One less reason why GiTS will never return to its former glory
Save your tears
for the day
when our pain is far behind
on your feet
come with me
we are soldiers stand or die
GODDAMN IT, SHE WAS LITERALLY THE SOUL OF GITS, IF I THINK OF GITS I THINK OF HER FIRST, I THOUGHT IT WAS KANNO WHO WAS SINGING THIS
Godfucking damn it. Go with the angels, they need their singer back.
I just hope she had a song ready for the next GiTS, or that they use one of her songs for it.
I've still never watched this series or anything to do with it. I guess now is as good of a time to start as any.
Is this guy right about the order?
He's right about the order, I wouldn't agree that you could call SAC a remake though, but that's just semantics.
The Oshii movies, SAC and Arise are all separate entities that adapt the same Manga differently.
>She was active up today
>Meaning she didn't retire or had any plans to
>mfw all it needed for a 3rd SAC they would literally need a million, only thing that was holding them back was money
>mfw its too late now
SHouldn't you be on /v/ shitposting about SJWs?
So much for 2015 being a better year.
>mfw 2015 is gonna be a shit year for everyone
>While I'm alive, I can try not to fall while flying Not to forget how to dream... to love
>never will I look away For what life has left for me
>Watch in awe Watch in awe, A heavenly wind A heavenly wind
>economy stagnating for 30 years now
>people losing their jobs (no Job security anymore)
>education focused on mediocrity, people are not allowed to "stand out"
>inflexible working hours making impossible for women be career focused mothers, so they have to choose career or motherhood. The decision is usually the former, women don't want to lose their financial independence
>Negative natality growth, Japan will lose 1/4 of their population in 2060 if this keeps up
Some composers have decent singing ability even though you rarely hear it with most of them.
Kanno does some vocals and I know Kajiura does a shitton of background vocals for Kalafina and other BGMs.
I mean shit, how are you supposed to direct your singers if you're not at least decent at singing yourself?
No, but Obama made it harder to have enough money to go sing in Tokyo for new Origas and cinderella Anya girls.
>we'll never have angelic, eastern european singing again
fucking hell man.
RIP sweet princess.
Can we also take a moment to appreciate the fact that this person has made enough of an impact on us for us to care about her.
Shame she will never know that this tread existed to honour her.
Well hey, 2015 will still be a good year for video games, right?
It does sometimes just happen. I mean, Christopher Reeve's wife died of lung cancer without ever having smoked. I've even heard of it as an extraordinarily rare pregnancy complication.
I think this is going to affect me worse than any of 2014's deaths.
MY NIGHT IS RUINED AND YOURS SHOULD BE TOO
>people are not allowed to stand out
You know, this kind of explains to me why Japan is so fond of harem self-insert shows, even if everyone in the cast is distinctly Japanese.
It's not "their" Japan.
Whether you're Kirito, Ichika, or Onii-sama, and even if they live in a place in a country called "Japan", it is not "their" Japan.
Does a series that take place with Japanese high schoolers exhibit traits you'd find in a Japanese high school? Yes. Does that include judging based on grades/hobbies, bullying, and any other kind of shit that could be considered unpleasant about the high school experience? Yes. Because you're led to believe if you don't live your school life and your life after in some sort of predetermined and conformist fashion, you're toxic to society. What good are you as a person if you don't blend in and act like all of your peers - the "nail that sticks out the most gets hammered down" in terms of social ostracizing.
But the thing all of these characters have in common is an outlet: an outlet where a particular quirk which might otherwise be considered as a bad thing in actual Japanese society is actually lauded and applauded for in a character's own universe. Where being the most special snowflake is not viewed as you going against the system, but that it is something you should be honored and praised for. Whether you're a automatic killbot,a super gamer, or the only dude in a girl's school, the real reason Japs lap this kind of material up is precisely because it's escapist: "How cool would be it be to do something that makes me stand out and get praised for and not live in a society where my worth as an individual is how good I am at being another cog in the Japanese "the best work comes from team synergy and not standing out" machine.
It's not quite the case for Japan.
In most parts of the bigger cities, it's illegal to smoke in public places.
You'll see smoking rooms everywhere.
When i travel to the nearest city where i live (Melbourne, Aus) I almost have to hold my fucking breath everywhere from all the goddam smokers.
But in Japan i hardly ever noticed it
I never watched this show because when it aired on Toonami/AS it seemed too grimdark and didn't appeal to my child tastes for whatever reason
I really missed out on something big didn't I
>she'll never have a duet with Kokia and Origa
Well that's surreal news. I saw her at Youmacon at the beginning of this past November. For passport reasons the con had to livestream her from across the river in Canada. She had a short set and she sang beautifully. It's odd that she died a little over two months after that performance. She must've either had it and didn't want to show or let on that she had it. Or it developed very quickly. Regardless this is really sad and I thought her songs in Ar Nosurge were really great. I miss her.
I actually recorded that show. Wished she would've made it instead being held up by customs. If anyone is interested I have a video of her performance two months ago that I could post. Though it is shitty, shaky phone quality. I could just provide the audio-only recording of her.
Thanks cancer for killing off the possibility for Kanon to ever be in another GUST game. She was my favorite character in Ar Nosurge Hope the EXA_PICO series can keep going after this.
Now if Akiko Shikata were to die then Ar Tonelico/Ar Nosurge will truly be dead.
She is not allowed to die, at least until SAC S3 comes out and she does the OP.
I refuse to accept this.
Here it is the audio for this >>120046648
. It's about a 20 minute set. Not sure what the song titles are though. I also have the flac version of this recording if anyone prefers. Vocaroo only allows up to 50mb and the flac is ~250mb. So if you don't mind compressed audio then enjoy!
>all your favorite people will die in your lifetime
This is what we get for not killing ourselves.
Fuck this shit, man.
Fuck. This. Shit.
Well, at least she lived into her middle years. I thought she was younger. And she had a very awesome, special life. It's not easy for a foreigner to become a seyuu.
Спасибо, Ольга, покойся в мире.
It's like the world has gone into a type of hell status and if we can only find a way out or up from here....
Cancer is Cancer, it can turn up anywhere, it's just aberrant cells that can cause cancers but that's not even an explanation of what's really going on inside us, ya need a professional GP/Doctor to explain the variety of cancers out there and how they originate, and even then ordinary people wouldn't grasp it fully. Just like to say from a guy that had a Aunty done over by this sorta shit...
I'm a huge fan of her work, didn't even know she was in bad health.
And just when I thought that /a/ had run out of ways to ruin my day,
Quite frankly, I would be sad if it were Kanno or Kawai, that said, may her rest in peace.
provide one then.
I have this friend who is married to a japanese woman. His mother in law was about to divorce.
She didnt because it would be inconvenient in so many lavels beyond financial and social.
Unless you give us an alternative source, yep, Japan did many things right, but they are kinda fucked if they continue on the same path.
While they might be several environmental causes for lung cancer, Smoking is commonly cited as a factor that enchances the probability to develop one. Just read any medical magazine.
It might not be 100% correct, but assuming she smoked like a chimney is a safe bet, sadly.
Mana du Vortis
Goodnight sweet princess.