Dezember 3, 2009
Sooo…kalafudra and I were watching this *really* crappy feature length re-cut (i.e. a compilation of all the explosions and boob-shots without any plot) of an anime show on Monday. And as I was watching it, I kept thinking things like „Evangelion did this so much better“, or „Why can’t this be a little more like FMA?“, or „Please, let this be over soon!!!“.
Anyway…my brain switched to damage control mode the moment we left the cinema (at a run, about as soon as the credits started rolling) and played the opening themes to „Full Metal Alchemist“ on a continuous loop for the next two hours. There are four of them – one for each season – and they are all good. The whole soundtrack is pretty good, actually (if you can hear „Brothers“ without tearing up, you’re probably dead). While we were still on the subway, I promised (threatened) kalafudra that I’d put up the themes in a four-week block on my blog. And I was about to do that, honestly, but then I looked at the calendar and posting a song like the season 4 theme on Dec 24 just seems all kinds of wrong. So, kalafudra, I will follow up on my promise…at the start of the new year. But I *will* make sure to give you, and anyone else who wants to see a really, really good anime, the entire show before that :)
… Well, here’s a theme that’s about as far from FMA as you can get, and that I absolutely love. It’s like they looked at the landscape around where they were filming and wrote the theme…and then they used this wonderful ambience to create a heartstring-tugging, all-American family drama *sigh*.