Another KOTOKO song; this one’s a little more intense than usual for her.
“Suppuration ~core~” was used in episode 5 of Kannazuki no Miko, for the fight between Souma and Tsubasa. (Though it is arguably even more applicable to Chikane and Himeko’s situation in episode 11, so it may be considered a bit of foreshadowing.)
The song with lyrics:
(uploaded by Channel ni heart 9856)
Continue reading Awesome Music Thursday: Suppuration ~core~
“A song that reminds you of your boyfriend/girlfriend (if you don’t have one, make one up)”
“In My Dream”, sung by Eri Shingyoji and, if I’m not mistake, composed by Yoko Kanno like all the other music in Brain Powered (Brain Powerd if the official Japanese spelling really isn’t the mistake it looks like.)
Well, I don’t want to put the actual opening here. (It’s full of nudity, which makes no sense because the series itself has no nudity at all.) So here’s krisiyelle00’s AMV, which focuses on Yuu and Hime as a couple and is therefore a better video option anyway.
My hypothetical girlfriend is not a morning person, mostly because her imaginary dreams are something that imaginary reality can’t quite live up to.
“A cover song”
I could say something about songs that people don’t even realize are covers. A good example is “Fly Me to the Moon”; there is a very real chance that by now the 50 billion recordings associated with Neon Genesis Evangelion might have left some people unaware that song had prior existence. Okay, probably not too many; Frank Sinatra is still famous, and his version was even used by the Apollo program, becoming the first music heard on the moon. But did you know that Frank Sinatra’s version wasn’t the original either? The song was written by Bart Howard and first recorded by Kaye Ballard in 1954, 10 years before Sinatra.
Megumi Hayashibara’s version is a cover of a cover of a cover.
(uploaded by Miguel Concepcion)
There are bands that are all about covers. I really like Animetal and Animetal USA, who, as their names imply, do metal covers of anime songs.
Continue reading Song Challenge Day 23: A cover song
“A song you’re currently obsessed with”
I thought about various short-term obsessions, but ultimately decided to go with one that’s lasted long enough I can be sure it won’t change between now and the end of the challenge. (Several of the other songs I considered are my picks for other days.)
I first heard this song about three years ago, and I am still obsessed with it. The only reason I haven’t featured it in “Awesome Music Thursday” is because I wanted to save it for a special occasion. I have been known to listen to this song on a loop. When I feel really down and need to motivate myself, I listen to this song.
The song in question is “GONG” by JAM Project, the theme from The 3rd Super Robot Wars Alpha.
It doesn’t start at the very beginning of this video by InfringementMAN, but it has the lyrics.
Continue reading Song Challenge Day 19: Obsession
“A song that reminds you of summer”
Summer’s either already over or almost over depending on what country’s definitions of the seasons you use. Summer used to be my favorite season but most of the recent ones have been hot enough to make me impatient for autumn.
“Second Flight” by KOTOKO feels pretty summer-y to me. Of course being the opening of Onegai Twins (Please Twins) contributes to that, but it’s not just that. Seriously, the other videos of this song that mix in winter imagery of the characters just feel wrong.
(Warning: video contains brief nudity)
(uploaded by kebabu556(some kana))
Shin Getter Robo has probably become the most iconic Getter robot, while the Dinosaur Empire are still the most famous Getter antagonists. The only series that has both of them is Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo. And in addition to this ultimate match up of hot-blooded vs. cold-blooded (yes, I know, but nothing else is scientifically accurate either), it also even managed to make Texas Mack cool.
It also has a theme song by JAM project, which is always a good thing. “Energetic” would be an understatement; this song has too much high power, man!
(uploaded by dwa 324)
Both the series and the movie versions of Utena are very mindscrewy (Is that a word?), and not even in very similar ways. The dance scene at the start of this AMV is widely considered the best part of the movie, in no small part due to this song: Toki Ni Ai Wa by Masami Ouki.
(uploaded by williponcio)
King of Braves GaoGaiGar is the last and most popular anime installment in the “Yuusha” or “Brave” franchise. Actually, at the time it had lower TV ratings but higher DVD sales, indicating that it was more popular with adult fans than with kids. So its continuation, GaoGaiGar FINAL, was initially an OAV before being reworked into a TV series as well.
I only have one more thing to say about this:
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga GaoGaiGar!
(Uploaded by GaoGaiKIngTheGreat)
Continue reading Awesome Music Thursday: Yuusha Oh Tanjou!
Yeah, I already did Studio Megaane’s version of the song in this video, but here’s the original song, featured in what I’d consider a candidate for the best anime music video ever.
(uploaded by dwa324)
Both the song (HEATS) and the animation are from Getter Robo Armageddon, also known as Shin Getter Robo – Sekai Saigo no Hi (The Last Day of the World). The singer is Hironobu Kageyama, also known for the first Dragon Ball Z opening, Cha-La Head-Cha-La, and for being a founding member of JAM Project.