Animusictourney Championship Matchups

Polls will reopen on Sunday at midnight. As usual, we’re doing 4 polls a day for 3 days. What that means is we’ll be done with this tournament in about 3 weeks given the number of rounds left to go. In the meantime, here are the matchups you can expect to see:

Match 1:
Bakemonogatari – Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari, which will face off against Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Rise

Match 2:
Cowboy Bebop – Tank!, which will face off against Genesis of Aquarion – Sousei no Aquarion

Match 3:
Clannad After Story – Toki wo Kizamu Uta, which will face off against Tatami Galaxy – Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat

Match 4:
Steins;Gate – Hacking to the Gate, which will face off against Baccano! – Gun’s & Roses

Match 5:
Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Magia, which will face off against Air – Tori no Uta

Match 6:
Shinsekai Yori – Wareta Ringo, which will face off against Bokurano – Uninstall

Match 7:
Macross Frontier – Lion, which will face off against Spice and Wolf – Tabi no Tochuu

Match 8:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – God knows, which will face off against Angel Beats – My Soul, Your Beats

Bracket Ichijo Polls Have Closed

A few days ago in fact. Yeah, I’ve been lax.

The following songs move on to the next round:

Angel Beats – My Soul, Your Beats, which will face off against Durarara!! – Complication

Kara no Kyoukai – sprinter, 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 Sakamichi no Apollon – Sakamichi no Melody

Durarara!! – Uragiri no Yuuyake, which will face off against Space Battleship Yamato – Uchuu Senkan Yamato

zzeroparticle is 3 for 8 as far as this bracket is concerned in the omo challenge. This bracket gave him sore feet.

The Animusic Tourney Files and Polling Notes for Round 1

All right, so to make it short and clarify stuff that some people have asked me:

There are a few ways for you to get at the music (if you’re so inclined). As I posted yesterday, if you don’t want to have to go through any torrenting rigamarole, you can always grab the direct download. Now? We have a torrent that people can use. Hooray!

Direct Download

Note that you do not necessarily need the music to be able to vote since I will be posting streaming links regardless, but it’s nice to have if you want to give stuff a listen while you’re waiting for the polls to get posted. (Also, for the people who do have the file, it’d be awesome if you can seed.)

There is one track thus far that’s been mistagged. Track #120 – Durarara!! – Complication is somehow tagged as “In My World.” After checking with youtube, it does seem like this is the correct track, but that the title tag just somehow escaped my attention. Just re-tag it back to “Complication” if you want to avoid any confusion in the future.

Finally, I’ll have the first 4 polls for Round 1 up tonight before I go to sleep. The polling period will last for 7 days. It will get shorter in subsequent rounds, but for now, the first round will give voters a chance to get themselves more familiar with the tunes, hence, the 7-day period.

As always, if you want to follow the shenanigans or get faster updates, the Animusic Twitter account is the go-to for that.

The Abridged File Distribution Plan and a Link to the Compilation

After much pain and sorrow and the intermittent gnashing of teeth, the compiling and, ultimately, uploading of the huge file containing all 256 tracks (as well as the eliminated tracks from the prelims) is complete. So to get it out of the way:

The Final 256 Animusic Tourney Songs

So what happens now? I’ll wait for people to acquire said file before throwing a torrent up. The idea is that some of you who acquired the file through this DDL will help seed the torrent. I mean, you will do that, won’t you (pretty please)?

As always, if something about the compilation is incorrect, just let me know as always and I’ll rectify it as best I can. Thanks for hanging in there!