Let’s start the Anime x Anime section with a post that will not scare anime haters away. This is a design blog and that’s exactly why anime should be in it. Graphic design, motion design and so much more inspiration form japanese animated productions. Talking about the choices, I’m not focusing on the series content, even if all of the selected are definitely worth watching, instead the spotlight goes on the colours, compositing, editing, sound, …
Ergo Proxy opening has a more classical graphic approach, big serif typefaces in overlay, pure film clutter and some video footage. Not so often seen in anime openings and therefore a nice welcome.
Psycho Pass (spoiler alert because it is the second op of the series) plays with lots of colours you will not find in the episodes, but describes very well the mood. The noise on the dark spots reminded me of Catch me if you can great title sequence.
Cowboy Bebop. Why? Because it can. Old school masterpiece, with such a nice Saul Bass cinema feel in it.
Death Note (op2) deservers a place in this selection because it brought a music language, editing and colour grading that others didn’t dare to show. Actually it’s arduous going wrong with Madhouse productions.5 hearts
For the first playlist in Fake Avatar the aim was to plant a flow of recent electronic tracks in a journey of sound, bits and pieces of illumination and streaming waves.
There will be 6 playlists a year (3 compiled by Nyx and 3 by me).
Each song is from a different musician, most tracks are from 2012, a few older. Here’s a complete list, hope you enjoy:
Trust – Shoom – 2012
Solar Year – Lines – 2011
Boards Of Canada – Sixtyniner (Helios Remix) – 2010
Asobi Seksu – Trails (Holy Other Remix) – 2011
Sacred Animals Vs Steffaloo – On Fire – 2012
Chromatics – Candy – 2012
Porcelain Raft – Backwords – 2012
Love Echo – Lovecats – 2012
Holy Other – U Now – 2012
M83 – Midnight City (Trentemoller Remix) 2011
Austra – Beat and the Pulse – 2011
Yuna – Lullabies (Jim-E Stack Remix) v2 – 2012
Pretty Heart – Half Asleep – 2012
Washed Out – A Dedication – 2011
Tycho – Ascension – 2011
alt-J (∆) – Intro – 2012
The Smiths – This Charming Man (Luis Leon Bootleg) – 2012
Chimes & Bells – The Mole (Trentemoller Remix) – 2011
When Saints Go Machine – Fail Forever (Nicolas Jaar Remix) – 2011
Burial – Stolen Dog – 2011
No body – US (Album Version) – 2012
Radiohead – Reckoner (4AM Remix) – 2011
Grimes – Genesis (Great Skies Double Extended Rework) – 2012
Sima Kim – Tribute to No-one – 2011
Birds Of Passage – The Patterns On Your Face – 2011