She has Mog reveal the Time Gate to AF so they can stop Caius from destroying Hope's new Cocoonan artificial world built to protect humanity for when the original Cocoon would eventually fall. In the Vile Peaks, Lightning blames herself for the paradox that caused the disappearance of an Academy anti-paradox team, the Blitz Squadronwhile they were scouting the area in 10 AF to handle a distortion.
She recalls fighting alongside the squadron men and finds comfort in how they still remember her. When Mog reveals a phased-out image of Lightning in the Vile Peaks, she tells Serah and Noel how, as a l'Cie, she first thought fighting alone for what she believed in was the only approach but later saw the error in her ways.
Being all alone in Valhalla, she holds on to the memories of Serah and her friends to stay firm in her battle against I. New promise - Different Light - The Burden of Paradise (CD. Lightning prays for the day they can be together again and disappears. After Serah and Noel find their way to Valhalla and battle Caius, a wave of darkness consumes them and sends them falling into an abyss of light. Lightning appears and saves them, urging them to keep hope alive before vanishing.
Back in Valhalla, Lightning continues her fight with Caius. The loop appears broken when Caius abruptly disappears, and Lightning sees a vision of Serah's death by her Eyes of Etro. Caius catches Lightning off guard and strikes her down before chaos takes her away, preventing him from delivering the killing blow.
Lightning comes to in the remains of Etro's temple and finds Serah's soul restrained and surrounded by chaos, manipulated by Yeul's spirits. The chaos turns into Caius, whom Lightning proceeds to battle.
Caius transforms into Chaos Bahamut and flies towards the beach, where Lightning continues to fight him. After dispatching her opponent, Lightning mounts Odin and demands that Yeul release Serah, only for chaos to swallow her and Odin.
Lightning realizes her actions caused her sister's death; while floating through the Historia Crux, she contemplates that carrying out Etro's will would atone for her sins. She concludes there is nothing left for her, not even hope. Mourning over Serah's body, Lightning sees Serah's spirit on Etro's throne, who reveals she knew she would die yet continued so they can be reunited.
As Serah's ghost fades away, she tells Lightning not to give up hope and always remember her, promising they will meet again. With her hope renewed, Lightning holds on to their wish to be together again someday. To ensure Serah's memory will live on and to preserve the world's existence in Etro's place as her real atonement, Lightning sits on Etro's throne and enters crystal stasis, waiting for the day she will awaken at the end of eternity. I'd call it a mixing blessing.
I'm more powerful than I ever was, but it came with a price. I'm not even sure if I'm human anymore. After sleeping for five centuries in crystal stasis, the god Bhunivelze sought Lightning out to be the savior, tasking her with guiding the souls of humanity to the new world that will replace Nova Chrysalia. Bhunivelze is the creator god of PulseLindzeiand Etro, entities the different Gran Pulse and Cocoon populations revered as gods in their own right. Bhunivelze separated Serah's soul from Lightning and created an illusion of her sister to keep Lightning compliant.
Serah's soul was saved from fading into the Chaos when the part of Lightning she suppressed when she first took on her codename was made manifest by the Chaos, creating a girl called Lumina, who acts as a body protecting Serah's soul.
Though she resents the deity for using Serah as a bargaining chip, Lightning's regret over her death convinced her to aid Bhunivelze so she can save her sister's soul. Bhunivelze removed much of Lightning's emotion so she can perform her task more efficiently. While Hope helps her from within his ArkLightning rescues souls and gathers Eradia to restore the tree Yggdrasil to delay the Apocalypse.
During their battle, Lumina breaks Lightning's sword and drops a chandelier, but Snow halts its descent by freezing it. Snow flees, and Lightning chases him through the palace into a Chaos infusion where she re-encounters Lumina, who claims Lightning is different from Bhunivelze's usual servants.
After defeating the Zaltys that Lumina summoned, Lightning comes upon a door blocked by a field of Chaos and worries Snow is not entirely sane if he went inside. She hears Snow's guards approaching and retreats. After traveling to LuxerionLightning learns a cult called the Children of Etro murdered three women who resemble her in the last three days. Lightning encounters Noel, who's now obsessed with a prophecy that declares she will destroy the world if unstopped.
Lightning ends the cult's activities before facing Noel, freeing him of his burden of guilt. Gaining access to the Luxerion Cathedral at nighttime, she meets Lumina and Vanille. Vanille awoke from crystal stasis thirteen years ago, cursed with the ability to hear the voices of the dead.
She has thus become the saint of the Order of Salvationa cult dedicated to the worship of Bhunivelze. Vanille shows Lightning a concentration of Chaos around the altar in God's Sanctum. Lumina says the Order seeks the save the dead from their anguish by offering them oblivion and needs Vanille to call them to her. In Yusnaan, Lightning returns to Snow's palace and is forced to fight him. Though he tries to make her take his life as a penance for failing to protect Serah and nearly becomes a Cie'th in the process, Lightning brings him back from the brink and frees him of his burden.
In the Dead DunesLightning encounters Fang, who for the past 13 years has been searching the holy clavisa divine relic that can attract and "purify" souls needed for the Soulsong ritual Vanille will perform before the world ends. When they find it, Fang tries to destroy it as the ceremony would erase the dead and kill Vanille, but the clavis ends in the Order's hands.
Lightning and Fang agree to meet on the final day to convince Vanille not to go through with the Soulsong. In the WildlandsLightning rescues a white chocobo called the Angel of Valhalla from a Chocobo Eater and heals its injuries before setting out across the land. She encounters a depressed Sazh and discovers his son Dajh has been comatose since Nova Chrysalia's formation.
She finds Dajh's soul to rouse him and brings Sazh out of his depression. In another part of the Wildlands, Lightning explores Etro's temple's remains, where she finds a resurrected Caius and many Yeuls. She defeats Caius but learns she cannot save him as he has become bound to the Chaos by Yeul and plans to disappear with the world into the unseen realm.
As she leaves, Lightning learns from Yeul that the white chocobo is Odin, her Eidolon. She comes across the Moogle Village and meets Mog, burdened by guilt for his perceived failure to protect Serah but is delighted to see Lightning again with promises of bringing Serah back.
Lightning learns from the souls of the dead, in the form of Cid Raines, that Vanille unknowingly has the power to help them be reborn in the new world. As Lightning leaves the Ark at the start of the eighth day, she re-encounters Lumina, who helps her realize Bhunivelze stole Serah's soul and suggests the Serah Lightning had met a little while ago, Hope, and Lightning herself are but fakes.
Lightning implies she will turn against Bhunivelze if he does not fulfill his part of their deal, and Lumina reminds her that in that case, Lightning will have to betray Hope, her one friend in Nova Chrysalia.
On the final day, Lightning returns to the Ark to find Hope fading away. She learns Bhunivelze chose him as his host as the god cannot see souls or Chaos in his proper form. Hope comforts Lightning, saying her example enabled him to go on and accept his fate. Back in Luxerion, Lumina reveals the truth about the Soulsong: the Order seeks to carry out Bhunivelze's wishes and ensure their salvation in the new world by destroying the dead, erasing them from the living's memories so they'll be reborn with a clean slate, unburdened by their pasts.
The Order kept Vanille in the dark and duped her into believing the Soulsong will save the dead from their suffering. Infiltrating the cathedral with Noel's help, Lightning teams up with Fang and finds Vanille within God's Sanctum in the process of performing the Soulsong.
She convinces Vanille the reason the souls kept calling out to her was that they held onto hope, as souls in despair would have been silent. With help from Fang and Snow, Lightning stops the ritual and allows Vanille and Fang to free both their souls and those threatened by the clavis to be reborn in the new world. Yeul and Lumina arrive and reveal the truth about the fate of Serah's soul to Lightning. Using Hope's body as a medium, Bhunivelze shows up, captures her allies, and offers a chance for Lightning to witness the birth of a new world.
Upon reaching the heart of the cathedral's dungeons, Lightning is transported to Cosmogenesisan otherworldly realm where Bhunivelze's true form awaits her. Lightning learns that Bhunivelze planned to purge humanity's souls of their memories and emotions, believing such things are impurities.
Bhunivelze wishes to condition Lightning into an emotionless replacement for Etro to oversee life's balance in the new world. However, since she thwarted the Soulsong, he seeks to destroy his new world and the dead along with it. Refusing to follow his plans, Lightning attacks Bhunivelze and frees Hope from his hold. She intends to sacrifice herself to ensure Hope's escape and trap the deity in the unseen realm, but the illusion of Serah that Bhunivelze created reveals Lumina's origins to Lightning.
Accepting Lumina as a part of herself, Lightning calls for help. Lumina becomes one with Lightning, restoring her heart to normal. Hope answers Lightning's call Album) helps her leave the world of her subconscious. They launch a final assault on Bhunivelze, and with the aid of their friends and the Eidolons, Lightning severs Bhunivelze's hold on humanity's souls, and Serah returns. Lightning concentrates the souls' energy and combines them into a blade to strike the god down.
Lightning and her reunited allies witness the death of Nova Chrysalia and the birth of a new world free of gods. Caius and Yeul offer to become the shepherds of the dead in Etro's place and vanish into the new unseen realm. Lightning bids farewell to Odin as the Eidolons fade away and sheds tears while recalling moments of her journey before leading her sister and friends to their new home.
In the new world, Lightning begins her life anew. On a sunny day, Lightning emerges from a train arriving in a modern town as she embarks on a peaceful journey to reunite with her friends. Reporter Aoede searches for Lightning on her quest for answers for the mysteries behind some people having memories of living in another world. After meeting with all the principal survivors from Lightning's adventures but unable to meet her in person, Aoede ends up encountering Lightning by chance on a train and asks to interview her.
Lightning declines, saying she is getting off at the next station, and Aoede decides not to follow, deeming her new mission as a mediator in a civil war more important. Aoede thanks Lightning for having fought to give humanity the new world, and Lightning replies she leaves it in Aoede and others' hands.
As Lightning departs, Aoede notes she looks carefree and has her own life back at last, as having sent the God of Light to his grave, Lightning freed herself from fighting. Positive their encounter is not to be their last, Aoede hopes Lightning will chance upon hope. Lightning performs Army of One. Lightning is a quick and agile fighter who wields gunblades, although her new models in her follow-up appearances only operate in the blade form. She has balanced statsand thus the player can gear her toward a physical or magical fighter via equipment.
She is versatile as she is proficient in all Crystarium roles, but as a downside, has low HP. If I'd stuck with just a few, I'd have been all right, but I read so many authors it got crazy.
I went through a thing of having too many paths to choose from and of wanting to do everything and not being able to do it all. You could hear a bit and say, 'I know where that feeling came from. Many firsthand and secondary accounts support that Wilson owned books that encompassed poetry, prose, cultural criticism Arthur Koestler 's published The Act of Creation was often cited by Wilsonand "diverse expressions of non-Christian religions and belief systems" such as Hinduism from the Bhagavad GitaConfucianism from the I Ching or Book of ChangesBuddhism, and Subud.
In a interview, Wilson stated that his studying of metaphysics was "crucial" and referenced The Act of Creation as "the big one for me".
He said that the book "turned me on to very special things", specifically, "that people attach their egos to their sense of humor before anything else. Whatever manifestation it took was whatever it was. There was numerology for a while; there was astrology for a while.
Then we got into the I Ching. And Brian felt that it was time to do a humor album. Jules Siegel famously recalled that, during one evening in October, Wilson announced to his wife and friends that he was "writing a teenage symphony to God". Songs of faith. In lateWilson commented that Dumb Angel had been a working title for the album and explained that the name was discarded because the group wanted to go with something "more cheery".
Van Dyke had a lot of knowledge about America. I gave him hardly any direction. We wanted to get back to basics and try something simple. We wanted to capture something as basic as the mood of water and fire. Although Smile is a concept albumthe surviving recordings do not lend themselves to any formal narrative development, only to themes and experiences.
According to Heiser, there is also a wealth of material that appears to have "little, if anything to do with [an] Americana theme".
By contrast, musicologist Philip Lambert describes Smile as "an American history lesson seen through the eyes of a time-travelling bicycle rider on a journey from Plymouth Rock to Hawaii. Parks' lyrics employed wordplay, allusions, and quotations. He said that, despite Wilson's later claims that the album was about humor and happiness, "the resultant album does not radiate predominately happy mood. Perhaps the smile Wilson refers to is an ironic one Humour, sarcasm, and lonely introspection are the contrasts that hold Smile together.
What should we keep from the structure that we had, the hard-wiring that we had with religion? He had religion beat into him, and I did in my own way, too. So there's a lot of thinking about belief. Asked what words come to mind when listening to Smile in Wilson replied, "Childhood. A rejection of adult rules and adult conformity. Our message was, 'Adults keep out.
This is about the spirit of youth. They responded with " impressionistic psychedelic folk rock ", and said that while most rock seems to be about adulthood, Smile "expresses what it's like to be a kid in an impressionistic way" and "depicts the psychedelic magic of childhood", to which Wilson replied: "I love that.
You coin those just right. Carter summarized that Smile ' s subject matter engaged with matters related to history, culture, and society while also traversing "complex landscapes of faith: from national allegiance and ideological persuasion to religious belief and spiritual devotion. We did things in sections. There might just be a few bars of music, or a verse, or a particular groove, or vamp They would all fit. You could put them one in front of the other, or arrange it in any way you wanted.
It was sort of like making films I think. In the s, it was common for pop music to be recorded in a single take, but the Beach Boys' approach differed. Instead of working on whole songs with "clear large-scale syntactical structures", he limited himself to recording short interchangeable fragments or "modules".
Through the method of tape splicing, each fragment could then be assembled into a linear sequence, allowing any number of larger structures and divergent moods to be produced at a later time. Parks said that he and Wilson were conscious of musique concrete and that they "were trying to make something of it".
There was no way this music could be 'real'. The material was continuously revised, rewritten, and rearranged on a daily basis. Anderle recalled examples: "The beginning of 'Cabin Essence' becomes the middle of 'Vega-Tables', or the ending becomes the bridge. I would beg Brian not to change a piece of music because it was too fantastic. But when Brian did change it, I admit it was equally beautiful.
In the mids, trialing mixes required the physical act of cutting tape reels with razor blades and splicing them together. Creating an entire LP that relied on these processes proved too challenging for Wilson.
About fifty hours of tape was produced from the Smile sessions and encompassed musical and spoken word to sound effects and role playing. Many of the modules were composed as word paintings and invoked visual concepts or physical entities. The music itself carried on the "harmonic ingenuity" of Pet Sounds and in the belief of academic Dave Carter, "it makes little point to distinguish between the two albums in terms of their differential impact.
Jardine said that the music became "more textural, more complex and it had a lot more vocal movement. With ['Good Vibrations'] and other songs on Smilewe began to get into more esoteric kind of chord changes, and mood changes and movement. You'll find Smile full of different movements and vignettes. Each movement had its own texture and required its own session.
The vocal arrangements, according to Heiser, use "a wide range of pitch centres, antiphonal effects, rhythmic variations, juxtapositions of legato and staccato figures, rounders-like echoes, and vocal effects not usually associated with mid-sixties rock records. The journal considers comparisons with the work of Sun Ra and John Cageand concludes that this was a reconfiguration of doo-wop, a genre that the Beach Boys were rooted in.
Psychedelic music will cover the face of the world and color the whole popular music scene. Anybody happening is psychedelic. She argued that Smile presented such a quality in the form of "alternately frantic and grinding mayhem" " Fire ""isolated, small-hours creepiness" " Wind Chimes "and "weird, dislocated voices" " Love to Say Dada ".
I'd call it contemporary American music, not rock 'n' roll. Rock 'n' roll is such a worn out phrase. It's just contemporary American. Smile drew from what most rock stars of the time considered to be antiquated pop culture touchstones, like doo-wopbarbershopragtimeexoticapre-rock and roll popand cowboy films.
Priore described this action as Wilson's attempt to expose "pre-'60s songwriting This LP will include "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes And Villains" and ten other tracks [plus] lots of humor—some musical and some spoken. It won't be like a comedy LP—there won't be any spoken tracks as such—but someone might say something in between verses.
On December 15,Wilson attempted to ease Capitol's concerns over the album's delay by delivering a handwritten note that contained an unordered, preliminary track listing. Capitol prepared record sleeves that listed these songs on the reverse side with the disclaimer "see label for correct playing order". As Wilson neared the completion of "Good Vibrations", he asked Parks to rewrite the song's lyrics, but Parks declined, as he did not wish to alienate Mike Love. Parks immediately conceived the opening line: "I've been in this town so long that back in the city I've been taken for lost and gone and unknown for a long, long time.
The success of their collaboration led to them writing more songs with an Old West theme, including "Barnyard" and "I'm in Great Shape". We got into something else. On November 4,Brian recorded a piano demonstration of "Heroes and Villains" that included "I'm in Great Shape" and "Barnyard" as sections of the song, but on his note from December, "I'm in Great Shape" was listed as a separate track from "Heroes and Villains".
Marilyn said: "We went shopping one day and we brought home some wind chimes. We hung them outside the house and then one day, while Brian was sitting around he sort of watched them out the window and then he wrote the song [' Wind Chimes '].
I think that's how it happened. He does a lot of things that way. The title of " Wonderful " derived from a pet name Wilson had for Marilyn. Honestly, I really thought we would do it, but I never found an opportunity to pursue that with the music I was given. Oppenheim declared on his CBS documentary that "Surf's Up" was "one aspect of new things happening in pop music today. As such, it is a symbol of the change many of these young musicians see in our future.
None of the lyrics mention worms. Parks later said that he did not know where the title came from and attributed it to possibly an engineer, Wilson, or Mike Love. Parks commented, "A lot of people misinterpreted that, but that's OK; it's OK not to be told what to think, if you're an audience. Health is an important element in spiritual enlightenment. But I do not want to be pompous about it, so we will engage in a satirical approach. Inthe section spun off into a piece called "Mama Says".
So the obvious thing was to do something that would cover the physical surroundings. Vosse recalled, "I'd come by to see him every day, and he'd listen to my tapes and talk about them. I was just fascinated that he would hear things every once in a while and his ears would prick up and he'd go back and listen again. And I had no idea what he was listening for! O'Leary's Cow" and commonly referred to as "Fire". Wilson instructed a friend to purchase several dozen fire helmets at a local toy store so that everybody in the studio could don them during its recording.
Wilson also had the studio's janitor bring in a bucket with burning wood so that the studio would be filled with the smell of smoke. Anderle recalled that Wilson told the group "what fire was going to be, and what water was going to be; we had some idea of air. That was where it stopped. None of us had any ideas as to how it was going to tie together, except that it appeared to us to be an opera. In Julythe composition was reworked as the first section of " She's Goin' Bald ".
Inthe piece was given new lyrics and retitled "On a Holiday". It was recorded the day after the "Fire" session, along with a piece titled "Friday Night", which was intended to segue from "I Wanna Be Around".
He then handed out various tools to his musicians for them to create the sounds of sawing, wood cutting, hammering, and drilling. Brian was consumed with humor at the time and the importance of humor.
He was fascinated with the idea of getting humor onto a disc and how to get that disc out to the people. Wilson held sessions that were dedicated to capturing "humorous" situations.
It was just like the old days with his Wollensak recorder, except much, much weirder. In earlyBrian's brothers Carl and Dennis went into the studio to record pieces that they had written individually. This look of, 'What the fuck do I do? Capitol gave Smile the catalog number DT At least two versions of the album jacket were designed, with minor differences. By Holmes' recollection, his contributions were finished by October. Holmes based the cover on an abandoned jewelry store near his home in Pasadena.
This was something that would be pulling you into the world of Smile —the Smile Shoppe—and it had these little smiles all around. He felt that he and Wilson would not have continued the project the way they did without thinking of it in cartoon terms. According to Vosse, the smile shop derived from Wilson's humor concept. He said that "everybody who knew anything about graphics, and about art, thought that the cover was not terribly well done It was exactly what he wanted, precisely what he wanted.
I think that still stands; I think of Smile in visual terms. In September, Capitol began production on a lavish gatefold cover with a page booklet containing featuring color photographs of the group ultimately selected from a November 7 photoshoot in Boston conducted by Guy Webster as well as Holmes' illustrations.
The gap between conception and realization was too great, and nothing satisfied Brian by the time he'd worked it out and gotten it on tape. And eventually the moment passed He no longer had the same vision. Smile was shelved due to corporate pressures, technical problems, internal power struggles, legal stalling, and Wilson's deteriorating mental health.
Writers frequently theorize that the album was cancelled because Wilson's bandmates were unable to appreciate the music. However, Stebbins says that the conclusions those writers draw from this perspective are "overly simplistic and mostly wrong" with not enough consideration for Wilson's psychological decline.
It is often suggested that Mike Love, in particular, was responsible for the project's collapse. Love dismissed such claims as hyperbole and said that his vocal opposition to Wilson's drug suppliers was what spurred the accusation that he, as well as other members of the band and Wilson's family, sabotaged the project. Parks' later accounts suggest that he was dismissed from the project at Love's behest. You do a lot of pot, LSD, cocaine, you name it, paranoia runs rampant, so, yes, Brian could have become extra- ultrasensitive But can I be responsible?
Should Mike Love take a beating for Brian's paranoid schizophrenia? A playpen of irresponsible people. The group's heavy consumption of drugs at the time has been cited as one of the reasons Smile collapsed.
Carl recalled: "To get that album out, someone would have needed willingness and perseverance to corral all of us. Everybody was so loaded on pot and hash all of the time that it's no wonder the project didn't get done. Drugs played a great role in our evolution but as a result we were frightened that people would no longer understand us, musically. We were stoned! You know, stoned on hash 'n' shit! Brian's use of LSD was negligible compared to his use of Desbutal. By that point, Brian was suffering from He was taking a lot of amphetamines, in the form of Desbutal, which is methedrine and some barbiturate mixed together.
That's a combination that's gonna fuck you up — if you take enough of it, you will feel like the walls are looking at you! There were a number of parts to his paranoia — some of [which] were valid — The things that you do, you see as having so much potency, which usually is your own delusion.
The problem is when you crash, [just] how ugly and stupid and trivial it all looks — all you can see are the mistakes. Wilson was later declared to have schizoaffective disorderalthough most of his friends did not feel that he initially showed any signs of mental illness during the Smile era.
We were all strange, doing strange things. Vosse said that, despite the large amount of pot that was available, Wilson "wasn't stoned all the time If you look at the amount of work that was done in the amount of time it took to almost finish it, it's amazing. A very athletic situation, very focused. The session was conducted as an experiment and was not a full-fledged recording. Smile was one of the most-discussed albums in the rock press  and was first projected for a December release date.
That's how good it is. We predict they'll take over where The Beatles left off. Number One in England. Coming soon with the 'Good Vibrations' sound. The Beach Boys. We're sure to sell a million units So Album) became the big argument: Are we gonna lose our image or are we gonna start a new one Wilson started having increasing doubts about the project during the latter months of Retrieved 18 June In Titles and Forms of Address21st ed.
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Uzuki Shimamura is an aspiring student who dreams of being an idol. After failing her first audition, a producer from Productions tells Uzuki that she has been chosen for the "Cinderella Project," a new idol group.
The project, however, still lacks two other members, so the producer needs to scout suitable candidates. The producer's eyes fall upon Rin Shibuya, who is in the midst of an incident with an upset crowd. As the imposing producer defends her, the two of them are taken in for interrogation by the police, and released after some explanation. Taking this opportunity, he scouts Rin for the Cinderella Project, only to be rejected.
Will the producer be able to find two more members for his idol group? Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch. ActasSynergySP 52 eps. Adventure Comedy Romance. As the mermaid princess of the North Pacific one of the seven mermaid kingdomsLucia entrusts a magical pearl to a boy who falls overboard a ship one night. Lucia must travel to the human world to reclaim her pearl and protect the mermaid kingdoms.
Using the power of music Lucia is able to protect herself and the mermaid kingdoms from a growing evil force. Satelight 26 eps. Eight years after the events of Macross F, a mysterious phenomenon known as the Var Syndrome is gradually consuming the galaxy.
It's up to a new generation of highly capable Valkyrie pilots to deal with this universal menace. And if they didn't have enough on their plate already, the Aerial Knights Valkyrie fighter team from the Kingdom of Wind have come to challenge the Delta Squadron. Watch Promotional Video Yuri!!! MAPPA 1 ep. It focuses on an exhibition routine performed by Yuri Plisetsky. Special - May 26, Kinema Citrus 12 eps. As preparations begin for Seisho Music Academy's yearly Seisho Festival, the girls of the 99th class are gearing up to perform their very own rendition of "Starlight," the tragic tale of two goddesses drawn together by the glow of the heavens but destined to be pulled apart, never to meet again.
One student is year-old Karen Aijou, an easygoing girl who has dreamed of performing on stage since she was a child. Her love for theater is further invigorated when her childhood friend Hikari Kagura transfers to Seisho Academy. Through her old friend, Karen stumbles upon a secret elevator leading to a massive theater underneath the school.
Hosted by a talking giraffe, this arena serves as a battleground where her classmates participate in duels to determine who among them deserves the title of "Top Star," earning them the right to play one of the lead roles in "Starlight.
Toei Animation 1 ep. Adventure Drama Sci-Fi. Interstella The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem. This music video is the visual realization of "Discovery", an album by Daft Punk. It tells the story of a band of four extraterrestrial musicians who are kidnapped and brought back to Earth by an evil manager.
Their only hopes lie with a space pilot from their home planet who, after receiving a distress call broadcasted during the abduction, seeks out to rescue them.
Music - Dec 1, The official music video that eventually spawned the entire Black Rock Shooter franchise. Inspired by the first official illustration by huke, the song was composed by ryo of supercell, illustrated by huke and sung by Hatsune Miku, Vocaloid's main character. Music - Jun 13, Watch Promotional Video Piano no Mori. Madhouse 1 ep. Piano no Mori. Piano no Mori tells the story of Shuuhei Amamiya, a transfer student, and Kai Ichinose, a problem child from the rough areas of town.
Upon transferring to Moriwaki Elementary and telling the other kids about his talent for piano, Shuuhei quickly finds himself as the victim of bully Daigaku Kanehira. Daigaku dares Shuuhei to find and play a cursed piano in the forest, which leads him to meet Kai, who claims to be the owner of the piano and the only one who can play it.
Intrigued, Shuuhei follows Kai to the hidden piano in the forest and listens to him play a beautiful medley. Earning the respect of not only Shuuhei but school music teacher Sousuke Ajino as well, Kai now finds himself formally learning how to play the piano. Movie - Jul 21, Watch Video AKB After an interplanetary war at the beginning of the 21st century, planet Earth has been left in ruins, with much of its ecosystem completely destroyed.
Because it was no longer possible to live a normal life on this planet, the inhabitants are forced to move on to other planets where life will, hopefully, be more comfortable. The Deep Galactic Trade Organization, a totalitarian government that affects many of the newly inhabited planets, has somehow come to the conclusion that music is a source of evil, and that it must be banned and destroyed for good.
Even though their music is now considered universally illegal, they make it their mission to bring their music back to life by travelling from one planet to another and holding as many concerts as they possibly can. They must undergo a whole new set of training methods in order to become the best that they can possibly be, while also avoiding the constant danger of being arrested because of their music. Theme: Music Licensor: Sentai Filmworks. TV - Apr 29, Watch Promotional Video Listeners.
Set in a world where the concept of music ceases to exist. The story begins when a boy encounters Myuu, a mysterious girl who possesses an audio input jack in her body. The two intermingle with the history of rock music and embark on an unforgettable journey. Watch Video Tenshi no 3P! Project No. Tenshi no 3P! Since entering high school, Kyou Nukui has not attended a single class.
Instead, he spends his days locked in his bedroom composing music and posting it on the internet accompanied by his only friend's drawings, an artist with the pseudonym "Kiriyume. Additionally, he does not upload under his usual handle "HibikiP," but simply under the name "me," and without a drawing from his mysterious friend.
Shortly after, Kyou receives a very polite email, not only praising his music but also somehow discerning that he is, in fact, the composer behind TR The e-mail also asks for a meetup in a nearby park, to which he cautiously decides to go. To his surprise, however, he finds three elementary school girls at the meeting place!
Suddenly, Jun Gotou, Nozomi Momijidani, and Sora Kaneshiro ask for his help to hold a concert in their home, an old church now used i. New promise - Different Light - The Burden of Paradise (CD an orphanage.
And though Kyou is reluctant at first, after seeing their musical abilities, he eventually decides to accept their proposal. Based on the light novel of the same name by the award-winning Sagu Aoyama, Tenshi no 3P!
Starish are given new assignments in newly divided teams, and they do their best in order to try and impress Shining Saotome into allowing their entry to SSS, a top level music contest. Meanwhile, Haruka works with the Quartet Night. Senki Zesshou Symphogear G. Three months after a Lunar Attack which nearly caused Earth's destruction, Hibiki Tachibana, Tsubasa Kazanari, and Chris Yukine continue to fight the Noise—a mysterious alien threat—using powerful armor known as Symphogear. After defending an American convoy from a Noise attack, Hibiki and Chris race toward the Queens of Music concert hall to attend one of Tsubasa's concerts.
Meanwhile, Tsubasa and rising international superstar Maria Cadenzavna Eve deliver an amazing performance that is broadcast throughout the entire world. Just as the concert is about to conclude, a group of Noise suddenly appear, plunging the hall into chaos. After initiating a skirmish with Tsubasa and her teammates, they retreat mysteriously, leaving the three friends bewildered as to what their true intentions could be.
Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai. Buried within the numerous clubs at Nijigasaki High School lies the school idol club. The club, while lacking popularity, definitely does not lack potential. During their debut performance, they were able to seize a sizable audience, along with the attention of their schoolmates Ayumu Uehara and Yuu Takasaki. Enamored, the duo makes their way to join the club; however, they are disappointed to find out that the club had just been disbanded.
Nevertheless, Ayumu does not believe that it should have ended there. Together with Yuu, they begin restoring the school idol club, hoping to recreate the idol performances that dazzled them before. Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai shines its spotlight over the reformed school idol club as they recruit both former members of the club alongside newcomers. Taking the first step toward their dreams, how will these girls achieve idol stardom? Special - Mar 14, On her first day of work at her father's small production agency, Tsumugi Takanashi was not expecting to be made the manager of the agency's new male idol group.
Though shocked that her father is trusting her with such a major project so soon, Tsumugi vows to do everything she can to support the seven young boys. After seeing how well the boys work as a team, Tsumugi meets with her father and learns that her first job as manager will be to cut four boys from the group. After holding an impromptu audition, Tsumugi returns to her father and boldly declares that she refuses to cut anyone from the group, as each member has a unique allure which collectively enhances the group's appeal.
She returns to the boys and they are thrilled that none of them will get to miss out on their dreams. Watch Video Wake Up, Girls! OrdetTatsunoko Production 12 eps. Wake Up, Girls! On Christmasthe band Wake Up, Girls plays their debut song to a small audience without much fanfare. Despite this tumultuous beginning, the girls get a second chance, thanks to a mysterious benefactor and a shady business proposal. Through the band, the girls come to accept their pasts and become more certain about their futures.
Watch Video Sekkou Boys. Sekkou Boys. As luck would have it, on her first day at Holbein Entertainment Co. A recent college graduate, Ishimoto is eager to begin her career in the industry. However, her department's responsibility is George, Mars, Hermes, and Medici. These four busts are new to the entertainment scene, and it is up to Miki to ensure the Rockies' prosperity in the idol world.
But will they be a stone-cold success? Or will Miki's management prove to be a rocky start to stardom? Watch Promotional Video Hibike! Euphonium Movie 3: Chikai no Finale. Following the graduation of the third-year seniors comes the entrance of the first-year juniors. The band members put in their utmost Album) in practicing for their goal—to enter nationals. The now second-year Kumiko Oumae, along with her friends, is met with the new and quirky batch of first-years, resulting in friction and conflict between the band members.
However, as time passes, their inner feelings slowly unravel, but not every conflict is as easy to solve as the other. The trust and bonds between the band members will be challenged as they push forward for their regionals. Movie - Apr 19, Watch Video Magic-Kyun! A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business.
Kohana is placed on the planning committee for the school's yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future. Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success.
In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Kohana as the school's Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year. A Magic-kyun for you! A new renaissance starts here! Renaissance is a multimedia project where you can create great memories with Artistas of greatly varying personalities!
Euphonium: Kakedasu Monaka. After the Kitauji High School concert band's auditions for club member participation in the Kyoto Prefectural Concert Band competition, 10 members fail to pass the strict evaluation.
Despite being unable to play with the rest of the wind ensemble, the group—who decide to name themselves Team Monaka—is determined to support their peers in any way possible until the day of the competition. From carrying supplies to creating monaka-shaped good-luck charms, Team Monaka's efforts prove to be pivotal for the unforgettable, bittersweet summer in the concert band's journey toward nationals.
Special - Dec 16, In a world overtaken by war and conflict, "Hypnosis Microphones"—devices through which a user channels lyrics that can affect the listener's brain and even cause physical damage—were introduced to the masses by the Party of Words.
Revolutionizing warfare, Hypnosis Mics have transformed words and music into the sole weapons used by gangsters, terrorists, and the military, with physical weapons having been banned from use.
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