Anime, Music, Video Games

Anime & Video Game Soundtracks

I’ve been listening to some of my favorite soundtracks this weekend from anime and video games. Included in my choices are Air Gear, God Eater 2 Rage Burst and Persona 4 although there a many more I’d love to add from anime series such as Naruto, Bleach or more video game titles like the Tales of series and Fire Emblem however lets keep it short for the sake of this post.

Sadly Air Gear only released 25 episodes of the anime and a single special episode. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this series, thrice. The series does however follow through on the manga side for those wanting to follow on with the story. The character development in this anime is amazing, especially the main character, Ikki. Check out my favorite song from the anime right here. The soundtracks name is Chain.

God Eater was incredibly deep for me.
The world and characters rung out so deeply in despair and the opening cut scene to the game
is incredibly emotional. If you’ve not played the game or watched the anime then do yourself a favor and watch this! The soundtracks name is F.A.T.E.

The series itself (both video game and anime) takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. A world destroyed by monsters known as Aragami. To combat the ever lasting terror Fenrir was formed. An organization formed with humans that are capable of bonding with weapons known as God Arcs. Resembling large swords and sometimes guns these weapons are created from Aragami cells and are the only things that can kill the Aragami.

 

Persona has recently been doing the rounds all over social media due to the release of Persona 5 but my focus is more on the opening soundtrack found in the anime based on the fourth game – Persona 4. I’ll be honest I do have the game on Vita and although I have not finished it as yet I have heard only great things about it. I have however watched the anime series and instantly fell in love with this opening soundtrack. The soundtracks name is Sky’s the Limit.

Another series I absolutely adore especially its soundtrack is the Fire Emblem franchise. More so the Fire Emblem Awakening OST. Although I thought I should at least include this beautiful piece from Fire Emblem Fates which Azura usually performs in the game – Lost in Thoughts All Alone.

As you’ll notice each soundtrack above is completely set apart from each other. I thought it would be good to share these specifically showing off the different moods set by each of them. While Persona is jazzy and smooth, God Eater is fierce and adrenaline pumping! I am sure many of you have your favorites so please feel free to share and suggest a few, I love hearing what others listen to.

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6 thoughts on “Anime & Video Game Soundtracks

  1. Good post. Persona 4 (the anime and the game) definitely have some great music! I haven’t played God Eater 2, but I’m definitely going to check the music out 😀
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  2. I think one of the games that I’ve played in the past year that I think has some amazing music is Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem crossover JRPG. Since it revolves around the entertainment industry and idols, the music is downright spectacular.
    Here’s one of my favourite songs, in its in-game cutscene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrxrlR6QtDk
    Agree on Persona 4 The Animation’s music. I love the opening. Though I will say that the blues-y music in Persona 5 is pretty damn good.

  3. Nice choices! Thanks for sharing! I played God Eater Resurrection and watched the first episode of the anime. It has pretty good music, indeed. I’ve also heard some of the Persona 4 and 5 soundtracks, though I haven’t played them. They sound great too! And you can’t go wrong with Fire Emblem’s soundtracks. Azura’s song in Fates is wonderful.

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