Anime OP/ED Singles Nov Roundup – Part 2


Music Post! featuring Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) OP Single, Kuchu Buranko (Trapeze) OP/ED Single, Kimi ni Todoke ED Single, Asura Cryin’ 2 OP/ED Single and Seiken no Blacksmith OP/ED Singles.



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Yay! tBP’s back with a Part 2 roundup of November anime OP/ED Singles releases and this bunch has got some nice mix of stuff.  To sum up, among the likable ones are Suga Shikao‘s new song ‘Hajimari no Hi’ and Denki Groove‘s ‘Upside Down’, both of which I like immensely. Chara‘s new songs are worth listening to as well. She has a rather unique voice, kinda like Yuki but slightly raspy.  Also included in the roundup are Asura Cryin’2 OP/ED themes performed by Japanese pop duo ‘angela‘ and Seiken no Blacksmith’s OP/ED Singles performed by Mayumi Gojo and V.A, Aki Toyosaki. Between Asura Cryin’2′s offerings and Seiken no Blacksmith’s, I prefer angela’s OP/ED contributions. Blacksmith’s ED sounds like it is performed by fictional anime moe-girly band ‘Sakura-kou Keionbu’…ya, no kidding. As of now, I had enough of K-ON! dominated songs. So then, scroll down below and check out the singles for yourself.
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CD Title: Hajimari no Hi feat. Mummy-D
Artist: Suga Shikao
Date Release: 25-11-2009

Suga’s latest single ‘Hajimari no Hi‘ is also the intro theme to TV anime ‘Tegami Bachi‘ aka ‘Letter Bee‘. If you like the catchy TV-sized OP version (I know I do), then you’ll like the full version which I might add, is slightly different with the inclusion of the ‘rap’ bits by Mummy-D. Who’s that, you ask? He’s the guy from Rhymester who in turn did the brilliant, funky OP for ‘Ayakashi’. Hajimari no Hi is certainly one of the better OPs from Fall and is in my Top 5 list.

Catalog No.: AUCL-14
Label/Distributor: Sony Music Entertainment
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1
Source: cdjapan, yesasia

Tracklist:
01. はじまりの日 feat.Mummy-D **
02. 俺たちファンクファイヤー Oretachi Funk Fire **
03. ネコさん
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CD Title: Upside Down
Artist: Denki Groove
Date Release: 18-Nov-2009

Here’s another one of the Fall OP/ED Single that I strongly favor. It’s the intro and outro themes to weird arty TV anime ‘Kuchu Buranko‘. Denki Groove lives up to its name by coming up with a couple of groovy, funky, disco-pop songs that fitted in with the psychedelic animation visuals. Both ‘Upside Down‘ and ‘Shangri-La (Y.Sunahara 2009 Remodel)‘ are darn addictive to listen to and can easily get stuck in your head. Highly enjoyable and recommended!

Catalog No.: KSCL-1497
Label/Distributor: Sony Music Entertainment
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 2
Source: cdjapan, yesasia

Tracklist:
01. Upside Down **
02. Shangri-La (Y.Sunahara 2009 Remodel) **
03. やりすぎコージーOP **
04. Upside Down ~TV Version
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CD Title: Kataomoi
Artist: Chara
Date Release: 18-Nov-2009

Among the better outro themes from Fall is Chara’s ‘Kataomoi‘. Chara’s distinctive vocals might take a bit of getting use to if you’ve never listen to her songs before. Aside from that, ‘Kataomoi’ has a nice slow melody which makes for a lovely sentimental tune. I also love the b-side track titled ‘Genki wo Dashite‘ which has a country sound to it. Nice and relaxing kind of song.

Catalog No.: UMCK-5259
Label/Distributor: Universal Music
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1
Source: cdjapan, yesasia

Tracklist:
01. 片想い Kataomoi **
02. 元気を出して Genki wo Dashite **
03. 片想い (Instrumental)
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CD Title: TV Anime Asura Cryin’ 2 Intro Theme ‘Alternative
Artist: angela
Release Date: 18-Nov-2009

I wasn’t sure if this was better than ‘Spiral’ (Season 1′s OP) but after a few more listens, I definitely prefer ‘Alternative‘. Same goes for Asura Cryin’ 2′ outro theme ‘Kanata no Delight‘. I like it better than ‘Link’. I’m not so into this single though as I hardly listen to stuff from Japanese pop duo ‘angela’ who performed these songs.

Catalog No.: KICM-1292
Label/Distributor: King Records
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1
Source: cdjapan, yesasia

Tracklist:
01. オルタナティブ Alternative **
02. 彼方のdelight **
03. オルタナティヴ(off vocal version)
04. 彼方のdelight(off vocal version)
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CD Title: TV Anime Seiken no Blacksmith OP “Justice of Light
Artist: Mayumi Gojo
Release Date: 18-Nov-2009

Hmm…Cheesy, cliche titled intro theme tune. The anime is alright but the theme tune ‘Justice of Light’ did not appeal to me. Gojo Mayumi sounds like she’s trying too hard to sound forceful and it didn’t quite come out right. However, she sounds more natural singing the b-side track ‘Nakisou ni Naru’. Overall, this single is not quite my cup of tea.

Catalog No.: COCC-16317
Label/Distributor: Columbia Music Entertainment
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1
Source: cdjapan, yesasia

Tracklist:
01. JUSTICE of LIGHT **
02. 泣きそうになる Nakisou ni Naru **
03. JUSTICE of LIGHT(off vocal)
04. 泣きそうになる(off vocal)
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CD Title: TV Anime Seiken no Blacksmith ED : Miracle Happy Day
Artist: Lisa (CV: Aki Toyosaki)
Date Release: 18-Nov-2009

This sounds too much like a K-ON! number. Even the character designs looked like they came from K-ON!. Ah am not gonna say much more or else I’ll bore viewers with my rambling. :-P Like it, get it…that’s all.

Catalog No.: COCC-16318
Label/Distributor: Columbia Music Entertainment
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1
Source: cdjapan, yesasia

Tracklist:
01. みらくるハッピーディ Miracle Happy Day **
02. 雨のち晴れときどきトキメキ Ame nochi Hare Tokidoki Tokimeki **
03. みらくるハッピーディ(off vocal)
04. 雨のち晴れときどきトキメキ(off vocal)

Thus endeth Part 2 of my November OP/ED singles roundup. (/^_^)/

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