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Bonus Features is a discussion podcasts that provides information about music in modern animated film/media. Host DJ Corduroy discusses the production of the music, how it affects the work, why the work is important, and share interesting facts/opinions of the animated work.
||CleanFor $1 Name a Woman - or Four Female Mangaka||We discuss the formation and history of the all female manga group, Clamp. This group of four women broke many records in Japan by printing and selling millions of their original manga, all while keeping their identities a secret. They've created many household names in manga and anime, such as Cardcaptor Sakura, and they've worked on anime too (Code Geass). In addition to discussing the music that's appeared in their anime, we talk about different women in manga, and specific manga created by women (e.g. Full Metal Alchemist, Ranma 1/2, and Inuyasha). Credits: Bonus Features theme music - Felel "Let Me Be With You" - Round Table (Chobits) "Platinum" - Maaya Sakamoto (Cardcaptor Sakura) "Be My Angel" - Enomoto Atsuko (Angelic Layer) "19sai" - Suga Shikao (xxxholic)||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Stan Mariachi because of "Coco", However Men are Trash||We discuss Pixar's hit movie, Coco, and its cultural impact in Mexico, and across the world. The film features a mostly Latino cast, and an incredible soundtrack in both Spanish and English. The colorful movie about El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), not only received an Oscar for Best Animated Film, but also took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Remember Me”. In this episode we talk about the spooky holiday along with the film's very catchy and lively latin styled music. Credits: Bonus Features theme music - Felel Music in "Coco" composed by Michael Giacchino "The World Es Mi Familia" - Anthony Gonzales & Antonio Sol "Un Poco Loco" - Anthony Gonzales & Gael Garcia Bernal "La Llorona" - Alanna Ubach & Antonio Sol "Remember Me (Ernesto de La Cruz)" - Benjamin Bratt "Remember Me (Reunion)" - Anthony Gonzales & Ana Ofelia Murguia "Simple & Clean" - Utada Hikaru||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYoko Kanno Has Most Likely Cultivated Your Music Taste||In this episode we talk about the Japanese music composer, Yoko Kanno, an extremely talented musician who has probably worked on one of your favorite videogame or anime soundtracks. She’s most recognized for her work on the extensive Cowboy Bebop soundtrack—consisting of 7 albums total! She has dynamic range in crossing musical genres and impeccable skill in composing songs for film and TV. We discuss the impact of her success along with talking about some of our favorite songs from her work in anime; such as, The Ghost in The Shell, Space Dandy, Turn A Gundam, Macross Plus, & Wolf’s Rain Credits: Bonus Features theme music - Felel Music composed by Yoko Kanno : “Pulse” – Macross Plus OST “Bad Dog, No Biscuits” – Cowboy Bebop OST “Inner Universe” – Ghost in The Shell: The Stand Alone Complex OST “Moon” – Turn A Gundam OST “X-Jigen e Yōkoso (Welcome to The Xth Dimension)” – Space Dandy OST “Strangers” – Wolf’s Rain OST||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet Ready for The "Feel Trip" - Kids on The Slope||In the first episode of the second season of BF, Corduroy and Metasenpai discuss the 2012 romance anime, "Kids on The Slope", and its director Shinichiro Watanabe. He is known for his mastery over blending popular music genres and unorthodox settings together. Music from jazz musicians like Art Blakey & Chet Baker appear in this anime, along with a great score composed by Yoko Kanno, who is well known in anime for her musical work in Cowboy Bebop (a previous collaboration with Watanabe). credits: Bonus Features theme music - Felel Music from Kids on The Slope: "Moanin' - Matsunaga Takashi "Rosario" - Yoko Kanno "But Not for Me" - Ruike Shinpei & Furukawa Masayoshi||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnime Spotlight: Makoto Shinkai - Director & HD Wallpaper Philanthropist||In the final episode of the season, Corduroy and Metasenpai dedicate the show to the musical artists featured in some of famous anime director, Makoto Shinkai’s, most notable films. They discuss music from critically acclaimed films such as Your Name (2016), The Garden of Words, and 5 Centimeters per Second. Music Credits: “Beginning” “Through the Years and Far Away” “Introduce” “Mikako Kara No Tayori” “Yuki no Eki” “Oukashou (Cherry blossom Extract)” “Sora to Umi no Shi (Poem of Sea and Sky)” - Composed by Tenmon “One More Time, One More Chance” - Masayoshi Yamazaki “A Rainy Morning” “Greenery Rain” “The Afternoon of Rainy Day” - Composed by Daisuke Kashiwa “Rain”- Motohiro Hata “Yume Tourou” “ZenZenZense” “Kata Wareji” “Non Demonai ya” “Sparkle (Movie Version)" - Radwimps||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wind Rises||Corduroy and Metasenpai discuss the music in Studio Ghibli’s 2013 film “The Wind Rises”, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which at the time was his final film before retiring, and since then, he has returned to work on a new film, which we can expect to release in the next 3-4 years. Musical credits: “The Falcon” “A Journey (A Kingdom of Dreams)” “Paper Airplane” “The Refuge” “A Journey (Italian Winds)” - Composed and Conducted by Joe Hisaishi, Performed by the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra "Hikokigumo (Vapor Trail)” - Yumi Matsutoya||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarly 2000’s Gem: Fooly Cooly||Corduroy and Metasendpai talk about the music from cult anime classic Fooly Cooly, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by Studio I.G. and Gainax. The Japanese alternative rock band, The Pillows, are the source of this series iconic soundtrack. Musical Credits: “Brand New Love Song” “Last Dinosaur” “Come Down” “Ride on Shooting Star” by The Pillows||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhose Wolf’s Mans is This?||Episode Notes Corduroy and Metasenpai discuss the 2012 anime film, Wolf Children (Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) directed by Mamoru Hosoda, along with its soft, yet emotional, soundtrack composed by Masakatsu Tagaki. Musical credits: “Atarashii Asa” by Masakatsu Tagaki “Shonen to Yama” by Masakatsu Tagaki “Yawarakai Manazashi” by Masakatsu Tagaki “Okaasan no Uta” by Masakatsu Tagaki & Ann Sally||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis is The Ghost in The Nutshell||Episode Notes Corduroy and DJ Metasenpai discuss the 1995 iconic anime film, Ghost In The Shell, directed by Mamoru Oshii. Along with its haunting soundtrack composed by Kenji Kawai. Music credits: “Inner Universe” by Origa “One Minute Warning” – U2 ft. Brian Eno “Making of Cyborg” – Kenji Kawai||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteven Universe is Feelsy and RWBY is All the Way Up||Episode Notes Corduroy and DJ Metasenpai discuss Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe, which the first show created by a woman to air on Cartoon Network, along with the massive media franchise, RWBY, which took the world by surprise when American production company, Rooster Teeth, first posted this anime styled web series in 2013. Music Credits: Amalgam (extended Version) – Aivi & Surasshu – Steven Universe Soundtrack We Are the Crystal Gems - Zach Callison, Estelle, Michaela Dietz, and Deedee Magno Hall – Steven Universe Soundtrack Peace & Love (On Planet Earth) – Rebecca Sugar, Aivi & Surasshu – Steven Universe Soundtrack This Will Be the Day – Jeff Williams & Casey Lee Williams – RWBY Vol. 1 Soundtrack||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaprika and Perfect Blue||DJ Corduroy and DJ Metasenpai discuss famous anime director, Satoshi Kon, along with some reccurring themes present in his films, and the editing style used in the two movies.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|