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Alright, so [livejournal.com profile] cephiedvariable did this, wonderfully, in her own LJ. It looked like a lot of fun so despite the fact that I knew some of my choices would be identical to hers, I decided I'd share my own personal picks for top anime opening sequences of all time.

Cool, right? Cool! Let's proceed!

fifteen You Tube embeds under cut )


And that's it. This list was a ton of fun to compose, and I hope to see this catch on as a meme because I would like to see everyone's choices. XD
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Her queerness takes a path unlike anything you've seen…

The purpose of this FST is quite simple: to capture the complete audiological, tautological, eschatological, ontological, melancholic experience of being a bored high school girl at the center of the universe. Anyone familiar with the anime series in question knows that it defies categorization, and to explain the series is to spoil it. If you have no interest in ordinary humans, and if perchance you might be an alien, a time traveller, a slider, or an ESPer, please: listen to this FST.

For [livejournal.com profile] maypirate, with much

you just didn't know, but the world was definitely moving in an interesting direction: lame cover art, awesome tracks, convenient full album download )
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"There's no such thing as perfect writing. Just like there's no such thing as perfect despair."
-- Murakami, Hear the Wind Sing

My first Murakami was Norwegian Wood. It was five years ago, in 2001, when my friend Olive pressed a book into my hands and said, "read this, you'll like it." She was right. It soon became my favourite book for that year, and I carried it around covertly in my backpack, dipping into it whenever I needed to take a break.

I've always had Murakami books with me since then.

To prepare this soundtrack I went through all ten of his published fiction works in English, as well a Jay Rubin's excellent "The Music of Words," a book that explores the meaning of Murakami's writing through the lens of one of his three main English-language translators. Having done that, my intention is not to make a "balanced" soundtrack that touches on each of his works, but rather a cohesive one that gives a picture of Murakami's prevailing musical moods. I want this to be the kind of music you can listen to when reading his books, which is another way of saying that I want this soundtrack to be the kind of thing you can listen to on a lazy summer day on a beach by the sea, either alone or with pleasant company. This is music for swimming, for drinking beer, for making love, for eating a multi-course Italian dinner with, and most importantly, for getting lost in.

Haruki Murakami's musical influences are primarily jazz, classical, and what would now be considered oldies American rock. These are the kinds of songs you'll find on this soundtrack, and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have.

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Full Megaupload FST download: Down Mexico Way: A Haruki Murakami FST (total 86.05 MB)

(crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] fst)