Category Archives: Sunday Sounds

BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 13

BentoByte is here for the 13th volume of Sunday Sounds. This week, we’re all about getting amped up and prepared for battle, so here are five songs that are sure to get you ready unleash. Before My Body is Dry (OST 2 Version) Hiroyuki Sawano There’s a reason I like this song better than the original. Firstly, it opens up with some heavy guitar riffs and drums, as if preparing you for some grand fight. Then, as the final strings pluck, it evolves into that tune we know and love. However, what sets this apart from the regular version of the song is the precedent it sets and the circumstances...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 12

Sunday Sounds is here for its twelfth volume and I’ve got some neat anime music videos lined up for you. So let’s get this ball going! Puella Magi Madoka Magica Cosmic Love – Florence and the Machine Florence and the Machine gives many memories. Hearing Florence’s smooth voice sing for such a tragic show is ironic since the show is anything but nice. The choice of song adds to this irony since the show deals with loss, grief, and other negative emotions. Yet, putting the two together creates a video that serves as a prime example of suffering. Watching the video, you can’t help but feel the loss that these girls...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 11

Sunday Sounds is back for its eleventh volume. Thanks for sticking with us for this long! Five songs are lined up for you to enjoy, so let’s take a listen. Avalon Taku Iwasaki There’s a reason this song feels familiar. It starts out as if it is going to continue down this melodic, choral path before it quickly evolves into this dirty, grimy, electronic soundscape. Of course, this comes as no surprise since the man behind the music is none other than Taku Iwasaki (who was previously featured in the first volume of Sunday Sounds), some of his later work known for twisting and bending sounds in weird ways. This...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 10

This is the tenth volume of BentoByte’s Sunday Sounds. I can’t believe that we’ve been here for ten weeks, listening to some music. For today’s volume, I’ve got some of my favorite anime openings and endings for you. So let’s get this show on the road! miiro AKINO from bless4 Now, if you all haven’t been keeping up with Kantai Collection, that’s okay; when the show wraps up, I’ll be doing a season review of it for the readers (hint: it’s a good show). The show is good on two fronts: one, it’s a definite sleeper hit in that people who simply glance at it are going to miss out on...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 9

BentoByte is back for the ninth volume of your favorite music series: Sunday Sounds. We’ve got five awesome songs ready for your ears, so let’s get going! Ututu daoko I’ve always been a fan of hip-hop, but there’s something about Japanese hip-hop that just draws my attention. For starters, due to the nature of the language, it is very difficult to rap in Japanese. As such, rappers in Japan receive the utmost respect from me. Then, to add on another layer, we’ve got a female rapper at that in daoko. She’s up and coming, mostly, having received significant praise for her work on ME!ME!ME! with TeddyLoid. She’s known for her...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 8

The eighth volume of BentoByte’s hit music series Sunday Sounds is here. This week, we’ve got some nice songs for you, so strap in and let’s get going! EGOiSTIC SHOOTER LiSA LiSA is a very prolific singer. If you’ve seen some of the top anime around, you’ve definitely heard some of her work, which include “Oath Sign” for Fate/Zero, “Rising Hope” for The Irregular at Magic High School, and “Yuukei Yesterday” from Mekakucity Actors. However, some of her non-anime work isn’t anything to laugh at. “EGOiSTIC SHOOTER” is one such song, featuring heavy riffs and a fast-paced bass coupled with a more aggressive register for the singer. If you want a nice song...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 7

BentoByte is here for the seventh volume of Sunday Sounds. This week is a little different as all of the songs are from the same source…more or less. So let’s get this show on the road! Burenai ai de Mitchie M This week’s Sunday Sounds is all about Hatsune Miku and, to start it off, I’m leading this volume with my absolute favorite song using her. I produce music in my spare time (admittedly, I am not that good), but I can appreciate the production value of a song. “Burenai ai de” is far and above the quality of any other Hatsune Miku song I have ever heard. Usually, when...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 6

BentoByte is here with Volume 6 of your favorite music series, Sunday Sounds. Let’s get the ball rolling and get those tunes up. Emotions MAN WITH A MISSION MAN WITH A MISSION is one of those bands that will always be different to me. They perform the opening song for Log Horizon, if you were unaware of some of their work. They perform with wolf heads during all of their live performances and music videos, which makes you focus more on the music that they put out. It reminds me of the work of Daft Punk, Studio Killers, and Gorillaz, all of whom place way more focus on their music. However, “Emotions”...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 5

Sorry for the wait, folks, but BentoByte is here for the fifth week of Sunday Sounds. I’ve been thinking long and hard about what to present to our precious readers, so let’s get this show on the road. Blue Schedule Nao Touyama Nisekoi was one of my favorite anime of 2014. It was, more or less, anime slapstick comedy, with over-the-top reactions to over-the-top scenarios. The music in it is still wondeful and a couple weeks ago, another character song was released for my favorite character in the whole show: Chitoge Kirisaki. The traits of this tall, bubbly, tsundere queen can be heard all throughout her character song with the uplifting...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 4

BentoByte is back for the fourth volume of Sunday Sounds. So everybody strap in and let’s get this show on the road. High Heel Shoes In Pink Kayo Ishu This song stands out to me. I used to perform in musical theatre, and this song sounds like something straight out of a musical. The held notes, the lyrics themselves, and the slow-paced production brings me back to those days. Hard to believe that this song is the lead song on an anime soundtrack. [C]: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control was a very different anime from what I usually watch, but it was still enjoyable. I’m all for different...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 3

BentoByte is back for yet another Sunday with this week’s volume of Sunday Sounds. So strap in and let’s get this show on the road.  Give Heart Back To Music | Shounen of Nazareth (Daft Punk x Justice x Eureka Seven) Leading out the volume is an all-time favorite mashup of mine. Mixing “Give Life Back to Music” by Daft Punk, “Waters of Nazareth” by Justice, and “Shounen Heart” by Homemade Kazoku, this song did more than just grab my attention. What makes this song especially unique is the fact that it is very difficult to rap in Japanese; it’s just the way that the language is structured. On that...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 2

We’re back with another installment of Sunday Sounds. Just like last week, I’m coming at you with five of my choice picks of anime-themed music from my personal library, so let’s get this show on the road. BRE@TH//LESS Mika Kobayashi We’re starting off the volume with the last track from the Aldnoah.Zero OST. It’s the last track on the soundtrack and for a very good reason: it’s good. The song is sung entirely in English and, admittedly, I didn’t know that at first until I listened to the song about twenty times in a row. It’s used as an insert song for many of the fight scenes in the show and rightfully...


BentoByte Sunday Sounds: Volume 1

This is the first installation of Sunday Sounds at BentoByte. Here, I am going to showcase some music of note, talk a bit about it, and tell you all why you should listen to them. SABLE nano We’re opening up the volume with one of my favorite songs ever. The heavy bass coupled with nano’s powerful voice backed by wicked guitars allows this song to serve as an anthem for change. I had first heard of nano because she had sung “No pain, No game” for the anime BTOOOM!, but to hear her sing in English just as easily as she can sing in Japanese thanks to being bilingual just brings...