I love weekends!

June 27, 2008 at 7:52 pm | Posted in Anime, Everything Else, Music | 2 Comments
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Ah… one week done, two more to go… one third of the way through… it feels pretty good 🙂
I really do love weekends. And I guess in the summertime you forget to really appreciate them because for some of you, everyday in the summer is like a weekend! It’s pretty annoying especially when my sisters remind me as they ask me “Oh, what day is it?” and I’m thinking, “How can they not know what day it is?!?!” but then I realize “Oh yeah, they’re not really doing anything so they don’t really need to know.” Alright, I know I’m a total hypocrite because I do sometimes forget what day it is (especially on vacation) but sometimes I think they just do it on purpose to tease me (if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m the youngest of my siblings). But yeah, weekends are awesome. Those two and a half days… (yes, I count half of friday)
Anyway, I’m in the mood for a song. (I love being in the mood for random stuff lol)
Here is Blue Bird by Ikimono Gakari.
http://mp3space.com/stream.php?id=93094
You can find the lyrics and partial translations here.
Kay… the song is up.. but some ppl say it’s slow loading? Anyway, it’s worth the wait 🙂
You might recognize it since it’s the latest opening for Naruto Shippuuden. (man… there are so many ways to spell that… oh well, I’m picking this way.) It is an awesome song. I love the blue-ness (did you guess that?) and her voice is very pretty. From the two songs I know from this group (the other one being Hanabi which is a Bleach opening song), I think this group is really good. I guess this just further proves that my favourite songs are anime openings and endings. I can’t help it!
On a random sidenote, while looking for this song, I found out that Yuna Ito (Reira from the Nana movies) did a duet with Celine Dion? What the…? If you wanna check it out, here’s the video. Apparently, it’s old too. (well, a year, but that’s old enough). That’s just kinda… weird… I mean it’s cool! But… I just think that’s a really weird combination. Don’t you think?

Random Quote: When the coffee’s first rate, so is everything else. – Andrew Waltfeld, Gundam SEED

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Newest Favourite Song – Lonely in Gorgeous

June 17, 2008 at 3:20 pm | Posted in Anime, Music, Recommendations and Reviews | Leave a comment
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By Tommy February6

The lyrics and an english translation can be found here.

This song is also the opening theme song for the anime, Paradise Kiss, written by Yazawa Ai. You may also know her from another series, Nana, whose manga is still ongoing. (although it might end pretty soon…)

I LOVE this song! lol It’s just so good and too cool for words. Hmm, I’m starting to wonder because I notice that a lot of the songs I start to really like are anime openings and endings. Is it because I hear them more often? Oh well. That doesn’t change the fact that this is a great song that has an amazing beat. Tomoko Kawase (Tommy’s real name) has such a seductive voice that really fits the song. My only criticism (if it can even be called one) is that it’s so powerful that I feel sad and lonely after listening to it! But I still love it. And when I think about the lyrics, it fits the show really well. How do they always get songs that work so well the the show they’re being used for? It’s a mystery to me, but one that I’m not complaining about. 🙂

I guess while I’m on the subject of Paradise Kiss, I might as well say that this show was really good. Even though it got quite condensed at the end (like 8 manga chapters in one episode), it was still well done. I have read the manga as well, and I thought that it was great too, but now, I’m starting to get worried for Nana. Paradise Kiss was kind of left open-ended (at least for me!), especially with the time skip at the end, and Nana has a long time skip going on right now. I’m wondering whether Nana will also be left open-ended, since it is rumoured to finish in a few chapters… (probably ending at 77 or 78, which is symbolic if you had read the manga or watched the anime) Since they’re both by the same author, are they going to have similar endings…?

Either way, these are both great series and I hope I’ll find more of them!

Oh, and yes, I did spell ‘favourite’ with a ‘u’. You got a problem with that? No? Didn’t think so.

My song rating: 9.5/10

Random Quote: With each passing day, the world finds new and exciting ways to kill a man. – Balthier, Final Fantasy XII.

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