I met Chi.Ai earlier this week through her blog post, featuring her fan-art of ONE PIECE’s Trafalgar Law. Since I love Law so very very very very much, I unconsciously clicked at her post, and so began our correspondence. Below her fantastic fan-art of Law, she writes:
I love UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ’s cover of the Tagalog song Superhero by Filipino alternative rock band Rocksteddy. The music video is faithful to the song’s theme. The set is also great; very Filipino fantasy-like. The visual effects are captivating. Unlike their covers of Liwanag sa Dilim (Light in the Darkness) and Pinoy Ako (I’m a Filipino) where I prefer UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ’ versions over the original ones, I prefer the original version of Superhero by Rocksteddy this time. I just like the original’s more romantic musicality. Nevertheless, I still love UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ’s cover. I also prefer their awesome music video than the original’s, ahem, crappy visual effects.
Dragon Ball‘s first ever opening song is so nostalgic. It never fails to take me back to my childhood. Whenever I heard 掴もうぜ! ドラゴンボール (Tsukamou ze! Dragon Ball), I would immediately run in front of the TV and watch Dragon Ball. I would throw a tantrum whenever my parents tried to change the channel. My favourite part to sing along is: この世はでっかい宝島、そうさ今こそアドベンチャー! (kono yo wa dekkai takarajima, sou sa ima koso Adventure!). The song is very catchy, and I don’t think that I will ever tire of it. Many thanks to Kubiubo’s Cavern for uploading a copy to Youtube.
I love UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ’s cover of the Filipino song Narda by Kamikazee. It’s very energetic and cool; a posh version of the original. I must also say that Angel-Taka looks very sexy in the music video, even with the pink hair. Watch for youself.
ONE PIECE is, without a doubt, my number 1 favourite anime ever! We Are! is the anime’s first opening song, and I argue, the best theme song in the anime series. It just embodies everything the series is about: fun piracy, friendship, and the pursuit of dreams. It is also very catchy. Kitadani Hiroshi sings very well, bringing energy and fun into the song. It will remain inside your head for a long time. I just love it! Many thanks to Nintendo Dark for uploading a copy of the anime OP into Youtube.
Seriously. Osaka Station’s water clock is A-MA-ZING! It doesn’t only show the time, but it can also create patterns such as flowers, musical notes, and so much more. It is deemed as 1 of the world’s most amazing clocks by popularmechanics.com (Click here to view post). I’ll never get bored watching this. How I wish we have one of these in the subways here in Canada. sigh Oh well, thank goodness for Youtube. Many thanks to ゴリモン (gorimon) for sharing the video.
I’ve never heard of the visual kei rock band UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ before, until I discovered that they are singing a cover of the Tagalog song Liwanag sa Dilim (Light in the Darkness) by the Filipino rock band Rivermaya. As a Filipino-Canadian, I’m very familiar with Rivermaya, so a Japanese rock band singing their song intrigued me. This intrigue turned to interest when I learned that UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ is covering Filipino songs to raise support for the victims of the deadly typhoon Yolanda (known as typhoon Haiyan to the rest of the world).