(Cross post from /r/AnimeOST, where I didn't get any answer)

I have a song in mind recently, I'm pretty sure it comes from a well known anime that is less than 10 years old, but I can't remember which one.

Do you know what it is? I made a quick music sheet here so that you can see a bit what it sounds like in my head, I unfortunately can't remember any more.

There are supposed to be Japanese lyrics on the music.

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    Hint: press P or the red ▶ button on bottom-left of the page to play the tune. – Hakase Sep 3 '14 at 16:16
  • Is it an opening or an ending song, do you know? – Toshinou Kyouko Sep 6 '14 at 6:41
  • @ToshinouKyouko I unfortunately don't remember. I don't even remember what kind of anime it was from (but i'm pretty sure it's a well known one, I don't watch unusual animes). I tried finding it by listening to 6h of 'sad anime music' on YT but couldn't find it – Hippalectryon Sep 6 '14 at 15:22

This melody seems to be "Aizome" by Mamiko Noto, the ending theme of Jigoku Shoujo. The melody seems to be playing the chorus of the song.


The first one that this tune brings to mind is the Attack on Titan opening song - "Guren no Yumiya" by Linked Horizon, which of course is very recent . It doesn't match the tune exactly, but it's a chance it could be because of memory.

Here's an acoustic cover version of the song

The tune seems really familiar to me, so I'm hesitant about this answer, perhaps some more details like style/genre of music would help.

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    I'm pretty sure it's something more calm, with a women's voice over the music. It's supposed to be slower than the sheet I uploaded (idk how to change the tempo on that website) – Hippalectryon Sep 3 '14 at 22:14
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    The themes are either quite very similar or the same though.. – Vogel612 Sep 3 '14 at 22:29
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    I edited the music sheet, it is not closer (tempo) to what I have in mind. – Hippalectryon Sep 6 '14 at 5:26
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    meant 'now' above, not 'not' – Hippalectryon Sep 7 '14 at 16:36
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    I somehow put a bounty on the wrong question (this one was supposed to go on a question where Ezui had answered), but hey, I owe you a 50-rep bounty and you happen to have answered this question, so here you go. – senshin May 4 '15 at 19:41

The melody really reminds me of main theme from Mahou Shoujo Tai Arusu. Especially this part : http://youtu.be/foKqCYEYnpo?t=45s

It has slow tempo, but it doesn't have any lyrics. But I might be mistaking it because you used similar instruments in your music sheet.

  • It isn't this one, but thanks for the try ! You made me discover a new awesome soundtrack :) – Hippalectryon Sep 12 '14 at 21:00

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