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!)
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.