One of my favorite anime songs of all time is “Shiki No Uta”, the ending theme to hip-hop martial arts epic Samurai Champloo. Japanese hip-hop, soca, and reggae artist Minmi just debuted an English version of the tune, and it’s so good. Listen on Spotify, Amazon or Apple Music. Then return and gush.
The upcoming Streets of Rage 4 has enlisted a group of world-class composers for its soundtrack. Yūzō Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima, who worked on the franchise in its heyday, will be joined by Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II), Hideki Naganuma (Jet Set Radio), and Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden) on the revival.
Capcom has uploaded a bunch of its video game soundtracks to Spotify under the artist name Capcom Sound Team. The albums include music for Street Fighter, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Okami, as well as some games not released outside of Japan. Finally no more fiddling around with fan-curated YouTube playlists.