Today I’m putting my soundtrack post form to good use by installing my first weekly post series; yes, I need a whole day to focus on some of my favorite original soundtracks from the anime world. There is so much wonderful music to touch on, so once a week will be a good way to do so!
Today I’m sharing several of my favorite tracks from the currently airing shounen show, Assassination Classroom. This anime has played me since the beginning, as it goes from hot to cold with a mixture of very good and pretty meh episodes. However, the music is fantastic! So very diverse in the styles and the instruments you can hear through out! Let’s start with my favorite, track 8!
Track 8: Haritsume Ta Kuuki: This is the track I can mostly cleanly recognize from the show. Many of the other tracks below I have a hard time placing (which is fine by me.) This is my favorite track because it so cleanly delivers two emotions: a growing apprehension followed by a unsure yet steady hope. Then it ends back on apprehension. The emotion strongly effects me, which is why it’s my very favorite
Track 16: Nakama No Tame Ni: The high paced nature of this track really sticks in my head. The steady beat with the unsteady rhythm of the hand claps makes for a coursing action melody. But then the strings come in a savory, sad, nearly wailing tone. All together it just makes a great piece of driving emotion.
Track 10: O Iroke Dai Sakusen: Jazz. I couldn’t place this track for a while, until I realized it is in no doubt in connection with the sexy young foreign assassin, Bitch Sensei. The music fits her perfectly, with the brooding, sultry saxophone and then the brief bit of xylophone which has a teasing playfulness that reminds me of a detective diddly. I’ve heard a lot of jazz in anime recently, but this has to be my current favorite track hands down.
Track 04: Yukai Na Ansatsu Keikaku: This song is too fun not to share. In comparison to the three of tracks, it really shows this OST’s ability to utilize many different instruments and genres to communicate emotions and mental visuals. There’s a piano, bass, claps, different types of drums, and all sorts of horns. The rhythm is lively, upbeat and incredibly fun to listen too!
Here is the full soundtrack; other tracks I quite adore are tracks 5, 17, 19, 20, 24 and 26. What’s your favorite track?