Gundam 00 Movie ‘A wakening of the Trailblazer‘ premieres in theaters across Japan this Sat i.e. Sept-18. So it’s perfect timing for the release of UVERworld‘s latest single titled ‘Qualia‘. That’s because the single’s title track is the featured outro theme for the said movie. ‘Qualia’ is also UVERworld’s 16th single to date.
I’m sure Gundam 00 fans have been watching the available official film trailers to death in anticipating the movie release. To add to the hype, both OP and ED themes have now been released. The OP song ‘Tozasareta Sekai‘ by The Black Horn was earlier released on Aug-04 and most recently, the ED theme ‘Qualia‘ by non other than UVERworld is out! Why do I get the feeling that the movie is going to have a bittersweet ending? The song seems to reinforce that uncertain vibe with a retrospective feel to the melody and mood. Takuya has the knack for singing soulful rock ballads and sing it well in his UVERworld style, of course. This one is rather likable. Is it better than ‘Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi‘ the band’s first tie-in with Gundam 00 anime? I have to say it’s hard to top ‘Hakanaku’ which is my favourite of the two OP songs from Gundam 00’s Season 2.
The regular edition of this single also features two other songs. Track 2 ‘Wakaki Furu Enetelechy‘ is the theme song for PSP game ‘The Last Ranker’. Weird title befitting the uptempo rock song with the band’s typical musical sound and unusual meandering melody. The 3rd new song on the B-side is called ‘Ultimate‘. This song is one of those half rap-rock song that UVERworld is known for. It’s the rockiest track on the single but I just couldn’t get use to the melody which made me like it the least. I kinda like track 2 more. Well, check out the single for yourselves.
01. Qualia** ~ Outro Theme to Mobile Suit Gundam 00 film ‘A wakening of the Trailblazer’
02. Wakaki Furu Enetelechy** ~ Theme song to PSP Game ‘The Last Ranker’
::Gundam 00 ‘Awakening of The Trailblazer’ 4th Official Trailer::
You can hear snippets of ‘Qualia’ playing in the background
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