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A playlist of music chosen by Seika Students in Design Specific English Class

Kyoto Seika University Design Department Design Specific English Class The MIX Team &

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Kyoto Seika University Design Department Design Specific English Class The MIX Team &

Put together by Diva Adiwijaya Duncan Brotherton Kanako Hodo Wee Kuan Lim Satomi Matsumiya Shuji Takahara Tsugumi Tsuchihashi Compiled by

Duncan Brotherton (course instructor)

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↑ This is the MIX Playlist Kyoto Seika University Design Department Design Specific English Class The MIX Team &


M I X Mythical Instrument X-citement Media Introspective X-tra Mood Inside X-hibition Murmuring Into X-ternalization Methodical Internal Xylophones Maximum Interposing XXXX Meteor Intergalactic X-space My Inner X-wing


“Located in Kyoto, Seika University is one of the top art universities in the Kansai area. I entered Kyoto Seika University because I had been living in Kyoto previously in order to study Japanese, and I didn’t feel like moving to another city since I like it here In Kyoto. Seika offers an illustration course which seemed pretty interesting when I visited during an Open Campus day. I’m now studying illustration here. This MIX Magazine was made in our Design Specific English Class, where we learn to communicate in English. The magazine is a medium for us to study English in a more fun way, instead of only following text books. After a long discussion, we decided on a music theme because all the class members listen to music, and we thought it might be interesting to see how everyone has different musical preferences. In this magazine, each student in the Design Specific English Class has recommend five songs and we also made a playlist so you all can listen to them. You can find the playlist on Spotify under the name MIX Playlist, Kyoto Seika University 2019, or you can just scan the QR code on the previous page. This class consists of seven students, including our teacher Duncan, so there will be thirty five songs in total. We decided to choose any songs; personally, I chose songs that represent the genre I listen to the most, and most of them are songs from bands I discovered in middle school, when I started to develop deeper interest in music. Hope you all enjoy the magazine, and the playlist too!” Diva Adiwijaya Class Representative 1


MIX Playlist Kyoto Seika University 2019 A playlist made as part of the Design Specific English class at Kyoto Seika University in 2019. Tracks from Diva, Duncan, Kanako, Wee Kuan, Satomi, Shuji and Tsugumi. If you would like to listen, scan the QR code on the first inside page. (Songs do not appear in this order, unfortunately).

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Diva Adiwijaya 6 Therapy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  8 Afterlife ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  10 Tears Don’t Fall ~~~~~~~~~  12 Antivist ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  14 Taking Chances ~~~~~~~~ 

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Wee Kuan Lim

Satomi Matsumiya

42 Hoshi No Ustuwa (Star Vessel)~ 44 Departure!~~~~~~~~~~~~  46 Susume! Ultraman Zero~~~  48 Hope and Dreams~~~~~~~  50 Congratulations~~~~~~~~~ 

54 The Hero!! ~~~~~~~~~~~  56 Magia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  58 Hametsu no Jyunjyo ~~~~~  60 Sanagi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  62 Solitude ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 


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Duncan Brotherton 18 Buy Me a Pony ~~~~~~~~~  20 Clurb ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  22 I shoulda Tried Harder ~~~  24 Heaven I Know ~~~~~~~~~  26 Let’s Go Everywhere ~~~~~ 

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Shuji Takahara 66 68 70 72 74

Tada Kimini Hare ~~~~~~~  China Advice ~~~~~~~~~~  Baishun ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Shingouki ~~~~~~~~~~~~  Umino Mieru Machi ~~~~~ 

Playlist Contents

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Kanako Hodo 30 32 34 36 38

Tsuki Sayu Yoru ~~~~~~~~  Nada Sousou ~~~~~~~~~~  Sanshin no Hana ~~~~~~~  Ryukiyu Dynamic ~~~~~~~  Wherever You Are ~~~~~~ 

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Tsugumi Tsuchihashi 78 No Money ~~~~~~~~~~~~  80 7 Years ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  82 Ophelia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  84 Waiting for Love ~~~~~~~~  86 Counting Stars ~~~~~~~~~ 

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Diva Adiwijaya My name is Diva, I’m from Indonesia. I’m a third year student studying Illustration at Kyoto Seika University. I get most of my musical influence from friends. I have two sisters; they both listen to different kinds of music like K-Pop, and other stuff like Backstreet Boys and Westlife. I listen to lots of music, so I don’t have any specific preferences. As long as it’s good, I’ll listen to it. I like heavy music the most because it always fits my mood, wether I’m happy or sad or angry. Which explains the choices below. 6 Therapy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  8 Afterlife ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  10 Tears Don’t Fall ~~~~~~~~~  12 Antivist ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  14 Taking Chances ~~~~~~~~ 

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2009: Therapy

Nothing Personal

33k video likes (song)

3,152,166 monthly listens (band)

My ship went down in a sea of sound When I woke up alone, I had everything A handful of moments, I wished I could change And a tongue like a nightmare that cut like a blade In a city of fools, I was careful and cool But they tore me apart like a hurricane A handful of moments, I wished I could change But I was carried away [Chorus] Give me a therapy, I’m a walking travesty But I’m smiling at everything Therapy, you were never a friend to me And you can keep all your misery

I’m flesh and bone, I’m a rolling stone And the experts say I’m delirious [Chorus] Arrogant boy Love yourself so no one has to They’re better off without you (They’re better off without you) Arrogant boy ‘Cause a scene like you’re supposed to They’ll fall asleep without you You’re lucky if your memory remains [Chorus] x2

My lungs gave out as I faced the crowd I think that keeping this up could be dangerous

This is first song I know from All Time Low. I fell in love with this song the first time I listened to it, and have been listening to all of All Time Low’s songs since then. I like this song because it is kinda calming, while the lyrics is somehow a bit depressing. And the vibes when All Time Low sings this song at concert is just amazing.

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Alternative/Pop Punk

ALL TIME LOW All Time Low is an American rock band formed in 2003. The band consists of lead vocalist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist Zack Merrick, and drummer Rian Dawson. Beginning as a high school band, the band released their debut studio album, The Party Scene, in July 2005.

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2007: Afterlife

Avenged Sevenfold

Like walking into a dream, so unlike what you’ve seen so unsure but it seems, ‘cause we’ve been waiting for you Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste of your afterlife here so stay, you’ll be back here soon anyway I see a distant light, but girl this can’t be right Such a surreal place to see so how did this come to be Arrived too early

373k video likes (song)

4,580,049 monthly listens (band)

And when I think of all the places I just don’t belong I’ve come to grips with life and realize this is going too far I don’t belong here, we gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife ‘Cause this time I’m right to move on and on, far away from here

A place of hope and no pain, perfect skies with no rain Can leave this place but refrain, ‘cause we’ve been waiting for you Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste of your afterlife here so stay, you’ll be back here soon anyway This peace on earth’s not right (with my back against the wall) No pain or sign of time (I’m much too young to fall) So out of place don’t wanna stay, I feel wrong and that’s my sign I’ve made up my mind Give me your hand but realize I just wanna say goodbye Please understand I have to leave and carry on my own life [Chorus} I don’t belong here, I

Afterlife might be one of the first songs that got me into metalcore, or heavy metal, or whatever you name it. Personally I feel this kind of music is kinda relaxing, especially when I feel a bit low or angry, even though most of the time, I can’t understand what they are singing about without checking the lyrics. Either it’s for working or sleeping, the song works well.

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Metalcore

gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife ‘Cause this time I’m right to move on and on, far away from here Got nothing against you and surely I’ll miss you This place full of peace and light, and I’d hope you might take me back inside when the time is right Loved ones back home all crying ‘cause they’re already missing me I pray by the grace of God that there’s somebody listening Give me a chance to be that person I wanna be (I am unbroken; I’m choking on this ecstasy) Oh Lord I’ll try so hard but you gotta let go of me (Unbreak me, unchain me, I need another chance to live) [Chorus]

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Avenged Sevenfold, or A7X is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1999. The band lost their drummer, The Rev, who died in 2009. The band continued on with a help of drummer Mike Portnoy, and released its fifth album Nightmare in 2010, which become A7X’s first number one debut.

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2005: Tears Don’t Fall Let’s go!

The Poison

With blood shot eyes, I watch you sleeping The warmth I feel beside me is slowly fading Would she hear me, if I called her name? Would she hold me, if she knew my shame? There’s always something different going on The path I walk is in the wrong direction There’s always someone fucking hanging on Can anybody help me make things bet-ter?

765k video likes (song)

2,952,170 monthly listens

[Chorus] Your tears don’t fall, they crash around me Her conscious calls, the guilty to come home Your tears don’t fall, they crash around me Her conscious calls, the guilty to come home

The moments died, I hear no screaming The visions left inside me are slowly fading Would she hear me, if I called her name? Would she hold me, if she knew my shame? There’s always something different going on The path I walk is in the wrong direction There’s always someone fucking hanging on Can anybody help me make things bet-ter? [Chorus] This battered room I’ve seen before The broken bones they heal no more, no more With my last breath I’m choking Will this ever end I’m hoping My world is over one more time

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Tears Don’t Fall is one of the songs I always sing at karaoke. While the original version might be hard to sing, the acoustic version is quite easy to sing along to. I don’t really pay attention to what the lyrics is about. I just like how it sounds, so I keep listening and singing to this song over and over again.

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Would she hear me, if I called her name? Would she hold me, if she knew my shame?

Metalcore/Rock

Let’s go!

There’s always something different going on The path I walk is in the wrong direction There’s always someone fucking hanging on Can anybody help me make things better? Your tears don’t fall, they crash around me Her conscious calls, the guilty to come home Your tears don’t fall, they crash around me Her conscious calls, the guilty to come home

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Bullet For My Valentine, often abbreviated as BFMV, are a heavy metal band, formed in 1998. BFMV were originally named Jeff Killed John and started their career by covering Metalica and Nirvana’s. The band changed their name and style later on, and released their debut album, The Poison in 2005.

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2013: Antivist

Sempiternal

23k video likes (song)

3,991,831 monthly listens (band)

[Chorus] Middle fingers up if you don’t give a fuck. I’m sick to death of swallowing Every single thing I’ve said. Middle fingers up if you don’t give a fuck. You think you’re changing anything? Question everything. The world is a shit-tip, your children are fucked. The ones you think guard you are out for your blood. Well, the lines are blurred and washed out with stains. So what exactly do you think you’re going to do? United we’ll fail. Divided we’ll fall. We’re fucked, but you’re making it worse. United we’ll fail. Divided we’ll fall.

Give up, ‘cause you’re making it so much worse. [Chorus] Oh give me a break, you deluded, Ill-informed self-serving prick. If you really believe in the words that you preach Get off your screens, and up to the streets. There will be no peaceful revolution, No war without blood. You can say I’m just a fool that stands for nothing Well to that, I say you’re a cunt. Kick it! United we’ll fail. Divided we’ll fall. United we’ll fail. We’re fucked, but you’re making it worse. [Chorus] x2

Overall, this is my favorite song from Bring Me The Horizon. The song is fun and catchy, and I really like the first line of the lyrics. I think it is exactly what everybody should be doing instead of going around and talking trash about things they don’t actually care about.

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Metalcore/Rock

BRING ME THE HORIZON Bring Me The Horizon, or BMTH is an English band consist of five members with Oliver Sykes as their lead vocalist. Their early work’s style has been described as deathcore, but they gradually changed and adopted more styles such as metalcore, rock, and even electronica and hip hop on their music.

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2013: Taking Chances

Pardon My French

I’ve seen so many lives being wasted and slowly everyday The colors turn grey They say “we already missed our time so it’s useless that you try to leave your dreams behind” Open your mind Open your ears I know you’re trapped by all your fears And I won’t let them slow you down We don’t have the time ‘Cause I won’t wait to see turning useless days to useless years We are not already done Let’s stay on the run

15k video likes (song)

384,825 monthly listens

I’m here to take the best of what I’m living and I don’t plan on losing it I take my chance every single night and every

single day before we start fading away Don’t you having anything to stand for So how can you just wait? It’s time to change your fate You can always be so much better than what you’ve always been That’s what I believe in Never give up on what you want It’s been too late for you to change your fate ‘Cause I won’t wait to see turning useless days to useless years You know you’ll never be the same If you take your chance and make yourself a name I know you’re not already done Let’s stay on the run

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The lyrics gave me motivation during the the time I needed it the most. It reminds me how time flies so fast without us realizing and that we don’t have to be afraid in doing things we like, no matter how impossible it seems and no matter what people around us have to tell us about it. And of course I like how the song sounds as well.

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[I’m here to take the best of what I’m living and I don’t plan on losing it I take my chance every single night and every single day before we start fading away

That’s everything we’ve never tried All the fears that We’ll never fight To every chance that we have missed The regrets we’ll forever keep That’s everything we’ve never tried All the fears that We’ll never fight To every chance that we have missed The regrets we’ll forever keep

I’ve seen so many lives being wasted and slowly everyday The colors turn grey They say “we already missed our time so it’s useless that you try to leave your dreams behind”

Metalcore/Pop Punk

Open your mind Open your ears I know you’re trapped by all your fears And I won’t let them slow you down We don’t have the time

CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! (C!NCC!) are a French post -hardcore band from Paris. The band were formed in 2007 and released their first official single, followed by their self-produced debut album in 2010. The band is on hiatus, but is said to be preparing new material for their comeback, hopefully in 2019.

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Duncan Brotherton Hi, I’m the teacher of this Design Specific English class. My parents listened to a lot of music, mostly folk stuff from the 60s and 70s, when I was growing up. I get my love of music from them, but we listen to very different types of music. I get almost all my music influence from a youth oriented radio station in Australia called Triple J. I’ve been listening to it since I was about 10.

18 Buy Me a Pony ~~~~~~~~~  20 Clurb ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  22 I shoulda Tried Harder ~~~  24 Heaven I Know ~~~~~~~~~  26 Let’s Go Everywhere ~~~~~ 

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1996: Buy Me a Pony Don’t you wanna be A personality An ocean in the sea But you’ll never make it If you can’t shake it So don’t mistake it Just try and fake it Ivy and the Big Apples

1.5k video likes (song)

453,299 monthly listens

And I want you to know You don’t have far to go So we’ll use all your dough To buy new clothes And see what flows And powder your nose For those photos You’re almost on your way To popularity And we’ll teach you to play With icy stare And punk rock hair And beatnik flair We’ll take you there ‘Coz there’s nobody else like you And we sure care just what you’re doing

After we have gone our seperate ways So don’t you want to be A big time entity Your place in history But don’t be scared Of what we said ‘Coz there’s no end To being your friend But wait out in the hall We’ve just received a call We’ll have to dump you all But don’t you try To pass us by ‘Coz we own you Until we’re through And there’s so many round like you And we don’t care just what you’re doing After we have gone our seperate ways

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This song came out when I was 16 years old. It was the number one voted song in Triple J’s Hottest 100 songs of 1997 (a youth radio station in Australia). It was at the peak of Australian grunge indie music popularity at the time. All young Australians know it, and I can sing all the lyrics by heart.

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Australian 90s Alternative Rock

SPIDERBAIT Spiderbait were formed in 1991 by Janet English (bass guitar), Kram (drums) and Damian Whitty (guitar), in Finley, a small town in the Eastern state of New South Wales. Their early albums have a very grungy sound but some of their later music is quite pop-oriented.

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2018: Clurb

Clurb

2 video likes (song)

112,276 monthly listens (band)

I like the boppy electronic beat mixed with the 8-bit soundbytes that sound like they’re straight out of a game. This song gets me in a working mood, especially when I don’t feel like working. It’s also a great driving song and if you turn up the volume the bass makes the spakers rattle.

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Super Boppy 8-bit Electronic

HERZELOYDE Herzeloyde is from Melbourne, Australia. It’s hard to find other information about him: all his other official pages (Facebook, Soundcloud & Bandcamp) all don’t have anything about him other than “Genre: dance/electronic/vibes/ love”. He has a beard and long hair.

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2013: I Shoulda Tried Harder Nobody’s perfect

Continue

13k video likes (song)

182,516 monthly listens (band)

If I woulda tried harder I would be all I can be If I woulda tried harder I could have sailed the seven seas If I woulda tried harder I would be a better man I guess I shoulda tried harder But I didn’t, so here I am Here I am I should probably be a star by now But I’m probably at the bar by now If you’re hearing this past 5, or even 4 If it’s morning I’m probably somewhere on a cement floor Even more so if we’re on tour Me and E explore the country wondering about the evening before Trying to explain where the time went While other rappers

find a studio to grind in Kinda like when Kobe finds a gym But the flow be Iverson Yes homie I am him (‘practice?’) I don’t practice a lot It’s not a habit I got I’d rather smoke pot and kick it with Craig and them But Craig and them ain’t making benjamins They’re just sitting on the couch again, again and again Damn, free time, I always wasted it I wonder what my life would’ve been like if I’d have gave a shit [Hook] Back in high school, the shit was a breeze I smoked a bunch of trees and I still got B’s Got high as fuck on my SAT’s Both as far as score making, and right before taking them

I like this guy, Wax. I found him on YouTube. His lyrics are fire, but the stuff he writes about is also good. This song is about not trying so hard and having a good time. I like it because sometimes… more that sometimes, this is how I feel. I’m not so interesting in working really hard to be the best, I just wanna “work hard enough not to get fired,” as Wax says.

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ambitious as 50 Cent I could have went the same route that him and Diddy went But alas... [Hook] Michael Jordan, I ain’t talking to you, nope Oprah Winfrey, I ain’t talking to you, nope Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, I ain’t talking to ya’ll, nope Tiger Woods, yeah, I possibly am talking to you But Donald Trump I ain’t talking to you To my man who’s the Pope, I ain’t talking to you To Chuck Norris, I ain’t talking to you Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, I ain’t talking to you

Laid-back American HipHop

I’ve never worked harder at a job than required I’ve only worked hard enough not to be fired It’s like Office Space You’d have thought that Peter was there Or Jennifer Aniston rocking minimum pieces of flair I couldn’t imagine what would’ve happened If God wouldn’t have made me good at rapping It’s only cause of that a good life I provide myself But just think, what if I’d applied myself I could be another level rich Sponsored by a bubble beverage On television talking about how good Dr. Pepper is I wish I was as

Steve Jobs, rest in peace, but I ain’t talking to you To my mannnnnnnnnn- Neil Armstrong, I ain’t talking to you Or Lance Armstrong, I ain’t talking to you If your name is something that ends with Armstrong I probably ain’t talking to you

WAX Wax is Michael Jones, a musician, singer and a rapper who plays various instruments. He was and still is popular on YouTube after uploading lots original videos of himself and his own songs. He is currently in Hollywood.

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2017: Heaven I Know One, two, three One, two, three One, two, three One, two, three One, two

Reservoir

Wear me, wear me out It’s all strung out You found what carried you Fall out, everyone fall out Get lost in this town Some road that’s getting worn At our feet, at our feet now ‘Cause I got older And we got tired Heaven I know that we tried Heaven I know Heaven I know

1k video likes (song)

Yeah I got older And we got tired [Chorus]

268,206 monthly listens (band)

Longer still, withstanding the most I will

Still be the most I can Drying out, dragging down now ‘Cause I got older And we got tired [Chorus] Heaven I know that we tried Ascending, ascending now Heaven I know Heaven I know that we tried Ascending, ascending now Heaven I know [Chorus] Heaven I know that we tried One, two, three One, two, three One, two, three One, two, three One, two

Gordi is my hero. She graduated from a degree in medicine (to be a doctor!) and released her debut album AT THE SAME TIME. It must have been so hard, but she still did it. She has a deep voice for a lady, but her anthems stir my heart. This song, Heaven I Know, though it’s a sad song about break up, it’s a great banger and example of what she does.

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Folktronica Anthems

GORDI Gordi’s real name is Sophie Payten. She was born in 1992, and comes from a small town called Canowindra in Australia. Her parents are alpha alpha farmers. Her artist profile lists her as ‘folktronica singer/songwriter’. She has a deep voice and writes anthems for the modern generation.

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2008: Let’s Go Everywhere

Let’s Go Everywhere

72 video likes (song)

211,759 monthly listens (band)

When you’re tired of your toys And of your games, and of the television When you’re done with chores and homework Then it’s time to make a big decision You might need a change of scenery It might be time to go Over mountains, over oceans Through dark jungles down below On an airplane, on a railroad On a tall ship with the tide All you need’s a little music Howzaboutit, whaddya say you buckle Up and we go for a little ride?

Mandalay, Bora Bora Deauville, Louisville, Whoville, Glocca Morra Havana, Montana, Savannah, Varanasi Bermuda, Barbuda, Or Yehuda, Tallahassee Khartoum, Rangoon, Cancun, Saskatoon Kowloon, Cameroon, Brigadoon, to the moon [Chorus]

Let’s go everywhere man Let’s go everywhere, man There’s lots of fun out there, man We gotta have our share, man Get out of your chair, man Let’s go everywhere

Cairo, Shiloh, Moscow, Chichen Itza Krakatoa, Shenandoah, Mauna Loa, Tower of Pisa Hamburg, Frankfurt, Beantown, Montecristo Cayenne, Salt Lake, Cocoa Beach, San Francisco Saigon, Amman, Dijon, Yokahama Tijuana, Grand Bahama, don’t forget to call your mama [Chorus]

We’ll go to Bombay, Taipei,

Xi’an, San Juan, Pusan, Sri Lanka

I first heard this trio on the Get Shorty soundtrack. A really funky jazz/funk trio that made an album for kids. It’s full of energy, and this song (also the title of the album), is just listing up all the different cities in the world that they want to visit. It’s super funky, and makes you want to travel.

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Accessible, Groove-Based Jazz

Chambertin, Canton, Avalon, Casablanca Warsaw, Aqaba, Shangri-La, Transylvania Nome, Rome, Stockholm, Lyon, Mauretania Hong Kong, Guangdong, Haiphong, Tonga Salamanga, Rarotonga, Cucamonga, sing-along-a [Chorus] Xanadu, Kathmandu, Timbuktu, Santiago Tasmania, Slovenia, Rumania, Pago Pago Sedona, Pamplona, Daytona, Patagonia Winona, Bologna, Barcelona, Caledonia Bangkok, Sliding Rock, Antioch, Tuba City Sun City, Cloud City, Emerald City, ain’t it pretty [Chorus]

MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOOD Originating in New York in the downtown scene from the early 90s, this combination of keyboard (John Medeski), percussion (Billy Martin) and bass (Chris Wood) makes for some really groovy Jazz-like tunes that get people tapping their feet. This album was targeted at children, and their music is “accessible”.

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Kanako Hodo Hi! I’m Kanako. I’m studying product design at Kyoto Seika University. I started listening to music when I was 12 years old. Recently I want to go to the beautiful sea and to swim. So I listen to Okinawan music a lot. I’m learning to play the Tsugaru Shamisen. That’s why I listen to Shamisen music too. Hope you enjoy my music choices!!! This chipmunk is my family. His name is Chittchi. He is one year old. He likes sunflower seeds and apples. I love him soooooooo much!!! 30 32 34 36 38

Tsuki Sayu Yoru ~~~~~~~~  Nada Sousou ~~~~~~~~~~  Sanshin no Hana ~~~~~~~  Ryukiyu Dynamic ~~~~~~~  Wherever You Are ~~~~~~ 

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2007: Tsuki Sayu Yoru

The Best Of Hiromitsu Agatsuma: Freedom

712 video likes (song)

ćœˆĺ†´ tsuki

11,212 monthly listens (band)

I am learning a Japanese instrument called a Tsugaru shamisen. I want to be able to play this song on it someday. Hiromitsu Agatsuma is a shamisen player: I found him on Youtube about a year ago.

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Traditional Japanese Music

冴ゆ夜 sayu yoru

HIROMITSU AGATSUMA (上妻宏光)

Hiromitsu Kamitsuma is a Japanese Tsugaru shamisen player, from Hitachi city in Ibaraki Prefecture. He is known not only for his classical music solos but also for his accompaniment in folk songs and sessions with Western music and composition. He is highly regarded as a young man who makes a perfect companion with Shinichi Kinoshita. 31


2002: Nada Sousou 古いアルバムめくり  ありがとうって呟いた いつもいつも胸の中 励ましてくれる人よ 晴れ渡る日も雨の日も 浮かぶあの笑顔 想い出遠く褪せても 面影探して 蘇る日は 涙そうそう Minami Kaze

24k video likes (song)

一番星に祈る それが私の癖になり 夕暮れに見上げる空 心いっぱいあなた探す 悲しみにも 喜びにも 思うあの笑顔 あなたの場所から私が 見えたらきっといつか 会えると信じ生きてゆく 晴れ渡る日も雨の日も 浮かぶあの笑顔 想い出遠く褪せても 寂しくて 恋しくて 君への思い 涙そうそう 会いたくて 会いたくて 君への思い涙そうそう

6,413 monthly listens (band)

I like this song’s melody. And Natsukawa Rimi’s voice is so good. You can often hear this song played in some shops, or different versions of it. Almost all Japanese know Nada Sousou.

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Traditional Japanese Music

そう そう

-nada-sousouNATSUKAWA RIMI (夏川りみ)

Rimi Natsukawa is a Japanese singer. Her real name is Tamaki Rimi and her maiden name, Kanehisa. She is from Ishigaki City in Okinawa Prefecture. She’s affiliated with JVC Entertainment Inc. Her former singing name is Misato Hoshi. Her husband is the percussionist Masaaki Tamaki, who is also known as a supporting member of TUBE. 33


2008: Sanshin no Hana

Okinawa no Butagoya Gakudan

26k video likes (song)

いつしか忘れられた  オジーの形見の三線 床の間で誕生祝いの  島酒にもたれて ほこりを指でなでて  ゆるんだ糸を巻けば 退屈でたまらなかった  島唄が響いた 鮮やかによみがえる  あなたと過ごした日々は やわらかな優しさで  この胸を突き破り 咲いたのは三線の花

この空もあの海も  何も語りはしない この島に暖かな  風となり雨を呼び 咲いたの三線の花 秋に泣き  冬に耐え  春に咲く三線の花

テレビの斜め向かいの  あなたの居た場所に 座ればアルミの窓から  夕月が昇る 家族を眺めながら  飲む酒はどんな味 眠りにつく前の  唄は誰の唄 喜びも悲しみも  いつの日か唄えるなら この島の土の中  秋に泣き  冬に耐え 咲いたのは三線の花

59,745 monthly listens (band)

I like this song’s vocalist. Bigin’s songs are always so good. I first heard Sanshin no Hana when I was 18. This song makes me homesick and want to meet my family.

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Traditional Japanese Music

三線の花 - sanshin no hana -

BIGIN Bigin is a Japanese acoustic band consisting of three people from Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture. Their office is Amuse and their record company is Imperial Records. This band came from Yuka Miyake’s Squid Band Heaven. They have also put out other hit songs such as Tears Soo and The Islander’s Treasure, and participated in the Red-White Song Battle. 35


2015: Ryukyu Dynamic 海よ 祈りの海よ 波の声響く空よ 大地踏み鳴らし叩く 島の太鼓(てーく)ぬ響き 海よ 祈りの海よ 波の声響く空よ 大地踏み鳴らし叩く 島の太鼓ぬ響き Spirit of Carnival

風に吹かれて島を歩く 夢に吹かれて海を渡る 月に吹かれて涙を流し 罪に吹かれて明日を想う 見果てぬ夢は 奏でてる想い 問いかける未来 走るあの空へ 風よ ひかりの風よ 巡る運命の導よ 大地吹き鳴らし叩く 島の太鼓ぬ響き

29k video likes (song)

12,636 monthly listens (band)

〜口説(くどぅち)〜 「 南 風 (バイヌカジ) 吹く うりずんぬぐとぅに 胸(むに)ぬ想(うむ)いゆ 語てぃ話さな 海ん渡りてぃ 島ん巡りてぃ 我(わ)した青年(にせた) の肝(ちむ)やどんどん

てぃーさじ めーうち 歌ゆサンシン てぃんとぅる」 星のコトノハ波に 浮かべて 夜空を渡る夢のサバニ 久遠の空に流れ星ひとつ 波は想いを寄せて返す 名も無き民の 声なき歌を 道に立つ人よ 風に解き放て 宇宙(そら)よ 燃える太陽(てぃだ)の 命の息吹に夢 雄々しく広げた翼 天高く宙を舞う 海よ 祈りの海よ 波の声響く空よ 大地踏み鳴らし叩く 島の太鼓(てーく)ぬ響き 海よ 祈りの海よ 波の声響く空よ 大地踏み鳴らし叩く 島の太鼓ぬ響き 島の太鼓ぬ響き 島の太鼓ぬ響き

This song is so powerful. When I’m feeling nervous, I listen to this song. I first heard this song on Youtube when I was 18. I love listening to this song when I go shopping.

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Traditional Japanese Music

球 琉ダイナミック -ryukyu-dinamic-

IKUMA AKIRA (イクマアキラ)

Akira Ikuma is a Japanese singer-songwriter and music producer. He is from Kurume City in Fukuoka Prefecture. Height: 170 cm. Weight: 59 kg. Blood type: O. He also goes by the nickname, Yagiie.

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2010: Wherever You Are

Nick Syndrome

10k video likes (song)

1,313,411 monthly listens (band)

I’m telling you, oh yeah I softly whisper Tonight tonight You are my angel 愛てるよ2人は一つに Tonight tonight I just say… Wherever you are, I always make you smile Wherever you are, I’m always by your side Whatever you say, 君を思う氣持ち I promise you forever right now I don’t need a reason, oh yeah I just want you baby Alright alright Day after day この先長いことずっと uh yeah どうかこんな僕とずっと 死ぬまで Stay with me We carry on… Wherever you are, I always make you smile Wherever you are, I’m always by your side Whatever you say, 君を思う氣持ち I promise you forever

right now Wherever you are, I never make you cry Wherever you are, I never say goodbye Whatever you say, 君を思う氣持ち I promise you forever right now 僕らが出逢った日は2人 にとって 一番目の記念すべき日 だね そして今日という日は2人 にとって 二番目の記念すべき日 だね 心から愛せる人 心から愛しい人 この僕の愛の真ん中には いつも心(きみ)がいるから Wherever you are, I always make you smile Wherever you are, I’m always by your side Whatever you say, 君を思う氣持ち I promise you forever right now Wherever you are, wherever you are Wherever you are

I first heard ONE OK ROCK on Youtube in the reccomended section in April this year. I don’t know much about them, but I like the lead singer, Taka’s voice. It is so good; it makes me feel relaxed.

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J-pop

wherever you are ONE OK ROCK One OK Rock is a Japanese rock band, from the office Amuse. Their affiliated label in Japan is A-Sketch in Japan, and their overseas label is Fueled by Ramen.

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Wee Kuan Lim Hi my name is Lim Wee Kuan. I’m a third year international student from Malaysia and this is my first time experiencing university life as a student. I used to hate music because my friends and family kept listening to mediocre Chinese and English songs. I was sick of them until I discovered anime. Anime helps me realize how to enjoy songs and experience the beauty of music.

42 Hoshi No Ustuwa (Star Vessel)~ 44 Departure!~~~~~~~~~~~~  46 Susume! Ultraman Zero~~~  48 Hope and Dreams~~~~~~~  50 Congratulations~~~~~~~~~ 

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2014: Hoshi no Utsuwa (Star Vessel)

Naruto The Last Soundtrack

どうして どうして 泣いて生まれて いつか流れて星に なっていくんだろう

僕らはどうして どうして 鼓動の数に 限りがあるのを知ってて 無駄にしちゃうんだろう

僕らはどうして どうして 教わってないのに 涙の流し方を知ってるん だろう

胸に抱えてる器の 大きさに価値を 見出すんじゃなくて その中にある 別の大きな種に 命を感じたい

溢れる雫は絶え間無く 注がれた愛情の証で 導かれるまま 緩やかにそっと 伝ってきたんだ 心から身体へ 身体は心へ 連なるいくつもの 絡み合った螺旋の模様

14k video likes (song)

617,441 monthly listens

その一つ一つに 未来が見えたなら 眺めているこの空は ほら 宇宙に見える どうして どうして 月はいつでも 何も言わないで 闇を照らしているんだろう

どんなに目を凝らして 自分を見ようとしても モヤモヤでよく見えないや そのうち見失ってしまう 探せば探すほど 散らかしてしまうなら 見様見真似だって この手で そう 創ればいい 生きるっていうこと それはきっと 少しずつ手放していくこと 最後の一つを失う そのとき 側にいて 涙をくれる人がいる

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I am quite a big fan of Naruto and they used this song in the last Naruto movie, in the end credits. It’s also a quite emotional song, which is the reason I like it.

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Happy Ending

それで嬉しい 心から身体へ 身体は心へ 連なるいくつもの 受け継ぐ螺旋の模様 繰り返されていくことが もうイヤだと思えた時 目の前の景色全てが今 宇宙になった 宇宙になった

SUKIMA SWITCH Sukima Switch is a duo consisting of core members Takuya Ohashi and Shintaro Tokita.

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2011: Departure

Departure Soundtrack

11k video likes (song)

132,030 monthly listens (band)

大地を踏みしめて 君は目覚めてゆく 天使の微笑みで 連れ出して! 孤独でも 一人じゃないさ 生まれてきたことに 必ず意味がある 優しさに 満ち溢れてる 青い地球(ほし)に ありがとう You can smile again 太陽浴びて You can fly away 世界は君の 輝きを待ってる 大地を踏みしめて 君は目覚めていく 天使の微笑みで 連れ出して! (you can smile!) “始まり”はいつでも 遅くないさ 何度でも立ち上がれ! 最後まで あきらめないさ やり続けることに 必ず意味がある You just try again 闇を抜けて You just go away 未来はいつも 僕たちを 待ってる 大空駆けぬけて 海原越えて行け

天使の投げキッス 捕まえて! (you can try!) まだ誰も見たことない 世界へ 飛び出そう明日 大地を踏みしめて 君は目覚めていく 天使の微笑みで 連れ出して! (you can smile!) 終わらない冒険に 出掛けよう いつまでも どこまでも 流れ落ちる涙 勇気に変えていく 天使の羽広げ 舞い上がれ! (you can fly!) 悲しみも痛みも 包みこんで 強くなれ明日 大地を踏みしめて 君は目覚めていく 天使の微笑みで 連れ出して! (you can smile!) “始まり”はいつでも 遅くないさ 何度でも! (you can try!) 何度でも!(you can try!) 何度でも立ち上がれ!

The reason I like this song is because I like Hunter × Hunter (the 2011version). This song was used in Hunter × Hunter’s opening theme and never changed until the end of the anime. Also, the song is quite catchy too.

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Energetic

MASATOSHI ONO (大野正利)

Also known as Sho, Masatoshi Ono is a Japanese rock/heavy metal singer-songwriter and vocal coach.

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2017: Susume! Ultraman Zero 何のため戦うのか 何のため強くなるの 最強の後ろに秘めている 最高の優しさこそ愛さ

Go Ahead Ultraman Zero ~すすめ! ウルトラマンゼロ

自分を知った戸惑いや 恐れにも 向き合うことで 『本当の強さ」へ 挑戦しない成功なんて ないさだから ためらわず突き進め ゼロ!ゼロ!ゼロ!

胸に広がる愛の響きを 聴けよ それを超え得る喜び などない たとえ全てを失うことが あったとしても 何度でも立ち向かえ ゼロ!

守りたいものはあるの 負けられない理由は何 わき上がる 愛しさ それこそが 永遠の力の源さん

593 video likes (song)

5,430 monthly listens

キラリと光る仲間たちの 星から 君を呼ぶ声聞こえている だろう 今こそ君の力を見せる ときだそうさ 誰よりも強くあれ ゼロ!ゼロ!ゼロ!

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A very energetic song like this from the Ultraman series is very rare. Not only that, but the lyrics feel energetic too. I am a big fan of the Ultraman Series.

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Hype

TOSHIO HAYAKAWA (水木一郎)

Toshio Hayakawa, better known by his stage name Ichirou Mizuki, is a Japanese singer, lyrist, composer, voice actor and also an actor best known for his work on theme songs for anime and tokusatsu.

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2015: Hope and Dreams

Undertale Soundtrack

108k video likes (song)

795,536 monthly listens (band)

Undertale is a great game with an excellent story. I like this song because it’s nostalgic to me. I remember it very well because I finished the game on the day I graduated from High School.

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16bit Game Music

TOBY FOX Toby Fox is an American video game developer and composer. He is best known for developing the critically acclaimed video game, Undertale.

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2019: Congratulations T-Series! (Yeah!) It’s your big day! (Woo!) Incredible job! I know we had our differences, but today I just wanna tell you Congratulations

6.9M video likes (song)

1,196,157 monthly listens (band)

Ay, congratulations, it’s a celebration Party all day, I know you’ve been waiting (Here we go!) Ay, congratulations (Woo!), it’s a celebration I just wanna tell you that I think that you’re amazing Ay, congratulations to your corporation Guess to beat one Swedish boy you need a billion Asians Yeah you did it very nice, and all it took Was a massive corporate entity with every song in Bollywood Now you’re at number one Hope you did nothing wrong

Like starting your business by selling pirated songs Oops! Didn’t think we’d see? It’s right there on Wikipedia Get used to your past being held against you by the media I’m sure right now there’s nothing that you’re doing that’s illegal, yeah I’m certain that you haven’t had collusions with the mafia For legal reasons, that’s a joke For legal reasons, that’s a joke For serious Indian mafia, please don’t kill me that’s a joke India, I’m sorry about the memes, you’re the best I love my Indian bros, from Bombay to Bangladesh I’ll take on all the world for you, I’m a heavy hitter ‘Bout to cause a geno-

In 2018-2019 a fierce battle raged between Youtuber Pewdiepie and the Indian music channel T-Series, for the number one subscribers position. Just as he was about to lose, Pewdiepie released this song. This is to remember the true number 1 from Youtube (and T-series is nothing but a b lasagna).

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[Chorus: Roomie] Ay, congratulations It’s a celebration Party all day, I know you’ve been waiting Ay, congratulations It’s a celebration I just wanna tell you that I think that you’re amazing [Post-Chorus: Roomie & Pewdiepie] Congratulations Congratulations (It’s a big day) Congratulations Congratulations (Such a big day) [Verse 2: PewDiePie & Boyinaband] I got a letter in the post Hmm what is this? T-Series saying cease and desist Had a problem with me telling them to “hold

their defecation” But, let me educate you silly, that’s not defamation (Woo) T-Series can eat on this! (Still not defamation) Suck my f**king Swedish meatballs! (Still not defamation) Did you know that Indians are poo-poo in their brains? That’s a blatant racist lie Yeah, but still not defamation! India got YouTube figured out, that’s sick son How ‘bout next you figure how to fix the caste system? (Oof) Maybe all those ads will solve your crippling poverty but Looking at T-Series’ past, I’m guessing not probably But never mind the poor people, we just here to party Just hit up, pop some bottles with the nine

year-old army Non-alcoholic ‘cause I had a real problem But we still out there, live it like we ‘bout to kamikaze So this is it, thanks for sticking with my channel Ever since I was a nobody, screaming at barrels

Trololol Youtube Hits

cide so you can call me Hi-

Yeah, this is it, it’s been an adventure It’s the end of the reign of Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg Through all the change and controversy You’ve been by my side There’s no army in the world I would rather give me watch time It’s been a wild ride, so while I can still be heard Here’s one last brofist from the number one In the world

PEWDIEPIE Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known online as PewDiePie is a Swedish Youtuber, actor, comedian and gamer-commentator, best known for his Youtube video content.

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Satomi Matsumiya Hi, I’m Satomi Matsumiya, a fourthyear student studying oil painting at Kyoto Seika University. I get some of my music from movies and anime (like Macross Delta). I used to borrow lots of CDs mainly from my dad; he listens to lots of anime (also Macross). I think Solitude was one of those songs I found. I used to have an I-pod touch. These songs are all from my work BGM. I choose them all based on what kind of energy I need.

54 The Hero!! ~~~~~~~~~~~  56 Magia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  58 Hametsu no Jyunjyo ~~~~~  60 Sanagi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  62 Solitude ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

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2016: The Hero!! ONE PUNCH! Three! Two! One! (Kill shot!)

The Hero!! Single

408k video likes (song)

4,428 monthly listens (band)

繰り出せ鉄拳

参上!必勝! 史上最強! ! なんだってんだ? フラストレーション 俺は止まらない

(Three! Two! One! Fight back!) 参上!Go on! 正々堂々! ! どうなってんだ? なにも感じねえ もはや敵居ねー!

ONE PUNCH! 完了! 連戦連勝! 俺は喝! ! 常に勝つ!圧勝! !

JUSTICE! 執行! 問答無用! 俺が断つ! !悪を断つ! ! 合掌! !

Power! Get power! ギリギリ限界まで

Power! Get Power! アドレナリン 溢れ出すぜ! Power! Get power! 鍛えた技をぶちかませ!

HERO  俺を讃える声や 喝采なんて欲しくはないさ HERO だから 人知れず悪と闘う (Nobody knows who he is.) 天覆い押し寄せる敵 俺は背を向けはしない HERO ならば揺るぎなき覚悟 したため

HERO どんなに強い奴も ちっぽけな ガキだったんだ HERO 弱き己乗り越え強くなる (Nobody knows who he is.) 神宿る拳掲げて 俺は突き進むだけさ HERO

This is the opening song to the Anime, One Punch Man. I saw it at midnight on TV. I really reccomend One Punch Man: he always puts in effort, it’s nothing special for him. This song is for situations when I want to, or need to feel energetic.

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Japanese Anime Fire Rock

いつか敗北に 汚泥なめるまで 闘うHERO

どんな時でも なにがあっても

俺は諦めない その胸に未来を描き 目覚め行く  世界へ今 舞い上がれ  強く高く

HERO 俺を讃える声や 喝采なんて欲しくはないさ HERO だから人知れず悪と闘う (Nobody knows who he is.)

神宿る拳掲げて 俺は突き進むだけさ HERO いつか敗北に 汚泥なめるまで 闘うHERO孤独な HERO

JAM PROJECT Jam stands for Japanese Anime Music, which is a band project of rotating musicians that write music for Japanese Anime. Music has also been written for Kinniku Man the 2nd in the past.

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2016: Magia いつか君が瞳に灯す 愛の光が時を超えて 滅び急ぐ世界の夢を 確かに一つ壊すだろう

Magia

躊躇いを飲み干して 君が望むモノは何? こんな欲深い 憧れの行方に 儚い明日はあるの? 子供の頃夢に見てた 古の魔法のように 闇さえ砕く力で 微笑む君に会いたい 怯えるこの手の中には 手折られた花の勇気 想いだけが頼る全て 光を呼び覚ます願い

29k video likes (song)

168,333 monthly listens (band)

いつか君も誰かの為に 強い力を望むのだろう 愛が胸を捉えた夜に 未知の言葉が 生まれて来る

君はまだ夢見る記憶 私は眠らない明日 二人が出会う奇跡を 勝ち取る為に進むわ 怯えるこの手の中には 手折られた花の刃 想いだけが生きる全て 心に振りかざす願い 囚われた太陽の輝く 不思議の国の本が 好きだった頃 願いはきっと叶うと 教えるお伽噺を 信じた 静かに咲き乱れていた 古の魔法優しく 世界を変える力が その手にあると囁く 終わらない夢を見よう 君と行く時の中で 想いだけが生きる全て 命を作るのは願い

迷わずに行けるなら 心が砕けてもいいわ いつも目の前の 哀しみに 立ち向かう為の 呪文が欲しい

This song was ending theme of Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Ep.3-8). It made a big impact on the Magical Girl genre, which has many fans both in Japan and overseas. This story is absolutely a dark fantasy. Whatever I say will be a spoiler, so I’ll just say “you should watch it!”

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Dark

Kalafina Kalafina is a three piece lady band with a producer as well. They write a lot of dark music and sing in deep, low voices. Their producer, Kajiura-san, tries to make music that dosen’t appear to be related to any country in particular.

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2016: Hametsu no Junjou 燃え上がる瓦礫の上に 立っている いつからか何故なのか 忘れたけど 息継ぎも出来ない 炎の中では 探しても 見つけても 意味がないよ Zettai Reido Novatic/Hametsu no Junjou 絶対零度θノヴァティッ ク/破滅の純情

壊せ 超えろ 過去のエクスタシー たとえ最悪でも 未来を選べ 「行・ く ・よ」 ギリギリまで Love Forever 悶えるほど 歌えば 魂は蜷局を巻き yeah それでもまだ叫べば 生きることに滾れば その先は破滅の純情!

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吹き抜ける狂気を胸に 走ってる いつまでか何故なのか 知らないけど 瞬きも出来ない 速度の中では わめいても嘆いても 虚しいだけ 唸れ 弾け

他人のエモーション たとえ最低でも 自分を選べ 「飛・ぶ・よ」 スレスレまで Love Forever 狂えるほど 踊れば 魂は坩堝と化し yeah それでもまだ動けば 光る空に届けば その先は破滅の純情! 純情! 純情! ! 純情! ! ! 純情! ! ! ! 純情! ! ! ! ! 悟れ飢えろ 次のサバイバル 守る覚悟でなら 地獄を進め 「好・き・よ」 何回目の Last Game Over 全てをまた無くせば 魂は乱麻を絶ち yeah 生まれる日に戻れば 消え去る日に眠れば

This song is from Ep.18 of Macross Delta, where the main characters felt into a trance because the song has that type of power (lol!). Macross is a Japanese SF mecha anime. They all have three common themes: music, love triangles, and variable fighters. If you like that kind of stuff, I strongly recommend it. Incidentally, my favorite is Macross Plus.

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Trance Stream from Anime

その先は 微熱の扇情! ギリギリまで Love Forever 悶えるほど歌えば 魂は輪廻に咲き yeah それでもまだ 叫べば 生きることに 滾れば その先は 破滅の純情! Ah 誰もがBaby 許してあげるわ 混沌の絶頂!

Walkure Walkure are a fictional and real-life idol unit from Macross Delta. Their voices have a vaccine-like power. They suppress enigmatic diseases when performing in concert as a tactical sound unit. Their catch phrase is “Super dimensional Venus.”

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2005: Sanagi 体の薄い粘膜を直接 べたべたと 触られるような あなたの その無神経な指も ゾクゾクして 嫌いじゃなかった Kiseki/ Natsukage/ Sanagi

でもいつだって あなたときたら 放っておくと嘘ばかり 私のことを馬鹿だと はじめから 思っていたくせに・ ・ ・ こんな日が来ると 思いもしなかったけど まだそこにあなたがいる 気配すら感じるの

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70,410 monthly listens (band)

誰かに 駄目にされないように 少しづつ ひらいていくの 空を飛ぶ夢を見て そんな日がいつか やってくるのでしょうか あなたとの日々がもう 許されるのでしょうか そんな日がいつか やってくるのでしょうか 素晴らしい日々が いつの日か…

あなたが いなくなってから もうずっと 体がサナギ色になって 乾いて 冬の寒い部屋で 生まれ変わるの まるでそれは 美しい蝶みたいに まだ濡れている その翅を

This song is a tie-in with xxxHolic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In addition to this song, Shikao Suga has several tie-ins in the series. His song and voice match the story. xxxHolic is Japanese Manga and Anime series written by CLAMP. The series crosses over with another CLAMP work Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE. The stories are different but amazing.

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Indulgence Retro Japanese Jazz

Shikao Suga (スガシカオ)

Shikao Suga is a guitarist, and plays with a band when he plays live music, but appears as solo musician. He does a lot of collaboration work with other musicians.

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2012: Solitude 汚れたゴミ場漁る 煤にまみれた手で ここには誰もいない 誰もいない

Evolution

長い長い砂時計 カラカラの喉 変わらない砂漠 疑い疲れて 倦みつかれて ガラガラの電車の外を 眺めても答えは出ない I'm so alone I couldn't find what to do Tell me.Tell me. Tell me. Somebody tell me.

915 video likes (song)

17,417 monthly listens (band)

What is shape the best? in my gloomy world. The rays of the sun pierce my brain Give me. Give me. Give me wing for fly away I hope fly out of daydream 埃被る時計。色あせた受 話器。壁に息づいてきた 染み達が嘲笑っている。

I couldn't find the answer Tell me. Tell me. Tell me. Somebody tell me. What is shape the best ? in my roomy world.(Tell me. Tell me. Tell me. Tell me. Find the answer) The rays of the sun pierce my heart Give me. Give me. Give me sense for feeling world. (Ah~~) 踏み出した世界 I couldn't find what to do.(I couldn't find out... Ah~...) Tell me. Tell me. Tell me. Somebody tell me. What is shape the best ? in my gloomy world. The rays of the sun pierce my brain. Give me. Give me. Give me wing for fly away. I hope fly out of such heaven. I hope fly out of such heaven.

This song is a cover version by EVO+ (the original song is by Pinelotus), but I also like original very much. Her chic voice matches with the R&B melody. The decadent mood can cuddle with the solitude in our lives. Making art is also solitude. I often listen to this song when I’m stuck.

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Decadance

EVO+ EVO+ used to upload cover songs on Nico Nico Douga (a Japanese video sharing website), then she debut on 2016 with her album Evolution. Now in 2019, she has released a few albums like Pandora and Methuselah.

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Shuji Takahara Hi My name is Shuji Takahara I’m a second year student studying illastrayion at Kyoto University. I collect my favorite songs from many places like YouTube,my friends ,my senior, and movie. I was member of brass band,at junior and senior high school. I really like music.

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Tada Kimini Hare ~~~~~~~  China Advice ~~~~~~~~~~  Baishun ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Shingouki ~~~~~~~~~~~~  Umino Mieru Machi ~~~~~ 

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2017: Tada Kimini Hare ただ君に晴れ 夜に浮かんでいた海月 のような月が爆ぜた バス停の背を覗けばあの 夏の君が頭にいるだけ English Title 負け犬にアンコール はいらない

鳥居 乾いた雲 夏の匂いが頬を撫でる 大人になるまでほら、 背伸びしたままで 遊び疲れたらバス停裏で 空でも見ようじきに夏が 暮れてもきっときっと覚え てるから 追いつけないまま大人に なって 君のポケットに夜が咲く

37k video likes (song)

391,729 monthly listens (band)

口に出せないなら僕は 一人だそれでいいから もう諦めてるだけ 夏日 乾いた雲  山桜桃梅 錆びた標識 記憶の中はいつも夏の 匂いがする 写真なんて紙切れだ 思い出なんてただの塵だ

それがわからないから、 口を噤んだまま 絶えず君のいこふ  記憶に夏野の石一つ 俯いたまま大人になって 追いつけない  ただ君に晴れ 口に出せないまま坂 を上った 僕らの影に夜が 咲いていく 俯いたまま大人になった 君が思うまま手を叩け 陽の落ちる坂道を上って 僕らの影は 追いつけないまま大人に なって 君のポケットに夜が咲く 口に出せなくても 僕ら一つだ それでいいだろ、 もう 君の想い出を噛み 締めてるだけ

I first heard this when I was a high school student. It was a Youtube reccomended video. It’s a song for summer, and I really like the style and words. This got me into Yorushika.

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Summer Song

Yorushika ヨルシカ

The Vocalist of Yorushika is Suis, and the person who writes the lyrics is n-buna (which is pronounced nabuna). They’re quite popular with teenagers.

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2010: China Advice

Synchroniciteen シンクロニシティーン

4884 video likes (song)

35,777 monthly listens

I wanna do it do it yeah 泡と消えそうなshy love I wanna do it do it yeah 泡 のはじけるチャイナ wow wow wow ウォーアイニー きみにウォーアイニー ウォーアイニー ウォーアイニー あなたに いとも簡単に陥る ウォーアイニー ウォーアイニー ウォーアイニー 純情なmon amis きみにウォーアイニー ウォーアイニー ウォーアイニー 密かに 重度の後悔に終わる ウォーアイニー ウォーアイニー ウォーアイニー そんなやつ やめちゃいな チャイナ チャイナ・アドバイス もうわたしの虜に なっちゃいなよ チャイナ・アドバイス

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I was a junior high school student when I first heard about Soutaiseiriron. My friend told me that they were really cute. I like China Advice because the lyrics are very cute. I also reccomend their other stuff.

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Cute

SOUTAISEIRIRON 相対性理論

Soutaiseiriron are a Japanese band. Yakushima Retsuko is the vocalist in the band, and other other members play instruments.

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2015: Baishun

Kirei 奇麗

341k video likes (song)

215,689 monthly listens (band)

青春の1ページに ひとつ 垂らした汚点 脱色剤撒 き散らして 穴だらけにし た教則本 簡単な道理だ けで 出来ていた僕が余 計 算段の狂いに気がつ いた頃 きみがもう僕の部 屋へ 永続性保つ筈がな い 誰もが察して伏せてゆ くよ 「大丈夫」の言葉に 宿った 匂い立つ程の暴 力性 現代文、言う通りに してもらいたいの どうす ればいい? 道徳観叩き 直されても 確かな意味を 見出せずに あたしが売る 春 僕が奪う春 一枚薄紙 を捲れば湿った肌 色に 傷がつく あなたが被害 者 きみは支配者に せめ て後ろめたさだけは残さ ないでおこう 留守電に 残る声に愛着なんて覚え ないで 心配性なその指 輪に 傷一つ付けず抱か れるから 安心感振りかざ して 受容だなんて言え ないこと 生きてきたから 判るよ 傷まみれ、 でもま だ付けよう あなたは知る 筈 君は願う筈 普通をよ しとする心に 制裁を喰ら

わせては片付ける 誰に も言えずに 保つ日が暮 れる せめて傍観者にだ けは なりたくない なれな いね 一刻も早くここから 抜け出そう ちゃんとした 二人を待つのには あまり にも時間がないことくらい 嫌と言う程わかってるだろ う? ええ重々承知なのよ だけどあなたに誂えたピン ヒールに 脚がとられても う動けないの いっそ置き 去ってよ 笑い合える日々 は 今日で最後だと 頭の 中に刻み付け いつも結 末だらけで嫌に成る 報 われる日々を 望むなんて 厚かましいね 譲り合いと 自重繰り返す 増すもの がない 淋しいね あたしが 売る春 僕が奪う春 思い 出なんかにしたりしないで せめて 共犯者でいよう 二人が散る春

I heard about Joubaci when I was in high school, from my senpai. The lead singer sings both the female and male parts of the song. They also do it live as well, it’s hard to believe it’s the same person. The words of Baishun are very good, and the singer’s voice is also great, of course.

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Beautiful

JOUBACI (QUEEN BEE) 女王蜂

Avuchan is the vocalist in the band. All of the members are from Kobe. I hear that they do lots of opening songs for anime, Dororo was one recently.

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2011: Shingouki

From Up on Poppy Hill Soundtrack コクリコ坂から サウンドトラック

5,474 video likes (song)

monthly listens (band)

This is my favorite Ghibli film; I really like the movie’s feel. Shingoki has a beautiful melody, the music resonates with my heart. I often listen to this before I got to bed (it helps me fall asleep).

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Ocean Songs

TAKEBE SATOSHI 武部聡志

Takebe Satoshi is the composer for the music in the Ghibli movie, From Up on Poppy Hill. This is the only work he has done for Ghibli, but otherwise he is a classic music composer.

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1989: Umino Mieru Machi

Kiki’s Delivery Service Soundtrack 魔女の宅急便 サウンドトラック

14k video likes (song)

453,305 monthly listens (band)

This movie came out 10 years born, but I play this song a lot on beautiful melody, which reminds song is composed with strings

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before I was my flute. It has a me of the sea. The and woodwind.


Ocean Songs

HISAISHI JOU 久石譲

Hisaishi Jou is the composer for the Ghibli movie, Kiki’s Delivery Service. He does a lot of work for Miyazaki Hayao’s other Ghibli movies. He’s one of the biggest composers in Japan, and his work is considered quite Japanese.

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Tsugumi Tsuchihashi Hi,my name is Tsugumi. I’m a second year student studying product design at Kyoto Seika University. I always listen music regardless of the genre. I like slow music, like the stuff we listen to in the morning. My friends always tell me about a lot of music. I listen to music when I feel lonely and when I’m busting ass.

78 No Money ~~~~~~~~~~~~  80 7 Years ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  82 Ophelia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  84 Waiting for Love ~~~~~~~~  86 Counting Stars ~~~~~~~~~ 

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2016: Ophelia

Cleopatra

When I was younger, should have known better I can’t feel no remorse, and you don’t feel nothing back Got a new girlfriend, he feels like he’s on top I don’t feel no remorse, and you can’t see past my blinders [Chorus 1] Ophelia, you’ve been on my mind girl since the flood Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

600k video likes (song)

8,491,061 monthly listens (band)

Got a little paycheck, you got big plans and you gotta move, and I don’t feel nothing at all And you can’t feel nothing small Honey I love you, that’s all she wrote [Chorus 2] Ophelia, you’ve been on my mind girl like a drug Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love [Chorus 1] [Chorus 2]

I love this song’s melody. I’ve listened to it so many times, but I never get bored. The lead singer’s voice and the lyrics are beautiful.

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Romantic Folk Rock

The Lumineers are an American folk rock band from Colorado. They make emotional songs, and I like all of them. Their music videos are my favorite; take the time to check them out!

John Everett Millais, Ophelia (1851-52), Tate Britain

THE LUMINEERS

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2015: Waiting For Love

Waiting For Love

4,340k video likes (song)

38,402,478 monthly listens (band)

Where there- a will, there’s a way, kind of beautiful And every night has its day, so magical And if there’s love in this life, there’s no obstacle That can’t be defeated [Pre-Chorus: Simon Aldred] For every tyrant a tear for the vulnerable In every lost soul the bones of a miracle For every dreamer a dream we’re unstoppable With something to believe in [Chorus: Simon Aldred] Monday left me broken Tuesday I was through with hoping Wednesday my empty arms were open Thursday waiting for love, waiting for love Thank the stars it’s Friday

I’m burning like a fire gone wild on Saturday Guess I won’t be coming to church on Sunday I’ll be waiting for love, waiting for love To come around [Verse 2: Simon Aldred] We are one of a kind irreplaceable How did I get so blind and so cynical If theres love in this life we’re unstoppable No we can’t be defeated [Chorus: Simon Aldred] Monday left me broken Tuesday I was through with hoping Wednesday my empty arms were open Thursday waiting for love, waiting for love Thank the stars it’s Friday I’m burning like a fire gone wild on Saturday

I like the music video from Waiting For Love. I first heard this song when I was 16. I wasn’t sure about the lyrics, but I really liked the song.

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Easy Listening Electronic

Guess I won’t be coming to church on Sunday I’ll be waiting for love, waiting for love To come around

Avicii was a Swedish electronic musician, Tim Bergling (born 1989). He made a lot of great songs before he died. Many people think Avicii is a genius of music.

Still from the music video Waiting For Love

AVICII

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2016: 7 Years Once I was 7 years old my momma told me Go make yourself some friends or you’ll be lonely Once I was 7 years old

Lukas Graham (Blue Album)

It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure Once I was 11 years old my daddy told me Go get yourself a wife or you’ll be lonely Once I was 11 years old

170k video likes (song)

10,575,822 monthly listens (band)

I always had that dream like my daddy before me So I started writing songs, I started writing stories Something about that glory just always seemed to bore me Cause only those I really

love will ever really know me Once I was 20 years old, my story got told Before the morning sun, when life was lonely Once I was 20 years old (Lukas Graham!!!) I only see my goals, I don’t believe in failure Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major I got my boys with me at least those in favor And if we don’t meet before I leave, I hope I’ll see you later Once I was 20 years old, my story got told I was writing about everything, I saw before me Once I was 20 years old Soon we’ll be 30 years old, our songs have been sold We’ve traveled around the world and we’re still roaming Soon we’ll be 30 years old

I listen to this song when I’m feeling depressed. I can relax when I’m listening to Lukas Graham. The music video also has a story to it, which is worth watching.

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Slow Rock

I’m still learning about life My woman brought children for me So I can sing them all my songs And I can tell them stories Most of my boys are with me Some are still out seeking glory And some I had to leave behind My brother I’m still sorry Soon I’ll be 60 years old, my daddy got 61 Remember life and then your life becomes a better one I made a man so happy when I wrote a letter once I hope my children come and visit, once or twice a month Soon I’ll be 60 years old, will I think the world is cold Or will I have a lot of chil-

dren who can warm me Soon I’ll be 60 years old Soon I’ll be 60 years old, will I think the world is cold Or will I have a lot of children who can hold me Soon I’ll be 60 years old

Once I was 7 years old, my momma told me Go make yourself some friends or you’ll be lonely Once I was 7 years old Once I was 7 years old

LUKAS GRAHAM I only listen to the song 7 Years, So I don’t know about this band. They’re a pop band from Denmark apparently, and the lead singer is called Lukas: he has a very honest voice.

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2013: Counting Stars

Native

Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby I been, I been prayin’ hard Said no more counting dollars We’ll be counting stars Yeah, we’ll be counting stars I see this life Like a swinging vine Swing my heart across the line In my face is flashing signs Seek it out and ye shall find

10,000,000 video likes (song)

27,560,544 monthly listens (band)

Old, but I’m not that old Young, but I’m not that bold And I don’t think the world is sold I’m just doing what we’re told I feel something so right Doing the wrong thing I feel something so wrong

Doing the right thing I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie Everything that kills me makes me feel alive [Chorus] Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be Baby I been, I been prayin’ hard Said no more counting dollars We’ll be counting stars Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be Baby I been, I been prayin’ hard Said no more counting dollars We’ll be, we’ll be counting stars I feel the love And I feel it burn Down this river every turn Hope is a four letter word

I found this song recently. I think a lot of people have heard this song (it’s very popular on Youtube and Spotify). This song has a very impressive rhythm. I like the vocalist’s voice. When I listen to music, I select songs by melody and voice, so I often choose One Republic. I want everyone to check out their music.

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And I feel something so wrong Doing the right thing I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie Everything that downs me makes me wanna fly [Chorus] Take that money Watch it burn Sink in the river The lessons I learned Everything that kills me makes me feel alive [Chorus]

Pop Rock

Old, but I’m not that old Young, but I’m not that bold And I don’t think the world is sold I’m just doing what we’re told

COUNTING STARs

Make that money Watch it burn

ONE REPUBLIC One Republic is an American Pop Rock Band from Colorado Springs. There are six members with Ryan Tedder as the lead vocalist. The started out in 2002.

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2016: No Money

The Aviary

3,460,000 video likes (song)

13,249,104 monthly listens (band)

Sorry I ain’t got no money I’m not trying to be funny but I left it all at home today You can call me what you wanna I ain’t giving you a dollar, this time I ain’t gonna run away You might knock me down, you might knock me down, but I will get back up again You can call it how you wanna I ain’t giving you a dollar, this time I ain’t gonna run away, run away, run away

Sorry I ain’t got no money I’m not trying to be funny but I left it all at home today You can call me what you wanna I ain’t giving you a dollar, this time I ain’t gonna run away You might knock me down, you might knock me down, but I will get back up again You can call it how you wanna I ain’t giving you a dollar, this time I ain’t gonna run away, run away, run away

This time, this time This time, this time I ain’t gonna run, run, run, run, run... Not this time, not this time This time I ain’t gonna run, run, run, run Not this time, not this time Not this time, not this time (time)

This time, this time This time, this time I ain’t gonna run, run, run, run, run, run... Not this time, not this time This time I ain’t gonna run, run, run, run Not this time, not this time Not this time, not this time Not this time

I found this song when I was a high school student. I was listening to a lot of EDM at that time. I fell in love with this song as soon as I heard it. Galantis is one of my favorite artists. I like their instruments sounds especially. Also, the lyrics are good, even though it falls under the EDM category.

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Energetic Electronic Still from the music video No Money

GALANTIS Galantis is a Swedish electronic music duo made up of Christian Karlsson and Sander Lyngbo. They also write songs and DJ.

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Duncan Brotherton (course instructor)

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