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Thumb Thread AuthorGEshode
Thread TitleCurrent Favorite Song (especially J-Songs...^^) Icon English
Date Created05/17/2011 09:15

This is a thread I found on mangahelpers.com and I really love it, since I found a lot of good Japanese music through it. But since I don't want to reduce this thread only to Japanese music, any great song is fine. So just post a link to it and if you want to tell, why you like it.

At the moment I listen to quite a variety of songs. In different genres, different times. Some are classics, some are newer. Some in English some in Japanese or German. Well, here are some links to my current favorites (or the songs I listen to most lately):

Maaya Sakamoto - Magic number:Link
I especially like the kinda prelude, before the singing starts. I don't know why, but often I just like the music and the harmony between the sound of the voice and music, when I listen to Japanese songs, since I don't really understand the lyrics.

Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing:Link
Just love this song. For me it is almost a classic. Everytime I see, that Armageddon is running on TV, I am listening to this songs for hours...^^

Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand:Link
I actually like this song only because of the way "Barbara Streisand" is said and the "huhuhu" after that...^^ Often I like songs only because of the refrain or just because of one little detail in the song. As I do here.

Mads Langer - You´re Not Alone:Link
I like this song, because I really like the kinda accoustic sound in songs, especially if you hear the piano or guitar clearly, and sometimes a clear drumline is awesome for me, too.

I hope you enjoy the songs and also I hope that I will find some pearls in this thread...^^

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ShuriKenSS

I like this thread, so I think I´ll post something.

One of the songs I´m learning right now is JIKUU TRIP, interpreted by LAST ALLIANCE. I adore their songs, and this one has something (ahh, the chorus) that it´s simply amazing. It starts slowly, but it gets better. Here: Jikuu Trip

One more before going out. This one is from Redballoon, and the song is called Glory. This is more louder than Jikuu TRIP, but I like the general feel of this song: Glory

That´s all for now, I´ll be here again with more songs later.

05/17/2011 14:47 Quote | Report

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GEshode

I like the second song you posted.
The link to the first one sounded kinda off, but maybe it is just the version on youtube, that sounds off. I don't know...^^

05/17/2011 16:12 Quote | Report

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ShuriKenSS

Mm, well, I did´nt found a better video for Jikuu TRIP, but I leave this one instead: SPIRAL WORLD - Last Alliance

05/18/2011 15:14 Quote | Report

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GEshode

Now that is a great song. Love especially the music, since I can't understand the lyrics...^^

I just found a few other songs in my youtube favorites, I have listened to a lot, even if it was some time ago.

高橋 優 -「現実という名の怪物と戦う者たち」(Takahashi Yu - Genjitsu to Iu Na no Kaibutsu to Tatakau Mono Tachi; I found this romaji version on the web, so I have no idea, if it really reads it...^^): Link
I don't really know, why I like it, but I do. Came to it through the Bakuman anime. But I definitely like how clearly he sings, so that you can understand almost every word, even though I have no clue what they mean...^^

Love Song by Mariko Hamada 浜田真理子: Link
I really love this song, even if it is a lot more quiet than the music I listen to normally. But other music wouldn't really fit to the content of the lyrics, as far as I understand it. And I think I understand most of it.

05/18/2011 15:29 (edited 05/18/2011 19:37) Quote | Report

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GEshode

I really like SPIRAL WORLD - Last Alliance now. Thanks for the post Shuriken. I have been listening to it like the whole day...^^

05/18/2011 19:52 Quote | Report

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ShuriKenSS

Jeje, I´m glad you liked it. After all, that was the purpose of the thread, right?

I´ll post more later.

Edit:

Wow! I just listened to 現実という名の怪物と戦う者たち, and I like it. Good rythm, good song.

05/19/2011 12:52 (edited 05/19/2011 13:01) Quote | Report

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ShuriKenSS

Well, while I´m waiting approval, let´s post more good songs:

First, to songs from the band Glay, coming from their "Rare Collectives VOl 2" album. Seriously, the songs of that album are the rarest ones they have. One of them is BROTHEL CREEPERS, that is a bit louder than what they use to play, but it´s a good song. The other one is called DOSANKO SHIISAA, it´s a lot softer than the first one, but I like it for it´s rareness. Here: BROTHEL CREEPERS and DOSANKO SHIISAA (in the video, the title says "Galay", just don´t mind that).

Coming with two more from one of my favorites, a couple songs from Last Alliance, the first one is called PROMETHEUS, and it actualy speaks of the Prometheus from the greek myth. I love that song. The other one is called Musou Jidai (like "Dream Age", or something like that). I lova that song too, but this is little different from the general feeling of Prometheus. Here Prometheus (didn´t find a version that played as it should, but anyway) and Musou Jidai

And these two are for preserving the intention of this post, so the next songs are from a mexican band called "La Maldita Vecindad y Los Hijos del Quinto Patio" (long name, right?). They play ska music, mixed with other rythms. And being ska, they are songs of social critics. Hope you enjoy these as well. The first is called "Un poco de sangre" ("some blood") and talks about of a kid who works on the streets and gets killed by a car. The second one is called "No les creo nada" ("I don´t belive them") and speaks about how the media and the politicians always lie to keep the people controlled. Here Un poco de sangre and No les creo nada (this video intends to offend only the mexican politics)

Well, hope anyone who comes by enjoy these amazing songs.

05/19/2011 21:13 (edited 05/19/2011 21:28) Quote | Report

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Vyc

could we just rename it to the music thread and not specific to j-songs?

that being said, my favorite song on earth.

05/21/2011 07:07 Quote | Report

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Elanor Pam

My favorite songs usually change depending on my mood, but the following never stop being among the top:

Apocalyptica: Farewell. WARNING: WILL MAKE YOU CRY. Will also want to make you save the world in an epic way and then ascend to a superior plane of existance.

Theatre of Tragedy: A distance there is. WARNING: SHAKESPEARIAN ENGLISH. ALSO VERY LONG. It's basically a woman lamenting over piano and cello. It might make you cry, too. I like moving songs.

Nightwish: Sleeping Sun. This song introduced me to Nightwish years ago. It's just so beautiful and epic.

Tristania: A sequel of decay. A remnant of my teenage years. The other songs from this band didn't hold so well after a few years, but this one still stands out. I think the epic Vampire Hunter D AMV in this link helps.

Sarah Brightman: Where the lost ones go. I love Sarah Brightman and could post a shitton of songs by her, but I'll stick to this one because it reminds me of this one scene from the Violinist of Hameln manga. :P

Radiohead: Reckoner. I like Radiohead.

Alright, there are many others I like, but that's quite enough for now.

05/22/2011 17:27 Quote | Report

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GEshode

Here are two German songs, I really like. I hope you can enjoy them, even if you dn't understand the lyrics. But I think that it will work, since I enjoy Japanese music and I don't understand those lyrics...^^

Jupiter Jones - Still

Xavier Naidoo - Bitte hör' nicht auf zu träumen

06/15/2011 00:07 Quote | Report

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GEshode

Another great song, which I found through Scrubs:

Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark

06/27/2011 20:14 Quote | Report

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Aiwethryne

...Almost all I listen to are J-pop songs... >_> I just love these currently~

Akahitoha - Yamai
... It's supposed to be a Vocaloid song that is sung by Nico Nico Douga singers.

Tomoe Mami's Transformation Theme: NicoNico Cover
... Based on the insert in Mahou Shoujo MadokaMagica.

Alright! Heartcatch Pretty Cure (or Precure)!
... The opening for the seventh season of Pretty Cure~ Yeah, I love Heartcatch. =w=

D City Rock - We are Angels
... Mm. Yes. PSG.

Mizufuusen ~ Fujita Maiko
... I utterly LOVE this song and constantly play it on repeat. Fujita Maiko is one of my favorite singers.

Himitsu no Mori no Butoukai ~ Chikamori Kayako
... This song was different than most which play for otome visual novels. I found it pretty catchy.

Tenkuu no Canaria ~ Mizuki Nana
... The second OVA opening for Tales of Symphonia.

07/04/2011 01:20 Quote | Report

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GEshode

I just found this song in my Youtube favorites, so I have no idea how old it is:

Maaya Sakamoto - Bokutachi wo koi suru riyuu

As almost always with Japanese songs, I don't really know what she is singing about, but I just love it.

07/05/2011 19:51 Quote | Report

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GEshode

Himitsu no Mori no Butoukai ~ Chikamori Kayako
... This song was different than most which play for otome visual novels. I found it pretty catchy.

Tenkuu no Canaria ~ Mizuki Nana
... The second OVA opening for Tales of Symphonia.

I really like those two songs. Especially funny for me are the German sentences and names in the first vid, since some of the sentences aren't a 100% right, but looks really interesting. Also funny is, that it seems like they made a boy out of "Rotkäppchen"(あかずきん), which actually is a girl in the fairytale.
Is that the intro of a game? If so, what's its name and have you played it?

I like the second one, too. Since I played through the game Tales of Symphonia for GameCube, I am happy to hear that there is an OVA for it. Definitely have to look for that...^^

07/05/2011 20:08 (edited 07/05/2011 20:09) Quote | Report

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Aiwethryne

XDD The game is called Zettai Meikyuu Grimm. =w= And, yes~ That is the game's intro song. I've played the game, and while at first the protagonist was... pretty standard, she actually changed somewhat and grew on me~~ I enjoyed the game for the most part~

Yay~~ A person who has played a Tales game~ Yeah, the final arc of the OVA is due to come out some time. >w< Anyway, Mizuki Nana's voice range is just amazing, as she also voiced Colette.

07/05/2011 21:50 Quote | Report

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Teichan

I currently like the Opening to Steins;gate and Deadman wonderland :D.

07/06/2011 02:14 Quote | Report

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danluffey

"Shinagawa Shinjuu" by the band Ningen Isu is a good song, I think.

07/06/2011 23:15 Quote | Report

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GEshode

Just saw a commercial on TV with the following song and it reminded me on how much I loved to listen to it.

Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Hungriges Herz

Oh btw, it is in German...^^

07/11/2011 18:14 Quote | Report

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GEshode

Seems like no one is interested in music anymore...^^

Well, here are some songs, which I found, while I was looking through my old MP3-Player:

BoA - Eat you up

SEAMO feat. Ayuse Kozue - Honey Honey

SEAMO feat. BoA - Hey Boy, Hey Girl

08/05/2011 15:34 Quote | Report

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Orionaut

Right now I'm listing to the entire Xenoblade soundtrack. I bought it off Play-Asia for my birthday and it's A-MAY-ZING.

08/05/2011 20:24 Quote | Report

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GEshode

I am not listening at it regularly, but it is a great song, when you are out with your friends partying: LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem

08/08/2011 13:31 Quote | Report

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GEshode

I just found the following song, and it is awesome!!!

Yui - Good-bye days

Because of that song I found a bunch of other great songs by Yui...

08/12/2011 07:10 (edited 08/12/2011 13:39) Quote | Report

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Orionaut

Does anyone here know this existed?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZsbhRcLK7g

01/21/2012 11:15 Quote | Report

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Orionaut

I just found this on the fighting game forum Shoryuken and it's surprisingly good.
http://youtu.be/jW1-pN7pfsw

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