History Leitmotif / Anime

19th Apr '18 9:47:25 AM Adam43
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** In the English dub, Rick had a leitmotif consisting of didgeridoos whenever he shows up, due to Rick's Australian accent he received in the English dub.
11th Mar '18 7:07:58 PM KagSwirby
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** Clemont has a remix of Routes 4-7 from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' whenever he shows off a new invention.
1st Mar '18 9:05:12 AM Prime32
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** Leitmotifs were very common in the Faulconer era Creator/FUNimation dub. Piccolo had his own theme, usually played whenever he did something heroic (although it was occasionally used at other points). The various story arcs introduced new leitmotifs. Then there's the leitmotif that was first introduced when Goku shows off Super Saiyan 3. It's ostensibly the Super Saiyan 3 theme, but it tends to get played any time the heroes gain an edge during the Buu Saga. Buu himself, of course, has his own, devilishly jovial theme, befitting of a nightmarish trickster. Cell also has a leitmotif that has several different versions, including a really tense version that plays when shit starts hitting the fan.

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** Leitmotifs were very common in the Faulconer era Creator/FUNimation dub. Piccolo had his own theme, usually played whenever he did something heroic (although it was occasionally used at other points). The various story arcs introduced new leitmotifs. Then there's the leitmotif that was first introduced when Goku shows off Super Saiyan 3. It's ostensibly the Super Saiyan 3 theme, but it tends to get played any time the heroes gain an edge during the Buu Saga. The Buu himself, of course, has his own, devilishly jovial theme, befitting of Saga introduces the sinister [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmKnIVoWh2U "Majin Theme"]] and its remixes for Buu's various forms - going from a nightmarish trickster.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdmuACZqByM slow musicbox]] for [[AmbiguousInnocence Fat Buu]], to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-IvnVz4-nQ off-key]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woHtuw_xtcc electric guitars]] for [[EnemyWithout Evil Buu]] and [[SplitPersonalityTakeOver Super Buu]], to a distorted and chaotic version for [[OmnicidalManiac Kid Buu]]). Cell also has a leitmotif that has several different versions, including a really tense version that plays when shit starts hitting the fan.
21st Feb '18 10:01:32 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has leitmotifs for most of the major characters, pulled from (mostly) Romantic-era classical music. Fakir's theme is Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's ''Coriolanus'' Overture, Mytho's theme is the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' (and later episodes use Siegfried's Funeral March from Creator/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung Götterdämmerung]]'' when he's in danger, as well as "the Immortal Beloved" theme from the ''Siegfried-Idyll'' for his true prince form [[spoiler:which are appropriate since his true name is Siegfried]]), Princess Tutu's is "The Waltz of the Flowers" from ''The Nutcracker'', Drosselmeyer's is the Grande March from ''The Nutcracker'' (often arranged in a minor key and played on an ominous organ), Rue has several piano pieces by Satie for her themes, Ahiru has ''The Nutcracker'' Overture (that has several different arrangements for her changing moods), Edel's organ plays a slowed-down version of "The Dance of the Automatons" from Léo Delibes's ''Coppelia'' ([[spoiler:can you say [[ArtificialHuman foreshadowing]]?]])...even Professor Cat gets one--the Wedding March, of course! This isn't even going into some of the ''other'' leitmotifs used to represent various themes in the anime, or the fact that every episode has its ''own'' major musical theme named in the title card.

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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has leitmotifs for most of the major characters, pulled from (mostly) Romantic-era classical music. Fakir's theme is Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's ''Coriolanus'' Overture, Mytho's theme is the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' (and later episodes use Siegfried's Funeral March from Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung Götterdämmerung]]'' when he's in danger, as well as "the Immortal Beloved" theme from the ''Siegfried-Idyll'' for his true prince form [[spoiler:which are appropriate since his true name is Siegfried]]), Princess Tutu's is "The Waltz of the Flowers" from ''The Nutcracker'', Drosselmeyer's is the Grande March from ''The Nutcracker'' (often arranged in a minor key and played on an ominous organ), Rue has several piano pieces by Satie for her themes, Ahiru has ''The Nutcracker'' Overture (that has several different arrangements for her changing moods), Edel's organ plays a slowed-down version of "The Dance of the Automatons" from Léo Delibes's ''Coppelia'' ([[spoiler:can you say [[ArtificialHuman foreshadowing]]?]])...even Professor Cat gets one--the Wedding March, of course! This isn't even going into some of the ''other'' leitmotifs used to represent various themes in the anime, or the fact that every episode has its ''own'' major musical theme named in the title card.
8th Feb '18 6:57:05 PM nombretomado
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** [[BullyHunter Rubber Shooter]] has PachelbelsCanon.

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** [[BullyHunter Rubber Shooter]] has PachelbelsCanon.Music/PachelbelsCanon.
3rd Feb '18 4:35:53 PM JoltNinja
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has leifmotives for every character, but the most outstanding and most popular example is Mami Tomoe's theme, "Credens Justitiam".

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has leifmotives leitmotifs for every character, but the most outstanding and most popular example is Mami Tomoe's theme, "Credens Justitiam".
14th Nov '17 9:44:52 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Anime/PrettyCure'' is positively drowning in Leitmotifs. Every Cure has her own theme music; these are slow and quiet for the more intellectual characters, and cheerful and upbeat for the others. Every complete team has a Leitmotif for when they're kicking some butt, distinct from the opening theme (which in turn is used as a RecurringRiff). Every evil organization has one, and every BigBad as well, including the movie villains. There's one for every Magical Land. Every [[{{Mons}} mascot creature]] has a Leitmotif--usually this is individual, though Coco and Nuts share theirs, and creatures from the movies tend to share themes as well. ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' even gave the ''school'' its own Leitmotif.

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* ''Anime/PrettyCure'' ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' is positively drowning in Leitmotifs. Every Cure has her own theme music; these are slow and quiet for the more intellectual characters, and cheerful and upbeat for the others. Every complete team has a Leitmotif for when they're kicking some butt, distinct from the opening theme (which in turn is used as a RecurringRiff). Every evil organization has one, and every BigBad as well, including the movie villains. There's one for every Magical Land. Every [[{{Mons}} mascot creature]] has a Leitmotif--usually this is individual, though Coco and Nuts share theirs, and creatures from the movies tend to share themes as well. ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' even gave the ''school'' its own Leitmotif.
7th Nov '17 12:27:15 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', if someone has an elaborate TransformationSequence, it will be accompanied by their Leitmotif. Some, like Fate's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1czXpwyVc9c Flash of Gold]]" or Teana's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H367cs3Qvo0 Meteoric Marksman]]", are action-packed enough to be used for ThemeMusicPowerUp purposes as well. Others, like Nanoha's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR-vzNA1d0Q Raising Heart, Set Up!]]", can't be used anywhere else so she has other character themes for [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending purposes]], like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsSjvKOdL8M Ace of Aces]]".

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', if someone has an elaborate TransformationSequence, it will be accompanied by their Leitmotif. Some, like Fate's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1czXpwyVc9c Flash of Gold]]" or Teana's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H367cs3Qvo0 Meteoric Marksman]]", are action-packed enough to be used for ThemeMusicPowerUp purposes as well. Others, like Nanoha's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR-vzNA1d0Q Raising Heart, Set Up!]]", can't be used anywhere else so she has other character themes for [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending purposes]], like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsSjvKOdL8M Ace of Aces]]".
25th Oct '17 3:11:58 AM Chocoroll
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** Both ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' gave us more leitmotifs. Whenever Freedom sortied in SEED, it was followed by "METEOR" sung by Creator/TMRevolution, who also did the first opening themes for both shows. When Strike Freedom sortied in SEED Destiny, "Vestige" (also by TMR) started playing. Individual characters also got leitmotifs, Shinn's being "Shutsugeki! Impulse" or a derivative thereof, Kira's being "Tobe! Freedom" from the first series in varying arrangements, and Stella's being variations of her ImageSong "Shinkai no Kodoku".

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** Both ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' gave us more leitmotifs. Whenever Freedom sortied in SEED, it was followed by "METEOR" sung by Creator/TMRevolution, Music/TMRevolution, who also did the first opening themes for both shows. When Strike Freedom sortied in SEED Destiny, "Vestige" (also by TMR) started playing. Individual characters also got leitmotifs, Shinn's being "Shutsugeki! Impulse" or a derivative thereof, Kira's being "Tobe! Freedom" from the first series in varying arrangements, and Stella's being variations of her ImageSong "Shinkai no Kodoku".
25th Oct '17 3:11:25 AM Chocoroll
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** Both ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' gave us more leitmotifs. Whenever Freedom sortied in SEED, it was followed by METEOR by T.M. Revolution, the band that made the first opening for both shows. When Strike Freedom sorited in SEED Destiny, Vestige (also by TMR) started playing. Individual characters also got leitmotifs, Shinn's being "Shutsugeki! Impulse" or a derivative thereof, Kira's being "Tobe! Freedom" from the first series in varying arrangements, and Stella's being variations of her ImageSong "Shinkai no Kodoku".

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** Both ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' gave us more leitmotifs. Whenever Freedom sortied in SEED, it was followed by METEOR "METEOR" sung by T.M. Revolution, the band that made Creator/TMRevolution, who also did the first opening themes for both shows. When Strike Freedom sorited sortied in SEED Destiny, Vestige "Vestige" (also by TMR) started playing. Individual characters also got leitmotifs, Shinn's being "Shutsugeki! Impulse" or a derivative thereof, Kira's being "Tobe! Freedom" from the first series in varying arrangements, and Stella's being variations of her ImageSong "Shinkai no Kodoku".
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