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Posts Tagged ‘IOSYS’

Neko Miko Reimu

Posted by shanoah on May 1, 2010

I’ve been rather busy the past couple weeks, and have been doing a shift 12 hours off from my normal shift, so haven’t really felt like posting anything.

I should be back to a more normal shift tomorrow, even if it is 5×8 rather then 4×10, so we’ll see how that goes.

In the meantime, here is one of those crazy IOSYS songs, Neko Mike Reimu. Enjoy!

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Alice -> Sweet

Posted by shanoah on February 17, 2010

It’s not related to U2. It’s not related to The Knack. It’s… IOSYS : The Return.

I’ve been playing one particular catchy IOSYS song (Alice -> Sweet) a bunch recently, and was just noticing that I never posted it. Not sure if this was due to matters of good taste, but I’ll rectify that now. You’ll note that this has both English translations and the original lyrics in romanji. Nice if you are trying to learn Japanese.

Oddly, I’m almost certain the line about fingertips being “bound by fate” in the translation is a reference to the “red string of fate“. The things I learn about by watching Ranma 1/2…

Now, you heard how prominent the singers lyrics were in that song. What do you think it would sound like without vocals? Very different, certainly. Take a listen.

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Anime Blitz

Posted by shanoah on November 6, 2009

All right, today I thought it was time to play some anime related videos, so I figured I’d start out with an annoying (but catchy) anime AMV.

Take the song Butterfly, which already fits the category of annoying and catchy. Mix sounds from Pokemon into it. Then add video clips of Pokemon to it, and you get this Pokemon Butterfly Remix video. It works well.

For comparison, here’s the really bizarre video to the original song Butterfly (which is by SMiLE.dk). This is very much a WTF type music video. I swear someone involved in it was on drugs.

And here we have more IOSYS. The song seems to have several translations of the title, but I’ll go with Erin’s Clinic (That People Queue Up For). It’s a very catchy song, and I was able to find a version with good video and sound that was untranslated, and a translated version that the audio and video wasn’t as good for. Here are both, untranslated first.

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Former Class A War Criminal

Posted by shanoah on October 22, 2009

You know, it’s been a while since I played IOSYS on here.

This song caught my eye with the odd title of Former Class A War Criminal, and the melody itself was very catchy, even if I’m not sure of the words. Here’s some information about the song copied straight from the notes on the video:

Song: Former Class A War Criminal
Artist: IOSYS
Album: 東方風櫻宴 Phantasmagoria mystical expectation (Touhou Kazakuraen)
Album Release Date: 2006

Fourth track from the album Touhou Kazakuraen.

The song is a remix of “六十年目の東方裁判 ~ Fate of Sixty Years” (Touhou Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years), which is Sikieiki Yamaxanadu’s theme from Touhou 9: Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

The term “Class A War Criminal” is a reference to Kaya Okinori, a criminal arrested during World War II for dealing opium to the Chinese.

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Artificial Children

Posted by shanoah on August 12, 2009

After all that silliness, I thought I’d show you that IOSYS does some serious pieces as well.

This is a song called Artificial Children. First, for full impact, watch this version, with the video to it. The two match up very well. Of course, if they walk, talk, and look like girls, I’d think of them more as robots then dolls, like here, but then this is supposed to be fantasy, not science fiction.

Now, if you’re like me, you’re curious what the actual words are to the song, and if they live up to the rest of the video. If you watch this full length 5 1/2 minute version, while it doesn’t have the video to the song, it does have complete lyrics. And they are worth it.

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Stolen Frogs

Posted by shanoah on August 11, 2009

They are evil, aren’t they? And there are so many of them, too; the group seems fairly prolific.

For today, first, I’ll play IOSYS‘s Marisa Stole Something Very Important. Hurray for lesbian couples. And Guten Morgan is “Good Morning”, naturally, not the #3, so take the subtitles with a grain of salt.

And this other video I’m throwing in isn’t even by IOSYS. But the style and zanyness remind me of them.This is Kero ⑨ Destiny, by Silver Forest. Knowing that the sound frogs make in Japanese is “Kero”, much like cats going “Nya” helps on this video.

Translation may be iffy in spots, I suspect. Still, “There is n-o o-n-e inside this hat, OK?“. Win.

All right, I’ll admit it. I’m half posting this because of the combination of being addictive and annoyingly kawaii…

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8-10-09 IOSYS – Itteyoshi

Posted by Sean on August 10, 2009

Oh.

My.

God.

Those IOSYS songs are probaby the most evil things I’ve ever listened to. And you know what that means.

Yes! We must listen to more!

This is Itteyoshi. It’s not subbed, but has a guitar grind and a Japanese man doing crazy samurai yells. And, really, isn’t that all a song needs?

Not Work Safe, for a Very Bad Gesture made by those cat thingies.

Courtesy of jackkjack.

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FOE

Posted by shanoah on August 10, 2009

Continuing on the bizarre IOSYS remix theme for today, I found a song called FOE. Seems like just about every RPG I’ve played, but it makes me laugh. This is subtitled, and reading the subtitles is half the fun.

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Cucumber Beer

Posted by shanoah on August 9, 2009

Well, think I’ll continue with IOSYS for the moment.

No subtitles on this, but it’s titled “You Should Drink Cucumber Flavored Beer!“, when translated to English. Somehow, I think this video is pretty self explanatory.

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Overdrive

Posted by shanoah on August 8, 2009

Sometimes I have no idea how I got to a video. Or even if I do, it’s from a strange enough route that I have to wonder anyways.

This is a case in point. However bizarre it was, earlier I was looking at a Japanese cast singing “Jesus Christ Superstar” (and that was very cool. Too bad it didn’t allow embedding.). And later, I was watching parts of Andrew Lloyd Webers “CATS” in Japanese.

None of that explains how I got to this odd fan made video, titled Overdrive, by IOSYS. After watching a purely Japanese version, I grabbed a version with subtitles. It didn’t help, though I’m assured this features Reisen Udongein Inaba, the Moon Rabbit.

Warning: this video may cause insanity in laboratory rabbits in clinical studies. And it’s not worksafe, besides that.

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