The world's top virtual songstress returned last August in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X -- a game with 30 songs (including all new medleys). Take a listen!
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As the summer 2016 season comes to a close, let's look at some of the best anime theme songs it had to offer.
When I started playing Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, I expected a lot of things: summonable demons, Fire Emblem characters, turn-based RPG gameplay and so on. What I didn't expect? A ton of animated music videos for the game's rocking soundtrack.
Rhythm Heaven: The Best + is the newest game in Nintendo's long-running Rhythm Heaven music game series. But the moment you boot up Rhythm Heaven: The Best +, you're confronted by a glaring new addition: Unlike the past three games in the Rhythm Heaven series, The Best + has a plot. The story follows Tepiri, a young creature that has literally fallen from heaven and seeks to return. To do this, he must gain the help of the various wacky creatures of the world below.
One of the best things about each new anime season is the vast amount of new anime music that comes with it. And with so many anime this season, there is a wealth of musical styles to enjoy.
Long before I spoke my first coherent sentence in Japanese, I was already rocking out to Japanese music thanks to anime. And with this season's 35 new anime -- not to mention returning anime -- there are a lot of excellent new theme songs. Here are 10 of my favourites for your listening pleasure.
Oh hey, time to spend another few days trying to get this tune out of my head. Or weeks. Yeah, weeks.
The finale to Game of Thrones' fourth season had some really nice music. Now, if we take that music, and add one of YouTube's greatest cover artists, what we get is something truly magical.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, a music game built around the series' excellent soundtracks, came out for the 3DS around two years ago. Now, a sequel, Theatrhythm: Curtain Call, is out in Japan, and I am happy to report that it is far more than just an updated track list.
I'd be hard-pressed to name my favourite piece of Zelda music, but "Gerudo Valley" from Ocarina of Time would certainly be near the top of any list I'd make. In the above music video, violinist Taylor Davis brings the beloved anthem to life in an exuberantly geeky way.
A moment to appreciate the excellent music of Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry. I liked the soundtrack for AC IV: Black Flag just fine, but I really like Olivier Deriviere's work on Freedom Cry, which blends orchestral arrangements with traditional Haitian folk songs for a distinctive, evocative flavour.
Check out this cool Daily Dot feature on Malukah, the now-viral singer/songwriter behind a number of beautiful video-game songs.
What music will ring out during your next adventure? What soaring melodies, what elephantine beats, what shocked silence? With each new video game comes a new aural accompaniment, a new collection of custom-made compositions. And so we press the buttons, push the sticks, and lose ourselves once more in the rhythm of play.