Yes I’m still alive. Shocking but true :) So I’m presently in the midst of exploiting a precious gap in the deadline-queue to frantically put together a Google Summer of Code proposal for Plasma, so expect a wildly euphoric or drippingly dejected post on that in some weeks. It’s the typical rough time near the end of the semester now, but I thought I should at least come and do the token anisong of the season post, taking the opportunity to also pen some random thoughts about the winter season in general :)
Quite frankly winter has been a rather weak season for me, though I suspect my genre preferences may have something to do with it. Sora no Woto and even Hanamaru didn’t quite do it for me after awhile, though BakaTest manages to more or less keep up the entertainment, largely through shamelessly shipping Yuuji and Shouko :P Star show Durarara remained good, but it’s just the kind of show that’s a little heavy on the digestion, leaving me occasionally so starved for lighter entertainment that I ended up rummaging through some old titles and watching episodes of – of all things – Bamboo Blade.
Music-wise, though, winter has been pretty good. Railgun’s new pieces were expectedly decent stuff. Sora no Woto’s songs, too, managed to grow on me, somewhat in contrast with the show itself. In the end though it is the Durarara songs that somehow captured the flag of my heart this season. There’s something about the way the songs blend into the telling of the story, melodically and lyrically, that gives the songs a uniquely Durarara sound. The video sequences that played alongside each were certainly no let down either.
Oddly, if you had asked me to take a pick at the beginning of the season, I would have showered my favor on the OP – “Uragiri no Yuuyake” – without a second thought. Now at the end of the season though, I find myself liking “Trust Me” a good bit better. I’m not sure exactly how the change of heart happened, but it likely has to do with how beautifully “Trust Me” drew the curtains on many of the episodes up to this point. To me it has truly become a defining part of the Durarara experience and it probably won’t ever quite feel right to come away from a Durarara episode without first leaning back and absently rolling “Trust Me”s affectionate lyrics over the taste buds of my mind.
Anyway, so here I present you my chosen Anisong of the Season: The ED to Durarara!! – “Trust Me”. As usual, hit the jump for a pic, Romaji lyrics and translations. And hit F8 to play the song while it’s up. Enjoy!