has produced excellent music.

I first heard her work in the 1980’s strategy role playing game, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, when my brother played it after school every day.

I continued to enjoy her music in some of my favorite anime series including:

Cowboy Bebop

Macross Plus

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex

For more on Yoko Kanno and to sample her musical compositions, check out the following:

  • Anime Instrumentality Blog: Composer of The Month article on Yoko Kanno
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    The Many Iterations of Sailor Moon in North America

    The Many Iterations of Sailor Moon In North America


    Today, I found out that the newest Sailor Moon anime will start streaming worldwide, sometime during the 2013/2014 Winter Broadcast season! I am hoping that this will include an official North American version with either an English Dub or at the very least a professional English Subtitle track!

    I am a huge fan of Sailor Moon in ALL iterations that I have encountered. Today, I am going to share with you all the different officially released North American Sailor Moon iterations that I have encountered, collected, re-watched or listened to over the years…

    Sailor Moon Books


    Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Manga, Unflipped version, currently published by Kodansha Comics


    Sailor Moon Comic/Manga, Flipped version, originally published by TokyoPop


    Sailor Moon the Novel paperback, originally published by TokyoPop

    Sailor Moon Videos


    Sailor Moon Animated TV Series, edited dubbed version, originally produced by D.I.C and released on video by ADV


    Sailor Moon Anime Series: Seasons 1 & 2, unedited subtitled only version, originally produced and released on video by ADV


    Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon Super S Animated TV series, slightly edited Dual Language version, originally produced and released on video by Pioneer/Geneon


    Sailor Moon Animated Movies R, S & Super S, slightly edited Dual Language version, originally produced and published on video by Pioneer/Geneon

    Sailor Moon Soundtracks


    Sailor Moon: Songs From The Hit TV Series Soundtrack, originally produced and released by Rhino


    Sailor Moon and The Scouts: Lunarock Soundtrack, originally produced and released by Kid Rhino


    Sailor Moon: Full Moon Collection Soundtrack, originally produced and published by Koch Records

    Sailor Moon Collectibles & Toys


    Sailor Moon Chroma Cel, originally produced and released by AniMag


    Sailor Moon Adventure Dolls, originally produced and released by Irwin Toys

    June #FangirlPhotoADay Challenge: Day 26

    I have accepted a challenge from Twitter User @kim_love who challenges all fangirls to answer one question a day via photos with the #FangirlPhotoADay hash tag.

    The following photos answer the question for Day 26:

    Question 26) What would I bring to share at a fangirl party?

    The answer depends on the theme of the party. However, if this is a #StarWars related fangirl party, then I would bring the following to share:





    In addition, I always carry my iPhone with my playlist that contains the following Star Wars soundtrack set that can be played on repeat:


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