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Anime-ted Bass Players group

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by kanonfodr, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. I don't think this area has been explored yet. Who here is a bassist who enjoys playing tunes from japanese anime?

    Me personally, I love to play lines from Bubblegum Crisis (the original), Angel Sanctuary, Cowboy Bebop, and various others.

    Also included can be japanese pop/rock, or even american cartoons that have an anime flair.

    Anyone else do this too??

  2. bumping...I can't be the only one.

  3. People have mentioned listening to the basslines in the anime. It's not a common topic that comes up. The biggest problem is figuring out the lines being played, which can be a bit difficult at times, especially to someone with an untrained ear. I've tried to do it myself, but have so far been unsuccessful. Which is sad because I have an ungodly anime collection.
  4. Naff


    Dec 27, 2008
    MY GOD! i love anime basslines! i didnt think id find a thread for it though.
    I like playing let me be with you from chobits. awesome.
    mind if i get a number?
  5. oo i got one for ya

    the ending theme song for Ghost in the Shell: stand alone complex

    it's called "lithium flower" and has a pretty sick bassline
  6. FLCL!!!!

    I can play a couple songs off of that.

    Oh, and the melody to Lilium from Elfen Lied

    And this one cool freaky musical line from Evangelion
  7. p4toda


    Aug 10, 2008
    At the middle
    trying to learn songs from l'arc~en`ciel, their bassist Tetsu has some good basslines, they did the theme songs from: Full metal Alchemist, Samurai X, and Gundam 00...also try to listen on some songs by Judy and Mary they also have a song from Samurai X.
  8. Werent those all pillows songs from FLCL? I used to play some of those for kicks.
  9. Yeah, the Pillows rock.
  10. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    I don't play "anime bass tunes" really..... but I do listen to Japanese Rock mainly, and play it almost exclusively

    Plastic Tree being my favourite band

    let's make a club :bassist:
  11. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Count me in!

    I've figured out the bass parts from many tunes in anime shows such as:
    Ghost in the Shell (original movie)
    Cowboy Bebop (most of the music for the series was written by Yoko Kanno and performed by her and a group of japanese studio musicians called "The Seatbelts"
  12. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    oh, by the way, VideoGame music should be included into this topic!! [at least Japanese games........ like Rockman!!!!!!]
  13. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    yes! yoko kanno is a genius! "tank" (the opening theme) is just crazy, and "call me" (that sad song playing as we see young edward and the dog wander off for the last time in one of the final episodes) is one of my favorite songs ever.

    as for bass licks, there's a cool bit of mood music in trigun consisting of a repeating riff on a growly, stringy upright bass with a flute playing along that i can't help but play whenever i happen to pick up an upright.
  14. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    I tend to wright music while watching anime more then actually playing along with the songs, but as I'm a huge anime fan I'll join for the hell of it.

    Here is my list of favorites of anime music list.
    FLCL [love The Pillows]
    GITS SAC 1
    Cowboy Bebop
    Hell Girl
    Last Exile [OP only]
    GITS SAC 2 [I hate the CT song though]
    Ergo Proxy
    Requiem from the darkness
    SoltyRei [OP only]
    Samurai Champloo
  15. Okay, sorry for the delay. This thread was stagnant for a while and all of a sudden it just exploded with activity. Wikked!!

    Here are the numbers for those of us who like that stuff:
    1. kanonfodr (me)
    2. Auzzie-Phoenix
    3. Naff
    4. Number 27
    5. Sartori
    6. Mikio
    7. Basshappi
    8. walterw
    9. Mudfuzz

    As more come in, I'll be sure to add them.

  16. Sweet, I have a number.
  17. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    I hope you don't mean Paranoid Android :bag:
  18. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    I'll throw in!

    Yoko Kanno is a flat out musical genius; a compositional/stylistic chameleon. And more of her songs than not have awesome bass lines. The Cowboy Bebop soundtrack would stand as a tremendous album(s) all on its own.

    I'd be jazzed to form a Yoko Kanno cover band. Yes indeedy.

    My wife and I have noticed that most of the anime shows we watch on Ye Olde Cartoon Network Adult Swim have great bass lines in the title music, often sharing the song as a nearly co-equal melody to the vocals.

    Great stuff.
  19. 4StringTheorist, you have just been awarded #10.

  20. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    Ergo Proxy
    Was done by Manglobe, Ike Yoshihiro did the music for it.

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