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While this may be old news, it’s still a thrill to see the illustrations for Adachi Mitsuru’s new title in Gessan called Mix. What’s awesome about this is it’s in many ways a sequel to Touch but since it’s happening 26 years after Tacchan’s Koushien win, it’s impossible that it is fully a sequel. Perhaps you can say that it’s part of the “Meisei” universe… those kind of things.
I can’t say much about this title as I have not read it yet. But Comic Natalie speculates that these two are brothers. I’m not so hot about this whole brotherly thing since I’m still affected by the shenanigans in Touch. However, I am more pleased that it looks like a catcher-pitcher team. At least I don’t have to worry about anyone dying. >_>) Soon. I dunno, there’s always someone who dies in an Adachi Mitsuru title.
This title’s running in Gessan starting this month in celebration of Gessan’s 3rd year anniversary. Is it me or Gessan’s the hip cool place for awesome new shounen titles?
Have you ever thought of something so different when you see a landscape drawn in manga?
Say for example, you saw this river from this page in Cross Game.
Would you honestly think of what happened next just by seeing this river?
Oricon posts news about the top 10 Anisons (Anime songs) sang in karaoke. I’m quite amused with the list and was surprised with what people have been singing in karaoke. So let me give you guys a run down if you are as guilty of singing these songs in karaoke just as much as the Japanese do
For the general category, here’s the top 10 songs sung in anime.
1. Touch from Touch
2. Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis (Cruel Angel’s Thesis) from Neon Genesis Evangelion
3. Cutie Honey from Cutie Honey
4. Sousei no Aquarion from Sousei no Aquarion
5. Moonlight Densetsu from Sailormoon
6. Get Wild from City Hunter
7. Hare hare yukai from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi
8. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA from Dragon Ball Z
Motteke! Sailor Fuku from Lucky Star
9. Bouken Desho Desho? from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi
If it’s gender specific, guys love singing the eva theme and touch. On the other hand, the girls love singing Touch and then the eva theme. Regardless of age group, all of them love singing the opening song of touch!
Now isn’t that amazing? What is it with this song that people really love that they keep on singing it in karaoke? Is it the memories evoked when they sing the song? That bitter feeling of love so close yet you cannot grasp? Or is it because of the song’s fun nature? Either way, a great song is a great song. To those who know the series, singing this song will definitely remind them of Miyuki’s love for Tacchan. For those who just love to sing karaoke, the song’s got great rhythm and is quite a challenge to sing for those who easily get tongue tied.
When I saw Touch, this was one of the songs that I wanted to sing so badly in karaoke, so much so that I believe I made Yue sing most of the song but she gave up by the second half. It was such a challenge that I try each and every time to sing this song this Karaoke until I finally nailed it. And it was such a nice and fun song to sing. I kind of feel like Miyuki when singing it. lol.
On the side though, the last four songs are quite amazing since those songs really were a hit because of their otaku following. I guess it followed through with the common folks.
How about you guys? What anime songs do you sing in Karaoke? Do you sing these songs too? In my list, I have Touch, Ai wo Torimodose (Hokuto no Ken), Kinnikuman Go Fight! (Kinnikuman), Gachaman no Uta (Gatchaman), Love Tropicana (Hale nochi Guu), Chichi wo moge (Gash Bell), Soramimi Cake (Azumanga Daioh), Pray (Gintama), and Bara wa utsukushikuchiru (Rose of Versailles). I’m still studying some songs for Karaoke like Odoru Aka-chan Ningen (NHK ni Yokoso). We’re kind of fortunate that in Manila, we have a karaoke bar that uses the Cyber!DAM karaoke system which has a lot of anime songs and Japanese songs. The best part is they’re quite updated too.
Touch by Adachi Mitsuru Published by Shogakukan Serialized in Shounen Sunday Touch. I got into Touch one afternoon where there was nothing I could do but watch some free videos online. It was considered as the highest rated anime ever. It is so popular that it's an institution. It is, as some have noted, a classic among all manga stories. According to my friend's mother, it was so popular in Japan that TV stations looked for girls like Minami. Koushien became the most popular sports event over the summer. And the manga turned Adachi Mitsuru as the premier mangaka of the 80s. In short, it was the series of the decade. Years later, a stale lunch, natsu anison, a visit to Manga Kissa 10, and a random curiosity caused me to grab the series from the shelf. So what was it in Touch that touched the hearts of many Japanese? Well... Koko de touch. lol. ^^;;Read more