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Hi there, I'm Allen and welcome to Counting Electric Sheep. This is a music set series I started in June this year and after finding out about the Anime & Manga section here, I thought it would be a great idea to bring the series here for fellow anime and manga fans. The sets feature anime opening themes, ending themes, songs from OSTs and occasionally I'll include music from video game OSTs. I'm open for requests so if you enjoy the selections, please let me know what your favourite themes are and I'll do my best to feature them in future sets.
At the moment I upload the video versions of the sets to 2 sites, Bit Chute and DTube. They are great alternative platforms to the almighty YouTube and are places were you don't have to worry about your content being censored because of politics or stupid copyright.
All the other information you'll need will always be in the video descriptions. Any feedback, thoughts, requests etc you can send them my way, either in this thread of you can drop me a message. If you like the CES series, your support is welcome. Enjoy the tunes!
I am working on another channel over at D Tube, so there won't be any new sets until I've brought that channel up to date...hopefully these 6 will keep you until CES #7 and #8 are out probably in the week after next. I have themes in mind for them already, but CES #9 is up in the air so if you have requests, you can start sending them in for that one now.
We are back in business :) here is CES #7, the longest set so far and it was worth every minute! Please enjoy, check the video description for all the information. Requests for CES #9 are still open, there's still time so make use of it.
Counting Electric Sheep Survival (Blue Anime Note of the D.Gray-Mix) [Saturday 24 August 2019]
How's it going? Welcome to Counting Electric Sheep #8! :) yup, I went ahead and shattered CES Survival's record. I'm sorry, this one was just too much fun! I'll be going back to the 1 hour mark, this is not the norm (definitely not with this Mickey Mouse operation that is our Internet package here haha). There's enough energy in this one to keep you powered up for a while so please enjoy. All the information will be in the video description.
Requests for CES #10 are open now so if you have any anime theme requests please start sending them. CES #9 is now closed, I start working on it either tomorrow or Tuesday. I think this series would be all the more cooler if I got requests from you guys, so that the sets are a nice mixture of my selections and yours. Or do people skip anime themes these days...??
Counting Electric Sheep Waves (Afro Fist of the Dragon Anime Crusaders Mix)
Bit Chute Video Link: https://www.rattataute.com/video/t4KZm3CBNJx6/
Hello :) welcome to what will be the last release for the time being, because of circumstances beyond my control that have happened here in Zim. I will be offline until further notice because the internet company that provides access for us have raised their subscription fees and at the moment we simply cannot afford the new prices. I was able to get online today because I paid for 24hrs worth of access, just enough to get my online affairs in order and to get the word out about what's going on. The thing I'm worried about is that prices will go up again before the year is over, that's how bad things have been this year here. No idea when I'll be back online again, could be soon or a while from now because we don't have Plan B yet. To those of you who have been kind enough to keep up with Counting Electric Sheep so far, even if it's only one person, I'm really sorry about this. I did this set with themes that I got during last week before we got disconnected, there was going to be a Part 2 but there was no time. Please understand. Enjoy.
Counting Electric Sheep Over 9999 in 1 (Legend of the Hi Score Anime Gambler Mix)
Here's hoping you have been doing okay. I'm just popping in to give a quick update while I have the chance to get online today. The good news is I will be resuming Counting Electric Sheep next week...but the bad news is our internet access is much more limited now that it was before. Only 2 days worth of access per week under the current conditions. Better than not having any access at all, so we have to make the most of it. Will things improve any time soon? I can't say because I really don't know, this is Zim after all :) for those of you who have been patient enough to wait, thank you and I'm sorry. Please hold on until next week, I'll give you the title of the upcoming set (CES #10 for those of you keeping score at home) and you can try to guess which anime titles are featured. Until next time, take care!
Counting Electric Sheep Proud x Perfected 10 (One Home Made Golden Anime Mix)
Better being late than never :) Welcome to the 10th set....well, 10 plus a Side B set for CES #7...of Counting Electric Sheep! Sorry for the super late post, there was no electricity during the day here. The power only came back around 10pm local time, so for some people this is now the time to get things done because you might wake up tomorrow to find no power. Absolutely ridiculous. That aside, CES finally breaks into the double digits era and I hope you'll enjoy this one. Got ninja, pirates, samurai, soldiers and people walking like Egyptians...? Take care!
Counting Electric Sheep #11 is ready and everything, but I had no internet last weekend so I couldn't upload. All eyes are on this weekend and all fingers are crossed hoping power cuts won't spoil things. That's what sucks the most, there's no schedule for the power cuts so you can't really plan ahead. Any 2 days you may choose to go online could be 2 days where you get back to back extended cuts...or you could be lucky and have electricity.
I'll leave Counting Electric Sheep #11 as a surprise. But let's talk about Counting Electric Sheep #12. The theme for it is "Springtime of Youth" anime, mainly anime that are set in high school. Comedy, drama, slice-of-life, classic anime, modern anime etc no problem so if any of you would like to pitch in with some school life anime titles as suggestions, please leave them after this post. I'll check back over the weekend when I'm online again. At least 2 to 3 suggestions per person and I'll just roll with what you can give me plus the anime I've got in mind.
Here is CES #11. If you're a fan of sports anime, I think this one might be worth your while. There are probably a ton of sports anime out there at this point in time but this is only the first of hopefully many sports anime themed sets I'll do. I've already given notice about the next set in the previous post so again if you have any suggestions for school life anime please send them my way and I can start preparing. I'll be online tomorrow and then I'm off until the next time I get connected. Take care.
Counting Electric Sheep Lucky Jersey #11 (The Initial Anime Steps on Ice Extended Gear Mix) [Friday 25 October 2019]
Good morning. After giving it some thought, I've decided to start uploading to the almighty Youtube as well. Despite what the site has become now, it is still the biggest game in town and so I figured I'll just upload there and see how far I can get before the content is flagged for stupid copyright. The Bit Chute and DTube video links will still be available in case things go south on Youtube. What this means is there will be no new sets until I've updated my Youtube channel. But I'll be working on the next sets in the background. Since I haven't heard from anyone about CES #12, I guess I'll just work with the anime I had in mind. Thought maybe people would like to be involved but oh well.
A lot has happened since the last time I posted here, but the biggest event happened on the 1st of November - another price increase. The big plan to bring Counting Electric Sheep to YouTube and then get back to continuing the regular sets was pretty much brought to a halt as a result because we don't have internet access at home, at least enough access where I have time to work on YouTube and then prepare new sets. That's hyperinflation for you. I've been going online from Mom's office but the speeds are not even lukewarm fast. They are just fast enough for simple stuff like posts, general browsing and checking emails. Enough to push other projects like the ROM hack walkthroughs I do and Pokemon: The Journey of Janice, an idea/story I have for a potential fan game. If those are things that interest any of you reading this, please check them out. As for Counting Electric Sheep, until our internet situation improves or we come up with some other plans, it will remain on pause for now. It's hard to know what people think of any of this because I haven't heard from anyone concerning this series except from Moderator Gimmepie. No idea if anyone understands the situation we have going on here or even cares. No idea if this series appeals to anyone or if there are things about it which need to be improved. But for anyone who has been following the series, even from a distance, I'm sorry for not being regular with it.
Counting Electric Sheep Mob Class 12 (Springtime of Savage Anime Youth Mix) [Sunday 5 January 2020]
Welcome to the 12th set of Counting Electric Sheep, first release of the year. It had been a minute.
So, if you take a look up top at the Anime Is Unbreakable Mix post, you'll find a YouTube link for that set. That is how far I got. Surprise, surprise. That set is still banned in Japan. I uploaded Set #2 and YouTube says nope, too hot to be viewed anywhere. Who would've thunk it? Great job, Tube. As stated in a previous post, this set is high school life themed. That magical time known as the Springtime of Youth. Good times, bad tmes...and some really crappy times. I asked people here for any recommendations and suggestions for anime which would go well with this set, but I got no response so I hope you dig my selection.
And for those of you who happen to be following the story I'm posting in the Writer's Lounge, Pokemon: The Journey of Janice, Chapters 8 and 9 will be ready either tomorrow or Tuesday. Final touches, since Chapter 8 is in 3 parts. Gomen.
Counting Electric Sheep Versus XIII (No .Life//SIGNs of Online Anime Stranding Mix)
This is Number 13 :) welcome to it. Kind of a sequel to CES #4 and CES #9, it is game-themed and was another set that I had fun with. You have anime tunes on one side and then game tunes on the other. Totally worth the 1h20min :D
To those of you who are currently playing Pokemon Sword or Shield, I have to say that Marnie's Battle Theme is fantastic. Best Rival Battle Theme since...since....well, it's been a while since I last heard a Rival Battle Theme that had as much impact, really. I'd have to go back to Blue, Silver and the Gen 3 themes, because after that the themes were kinda meh. I have not played Sword nor Shield, I don't got that Switch and my laptop can't meet the spec requirements for that Yuzu emulator, so I got the next best thing - the OST. Pretty good. No idea how Marnie is as a character, maybe someone can fill me in on that but theme wise, thumbs up. Except for her Encounter theme. Pretty underwhelming. Honourable Mention - Team Yell's Battle Theme!
Also, those of you who are into Pokemon ROM hacks, I've started working on a walkthrough for Pokemon Adventure Red Chapter Beta 15. If you're currently playing it or are planning to play it sooner/later, please look forward to the walkthrough. I'm just unhappy about not being able to continue from where I ended in Beta 14.5 because of glitches. Gotta start from scratch and that's going to slow things down a bit. Counting Electric Sheep and my Journey of Janice story won't be paused, I'll update them when I've got stuff ready.
Let me get back to catching up in One Piece. Haven't watched since Episode 903. Enjoy :)
Counting Electric Sheep Formula 14 (For the Love of Anime Freestyle Mix)
Set number 14, welcome to it. So what happens during times when internet is unavailable but you still want to come up with something? You go into freestyle mode and dive into what you've got...and hope for the best :) this one features songs from some of my favourite anime/manga series and I hope to release these freestyle sets every now and again between the regular planned and themed sets. Initially, Set 14 was going to be a romance-themed number which would've come out in time for Valentine's Day. But no internet. So I've pushed that themed set to CES #16, because #15 is already "booked". Enjoy and take care!
Counting Electric Sheep Adventure 15 (In Another World with My Anime Mix)
Whether you're only anime fan or only a manga fan or if you are a fan of both, there is a journey you go on whenever you watch or read. Could be a new anime/manga or an older one. There are many worlds, stories, genres, characters, emotions, experiences, adventures and so on. That's what inspired this set. It is also where we say goodbye (for now) to the Stardust Crusaders from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3 and to give them an epic send off we need the Jo Stars. Hiroaki "Tommy" Tominaga (who performed the opening theme for Part 1), Coda (performed the opening theme for Part 2) and Jin Hashimoto (performed the first opening theme for Part 3) teamed up to perform the second and final opening theme. If there are any fans of Part 4 (Diamond is Unbreakable), then you and I will meet for CES #20 to hear the first sounds of that chapter in the Jojo series.
Counting Electric Sheep Sentimental 16 (Red & White Versions)
How's it going? Welcome to CES #16! It's been a few months since the last post and it almost feels like the world was in a different place back then as compared to what the state of things is right now. Crazy. From wearing stupid masks to being forced to stay home because of stupid lockdowns. Will it ever end? Anyway, let's talk about this set and why there are 2 versions. Version Red has songs from older anime series while Version White has songs from more modern titles. In case anyone asks you, tell them that no, there won't be a 3rd version which has slightly better graphics, improvements and features songs that don't appear in either Red or White versions ;) enjoy and please look forward to CES #17! (whenever that'll come out)