July 6, 2010

Toku Music Showcase 4

For now on, I'm just going to do these whenever I feel like it.

Anyway, for this Toku Music Showcase, this is a song to a series that I've recently found out about and am currently watching. The series is called Madan Senki Ryukendo (Which translates out to Magic Bullet Chronicles Ryukendo). And yes, it is subbed.

I've only watched three episodes as I'm writing this but let me just say that it's pretty decent. I mean, it's not better than Kamen Rider and Sentai, but at least it's something good. Also, did you know that the series had lower ratings compared to Kamen Rider and Sentai, but survived its full run because of superior toy sales? Well, now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

Now that I got that out of the way, let's get to the song. This show had two opening themes, but I'm referring to the first, which is simply called "Madan Senki Ryukendo".

The song is performed by Hiroshi Kitadani, who is on the anison group, JAM Product, as well as performed two of the ending themes for Kamen Rider Ryuki, "Boundless Life" and "Revolution". This guy lends his vocals for a kick-ass song. I mean, I immediately fell in love with this song the first time I heard. It has an awesome tempo and lyrics, and it always feels like a rush of energy. Plus, Hiroshi is a great singer. This song is what motivated me to watch Ryukendo. That's the power of theme songs. They make you want to check out shows you never heard of. At least that applies to me lol.

So, as for the series, I guess I would suggest it. Like I said, I've only seen three episodes, so you be the judge. As for the song, just awesome.

Look forward to another Toku Music Showcase... when I feel like it.

Man Dies During Twlight

It says here that a man died while watching the recent entry into the Twilight film series, "Eclipse".

Police said they were treating the death as unexplained, but not suspicious, The New Zealand Herald reported.

The man's body was found at a theatre in the capital Wellington about 8.30pm (local time) last night at the conclusion of the vampire film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

The man, who was described by police as a "transient" who traveled throughout the country, appeared to have attended the 6pm screening alone.

An autopsy will be carried out tomorrow to determine the cause of death.

Police said the man was found slumped forward in his chair at the conclusion of the film and that a staff member initially thought he was asleep.

A member of security checked on the man and the emergency services were called, but they were unable to revive him.

I didn't know the movie was THAT bad. You know, I really feel sorry for his family and friends. Death by Twilight: one of the cruelest ways to die. I don't know what's worse: Just seeing the movie or that it was the last movie you saw before you died. Really makes you think, doesn't it?