Title: Credens justitiam (believe in justice) | Composer: Yuki Kaijura | Show: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Once my brain reverts back to it's non granola bar state I'll get some proper writings up, but for now I'll express my love for OSTs with Kai's OST a Day #1. (please wear some sort of headphones for full enjoyment!)

Why I love: Watching the first episode of Madoka, I got scared when things got trippy, and the music started baring it's psychedelic fangs. What-what is this? Did I smoke the wrong Lucky Charms today? Then the little mustache men start surrounding Madoka and Sayaka. I was afraid. I'd managed to avoid almost all knowledge of Madoka Magica, and this wasn't what I expected at all. Suddenly the ground becomes a rainbow as the monsters evaporate, heralding the arrival of another girl. However, more mustachioed mothballs arrive, and cutting the introductions short Mami Tomoe angelically reveals she is a magical girl. Before the transformation, the music, animation, and general magic the show contained was at a mostly normal level, but thenthe ethereal transformation kicked in...Man, I really need to improve my writing so I can adequately describe how much I love this song. I'll just say it's very close to me.

I truly believe that with great music, you can make subpar anime watchable (A/Z), and with bad music, you can make stellar anime painful, but with perfect music, amazing visuals, and outstanding anime, you've got something truly out of this world special.

Here's the sacred transformation, if you haven't seen the show yet and plan to, please watch in-show first as you'll likely appreciate it more.

Because I'm a freak for this song, here's some of Credens justitiam's other versions:

Our Japanese friends from Nico Nico's cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QEa4T…

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Yuki Kaijura and Fiction Junction perform IRL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWpl4h…

An amazing Violin cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89p1WT…

Kalafina's lyrical version for episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUchQ…