The Inaugural 2017 “Unime” Awards!
Girls’ Last Tour
I mentioned Girls’ Last Tour before, but now I have a chance to talk about how incredible the soundtrack for this show is. The music has a very lonely tone, but it’s not sad; more hopeful. With some special gems such as the OP and the ED, the soundtrack is already great, but when you add in the many mindblowing insert songs, especially my personal favorite, the Rain song, you have a soundtrack that is absolutely unbelievable. I adore it, and the show would not be the same without it.
Say what you want about the show ACCA: 13, the soundtrack for this show is phenomenal. Jazz is an incredible genre of music that I love, and this show incorporates it wonderfully into every aspect of it. This show’s music not only meaningfully impact every scene of the show that they are in, but are extremely catchy and memorable, and stand on their own as just generally good music. I don’t think I would have enjoyed the show nearly as much if the soundtrack was not what it was, and that’s why it stands out to me. It’s unique in its composition, and I rarely see soundtracks as heavily jazz influenced as this one.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride
I find it hard not to place The Ancient Magus’ Bride anime in more than one or two categories in this post. But when it comes to soundtrack this anime truly had the best sound design. From the OP to every other song used in the anime it holds the red thread and overall vibe of the anime. The voice acting along with the soundtrack fits the story and makes sure to create the atmosphere of something greater than ourselves, magical and out of this world. I’m really glad they worked so hard on the soundtrack as well. I honestly resent it when I love a story or a moment and they ruin it with some stupid cheap song. Nothing like that has happened with Ancient Magus’ Bride. It’s quite the contrary, the songs pull you in deeper in a world of fantasy.