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Gozar



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:24 am Reply with quote
Can someone please explain to me what an Insert Song exactly is?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:31 am Reply with quote
The Lexicon located on the left side of the screen under Encyclopedia and within the definition page for OST wrote:
Incidental Music (IM), also called "insert songs" or "featured songs", are songs or musical pieces that occur within the body of the anime. They differ from Background Music (BGM) in the amount of "attention" they are given - for instance, there is seldom any dialogue over IM, whereas dialogue frequently occurs over BGM.

Basically, it's a song that is "inserted" into the series for whatever purpose. The lyrics usually carry some kind of meaning, I suppose. A prime example is .hack//SIGN or BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. Just listen to the background and you'll hear all of sorts of songs that are not the intro. or ending.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:33 am Reply with quote
So, does an Insert Song always have lyircs?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:36 am Reply with quote
Gozar wrote:
So, does an Insert Song always have lyircs?

Yes. The technicial definiton of a song is a piece of music that contains lyrics. You "sing" a "song." Otherwise, it's just background music.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:38 am Reply with quote
OK, I see. So bassically normal BGM/Theme Music is just BGM, if it's got Words, then it's an Insert? So am I safe to assume that even if a song is just not "inserted" into one spot, but rather it plays often, as long as it has Vocals, it's an Insert?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:48 am Reply with quote
Right. Because normally, an anime will have at least an Opening and Ending Song (though not all of them do). The reason they're called Insert Songs is because they're literally inserted somewhere throughout the series. It can be a lot or a little.

But by own definition, I've always thought of songs as having words anyway. If it was just music with no words, then I'd call it "a piece of music."

I made a thread discussing the definition of a "song" way back because a lot of people seem to misinterpret what a song really is.

Any music major can and will tell you the difference (at least they should).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:49 am Reply with quote
OK, thank you for your help. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:35 pm Reply with quote
Tony thought like you but you tell me that the song Ave Maria insert song of Madoka Magica
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:28 am Reply with quote
Some well known examples (and thanks for mention of .hack//SIGN):

Take a shot / Nana Mizuki (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
nowhere / FictionJunction YUUKA (Madlax)
Pray / Nana Mizuki (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers)
Iteza Gogo Kuji Don’t be late / May’n (Macross Frontier)
Tamakui / Yousei Teikoku (Ga-Rei Zero)
Akatsuki no Kuruma / FictionJunction YUUKA (Gundam Seed)
Dark Side of the Light / Faylan (Ga-Rei Zero)
Gravity / m.o.v.e (Lucky Star) - as a tribute to Initial-D
Alchemy / Girls Dead Monster (Angel Beats!)
Crow Song / Girls Dead Monster (Angel Beats!)
Carry On / Masaaki Endoh (Muv-Luv Alternative)
Don't be long / Nana Mizuki (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Movie 1st IN)
Totsukegi Love Heart / Yoshiki Fukuyama (Macross 7)
Mou Nani mo Kowakunai, Kowaku wa Nai / Chiaki Ishikawa (Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer)
Mirai Chizu / ST☆RISH (Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000%)
Motherland / Yuuka Nanri (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
Brave Phoenix / Nana Mizuki (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
[email protected] / Idolmaster (The Idolmaster Movie IN)
Yume no Tobira / μ's (Love Live! S2)
KiRa-KiRa Sensation! / μ's (Love Live! S2)
Red Monochrome / Lisa Komine (Tokyo Ravens)
その逆 / Chiaki Ishikawa (Ginga Kikoutai Majectic Prince)

Many but not all of them are from anime that revolve around singing or otherwise feature in-story musicians (Macross, IdolMaster, Love Live, Angel Beats!).
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Sorry but this is a necropost (of mega proportions I might add) which we don't allow. Plus we also don't allow list posts either which proceeded the necropost. Locking.
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