Cheer Song

May 23, 2008

  Haru wa te wo furi hohoende,
  Natsu wa jounetsu wo furimaite,
  Kisetsu wa utsuri kawatte,
  Aki wa fuyu ga tomodachi
 
Another one of my favourite anime karaoke songs is Cheer Song, from the ending theme of the series Beyblade. One good obvious reason is because this song is easy for me to sing. Nothing else. Okay, maybe because the song also does sound good itself but mainly it’s quite easy and relaxing on my vocal cords. No strenuous and taxing high pitch and sustaining lines.
 
  Kaiketsu dekinai koto tte,
  Shinrai yuujou aijou kanjou
 
The song is sung by system-B and the singer himself sounds like as though he is singing through his nasal and in a ‘sleepy and lazy’ way. Because of that, I think I sound quite close to the singer whenever I sing (emphasis is on ‘I think’). Basically the entire song sounds just like that but luckily for me, there are background vocals to back me up, which makes the singing experience more enjoyable.
 
  Donna toki demo kumo wa nagareteru,
  Itsudatte onaji sora wa nai,
  Ruisen takamatte ochiru shizuku datte,
  Kanashii wake dake ja nai
 
Just like the title of this song, the lyrics is mainly about trying to cheer one up when one is feeling down and gloomy. Since life isn’t a bed of roses, there are good times and there are definitely bad times. What’s important is not to lose hope and look forward to the future. Sounds easy? Well, let me sing this song again first. Though I must say that I’m having a little trouble with my timing somewhere in the second verse and second bridge. I seem to either say the words too fast or too slow. Other than that, I’m okay.
 
  Yuuki wo dashite kotoba ni shite miru,
  Saa tabidatou kibou no machi e,
  Yakusoku datte kanarazu kanau sa,
  It’s gonna be a clear day
 
I kinda noticed that the animation for the tv series just shows the main character, Takao, sitting on a top as it just slowly spins round and round and round. Nothing much happening unless there’s one point where Takao nearly fell off but manages to get his balancing act together. Also the entire lyrics for this tv version is in hiragana and katakana writing and there is no kanji words in sight.
 
  Sensou datte itsuka naku naru sa,
  Sou omoeba kitto sou naru,
  Guuzen kasanatte okiru dekigoto mo,
  Sore wa imi aru koto
 
When the song reaches its finishing lines, it kinda reminded me of a Christmas song because of all the bells ringing as the music starts to fade away. But I think this song is fit for all occasions. Rain or shine. And I’m glad that I’m happy singing it. Isn’t it such a cheerful song?
 
  Yuuki wo dashite…
  Yakusoku datte…
  It’s gonna be a clear day…
 
Beyblade

Fighting Spirits

February 3, 2006

  Yume oikakete tatakai tsuzukerou,
  Ai to yuuki to yuujou,
  Kono BUREEDO wa ore no bunshin,
  Chikara no kagiri moeru maware Burning Soul
 
That’s the opening lines of Fighting Spirits, which is also the opening theme song for the anime Beyblade. Singing this song requires quite a powerful voice. That is, loud and commaning kind of voice.
 
  Hitori bocchi ja dekinai, koto omae ga ireba yareru,
  Kono sekai no hate made mo ore to isshou ni ikou
 
So, you’ve guessed it. I tried my hands at singing this song. Although I didn’t sound like the real thing (really really far from it), somehow I enjoyed singing this song eventhough I don’t have the required voice. Maybe I should record my own singing and hear how it actually sounds like. Hmmm…
 
  Shiseijuu wa, ai no ASURIITO,
  Kagayake me wo samase, Yomigaere!
 
Perhaps, I’m improving a little. Since I’ve been singing this song quite a while already. Anybody care to attend a little ‘testing session’? Hehehe. Oh well, still needs more practice and polishing up to do.
 
  Sora kakete koi ore no ENERUGII,
  Ima tachi agare seijuu,
  Subete no teki wo uchi taosu tame,
  Minna no kiboudaite kakerou Shining Soul
 
SHINING SOOOOOOOOOOUUUUULLLLLLLL……. *sigh* That didn’t sound right. Back to the drawing board.

Beyblade

December 2, 2005

This is another one of those bishounen animes where the main characters are all males. Beyblade falls under the anime category of sports type. Well, the kind where they mix sports with a little bit of futuristic elements. It’s basically team-based top-spinning but the tops aren’t the ordinary kind of tops. Once the tops are unleashed in the ring, they can produce some ‘terror-merror’ attacking powers, like some dragon or a phoenix or tiger kind of thing (I believe they’re called bit beasts). Since each team has 4 members, as usual, each members also specialises in certain areas like weight disk and blade base (sorry, I don’t know what’re these terms, just ripped them off from some source, sorry). So we focus on these 4 young Beyblade Masters wanna-be, Takao, Kai, Rei and Max (plus that professor Kenny who doesn’t participates but provides support in terms of the improving/upgrading/fix the weaknesses of the blades and other blade technical related stuffs), who goes around the world participating in tournaments and championships to become the world’s best Beybladers. Of course they became the world’s number 1 at the end (caught a little glimpse of the ending, hehe) and I recalled everybody whom they’ve beaten wanted to challenge them (in a good way of course) again. Ah well, not really my kind of anime, but just watched enough to know.