I’ve seen a massive crowd line up around the block to watch an internet-fueled hologram of an anime girl sing. I’ve seen a packed auditorium erupt into a wild cheer for a text-to-speech voice that said: “Hello Seattle.” I’ve seen our present day, in all its bracing cyberpunk wonder, at Hatsune Miku’s live concert at…
2016 was a great year for video games, and an even better year for video game music. It was also a diverse year, with a mix of Norse folk music, spy movie histrionics, ambient soundscapes and extremely heavy metal.
As we ride through the back end of this anime season, now’s the perfect time to jam out to some of the best opening and ending theme songs it has to offer.
The world’s top virtual songstress is back in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X—a game with 30 songs (including all new medleys). Take a listen!
As the winter 2016 season comes to a close, let’s look at some of the best anime theme songs it had to offer.
The video games of 2015 often looked great, usually felt good, and probably smelled okay, too. But how did they sound?
Telltale’s episodic adventure series Tales From The Borderlands was one of 2015’s best surprises. That was mostly thanks to its funny script, well-developed characters, and killer voice acting. But the music definitely helped.
What happens when you take music games Beatmania, Keyboard Mania, and Para Para Paradise and mix them into one game? You get the Sega music arcade game Chunithm.
Dubbed the Ocalele of Time, this is an Ocarina of Time-inspired, handmade ukulele that also happens to look like an ocarina (albeit with tiny guitar parts attached).
While we’ve heard bits and pieces of the Persona 5 theme song in the game’s trailers, at Atlus’ TGS stage show earlier today, we got to listen to the full theme song for the first time.
Sega has long held a stranglehold on the Vocaloid music game market with their Project Diva series. Now, to challenge Hatsune Miku’s dominance comes IA and her game IA/VT -Colorful-.
Every season brings us a massive new amount of anime theme songs. Here are ten of the best from summer 2015.
With the release of Dai Gyakuten Saiban in Japan, there are now nine games in the Ace Attorney series. And one of the coolest things about the series is how they take the songs and remake them while still keeping a common musical theme from iteration to iteration.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night has a lot of awesome remixes of your favorite Persona 4 songs. You know what else it has? A ton of costumes to dress everyone up in.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night isn’t the meatiest of music games—it currently only has 30 songs (3 of which are DLC). However, it largely makes up for this with the sheer number of new remixes of classic Persona 4 songs. Have a listen!
Rhythm Heaven: The Best + does a pretty good job of living up to its name.
The normal levels in the Rhythm Heaven series are good, but it’s the Remix Stages that make the games great.
Rhythm Heaven the Best + is full of cute Nintendo musical mini-games—and one surprisingly depressing one.