Author Music Tournament 2: Battle Music!
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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and hideyoshi, and all the other genders we have yet to make up!

This is the moment everyone has all been waiting for! We now begin the second music tournament of Mangadex: Battle Music Tournament!

We have 64 submissions from our biggest music nerds on the forum, which are considered to be the best battle theme from games, anime, and movies from all over the world. These are then divided into 32 pairs, separated into 4 quadrants of the bracket. You will listen to the tracks in each pair, then vote for the one you think is better. Each day, we will do 4 pairs to avoid voters getting burned out. After 24 hours, I will count the votes and announce the winners. We will then move on to the next match-ups. Simple, yes?

Just like the previous tournament, the prize for the winner is absolutely nothing Mangadex Swag!

Here is the bracket, which will be updated constantly:



Let's begin the tournament! Here are the first 4 matches:

Dragon Ball Xenoverse - Kami's Lookout VS Samurai Warriors - City Of Flowers
Gundam Build Fighters - Open The Future Mix VS Digimon World 2 OST - First Boss Theme
Nier Automata - Bipolar Nightmare VS Ace Combat 3D - Zone of Endless
Persona 5 Royal - Take Over (Battle Theme) VS Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - 0² Battle

Any discussion and analysis as to why which one is better or what you think about each song, etc. is highly encouraged! So if you feel like talking or shitposting, knock yourself out!
Take your time! Crank up the volume! Enjoy the music! And vote!
Have fun! And good luck to all participants!

And you are welcome to vote in the poll if you're interested. The question is: which theme would you like the next tournament to be?

And lastly, here's a word from one of our sponsors:

Last edited 7 days ago by Mr_Detective.
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Nice, lets jam together

City of Flowers
Open The Future Mix
Bipolar Nightmare
Take Over.

edit : Bitch, next tournament must be emotional music, please be it. Lets share some tears
Last edited 25 days ago by pandascepter.
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City of Flowers
Bipolar Nightmare
The Crystal Shards

Also next music tournament is Sabaton. Deal with it.
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@Tamerlane


Also you vote for 3 music...... what is this ? some kind of plan ?
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I just have a preference for the other two because I don't care. @pandascepter

I voted for City of Flowers because I suggested it, I voted for Bipolar Nightmare because that song name is hilarious and describes my ex-wife, and I voted for the last one because it's Kirby.


Also, find me another Band that actually performed on an actual tank. I dare you.

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@Tamerlane
the way you voted the music were biased and disrespectful to the creator and the musician, smh.
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Round 1 votes in bold:

Dragon Ball Xenoverse - Kami's Lookout VS Samurai Warriors - City Of Flowers
Gundam Build Fighters - Open The Future Mix VS Digimon World 2 OST - First Boss Theme
Nier Automata - Bipolar Nightmare VS Ace Combat 3D - Zone of Endless
Persona 5 Royal - Take Over (Battle Theme) VS Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - 0² Battle

Also, you definitely pitted Kira vs Giorno on purpose. @Mr_Detective
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Samurai Warriors
Gundam
Nier Automata
P5
Last edited 25 days ago by sterven.
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@sterven
Samurai Warriors
Dragon Ball

Nier Automata
P5

I think you got some matchups mixed up.
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@justforthelulz
Oh shit dude thx for the heads up.
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Round 1 Phase 1 Votes

Dragon Ball Xenoverse - Kami's Lookout

Gundam Build Fighters - Open The Future Mix

Nier Automata - Bipolar Nightmare

Persona 5 Royal - Take Over (Battle Theme)

Most of these were pretty easy winners imo. The only close decision for me was Kami's lookout vs. City of Flowers
Last edited 23 days ago by bigtiddyoneesan.
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the bout's on, thus i shall vote!

Samurai Warrior's City of Flowers. it's just Kami's Lookout didn't fit me well, sorry dragon ball

GBF's OpenTheFutureMix. the nonsense rap at the start and the end is great, then followed by vibes and such. good track good fight.

Nier Automata's Bipolar Nighmare. nonsense vocal on a good track did a great work to make the track better. and i don't know in what kind of fight Zone of Endless will make, so yeah. confusion.

Kirby's 02 Battle. because kirb. also greatly depict the fight against something really evil in a safe, fluffy world. however if i were to attempt a heist or doing some traveling, i'd prefer Persona 5's take over. both are great tracks fits to their own game, Kirby just won over me because of kirb.
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Kami's Lookout
Open The Future Mix
Bipolar Nightmare
Take Over

And I am going for a holiday this week, so @Mr_Detective here are my picks for the entire first round.


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Day 8

Last edited 24 days ago by Afiaki.
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse - Kami's Lookout VS Samurai Warriors - City Of Flowers
This was a tough match. One hell of a way to start the tournament. City of Flowers was catchy and memorable. However, the same can be said for Kami's Lookout, perhaps even more so. What gives it the edge over City of Flowers is that it's intense and blood-pumping. It's like a combination of Castlevania + Final Countdown + Techno, and the result is City of Flowers sounds like something from a Classic Mega Man game, or some platform game, which is great, but I prefer the more intense DBZ track.

Gundam Build Fighters - Open The Future Mix VS Digimon World 2 OST - First Boss Theme
Another tough match-up. I think... OTF could probably benefit from having a more audible vocal, but it's still a good track nonetheless. First Boss Theme is slightly better, with its simply but catchy instruments. A very close call, but I think I'd pick the later. Both are tracks I'd love to listen again, though.

Nier Automata - Bipolar Nightmare VS Ace Combat 3D - Zone of Endless
It's very clear that Zone of Endless is one of those tracks that will benefit greatly with context. On its own, uhm... it's nothing to impress me. Bipolar Nightmare, well, let's just say that it does everything better. Intense, exciting, memorable, definitely a clear winner.

Persona 5 Royal - Take Over (Battle Theme) VS Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - 0² Battle
Haven't played P5 yet, but as expected, Persona music doesn't disappoint. Good vocals, excellent instruments, overall a very exciting and memorable song. 02 Battle is not a bad track by any means, but it's outclassed by Take Over, and it also doesn't wow me that much, to be honest.

@pandascepter Let's become depressed and commit sudoku together.
@bigtiddyoneesan Ah, yeah. That's what I tried to do. Somehow I must have made a mistake. I already fixed the matches. Should be okay now.
@Afiaki No internet wherever you're going? How can the others shitpost without you?
By the way, did you see the new bracket? I change the match up for Wesker's Theme and Lord of Cinder, on the right side.
Last edited 25 days ago by Mr_Detective.
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@Mr_Detective

That was quick. Arigatou gozaimashita detective-sama kyaaa

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Ah... Aaahhhhhhh!! It changed! What changed! I see differences but I don't know what it means!

Wait, wait... Phew...
I still had the link to the past image.


Afiaki revised their selection... but nothing happened!


@Mr_Detective
I might be able to get internet somehow, but rather... this is a rare opportunity to have a break. Perhaps I can finally make progress on various things...
And fish! And also get heavily rained on. But still go fishing.
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ayy @Mr_Detective @ me when we reach top 16 will ya, imma start voting when we reach there (again) lole
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@Mr_Detective I will say that because Samurai Warriors is a hack and slash and the level that "City of Flowers" plays on is an all-out brawl of a level between Keiji Maeda, Goemon Ishikawa, and Okuni, the music feels much more intense and blood pumping in the heat of it.
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Samurai Warriors- City Of Flowers, This type of music is my style.
Digimon World 2 OST - First Boss Theme, it's probably the repetitive nature of the song that makes my head bop and my foot tap.
Nier Automata - Bipolar Nightmare , i had a friend who liked the game to the point of buying a figurine, maybe i'll play it too, since i never did. (Fellas, can you say you're not an otaku if you buy a figurine?)
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - 0² Battle, kirbo held a knife and told me to vote for it.
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Have you never seen that video?

It's a meme. I've seen Halo parodies of it, and one where it's Giorno and Diavolo @Richman


(Also I'm assuming my warhammer miniatures don't count as figurines for legal reasons in regards to being a weeb)