Oh my gosh, you guys, this volume of Noragami was so good to us. I know the really intense volumes like nine and thirteen are hard for people, but for us, they're like a breath of fresh air. We need a volume every so often that doesn't have so much dialogue that requires a lot of research and tweaking and stuff, and just has a bunch of people hitting each other. It helps that I really like how Adachitoka handles action.
Anyway, the point is, we managed to finish our first draft of this volume before snacktime, and that means! we might actually have time to watch the DVD that came with it! Oh my gosh, I'm so excited! We had to take a look at the credits, and it looks like it has the same writer as the episode that came with volume fifteen, which means it should be really really good! And it's the Capyper Land chapter, so it HAS to be good!
But we haven't seen it yet, so there's not a whole lot else to say. What I can say is that the other package was indeed the Aragoto soundtrack, so of course we listened to it while we worked! It's a good thing they came at the same time, or this volume might have gone so fast we'd be done before the CD arrived! (Don't get ahead of yourself; you still have to do the edit.) But the point is, we listened to it, and it was like, "Are you sure this is the same series?"
See, we have the first Noragami soundtrack, and first we were like, okay, the first Noragami soundtrack is only one disc, and Aragoto seemed to use a lot of music from that disc, and while we did notice a few new tracks (I admit we would get distracted by the animation and the voices and the why is it different from the manga the manga was so good why oh why oh why), we certainly didn't think there were two discs' worth of new music. I hardly realized there was even one disc's worth of new music.
Nevertheless, here they were--two discs of new Noragami music--so we listened to them! And while they did have some sort of similarity to the first Noragami soundtrack, it really sounded like it was maybe a completely different series. The first Noragami soundtrack is mostly synthesized, but the Aragoto soundtrack seems to have a lot of orchestral arrangements. That's the main thing, really, but what a different it makes. But of course we love it and I think it is still pretty "Noragami". And it was especially nice, because as one disc would end, we'd finish a chapter, so we felt very productive.
And I think that mostly covers it. I have stuff to talk about involving scented things, but I think I'll save that for later.
Today I'm thankful for our first draft of Noragami going very quickly, getting to listen to the Aragoto soundtrack while we worked on it, having time to do laundry (much as I reeeeeeeally don't want to; why is laundry such an odious chore?), having plans to watch the Capyper Land episode of Noragami tonight, and the Reese's Pieces making it through the night so we have them for today if we want.