Moon On The Water (AKA Full Moon Sway) From The Anime “Beck” (Video)

Koyuki On The Cover Of The First DVD Volume Of "Beck", As Issued By Funimation

Koyuki On The Cover Of The First Volume Of "Beck", As Issued By Funimation

I am about to finish watching “Beck”, a terrific anime that tells the story of a young band that fights for its place in the sun.

In episode 12, Koyuki (the show’s protagonist) is invited onstage by mega-successful band Dying Breed. He performs a sterling version of their own “Moon On The Water”, amazing both his bandmates (who are in the public) and stealing the heart of Maho, his love interest.

I am finishing watching the anime tomorrow. I can think of plenty more scenes to share with you already. All I can tell you now is that if you love music you have to give it a try.

And a live-action movie is to be released as I am writing this, too. Hopefully, that will make even more people become acquainted with this anime and the great manga (IE, Japanese comic) it has been based on.

Moon On The Water (AKA “Full Moon Sway”):

My Favorite Music Moments In Anime

The Opening and the Ending of Zegapain

One of my best-loved anime alongside Evangelion and RahXephon, Zegapain has one of the most outstanding soundtracks I have ever come across. Even the show detractors wholly agree that the opening and the ending are superlative. The show is not that engaging on first looks since the writers took their time to establish everything, but I think that it really paid off – you become completely immersed without even knowing, and when the series hits full stride (episode 14)… mamma mia.

The opening is called “Kimi E Mukau Hikari (“The Light That Faces You”) and the ending is “Little Goodbye”. The former is sung by Akino Aria, and the latter is done by Rocky Chack. Amazing. Both easily top my list of favorite music moments in anime.

Suzumiya Haruhi Plays At The Live Alive

Episode 12 of the groundbreaking anime. It is the school festival, and the pop group ENOZ has lost 2 members hours before they are set to hit the stage. The hyperkinetic Haruhi volunteers her help, and drags Yuki Nagato along for the gig. In her bunny and witch attires respectively, they win over the audience and rock the event. Continue reading