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New Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) TV anime on noitaminA: Sakamichi no Apollon

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Any word on original compositions?

The show will obviously have background music, which is composed by Yoko Kanno. The performances will all be existing music though, since the story isn't about people who are writing music, but rather people who love Jazz and want to perform it. It makes sense that in such a scenario, they would be performing existing songs which were popular in the 60s.
 

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Not sure about the OP/ED, but the official site has some information about what to expect from the music in the show itself. They's taking the music element very seriously, and the songs performed in the various episodes will be actual well known Jazz pieces.

Takashi Matsunaga will be performing on classical piano, while Shun Ishikawa is the drummer. Yoko Kanno is overseeing the production of the performances of course.

Some tracks they listed include Moanin’, My favorite things, and Someday My Prince Will Come.

Interesting. Thanks for the info.
 

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Oh, thank goodness. We've needed more Watanabe. I'll definitely being keeping my eyes on this one.

Sort of surprised with the setting, but I know it will be great.
 

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I'll watch it... but...

Space Cowboys to hip hop Samurai to school kids? I'd rather him tackle another unique project than go with the trends.
Apollon is against the trends.

noitamina's recent trend:
[C]


Ano Hana


Usagi Drop


No.6


Un-Go


Guilty Crown


Black Rock Shooter TV
 

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The show will obviously have background music, which is composed by Yoko Kanno. The performances will all be existing music though, since the story isn't about people who are writing music, but rather people who love Jazz and want to perform it. It makes sense that in such a scenario, they would be performing existing songs which were popular in the 60s.

Hopefully there will be lots of it. I loved the soundtrack for Bebop and listen to pieces from it nigh weekly.

Because Yoko Kanno

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duckroll

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Kanno's been around all this time and anime has still been dead. Watanabe is the savior.

Yeah, Kanno is a really good composer and music producer, but her output is still largely determined by what the director wants and how he uses it. Watanabe is someone who we know for a fact prioritizes the use of music in his works above most other elements, and he has a very good ear for sound. Their collaborations are always pretty amazing.
 

El Sloth

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Lots of folks in here setting themselves up for disappointment with those crazy expectations.

That said, BROMANCE SLICE OF LIFE INVOLVING JAZZ?! FUCK YESSSSSSSS
 

XenoRaven

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Watanabe directing an anime about people who play jazz with music by Yoko Kanno?

How do I buy this right now?
 

Dresden

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Is Ano Hana the most successful noitaminA show? Or was Honey and Clover more successful?

Ano Hana sold more iirc.

e: yep, much more.
Honey and Clover
vol.01 12,223 17,056
vol.02 *9,549 13,048
vol.03 *8,308 10,779
vol.04 *7,383 *9,712
vol.05 *7,230 **,***
vol.06 *7,155 *8,944
vol.07 *6,793 *8,910
vol.08 *6,203 *8,186
vol.09 *6,975 *8,588

Honey and Clover II
vol.01 5,721 7,352
vol.02 4,906 6,473
vol.03 4,273 *,***
vol.04 5,102 6,342

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
DVD
vol.01 *7,508 *8,680 *9,136
vol.02 *4,643 *5,319
vol.03 *4,192 *4,921
vol.04 *3,787 *4,554
vol.05 *3,812 *4,355
vol.06 *3,819
Blu-ray
vol.01 31,069 33,972 34,970 35,575
vol.02 23,737 25,711 26,309
vol.03 21,839 23,852 24,338 24,589
vol.04 19,796 22,057 22,983
vol.05 19,774 21,403 21,789
vol.06 19,676 21,393
 

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Do we have access to ratings numbers? I was just going by DVD/BD sales since that was the easiest numbers to find

HnC pulled in like 3% average overall.

AnoHana/C (fucking doubles) hit a high of like 3.9% . . . don't remember what the average was, I'll need to look for it.

e: welp, there's a pic above.
 

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Not sure about the OP/ED, but the official site has some information about what to expect from the music in the show itself. They's taking the music element very seriously, and the songs performed in the various episodes will be actual well known Jazz pieces.

Takashi Matsunaga will be performing on classical piano, while Shun Ishikawa is the drummer. Yoko Kanno is overseeing the production of the performances of course.

Some tracks they listed include Moanin’, My favorite things, and Someday My Prince Will Come.

They'd better have some awesome original saxophone and piano tracks. I will be disappointed if there isn't something like this.


I'm cautiously optimistic. Hopefully it's as good as Samurai Champloo and not Cowboy Bebop.

No.


Didn't like Cowboy Bebop much :x Samurai Champloo was great though.

Samurai > Space Pirates
They were Space Cowboys/girls what the fuck man. Samurais are great and all and Nujabes is glorious, but Jazz and space are better than old Japan and hip-hop.
 

El Sloth

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Then you need to know that for those of us who still watch the noitaminA slot, we have no expectations anymore. ANYTHING would be better than the last 2 seasons.

That's all good, but I was addressing the dudes who don't seem to watch anime very regularly and are expecting the best show of the decade. Not saying that it can't be, but damn lower the bar a bit.
 
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