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Twelve-year old Aoyagi Ritsuka lost his only kin when his brother, Aoyagi Seimei, was killed under mysterious circumstances. One day, he meets Wagatsuma Soubi, who claims to know his brother. It turns out that Soubi and Seimei used to be a fighting pair, whereby Soubi was the "Fighting Machine" and Seimei was the "Sacrifice". Now that Seimei is gone, Soubi 'belongs' to Ritsuka who will become his new "Sacrifice". After learning that Seimei was killed by an organisation known as the "Seventh Moon", Ritsuka decides to join forces with Soubi and investigate the truth behind his brother's death.

Loveless - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 2005-04-06

Loveless - Loveless (My Bloody Valentine album) - Netflix

Loveless is the second studio album by Irish rock band My Bloody Valentine, released on 4 November 1991 by Creation Records. It was recorded over a two-year period between 1989 and 1991, with vocalist and guitarist Kevin Shields leading the sessions and experimenting with guitar tremolo techniques and tuning systems, samplers, and meticulous production methods. The group cycled through nineteen different studios and as many engineers during the album's prolonged recording, with its production cost rumoured to have reached £250,000. Preceded by the EPs Glider (1990) and Tremolo (1991), Loveless reached number 24 on the UK Albums Chart and was widely praised by critics for its sonic innovations and Shields's “virtual reinvention of the guitar.” Following the release, Creation owner Alan McGee removed the band from the label as he found Shields too difficult to work with, a factor alleged to have contributed to Creation's bankruptcy. My Bloody Valentine struggled to record a follow-up album and broke up in 1997, and Loveless was their last full-length release until MBV in 2013. Since its release, Loveless has been widely proclaimed by critics as among the best albums of the 1990s, as a landmark work of the shoegazing genre, and as a significant influence on various artists. It was reissued as a two-CD set by Sony in May 2012 with remastered music and a previously unreleased ½-inch analogue tape version. The reissues placed in several international charts. In 2013, Loveless was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry.

Loveless - Aftermath - Netflix

Despite expectations for the band to break through in the wake of the critical success of Loveless, they fell apart soon after and only recorded sporadically in the following two decades. Unable to deliver a third album, Shields isolated himself and “went crazy”, drawing comparisons in the music press to the behavior of musicians such as Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. The other band members went their own ways; Butcher contributed vocals to Collapsed Lung's 1996 single “Board Game”, and two tracks (“Ballad Night” and “Casino Kisschase”) from the band's 1996 album Cooler. Googe was sighted working as a cab driver in London and formed the supergroup Snowpony in 1996. Ó Cíosóig joined Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions, while Shields collaborated with Yo La Tengo, Primal Scream and Dinosaur Jr. Shields recorded new music in his home studio, but abandoned it. According to sources, some was possibly influenced by jungle music. Shields said, “We did an album's worth of half-finished stuff, and it did just get dumped, but it was worth dumping. It was dead. It hadn't got that spirit, that life in it.” He said later, “I just stopped making records myself, and I suppose that must just seem weird to people. 'Why'd you do that?' The answer is, it wasn't as good [as Loveless]. And I always promised myself I'd never do that, put out a worse record.” He told Magnet of his certainty in recording another My Bloody Valentine album, and attributed the sparse output to a lack of inspiration. A third My Bloody Valentine album, MBV, was finally released in 2013, 22 years after Loveless.

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