Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Piano Cover: Vidro Moyou (Ano Natsu de Matteru)

Well, hello there, new anime season. For my third airing season, I elected to follow three shows: Another, a creepy mystery/horror piece; Nisemonogatari, the sequel to Bakemonogatari (and yes, the leitmotifs still exist!); and of course, Ano Natsu de Matteru.

The plot of Ano Natsu de Matteru (translated as "Waiting in the Summer," I believe) centers around a female alien named Ichika who, after crash-landing on Earth, begins to develop mutual romantic feelings for a boy. Sounds silly, and it is: the anime never takes itself too seriously. Still, it's a really enjoyable romantic comedy, full of cute characters, awkward moments, love polygons of significant numbers of vertices, and just maybe some occasional fanservice. >_>

The inset music, while quite nice, didn't grab my attention right away. The same can't be said about the ending theme, "Vidro Moyou". (I don't really know what that translates to..."video pattern"?) Despite its simplicity, the catchy melody and neat electronic samples really made this one a memorable one for me. As there's currently no official piano arrangement of the song, I decided to seize the opportunity and write my own. I'm such an opportunist. :P Here's the result!

Vidro Moyou (Ano Natsu de Matteru): Piano Cover

Composer: Nagi Yanagi
Date Completed: 2011-02-12
Software: Audacity, Movie Maker
Number of Takes: ~20
Instrumentation: Piano

This is my first piano arrangement (not transcription) since my Shiki piece. As always, I aimed for something slower and more, shall we say, romantic; I tried to bring the abundant emotion buried in the original melody to the forefront. It's clear that I've been influenced by the great piano versions of anime songs I've encountered over the past year; you can hear textural influences from High, High, High in the quarter-note chords, from Sweet Drops in the right-hand octaves, and from On Your Mark in the simple introductory textures. We learn from the best, after all.

Thanks for dropping by, and happy Valentine's Day! :)

Best wishes,



  1. Great job on your piano covers, huge fan. Keep it up! And go BMEs!

  2. Thanks very much! :D Are you also a fellow BME? If so, pleased to meet another fellow engineer!

  3. I don't have a MIDI ready quite yet, but the sheet music (with chords) is on the YouTube video info page: http://youtu.be/0fIWRoMrWkI