At long last! Here is my analysis for Jack-O's new Character theme in Strive. We'll be talking about how Daisuke uses anime music tropes to elevate this beautiful tune to its anime outro status. Let me know what you think and what you'd like me to review next in the comments!
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1:53 Listening through the song
6:53 Analysis Starts
7:32 Checking out the lyrics
8:27 What makes music sound like anime?
10:13 Intro - Stealing Chords from the Minor Scale
11:24 Verse - Secondary Dominants to keep Harmony Active
15:56 Pre Chorus - Forcing a bass line with Slash Chords
17:48 Chorus - Use every trick, become the anime sound
22:37 References to Juno, Jack-O's old theme
24:37 Final Thoughts and Listen through
27:08 In Conclusion