Music: Yukka by Maaya Sakamoto

Music: Yukka by Maaya Sakamoto

There was a time when I was all about anime and manga. I've grown out of it now; although I still watch an episode or two and read the latest chapters of popular mangas.

During those formatiev years, Maaya Sakamoto was my favorite singer/seiyuu. She voiced Hitomi Kanzaki in the series The Vision of Escaflowne and sang most of the series's songs. She also voiced or performed themes of Fushigi Yuugi, Cardcaptor Sakura, RahXephon and Wolf's Rain. And, before I forget, the memorable opening theme of The Record of Lodoss War — Kiseki no Umi.

If I have to pick three songs by Maaya, it would be Alkaloid, Bitter Sweet and Yukka. These songs feel more like what Maaya will sing beyond her anime roles. They're mellow, edgy and full of wonderment.