I don’t think I posted in this This is minus Openings and Endings. But will include insert songs.
Kanon - Yakusoku So long ago when I was first introduced back in 2002. This song reminds me of of the openings for each episode’s narration and the sad, yet poetic words that went along with it. For me it invokes the whole nostalgia of Kanon, winter and all the early memories of Key.
AIR - Summer Lights/Natsukage: Okay so WAY back before wikipedia was a think or any English sites with info I stumbled on many Japanese sites. I downloaded a midi version of this song and loved it so much. This was I think after the 2002 Kanon anime and was looking for an info of AIR possible. This song in the full version is pure beauty it encompasses so many emotions of summer, Misuzu, sadness, and hope.
Aozora: I don’t think I need to explain this one. It is just gut wrenching, watching the whole scene with Misuzu and Haruko. I was exposed to it in 2005 when the anime first aired, even though I knew some of the end, I was literally a blubbering mess. The best was seeing Lia perform this at AX 2016.
Clannad: Nagisa: I just love this song, it reminds me of Summer Lights. It has that same hopeful, yet sad undertone. It really just rounds out everything about Nagisa and her journey in this song. I always imagine her waiting at the bottom of that hill. Not to mention the great version of the Ending they made with this.
Gensou: That creepy yet mysterious tone sets up perfectly for the illusionary world. It’s so eerie and spine chilling. You get that feel that nothing exists. I think there is a vocal version of this that exists which really hits home the emotions even further.
Hurry Starfish: Such a great uplifting song that is totally Fuuko, fantastic.
Sore wa Kaze no Youni: Love her theme I would get pumped every time I heard it. So mischievous and charming at the same time.
Little Busters: Faraway/ Song for Friends: God I love these songs. It really brings together every meaning in this game, all the beautiful memories both happy and sad meld into this one song.
Nothing Happened In This World: I love this song so much. It reminds me of Gensou, from Clannad it has that absolute feel of defeat, but it also terrifies me at the same time.
Planetarian: Gentle Jena: This one just speaks to me that this is the official theme of the song, plays in my head with any memory of Yumei. Best song.
Tomoyo After: Destroyer: I loved this song even before playing the game. I had a remix on a CD I bought and since I’m a huge trance fan this was great. I can’t recall when it plays in the game but I love it either way. Resonator is amazing as well but i don’t have the same nostalgia associated.
Hope This is just classic Maeda, a beautiful score that invokes so many feelings. Sets up the whole tone of the game.
Rewrite: Journey Easily the best track of the game for me. I loved it the most, so beautiful with that hint of magic, beauty…a journey in it’s self.
Angel Beats: Ichiban no Takaramono This part just one of the best parts in the anime, poor Yui So many building emotions in this one feels so genuine and heartfelt.
SSS Theme: Man, I remember that trailer and watched it over and over again without seeing moving animation, just stills. It’s so epic and has that classic sad under tone.
I will have to get back on Charlotte and Harmonia.