Guts and Hanyuu – Bracket Semifinals

Bracket Charlotte and Dio Semifinal Polls will close in 24 hours.

Bracket Guts


Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai – secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.)

Track 2: Macross Frontier – Lion



Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Track 2: Bakemonogatari – Renai Circulation


Bracket Hanyuu


Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Cruel Angel’s Thesis

Track 2: Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Connect



Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – God knows

Track 2: Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – Yume no Naka no Watashi no Yume


Ein and Fate – Bracket Semifinals

Bracket Alpha and Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Semifinal Polls will close in 24 hours.

Bracket Ein


Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Magia

Track 2: Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – Kuusou Rumba



Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: FLCL – Ride on Shooting Star

Track 2: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – BLOODY STREAM


Bracket Fate


Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Shinsekai Yori – Wareta Ringo

Track 2: Macross Plus – Voices



Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Wolf’s Rain – Gravity

Track 2: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Inner Universe


Charlotte and Dio – Bracket Semifinals

Bracket Charlotte


Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Clannad After Story – Toki wo Kizamu Uta

Track 2: Umineko no Naku Koro ni – Katayoku no Tori



Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Fantastic Children – Mizu no Madoromi

Track 2: Psycho-Pass – Namae no nai Kaibutsu


Bracket Dio


Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Steins;Gate – Hacking to the Gate

Track 2: Haibane Renmei – Free Bird



Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Revolutionary Girl Utena – Rinbu Revolution

Track 2: Turn A Gundam – Tsuki no Mayu


Alpha and Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo – Bracket Semifinals

Bracket Alpha


Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Bakemonogatari – Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari

Track 2: Joshiraku – Nippon Egao Hyakkei



Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Nisemonogatari – Platinum Disco

Track 2: Gosick – Resuscitated Hope


Bracket Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo


Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Cowboy Bebop – Tank!

Track 2: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – Days of Dash



Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Mawaru Penguindrum – Shounen yo Ware ni Kaere

Track 2: FLCL – Hybrid Rainbow


Round 2 Results for Brackets Maria Thru Pedro

And that’s Round 2.

Bracket Maria:

Baccano! – Gun’s & Roses, which will face off against JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun – only my railgun, which will face off against Cardcaptor Sakura – Platinum

Bracket Naota:

Aria the Animation – Rainbow, which will face off against Tatami Galaxy – Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat

Cowboy Bebop – The Real Folk Blues, which will face off against Aquarion EVOL – Gekkou Symphonia

Bracket Osaka:

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – Libera me from hell, which will face off against RahXephon – Hemisphere

Fate/Zero – to the beginning, which will face off against Genesis of Aquarion – Sousei no Aquarion

Bracket Pedro:

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Rise, which will face off against Tatami Galaxy – Kami-sama no Iu Toori

Aku no Hana – 〜花〜 A Last Flower, which will face off against Little Busters! – Little Busters!

Round 3 Logistics and a Burning Question on Your Anime Music Discoveries

Before we take care of things, Bracket Pedro Polls will close in 24 hours, so get your votes in by then. Once it does, Round 2 will have come to a close.

So with that in mind, polls for Round 3 will open on Monday, October 28. Now that we’ve gone through 2 rounds, the theory is that everyone who has stayed up to date with the tourney thus far has become really familiar with the music. At least, that’s what I’d hope for. Because of that, voting will will move at a much faster pace and polls will only be open for 3 days and will remain that way for the remainder of the tournament. We’ll still be posting 4 polls each day, which means these rounds are going to go by pretty quickly and it behooves you to be even more on top of things than you’ve already been.

And with that bit of serious business over with, I’d like to throw this question out there: What new songs/artists or songs you’ve re-discovered have caught your attention as a result of this tourney? The secondary goal of this tourney is to introduce people to stuff they might not otherwise have heard after all.

For me, not catching up on the Rebuild of Evangelion meant missing out on Utada Hikaru’s work. With this tournament, it means “Sakura Nagashi’s” gotten a chance to worm its way into my consciousness. In terms of rediscoveries, “Mizu no Madoromi” certainly qualifies and it just slipped my mind just how wonderful of a ballad that is. And, finally, who can forget the impact that “Odin” has had upon us all. Might still be the song that’s garnered the most outpouring of praise even if it fell out of the first round!

Round 2 Results for Brackets Ichijo Thru Lina

Bracket Osaka Polls close in 24 hours, so don’t forget to vote.

Bracket Ichijo:

Angel Beats – My Soul, Your Beats, which will face off against Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai – Aoi Shiori

Mawaru Penguindrum – nornir, which will face off against Space Battleship Yamato – Uchuu Senkan Yamato

Bracket Jigglypuff:

Spice and Wolf – Tabi no Tochuu, which will face off against Berserk – Forces

Serial Experiments Lain – Duvet, which will face off against Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Torukia

Bracket Kagami:

Bokurano – Uninstall, which will face off against The World God Only Knows – God only knows

Mouretsu Pirates – Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyo Kyoku Dai Nana Gakushou “Mugen no Ai”, which will face off against Xam’d: Lost Memories – Shut Up and Explode

Bracket Lina:

Hyouka – Yasashisa no Riyuu, which will face off against Guilty Crown – My Dearest

Air – Tori no Uta, which will face off against Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Again