Since the last post I’ve thought of a few more.
Akiba Maid War
There’ve been some good anime this fall, but nothing quite like Akiba Maid War, which reveals that employees at Akihabara’s maid cafés are part of organized crime. Cue girls in maid costumes toting guns, whacking the competition and anyone else getting in their way.
Yes, I still don’t understand Japanese, but the songs still run through my head at random moments.
No subtitles, alas, but the phrases they’re using are common in maid cafés: “Welcome back master,” “Welcome back mistress,” etc.
I guess this is in the style of Japanese gangster movie themes?
Mentioning Doctor Who in the previous article1 reawakened my love of the series, followed by the theme music getting stuck in my head.
Main Title Theme (2012 Version)
The Doctor Who theme has stayed essentially the same since Delia Derbyshire’s original in 1963, but it’s reorchestrated every few years to keep up with the public (or at least the producers’) tastes.
I won’t inflict all versions of the theme on my hypothetical readers. (Unless you want them.) If I had to pick one, though, it would be the second version from Matt Smith’s tenure as the 11th Doctor: darker and moodier, but still essentially the same theme, just as post-Amy Eleven was darker but essentially the same man.
Forget the creature at the end. You will anyway, when you look away.
P.S. Creature? What creature? I’m not sure why I wrote that.
Here’s a bonus: the sound of the Doctor’s time-space machine, the TARDIS.
You know the sound the TARDIS makes? That wheezing, groaning? That sound brings hope wherever it goes. […] To anyone who hears it, Doctor. Anyone. However lost. Even you.
– “The Moment” (in the form of Rose), from The Day of the Doctor, 50th Anniversary Special 2013
An earlier draft had a lot of irrelevant footnotes explaining Doctor Who, like this one. At some point I’ll have to pour all that into a post of its own. ↩︎