Spring 2018 anime season is almost upon us! We’ve brought together how highly anticipated soundtrack based on the composers’ past works and style. Take a listen:
Boku no Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
- Creator: Kohei Horikoshi
- Music: Yuki Hayashi
The Prince of shounen anime music returns to the most hyped series of the past few seasons. Hayashi’s high-energy music (that “goes with anything”) has definitely crafted the sound of modern action anime. We did “You Say Run” awhile back and are very interested in hearing his new themes for the new set of challenges that await our fledgling heroes.
- Creator: Yoichi Takahashi
- Music: Hayato Matsuo
Saint Tail and Les Misérables: Little Cosette composer is set to orchestrate the return of a classic sports anime. With respect to Hiromoto Tobisawa’s original score, Matsuo’s Hollywood golden-age aesthetic will bring even more drama and excitement to the dynamic soccer matches.
- Creator: Yoji Enokido
- Music: the pillows
Every is eagerly awaiting the Adult Swim co-produced sequel to the cult hit. But we’re more excited for the return of the killer alt-rock headbangers by legendary group The Pillows! This better get US digital and physical releases!
Gegege no Kitaro
- Creator: Shigeru Mizuki
- Music: Yasuharu Takanashi (-yaiba-)
One of the most familiar anime themes in history is in good hands! Naruto Shippuden composer and his rock fusion band are adding their modern classic Japanese sound to the ghost-boy’s eternal legacy.
- Creator: Satoru Noda
- Music: Kenichiro Suehiro
The genius musical mind behind Re:ZERO is set to conceive another contrapuntal classical masterpiece for this Japanese western adventure. Definitely an OST to look out for this season!
Layton Mystery Tanteisha
Layton Mystery Detective
- Creator: Akihiro Hino
- Music: Tomohito Nishiura
Signature Professor Layton composer scores the new work using his clever French vaudevillian licks and orchestration as a backdrop to Layton’s daughter Katrielle sleuthing escapades. Hope her theme is just a great as her father’s!
Piano no Mori (TV)
- Creator: Makoto Isshiki
- Music: Kyohei Sorita, Ryoma Takagi, Niu Nou, Szymon Nehring, Juliette Journaux
One of the best classical anime movies comes to the small screen with piano performances by international musicians and young performers. Although, we hope there will be a BGM composer, we’re stoked to hear some fantastic interpretations from the standard piano repertoire.
Buy Piano no Mori (Movie) Original Soundtrack by Keisuke Shinhara
Souten no Ken -REGENESIS-
Fist of the Blue Sky
- Creator: Buronson (Yoshiyuki Okamura)
- Music: Masatoshi Nishimura (FENCE OF DEFENSE)
Veteran J-POP producer and Mitsuteru Yokoyama’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms composer is definitely a front-runner for Spring’s most epic soundtrack. The teaser trailers’ music reminds us of Ajin – heavy horns lines, dark strings, and a screeching guitar. PERFECT!
- Creator: Jukki Hanada
- Music: Takeshi Abo, Nobuaki Shinzawa, Moe Hyuga
Series music composer Abo returns to the Steins;Gate series with Shinzawa and Hyuga in what promises to be another emotionally intriguing OST that will define the mysterious tone of the worldline-shifting saga.
- Creator: Shin Towada
- Music: Yutaka Yamada
Yamada returns for the new season bringing his menacing choral-symphonic and minimalist ethereal styles to the bloody zombie epic. His original score hyped up the drama and creepiness to the max – we are VERY excited for his return! (Plus, he’s also doing the Bleach live-action movie!!)