History Leitmotif / Anime

14th Jun '17 6:11:37 PM ryanson209
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** SailorMoonCrystal gives the Senshi their own leitmotifs for regular life and transformations.
11th Jun '17 11:53:52 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 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 LudwigVanBeethoven's 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.
8th May '17 2:31:38 PM legendaryweredragon
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* ''Anime/AggressiveRetsuko'' has a DeathMetal leitmotif that start playing and she sings with whenever she gets enraged.
17th Feb '17 8:39:20 AM kyojikasshu
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** Piccolo had a whistling theme in the Japanese original, mostly seen in the movies when he swoops in to save Gohan.

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** Piccolo ''Manga/DragonBall'', which retained its original score in the English dub, had a number of leitmotifs as well. The opening theme, "Makafushigi Adventure", was used as Goku's main leitmotif, while the ending theme, "Romantic Ageru Yo", was Bulma's. The Red Ribbon Army had an appropriately militaristic march as its theme, and the Demon King Piccolo's theme featured, [[ThemeNaming appropriately enough]], a whistling flute (though variations used the melody with different instruments).
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theme would carry over to Piccolo Jr., and continued to be used in the Japanese original, mostly seen soundtrack for ''Z''. Piccolo's theme took on a more heroic aspect as his CharacterDevelopment led to his HeelFaceTurn, and it was particularly featured in the movies when whenever he swoops needed to swoop in to save Gohan.or help Gohan. In one triumphant example, during Goku and Piccolo's combined charge on Garlic Jr. in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone Dead Zone]]'', Piccolo's theme was combined with Goku's ''Dragon Ball'' theme in an epic manner.
10th Jan '17 4:26:43 PM nombretomado
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*** In one of the 'Deleted Scenes' videos, LittleKuriboh makes fun of this as well, with Tristan having found the remote for Duke's Theme Music. He then proceeds to browse through the several options and eventually chooses the least fitting...that is, after criticizing all the other options. Among those 'criticized' options are the second opening for ''Manga/DeathNote'', the first opening for ''Yu-Gi-Oh! GX'', and the first opening for ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.

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*** In one of the 'Deleted Scenes' videos, LittleKuriboh Creator/LittleKuriboh makes fun of this as well, with Tristan having found the remote for Duke's Theme Music. He then proceeds to browse through the several options and eventually chooses the least fitting...that is, after criticizing all the other options. Among those 'criticized' options are the second opening for ''Manga/DeathNote'', the first opening for ''Yu-Gi-Oh! GX'', and the first opening for ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
2nd Jan '17 1:54:00 AM manocool
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** Expanded upon in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] with the song "Breakdown", sharing the same general melody, but with a 'hip', rougher edge more fitting of [[TheNineties its current decade]].
11th Nov '16 9:18:08 PM tytoman
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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' is ''loaded'' with these, as might be expected from a series full of heroines armed with DiscoTech. For a start, each main character gets a personal battle song for each season, featuring a signature musical influence (Celtic for Hibiki, traditional Japanese for Tsubasa, hard rock for Chris, and so on).
29th Oct '16 8:20:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Synchro Monsters had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TutgSQS8m30 Yusei's Tuning Theme]] in the dub, although this applied to all Synchros used by the main cast, not just his.
23rd Oct '16 11:32:24 AM nombretomado
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** Leitmotifs were very common in the Faulconer era 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 FUNimation 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.
20th Oct '16 8:27:42 AM WaxingName
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* As of Part 3 of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the song "Stardust Crusaders" is always accompanied by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown courtesy of Jotaro Kujo and his Stand Star Platinum...with complimentary "[[BattleCry ORAORAORAORA!]]"

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* As of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3 of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', 3]] of''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the song "Stardust Crusaders" is always accompanied by a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown courtesy of Jotaro Kujo and his Stand Star Platinum...with complimentary "[[BattleCry ORAORAORAORA!]]"
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