Monkey Majik’s Nurarihyon no Mago Intro EP

Music Post!
Peeps who are regulars to my blog will begin to notice that I’m slowly but surely getting back on the ani-music track again after shafting it aside for a while. Here’s another pick from the recent music releases.

CD Title: Nurarihyon no Mago Intro EP
Artist(s): Monkey Majik
Release Date: 24-Nov-2010

If you missed out on Nurarihyon no Mago’s 1st intro theme song ‘Fast Forward‘ when it was released as an album track on Monkey Majik‘s ‘Best -10 years & Forever‘ album back in July, fret not. The song is re-released alongside the anime’s 2nd OP song ‘Sunshine‘ on an EP single titled ‘Nurarihyon no Mago Intro EP‘. The EP also featured the TV edits of both songs as well as their instrumental versions. Yup, that’s about it really. Ok, maybe not. I wanted to add on to that actually. I didn’t like ‘Sunshine‘ as much as I like ‘Fast Forward‘. It’s the weaker of the two themes and I thought it was less suited for the 2nd opening. The song (both the full version & TV edit) is unexciting to begin with. The cheerful but mellower tone of the melody exudes a *citrusy* feeling which doesn’t fit in with the overall animation sequence. Maybe it work as a theme for Rikuo coming to terms his dual self and being comfortable around his friends but as an intro theme, it whimpered. It’s like they stick a random j-pop song in there and hope that it works all the way through but nay! ‘Fast Forward’ will always be the better OP song. It’s catchier and has got a stronger tempo that matched the intro sequence which in turn, generate excitement. And that is something that ‘Sunshine’ failed to do. (_O_)

Take your pick…

OP2 ‘Sunshine’

OP1 ‘Fast Forward’ (mirrored version) xD

Catalog No.: AVCH-78021
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1
Like it, Buy it: cdjapan, yesasia

01. Sunshine
02. Fast Forward
03. Sunshine(TV ver.)
04. Fast Forward(TV ver.)
05. Sunshine(Instrumental)
06. Fast Forward(Instrumental)

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