Music you can’t stop listening to: THERE IS A REASON [“Music Week”: Day 7]

Welcome to the last day of “Music Week”. This means that from here on out, you won’t be seeing too much of this series. After all, I have other posts that I have to get to too. Before you begin reading the rest of this post, however, I would like for you to know the existence of the double post that was made in order to make up for yesterday’s lack of posts–A lovely collaboration post. You can read the exact details here.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the music this time. What would I have selected to end off this “Music Week”? What could be a good song to share on this day that, to some degree, means farewell for these type of posts?
Thinking that for day and night, I thought of the perfect song. One that will make up for my slightly lacking of sincerity 50 followers post. One that will convey my feelings for you readers better than just a simple thank you.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you…<<THERE IS A REASON>>, the theme song for the No Game No Life Movie, No Game No Life: Zero.


Song name: THERE IS A REASON [Konomi Suzuki]

Anime: No Game No Life: Zero (MAL)

 

Since this particular MV cuts away some parts of the music…I feel obliged to give you the option to listen to the song in full. However, PLEASE support the artist by buying the full song here if you like it: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1251312573?l=en

 

 

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Music you can’t stop listening to: Donna Hoshizora yori mo, Donna Omoide yori mo [“Music Week”: Day 5]

Day 5! And…today is one of the more special days! Why? Because it’s Friday! For anyone who is over the age of 5 really, you would know the importance of Friday. Well, if you are reading this post, you definitely are over 5 years old!(I hope…)

Well, anyways, what’s the special song I have lined up for this special day?
It’s <<Donna Hoshizora yori mo, Donna Omoide yori mo>> from Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.! Did this come as a shock to anyone? Well, I’m here to bring justice to this song that was as underrated as its anime source!


Song name: Donna Hoshizora yori mo, Donna Omoide yori mo [Aira Yuuki]

Anime: Imouto Sae Ireba Ii (MAL)

I couldn’t find any official MVs, nor vevos…so we are going to have to stick with a “pirated” video for this. Please support the artist by buying the song here!

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Music you can’t stop listening to: Dakara, Hitori Janai [“Music Week”: Day 4]

Now it’s Day 4! I hope that Day 3 have made you happy, since it was the middle of the week and all. Well, today, I’ve got a very good song to share, as always.

Which song is it? That would be <<Dakara, Hitori Janai>> from Boku no Hero Academia season 2. Unlike <>, I wouldn’t say this song is full of happiness. It’s actually way different from the simple, happy-go-lucky type of song you would imagine it out to be.

Either way, this song was fantastic, and one that you won’t get bored of hearing.


Song name: Dakara, Hitori Janai [Little Glee Monster]

Anime: Boku no Hero Academia S2 (MAL)

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Music you can’t stop listening to: Flyers [“Music Week”: Day 3]

Day 3, and are you ready for even more good music you can’t stop listening to? Well, as I’m writing this, I’ve actually just finished writing the <<Flashback>> post so…
I’m totally ready! What’s the music this time?

What else can it be but the OG in terms of catchy songs? It has to be <<Flyers>> from Death Parade, of course. Before I begin my speech about its awesomeness, however, I have to share the basic information first!
*And hey, I know it’s the middle of the week, so I purposely picked this song to make everyone happier! Thank me later 🙂


Song name: Flyers[BRADIO]

Anime: Death Parade (No review yet so MAL!)

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Music you can’t stop listening to: Flashback [“Music Week”: Day 2]

Second day of the “Music Week”, and I just can’t wait to share this song. I’m sure that if you have read my recent posts, especially the ones about the anime from this current season, there is one song I just can’t stop praising. Which song is it?

<<Flashback>> from Kokkoku of this season, of course! This song has just thoroughly brainwashed me through and through, and even till this day, YouTube won’t stop recommending it to me.

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Please stop recommending this to me, every time I see this, I have to go play the full version of the song at least twice!

And of course, combined with the amazing opening animations, this song became one that I just cannot skip.


Song name: Flashback[MIYAVI vs KenKen]

Anime: Kokkoku (MAL)

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Music you can’t stop listening to: database feat.TAKUMA(10-FEET) [“Music Week”: Day 1]

“Music Week” is starting! To start off this week filled with nothing but music posts promoting one music after the other to brainwash you, we have a song that influenced an entire franchise. What can it be?

What else can it be but Man with a Mission’s <<database>>! Being the only opening song to the entire Log Horizon series, this is one song that gets overused and yet remains brainwashingly nice.


Song name: database feat.TAKUMA(10-FEET) [Man with a Mission]

Anime: Log Horizon (No reviews yet so MAL!)
Opening song for both seasons

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Music you can’t stop listening to: Kyouran Hey Kids!!

Second edition of this series, and now we are moving onto one of the most loved songs to come out of anime: Kyouran Hey Kids!!. Personally, it also happens to be one of my favourite songs and I never ever skip the song whenever it pops up.


 

Song name: Kyouran Hey Kids!![THE ORAL CIGARETTES]

Anime: Noragami Aragoto (No reviews yet so MAL!)
Opening song

 


Now then, while playing the music from the music video above, let’s just analyse how good this song actually is.

Kyouran Hey Kids!! is probably one of the large part of why Noragami Aragoto was so good. It was so outstanding that you can’t really make a review of Noragami Aragoto without mentioning how good the opening song was, and praise the heck out of it.

The song itself drops a bomb on you from the get go. With the starting beat, which is strangely very compelling and makes you perk up instantly, THE ORAL CIGARETTES have already gotten your attention.

And it is this attention that they instantly make use off. With the opening phrase “Tonight, we honour the hero!” your ears are instantly assaulted(well, better worded as “treated to a meal of”) by the lead singer’s amazing soft yet powerful voice, followed by a guitar solo that is simply amazing.

After the introduction however, it only gets better. With the lead singers great voice singing coupled with the enchanting background track, you will find yourself drawn in like bee to honey. (in this case, it’s weeb to anisong, HA! I’m so funny)

And before you realised it, you would have shouted “Kurotte hey kids!” along with the singer. Well, at least I do. Another very catchy line in this song would be “Just wanna hold your hands”, which I won’t fail to sing along with.

And lastly, I don’t think I’ve complimented the guitar track enough. One of the biggest reasons why this song gets so catchy so fast is in a large part due to how good the guitar track is.

When you reached the end of the song, you will find yourself wanting to press that replay button so badly just to hear the great song all over again. Do it. Give in to your innermost desires and let your ears enjoy themselves. Come over to the dark side!

Well, another reason why this song is just so great is how much replayability it has. I don’t think I will ever get tired of hearing this song, and for literally no reason at all. Every time I hear it, I automatically perk up and my efficiency in whatever I do probably increases at least twofold(as I’m writing this post, I’m listening to the song over and over :P), and it just never gets old.

Let’s just talk about how much of a beast this song is in terms of popularity.

With over 25 million views on YouTube alone and the view count still steadily increasing despite the song being 2 years old, we can see just how popular this song is.

Well, THE ORAL CIGARETTES as a band is undeniably great afterall, as you will find out if you went to check out their other songs, such as Tonari Au for Sakurada Reset. Their songs are always great no matter the occasion, and I believe you will think so too after you finish listening to them.

Well, I’ll leave you guys alone for now, so you can go ahead and press on that replay button 😉 Careful of the time, as time really flies by when you listen to this song.

Oh right, this song is also made even better if you enjoy the context of it being the opening song for Noragami Aragoto. The talks about hero and the likes is just like Yato(I am a firm Yatonite) and just makes the song all the more enjoyable if you view it together with the opening animations from Noragami Aragoto.

Music you can’t stop listening to: Kanashii Ureshii

Sneak attack!

Brand new series of posts with absolutely no warning! Haha! Caught you guys by surprise!

…I hope.

Anyways, I actually had the idea to do this series since forever, which is why I didn’t really give any signs of me wanting to do this, except for how much I like listening to anime songs I suppose.
This will be a series that will be focused on highlighting various music that came out of anime, and/or used in anime before. Especially good ones that will make you press on replay over and over.

In this first edition, we will of course showcase the brainwashingly nice music from last season: Kanashii Ureshii.


 

Song name: Kanashii Ureshii [ Frederic]

Anime: Koi to Uso

Opening song

 


I… really don’t have much to say. In fact, if you are playing the music video as you are reading this post, you would probably already feel for yourself just how powerful this song is.

The background beats, the guitar playing, and the overall voice of the lead singer, are all so good.

The best part of it is just how catchy it is. Simple chorus with the sounds of “Kanashii, kanashii, kanashii~” “Ureshii, ureshii, ureshii~” means that even non-Japanese speakers like me can sing along even without deep knowledge of the language, and the clap along that started only made it even catchier.

As a result, throughout the song, you will find yourself more…and more…. and more brainwashed, until you start to physically jam along with the song. The power of music is strong here, and it can be seen clearly with just how much views this particular music video has as of the time of writing: 5 million. For a music video that was only released 5 months ago, this is insane, especially considering how this is a Japanese music video, limiting its viewership even further.
Well, this fact can probably be explained by just how many times you will naturally press on the replay button: I myself am guilty of pressing that button at least 5 times, and pressing on the video more than 20 times.

Frederic’s songs have always been pretty unique, and his voice is so as well. Somehow, I just find myself drawn into his semi-metallic voice. I’m sure you will understand if you listen to his other songs.

Anyways, hopefully you enjoyed the music as much as I did, and remember to tune in next time for more Music that you can’t stop listening to.