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#AtoZBlogChallenge: Yoko Kanno

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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:

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Cowboy Bebop

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Macross Plus

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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
  • Amazon.com product page
  • iTunes Store product page
  • Barnes & Noble product page
  • YouTube Playlist
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    The Many Iterations of Sailor Moon in North America

    The Many Iterations of Sailor Moon In North America

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    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

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

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

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    Sailor Moon the Novel paperback, originally published by TokyoPop

    Sailor Moon Videos

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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

    Sailor Moon Collectibles & Toys

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    Sailor Moon Chroma Cel, originally produced and released by AniMag

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    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:

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    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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