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Winter Anime Season 2020 – Review April 4, 2020

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This season didn’t have much in terms of super interesting animes, hence why I took my time getting though them, sometimes taking a week off watching before playing catch up. Doesn’t help that global current events had even delayed a few episodes. If you want to see a full list of what animes I’ve watched, you can always check out My Anime List. Here is a list of animes that I watched from this season:

Azur Lane

Heya Camp△

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.

Kyokou Suiri

Murenase! Seton Gakuen

Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita.

Somali to Mori no Kamisama

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T

Remember, these reviews assume that you have watched the series, which means SPOILERS will be few but imminent. You have been warned.


Azur Lane

I recently finished watching Azur Lane The Animation after its hiatus. Even though the story and animation were subpar at best, I still liked it for the characters and action scenes. I have a bias towards this series because I’ve been playing the mobile game since its release in the US. I did wish that some improvement would have happened during the hiatus, but it looks as if they did their best just to make sure it didn’t fall anymore. I guess most of the effort went into putting in as many of the characters as possible from the game into this animated version. I recognized pretty much everyone who showed up in some form, and in most of those appearances they were spot on. I doubt Azur Lane will continue in the anime scene, as I feel their popularity has peaked, but only time will tell.

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Heya Camp△

Room Camp is a mini series of Yuru Camp, where Nadeshiko and the Outdoor Activities Club goes on travels around the Yamanashi prefecture to collect stamps and explore what the region has to offer! Despite it’s name there isn’t much camping in a room, or camping at all (so I don’t know why it’s named this). However we get more comfy adventures with the characters of the series, advertising real places within the region. I bet this is what the creators were going for, make more people visit Yamanashi for tourism….. I’m interested. Time to put it on the list! Looking forward to more anime camping in the future.

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Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.

“If a shield hero was overpowered and had many friends” is what this anime can be described as. Simply put, the main character Kaede Honjou aka Maple doesn’t want to get hurt, so while playing a VRMMORPG she maxes out her defense stats. (While researching for this review, what I found coincidental is that Kaede Honjou’s seiyuu [voice actress] is Kaede Hondo, both almost share the same name.) Playing the game recommended by her friend Sally, she befriends new allies and eventually creates her own guild which participates in server-wide events. She may be a happy-go-lucky person, but mess with her and you get the fangs… and shield blocking your every attack. She is pretty much by definition an overpowered character in the game, to the point that the developers talk about nerfing her everytime she achieves something that would think would be unthinkable. Her being OP is pretty much the joke of the series that isn’t taken seriously, and that’s the appeal of the show. I personally liked to see what crazy abilities she would get next, and I’ve got to say she definitely has them, though she has been shown that she still has some weaknesses despite it all. A second season has already been announced, and I’ll continue to watch “How a single pure defense build character can destroy anyone if the game wasn’t balanced”.

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Kyokou Suiri

I first saw this show at its premiere at last year’s Crunchyroll Expo. It’s basically a dialogue-heavy detective action anime. The beginning of the show was alright, but as it went on it became a chore to keep listening to an anime that pretty much only showed people talking with not much going on besides that. I know that there was a purpose to all of this; I can see the potential in a series like this, but I guess this style of anime is not my cup of tea. If it continues I may not watch it, but it will probably depend on what other animes there are competing with it.

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Murenase! Seton Gakuen

Following a trend of animal based animes, this one is a pretty light-hearted one about different anime species going to school together, dealing mainly with the concept of interspecies relationships. Our main character is a human male named Jin who despises animals because of a traumatic past, and as such treats them all the same. Alongside other characters, they create a cooking club as a way to interact with one another and develop friendships. What is interesting is that the anime seems to incorporate real animal facts into the characters themselves, usually explained by Jin. It was a fun little anime to casually enjoy.

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Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita.

More like “Stubborn geeks too tsundere to admit they like one another”. This rom-com was a fun little watch all about intellectuals who take things too far to identify and quantify “love”. I enjoyed the characters and their quirks, though the story was pretty typical.

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Somali to Mori no Kamisama

Somali and the Forest Spirit is about a little human girl and a golem traveling together in a quest to locate other humans in a world that persecutes them to the brink of extinction. Upon finding Somali alone in the forest with chains attached to her, the Golem figures the best thing for her is to find more of her kind to care for her. Humans are hard to come by these days, so throughout the journey they seek stories and clues to their whereabouts, all while keeping her identity as a human a secret from people who want to harm her. Somali happily adopts the Golem as her father, and together they learn more about each other and the world they live in.

Naturally this anime has sad situations, like with many animes that feature father/daughter figures. I first saw this anime premiered at Crunchyroll Expo last year, as it looked and sounded interesting enough. I did tear up one time only, and that was at the climatic “end”. I say end in quotation marks as I can’t really see it as a true ending. First off I felt that things were ended the way they did as a way to wrap up the anime with a bow. Secondly the end does not address the main reason for the journey. Are they abandoning their plans to find humans because of Golem’s change in heart about his life? Will Shizuno and Yabashira stay with the duo knowing that they may not make it alone? I always thought that they traveled with them (the second time) as their travels coincided and also because they cared for their new friends, but didn’t plan to stay with them for the long haul. There are many questions that need to be answered, and so I hope that a continuation will explain these better, as well as conclude the story that feels like the end of a journey worth taking.

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T

The third season of Railgun and it couldn’t come sooner. It’s great too have something from the “A certain” series that doesn’t feel rushed or budgeted. (I’m looking at you Index 3 and Accelerator.) As you can figure the focus is now shifted to Misaka and Misaki , which is fresh since we’ve seen a lot of Touma and Accelerator in the last couple series. Things are starting to spark up as Misaka deals with the Daihasei Festival (Sports festival of sorts), as well as the secrets of Academy City that lurks throughout. Storywise, not too much has happened, not helped that a couple of the episodes was delayed due to the current world affairs, but at least every single episode has been enjoyable. The action and pacing of the story, without all the confusing religious terminology that plagues Index, makes this spinoff series the best of the three. We’re not even halfway in the season (thankfully this season is 25 episodes long), so I’m looking forward to more to come.

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Fall Anime Season 2019 – Review December 31, 2019

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I was playing catch up so much this season. I usually watch animes on a weekly basis, but due to a busy schedule I’ve had to binge watch a few of these get myself to finish it in time for me to write my final post for the year, if not the decade. The variety of this season was a mixed one; good, bad, happy, and sad. If you want to see a full list of what animes I’ve watched, you can always check out My Anime List. Here is a list of animes that I watched from this season:

Azur Lane

Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai!

Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!

Dr. Stone

Enen no Shouboutai

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen

Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo

Psycho-Pass 3

Shokugeki no Souma: Shin no Sara

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld

Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!

Remember, these reviews assume that you have watched the series, which means SPOILERS will be few but imminent. You have been warned.


Azur Lane

Starting off with Azur Lane, an anime that I actually have not finished watching yet, and it’s mainly not because of the broadcast delay to March. Due to me being busy with real life, I only watched up to episode 4, and with the announced delay figured that there wasn’t much reason to catch up until the broadcast started up again next year.

As for what I think of the Azur Lane anime so far, it’s alright. The story and animation that I’ve seen is decent, but I feel it’s more of a fan service to Azur Lane players and fans. As one who has been playing it since its US launch a couple of years ago, it’s nice to see our shipgirls in action. I’ll write up an actual review for the anime once I finish it, which means it will be a part of my winter anime season 2020 review, so look forward to it then.

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Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai!

The second season of Bokuben has ended, but I feel that there wasn’t much of a conclusion. While everyone has graduated and is moving on to what they want to study in college, I felt that the relationships were put on the side, put on hold for that matter. While I completely understand wanting the build yourself up academically with the goal of having a good career afterwards for financial stability before thinking about relationships, how you put those people on hold will probably affect how they will see you when you eventually come back from your studies. For Nariyuki though, because his goal is to become a teacher, I feel that in his situation he will always be around for his friends and students, remembering all the times they were together. So much so that when they come back to him he will welcome them with open arms. I’m not sure if a third season will happen, but if it does it would be great to see how their fairing in college, as well as progressing their relationship a bit more than just a teacher/student.

I’m not saying that this season wasn’t great, it was. Each heroine had relatively equal screen time, though people would argue otherwise though their bias of who they like and not like. Nariyuki as a male protagonist in a harem type show may have that “dense MC” moments, but what makes him a bit different is that he learns from his mistakes and tries to reach out to each of his friends more so everytime, advancing his relationships to at least being close to everyone of them.

Overall Bokuben has been a great rom-com that balances the romance and comedy, with sprinkle of important lessons and fanservice that appeals to everyone. I’ll look forward to more from this series in the future.

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Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!

An isekai that is somewhat different from previous ones, this one is pretty self explanatory from the title. As you expect from people who are at the top of their fields, they dominate the typical medieval like setting with their knowledge from our modern world. It was an alright anime, mainly entertaining from seeing how our world’s knowledge was integrated into a whole new world. However I felt that the anime got a bit too busy, though the outcome was expected. Because the story is far from done, I wouldn’t be surprised if a new season happened sometime in the future. I don’t know if I would continue to watch this anime, but knowing my tendencies I probably will.

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Dr. Stone

One of my favorites of the season if not of the entire year, Dr. Stone was a unique and fun anime that mixes reality with anime. The second half focuses on Village Arc where Senku meets a group of people who have been living over many generations. We find out that the founders of this group is actually Senku’s father’s astronaut group. Through science and stories, information from Senku’s father reaches Senku thousands of years through time. It’s this that gives Senku reaffirmation that science is the right thing for this stone world, and proceeds with his goals: To bring everyone back with science and figure out the cause of the petrification, as well as bringing back the modern world he remembers.

After the Tsukasa Empire discovers that Senku is alive, plans are made for war between them. Senku’s main plan to combat this is… making a phone. Information is everything when it comes to a battlefield, so Senku and the village works to create a working phone, which they succeed in doing so. The season sends with Spring looming close, the season of war. The Stone Wars will continue in 2020, where we’ll see science tackle the non-scientific.

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Enen no Shouboutai

Fire Force ended at a good place, laying the foundation for what the bad guys are doing, as well as building Shinra’s power to the upmost extreme to fight against equally extreme circumstances. I admit that the middle part of the season got slow at times, causing me to fall asleep, but once they got to the old underground subway tunnels, things got back to being interesting. Things will heat back up with a second season in Summer 2020.

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Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen

Ascendance of a Bookworm is a prime example of not judging a book by its cover. This isekai anime may look all innocent and basic, but it has a good story that draws the viewer in the further you watch. Definitely something that differs from what I felt when I saw the premiere at this year’s Crunchyroll Expo. Here’s the synopsis via MAL.net:

Urano Motosu loves books and has an endless desire to read literature, no matter the subject. She almost fulfills her dream job of becoming a librarian before her life is ended in an accident. As she draws her last breath, she wishes to be able to read more books in her next life.

As if fate was listening to her prayer, she wakes up reincarnated as Main—a frail five-year-old girl living in a medieval era. What immediately comes to her mind is her passion. She tries to find something to read, only to become frustrated by the lack of books at her disposal.

Without the printing press, books have to be written and copied by hand, making them very expensive; as such, only a few nobles can afford them—but this won’t stop Maine. She will prove that her will to read is unbreakable, and if there are no books around, she will make them herself!

This synopsis is just the tip of the iceberg. With Main having a clear goal in mind and passion to push her forward towards her goal, she does all she can to achieve it. This makes Main take different paths, experiment and adapt to her current situations and surroundings. Her decisions build new relationships, and new meaning to her new life as Main, in this strange new world she finds herself in. I don’t want to spoil much more about this show, as it’s best to experience it for yourself, but I’m glad to say that a second season will continue the story in the Spring 2020 season. I’m definitely looking forward to that.

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Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo

Amatsuyu “Jouro” Kisaragi is a completely average second-year high school student who has two dates over one weekend⁠—with the student council president Sakura “Cosmos” Akino on Saturday, then with his childhood friend Aoi “Himawari” Hinata on Sunday. Sadly for Jouro, both girls proclaim their love for his best friend Taiyou “Sun-chan” Ooga, the ace of the baseball team. Accepting each of their requests for advice and guidance, he is now responsible for helping the two girls win the heart of the same guy.

Unbeknownst to his friends, Jouro’s friendly and obtuse image is all but a ruse designed to cast himself as the clueless protagonist of a textbook romantic comedy. A schemer under his cheery facade, he makes the best of this unexpected turn of events with a new plan: get Sun-chan to fall for either Cosmos or Himawari and take the other as his own prize. But Jouro’s last-ditch effort is threatened by the gloomy, four-eyed Sumireko “Pansy” Sanshokuin, who surprises Jouro with not only her knowledge of his secret personality but also a confession to the true self he hid for all this time.

Stuck in this hilariously messy situation, each of the five students must navigate countless lies, traps, and misunderstandings to come out on top.

In this rom-com parody-ish series, Joro finds himself in all sorts of relationship problems that stems from everyone around him having a mask or sorts. Diverting intention with deceit for goals unknown until investigated and discovered, is basically what this anime is all about. When the mask is finally broken, can people finally truly talk face to face.

To be honest, as crazy fun this anime can be, I wasn’t really into it as much as most people are, as seen as how slow I was to finishing this season. Partially because of my busy life, but mostly because of how irritating it is to see people hiding behind masks, something I can relate to in real life. I guess in this case though, the anime portrays this well if it’s enough to make me get annoyed of that aspect. I will probably watch a continued season of this series when it comes out to see more of the shenanigans that will happen with this colorful cast of characters.

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Psycho-Pass 3

I wasn’t expecting Psycho Pass to return when I was browsing the Fall anime lineup. I didn’t know what to expect when I saw a whole new lineup of characters in the anime artwork. I was thinking that maybe it was a spinoff of sorts at first, following a different team in the same setting as the previous Psycho Pass seasons. I was partially right on that, as the “3” isn’t part of the title for nothing.

Taking place after the last couple seasons and movies, Psycho Pass 3 follows a newly reformed Unit 1, doing their duties of protecting the city from people with high crime coefficients. One crime after another leads Unit 1 closer to finding the true masterminds behind the issues that plague the Sibyl controlled city.

It’s great that this series has returned, even greater when old characters show up to assist our current Unit 1. However if you’re a fan of the Psycho-Pass series, it’s probably best to watch the movies first before going into this season. I haven’t watched any of the films, so I didn’t fully understand the circumstances of the old Unit 1 characters. There are four films: Psycho-Pass Movie, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.1 – Tsumi to Bachi, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.2 – First Guardian, and Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.3 – Onshuu no Kanata ni__ . While the Psycho-Pass Movie is a direct sequel to Psycho Pass 2, the Sinners of the System movies seem to jump around to certain important events, not necessarily in chronological order, but still important towards each characters’ they star. I’ll get around to watching these films when I have the chance, but at least I’ll know where they’ll end up courtesy of Psycho Pass 3.

Confusion aside from not watching the movies, with all the names and associations that are talked about, it can be hard to follow along with the story of this season. I wouldn’t be surprised if I felt this way a bit with the previous seasons. At least towards the last few episodes things got more straightforward. The final episode does not close this case at all, if anything this definitely hints at more Psycho Pass in the future, whether in movie or TV anime format. When that happens, I should be caught up with the movies so I’ll be ready for more then.

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Shokugeki no Souma: Shin no Sara

The true food war takes place in this fourth season, where it’s the Rebels vs. the Azami Administration in back-to-back Shokugeki battles. Long story short, the Rebels won and now control the school. The old Top Ten Elite graduate and move on, while Yukihira and gang focus on improving themselves further by allowing Shokugekis at any time to challenge their seats.

While this would sound like a good place for the series to end, it’s not over yet. A fifth season has been announced, which I presume will be the last. As they are now second years, and hints of new characters entering the fray, it seems that the cooking battles will only continue as long as they are in the best culinary academy in the world. How Yukihira and company will turn out in the end? We’ll have to see when this next season starts in Spring 2020.

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Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld

Sword Art Online: Alicization was already the best SAO season we had, and with the story continuing in War of Underworld, things have only gotten better. With Kirito out of commission, it’s up to Alice and the rest of the Integrity Knights to protect themselves from the Dark Territory. Unfortunately things aren’t as simple as that, as secret US forces are trying to steal the AI fluctlight Alice for their military. In order to counter this and save Kirito, Asuna dives into the battlefield.

Every episode has been quite good, building up momentum towards what we hope will be an epic conclusion. The reason why I sound like things aren’t done yet even with the season over is that this season was actually just part one of War of Underworld. The second part of War of Underworld, or the third part of the Alicization saga will continue in Spring 2020. Even if Kirito is taking a backseat for the longest while, his return will be glorious. We’re all waiting for him to wield his swords again fighting side by side with friends to right a wrong. How he will do it is the question left for us to watch to figure that out.

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Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!

Another isekai anime I first saw as a premiere at Crunchyroll Expo, this one was pretty much the light toned anime of the season.

Having stood out from others most of her life due to her exceptional character, Misato Kurihara has lived without neither the joy of having close friends nor the experience of having a regular life. However, after a sudden death, she was transported to a divine realm to be reincarnated—and granted one wish to top it off. Thinking about the ordinary life that she had always wanted, she wished to be born as a normal person, with abilities that are average for the world she will resurrect in.

Reborn as Adele von Ascham—the daughter of a noble—she possesses magic powers completely exceeding what one would label average. Still desiring to carry out the life she wanted, she leaves her home and enrolls at a hunter school in a faraway kingdom using “Mile” as an alias. However, try as she might to hide her overpowering potential, attaining her goal will be difficult—especially when facing against the crazy situations that ensue!

This anime’s unique quirk is references to popular anime culture, as well as Mile’s somewhat overpowered abilities. It was quite an average anime, as Mile would want. The one thing that caught my interest was at the very end, where it was hinted that this isekai world could actually be one that is actually far in the future from Mile’s original life in Japan. If they could build upon that I would be more inclined to watch, as I like the post-apocalypse genre.

BASIC Piano Melodies Series – 10 Year Anniversary November 13, 2019

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“This video is to show how to play the basic melody of this song, right hand only. This is meant to be a basic piano video and not a piano skill video. It’s for people who can’t play piano that well, to be able try to play a bit and enjoy piano. I learn the melodies of the songs by ear (meaning I don’t use sheet music) and play them at a slower speed for others to like and learn. There may be some mistakes but hey, no one’s perfect.” – Video descriptions of my piano videos.

The simpler reason I make piano videos; I enjoy anime and music. When I get the melody stuck in my head, I want to be a part of the music. By playing alongside it, I feel I can truly immerse myself in the power and emotion of the song. I make these videos to share my interests to the world, hopefully to reach people who feel the same.

It’s been 10 years since I started this series, and looking back on all those years I’ve progressed and done a lot with it. I’m grateful for all the viewers and feedback that I’ve gotten, whether good or bad, and I don’t plan to stop making these videos any time soon. Let’s look back at how this all got started, as well as how I make these videos, for anyone who’s curious anyways.

History

On a whim on Sept 26, 2008, I made a quick little video for YouTube using nothing else than my first laptop’s built-in webcam. It was me playing the melody of the Negima anime opening theme “Happy Material”, the first anime that got me into non-mainstream anime that wasn’t readily available in the US.

Over a year later on November 13, 2009 I made a piano video that would become the first of my Piano Melodies Series. As I was watching through the Shakugan no Shana series, I decided to play some of the melodies from the songs from the anime in a single video, hence the name “Basic Piano Melody”.

The style of my piano videos for those first few years was to play and record multiple melodies from either a single anime series or theme. As I could only record at the college’s piano rooms and not at home due to not having a great setup for it there, it took time to get the footage. Which meant I was consistently putting out Basic Piano Melodies videos every month or so.

A couple of years later, I changed how I produced my piano videos to both ease production and decrease the time needed to produce videos by making each one focus on one song, rather than multiple. This allowed me to produce piano videos more often with better quality, which in turn increased views and subscriptions. This was the transition to the Basic Piano Melodies videos. A couple more years later, not much changed except that I wanted emphasize the BASIC part of my piano videos. I now capitalize the word “BASIC” in my BASIC Piano Melodies videos, as I have mentioned in all of my piano video descriptions that I am in no means a good piano player, just someone who enjoys music and tries to share that by using my play-by-ear skill to transcribe the melody into its simplest form.

This was generally how I used to record my piano videos, later upgrading to a Canon EOS Rebel T3.

The hardest part of the process of creating my piano videos wasn’t really the practicing of the melody or editing of the videos. Rather it was just having a convenient place to record them. I didn’t have a decent enough set up at home that I wanted to use for recording, and I wanted to stick to a real piano as long as I could. From the beginning up to the end of 2017, I used piano rooms available at my local college campus, but as time went on it became harder to use them, due to a combination of policy changes, and me no longer being a student there.

Synthesia

Starting last year onwards, I finally made the leap from recording real piano footage to recording MIDI for the digital keyboard program Synthesia. This made things a lot easier for me, as I could finally do everything from home. I was already using my keyboard, a Yamaha PSR-170, for practicing and recording MIDI to create sheet music. I used to use a program called MidiPiano to record the MIDI for the longest while, but more recently found a much better software called MidiEditor. Switching MIDI programs allowed me to more accurately record as well as do minor edits to the sequences already done.

Creating the Videos

Since then, not much has changed. Whenever an anime song sticks in my head, I have an urge to play the melody out on my keyboard. A little practice later, once I’m confident that I can play it though, I connect my keyboard to my laptop and record the MIDI. I listen to the TV size version of the anime song using earphones and play alongside it. Once I have a good take recorded, it’s on to creating the actual video footage. I switch over to my desktop where I use Synthesia to play out the melody. I record Synthesia using Fraps, to create both an original speed and slower versions. I also then create the title cards for the BASIC Piano Melody videos with the paint.NET program, using either album or anime related artwork alongside the main info of the video.

With the assets recorded and created, it’s time to put the video together. Using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, I edit it all together as you see them in my videos, though in the old days (The first couple years) I used good old Windows Movie Maker. They’re then uploaded to YouTube; most of the info in the video description is from a template that I copy from previous piano videos, I just change the parts that I need to for each one. The same mostly goes for the video tags, listing all relevant items, and copying it for their Piano Tutorial counterpart.

That’s pretty much the whole process I go through to make this content. One thing though that I should be doing more after uploading is advertising it on my social media. I tend to forget to post them on Facebook and such, and sometimes when I do remember a few days after, I feel that posting it late lacks relevancy to the original time of uploading. It may not help much, but any help is better than none in getting the word out that a new video is out.

Feedback

Feedback from viewers and subscribers is always something to expect from making YouTube videos. And while a great amount of them are positive, the negative ones I either think of them as constructive or just missing the point of the video. I get a bunch of comments mentioning how poor my piano playing is, and that is true. It’s not like I’m hiding it, or that I’ve mentioned about it in every video description. These piano videos are BASIC, and always will be. Maybe they’re trying to help me, but I’d rather not try to compete with other anime pianists on YouTube, as I don’t see much people do what I do.

As for when people make requests for certain songs I should do, as much as I would like to indulge them, I usually only do songs that I get into sync with. Most of the time the songs I do are new ones that are part of the current anime season, or ones from a favorite artist/anime series. If a request aligns with that then I’ll probably consider doing it for a video.

 

The Future

I don’t have a grand plan for improvement or expansion, but I will keep this series going as long as I’m able or willing to. I may not have the viewership that I used to have in my prime years (2014-2016), but recently I’ve had a bit of an uptick of viewers so I know that my content is still relevant to what some people want to watch. I guess this piano series is tied to my love for anime as well, as the majority of the songs I do are from them. The only way things may wind down with these videos is if I start to stray from anime, but I don’t see myself doing so any time soon. As small as my channel is on YouTube, I will always be proud of the piano videos I make, regardless of how unprofessional my piano playing is. These are made for people like me, someone who enjoys these kinds of music and wants to try to play them on piano but doesn’t have much experience doing so. Starting with the BASICS from me, taking that first step, you can learn to see if it’s something you want to do. If you want to go to the next level, I will gladly recommend other YouTubers who also make fantastic anime piano videos.