Question of the Weeb: Anime music, your imagination Vs. Reality

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Whenever you are hearing a song from an Anime, Drama or even hearing some Japanese band (or any other band for that matter) there are times when you hear a song that has you humping and bumping, and you can feel in your heart that even if you can´t understand the song, it has a good rhythm or a good voice or good composition and basically you get to like it.

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On Anime songs I came to like, obviously, a lot of Saint Seiya Songs, although a song that took me by surprise and became one of my favorites in recent memory it has to be “Raise your Flag” by Man with a Mission:

Which when I heard the song with subtitles it had some really cool lyrics, and came to like the song even more!... I can´t say that I am a Man with a Mission fan; but I can say that they are highly talented and I love the already mentioned song.

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In contrario sensu, there was the moment when I came to realize that J-Pop music is basically the same as the regular Pop (which there are songs that I like BTW), and It came thanks to the OVA of “Listen to me, Girls. I am your Father!” and the Ending song. I mean the series was a dramatic one, with some warming heart moments, so when I was watching it on Crunchyroll (that it doesn´t subtitle the songs) I thought that maybe it was a song about family and heartwarming things, then the Ova came out and I watched it on “The Seven Seas” since Crunchy didn´t bring it. In there the song was subtitled and… I was highly disappointed, it was a song about sweets or something, nothing of the fantasies that I had on my mind.

So I came to realize that what makes the difference between a Japanese Song and one that you could understand it is exactly that… That you can understand what the singer is saying, and in the case of the Japanese songs since I can´t understand them I just let my imagination fly and fel what emotions such song brings to me.

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Anyway, what Japanese Songs have you liked and when you ended up reading or understanding the Lyric ended up liking it more or disliking it a little? Let us know in the comments!

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