The song I liked when I was younger is Itooshi Hito no Tame ni (いとおしい人のために) by Satou Akemi (佐藤 朱美), which is the opening theme song of the reverse harem fantasy series Fushigi Yuugi (ふしぎ遊戯).
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I remember watching Fushigi Yuugi as a small girl, and I now suspect that it was one of the great corruptors of my childhood innocence. I can’t believe my parents let me watch this series! Not that I’m complaining now. I’m thankful that I get to watch this classic shoujo anime as a kid.
Whenever I hear the first strings of Itooshi Hito no Tame ni back when I was a kid, I instantly ran to the TV and forbade anyone who dare change the channel. They usually ended up watching the anime with me. I also remember that whenever there was a mature scene (like Tamahome & Miaka doing it, you know), my parents would just cover my eyes until the scene was over. No harm done. I could still clearly hear what was happening, and sometimes their hands weren’t covering my eyes well that I could still peek through between their fingers. That was as far as their censorship went. Now before you accuse my family of poor parenting, I would like to say that I grew up an awesome and mature human being (wink, wink), so basically that gives you no right or whatsoever to judge their parenting style.
Moving on, Itooshi Hito no Tame ni will always have a special place in my heart. As a kid, I didn’t really understand the lyrics of the song, but I understood and marvelled at its ethereal quality even at that time. Now that I’m an adult, I still think that it’s a beautiful song. It never fails to make me nostalgic whenever I hear it. Sometimes when my body & mind are both relaxed, and I’m in a quiet place; I get goosebumps listening to this song.
Now you know that Itooshi Hito no Tame ni by Satou Akemi is the song I liked (well, I still like it now) when I was younger. What’s yours?
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