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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Geneon Anime Music
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Aspect Ratio: 52322
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Gunparade March

Gunparade March Soundtrack

By Tiffani Nadeau     January 22, 2004
Release Date: May 11, 2004


Gunparade March Soundtrack
© Geneon Anime Music


What They Say
More than just another sci-fi anime glamorizing giant robots, Gunparade March focuses on strong character-driven storylines and an equally strong and thrilling music score thanks to the 'Gunparade March Original Soundtrack.' Renowned composer Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor WXIII the Movie, Blue Seed, Maison Ikkoku, Avalon, Ringu) brings his wide range of instrumental versatility to skillfully create 34 tracks of high-quality, exhilarating music and vocals. Featuring 32 instrumental tracks and two vocal song tracks, including the opening theme, 'Door of Truth' sung by fan-favorite performer Yoko Ishida (Ai Yori Aoshi, Sugar, Texhnolyze) and the closing theme, 'Beyond the Darkness.'

The Review!
I continue to be baffled by the super-short track. I greatly appreciate completeness, and I'm glad that the producers aren't simply wadding the smaller tracks all up into one bigger track like so many punks and children into a katamari, but sometimes, as a listener, it isolates me from the music. I should know this little snippet and I don't. Gunparade March suffers from this malady. There are a ton of great short songs, presented with a clear beginning and end, and I could see anyone who likes giant robot anime or space opera anime adoring this spirited disc. I especially like the songs that have a futuristic propaganda film flavor to them; it feels great, and I wanna go kick some alien booty!

Where I took this: I read manga to this disc, and the mood always felt pretty steady.

Where it took me: I felt the joy, sorrow, and exhilaration of the schoolchild crew.

Standout track: Shibamura, A Glorious History - Yes, I am enchanted by the 8-second track. I just cackle every time I hear this, and I love to smile. That love rubs off on the track itself. Pure silliness on my part, so please forgive me!

Skip-it track: Everything here fits. I'd not rearrange a single note, even though the short tracks are truly too short.

Features
The Door of Truth ~ TV edition ~,The Singing Voice of Ruins,Marching onward to Hope,The Season of Happiness,The Strained March,The Samurai Spirit of the Final Battle,The Peaceful Sunny Spot,Stairs to the Future,Sullen Gaze,Noisy Footsteps,Fatigued Steps,Lemon Colored Twilight,Deep Anxiety,Reverberating Blast,Embarkation to the Battle,Brief Repose,Shibamura / A Glorious History,Open Fire,Light Afternoon,Goddess of Victory,Wailing from the Darkness,A Sign of Melancholy,A Timid Kitten,Wandering Air,Sleepless Night,Color of Sound at Ease,Strained Thread,The Phantom of an Enemy's Shadow,Flying Dust,The Noble Unit,An Eternal Prayer,A Renewed Marching Song,The Door to Tomorrow,Over the Darkness ~ TV edition ~

Review Equipment
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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