Just Magic!

Just Magic! A Magical Girl Musical Maid Cafe

**PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS LOCATED ON THE 2ND FLOOR (1.5 FLIGHTS UP). THERE IS NO ELEVATOR SERVICE**

iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra presents its first musical cafe dedicated to the cutest spellcasters in the world: magical girls! Featuring a team of talented magical maids serving light desserts and beverages while a chamber orchestra performs music from Cutie Honey, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Pretty Cure, Cardcaptor Sakura, and more!

Admission includes the price of food and 1 non-alcoholic beverage plus a photo op with your maid. Most items also available for a la carte purchase. Concert-only tickets not available at this time.

Select your Maid Cafe time slot from the drop-down menu below:
12-3pm
4-7pm

Please note: this venue is a flexible-seating theater (on risers) not a traditional cafe space.

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VIDEO RELEASE: V. La révolution (final)

We reach the end of our tribute to Revolutionary Girl Utena! Thank you helping us celebrate 20 years of this powerful anime and its gorgeous score. Please enjoy the final movement, aptly titled “La révolution!”

ANiMATO will soon be getting it’s own page so you re-watch all of our long-form tributes thus far.

UTAU!

UTAU! Set List for 4/22 Concert

It’s here! We’ve narrowed down our favorite anime openings and endings for our upcoming UTAU! Anime Karaoke and Trivia concert on April 22. Songs include:

“BLUE BIRD” from Naruto Shippuden
“Crossing Fields” from
Sword Art Online
“Dearest” from InuYasha
“MY SOUL YOUR BEATS” from Angel Beats
“Purachina” from Cardcaptor Sakura
“Smile Bomb” from Yu Yu Hakusho

We’ve included links to videos of the songs and lyrics so you can brush up before your big number (lyrics will be provided at the show).

Download the Set List

** Due to the small space size, our ensemble will consist of only 5 instrumentalists including piano and percussion.

If you have a request not on our list, you can bring sheet music with the following requirements:
– 5 copies
– piano/guitar music with lyrics and chords on the top

We will do our best to play it, but no promises!

Hope to see you there on Sat. 4/22!
Reserve Seats

Michiru Oshima

Top 5 Music from Michiru Oshima

So many great composers celebrate their birthday’s this week, and we’re starting off with one of our favorites Michiru Oshima. Best known to the anime community for her soundtrack to the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Oshima’s classical sensibilities and carefully-crafted melodies can be heard in commercials, theater, TV dramas, films, and video games.

Check-out our top 5 tracks from her discography:

“Chariot’s Theme” (Little Witch Academia, 2013)


Powerful, magical, and “flashy” perfectly sum up the character Chariot and her miraculous theme music. Majestic brass lines and soaring strings fit so well in this new magical girl tale!

“Nostalgia” (Blast of Tempest, 2012)


Oshima’s melancholy OST to this overlooked gem reminds us a little of FMA; but, the classical references within this cue in particular really keep us interested and hungry for more.

“Watashi” no Theme (Tatami Galaxy, 2010)


Oshima certainly knows her way around a violin (she wrote for international soloist Hilary Hahn)! Her jazzy theme for solo violin and orchestra is both heartwarming, mournful, playful, and mature – we love how quick she develops the melody from start to finish.

Sailor Venus ni Make Up (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, 2003)


In a style complementary to Takanori Arisawa’s, Oshima’s OST for the live-action version of Sailor Moon is deep, fun, and exciting. Her “Sailor Venus” theme is that old Hollywood sound – classic pop groove played by orchestral instruments. C’est Magnifique!

Братья “Brothers” (Fullmetal Alchemist, 2003)


You probably already know this one! The image song from the classic anime is a beautiful summation of the story and the feelings of the two main characters. You’ll cry, you’ll smile, but mostly you’ll cry.

Happy Birthday, Michiru!

(Photo Credit: Michael A. Mariant)