Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita’s Oddball Opening Theme Real World by nano.RIPE Released July 25

One of the more oddball anime to come out this season, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Humanity has Declined) features a very strange opening title “Real World” by the group nano.RIPE that features hypnotizing dance movements.  The song itself is a bit on the shrill side, but nevertheless has an unmistakably upbeat air that’s energetic. When you look at the energy that’s on display here, the song is very much at odds with the premise of the show itself which is about the slow stagnation and decline of mankind.

This wouldn’t be nano.RIPE’s first anime song release. Nano.RIPE, a group made up of Kimiko on vocals and Sasaki Jun on guitar, debuted with the opening theme to Hanasaku Iroha. From there, they’ve moved on to Sankarea before working on the opening theme “Real World” for Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita. You can check out the opening theme in the video located towards the bottom.

For people who do enjoy the song and don’t mind the mismatch between the upbeat energy and the show’s premise, the single will be released on July 25 and can be pre-ordered off of CDJapan. [Read more…]

Etsuko Yakushimaru Reprises Her Role in Arakawa Under the Bridge's Second Season

Etsuko Yakushimaru, also known as the lead vocalist to the rock band Sōtaisei Riron, will be performing the opening to the second season of Arakawa Under the Bridge. This time, the title of the opening song is “COSMOS vs ALIEN” which falls in within Arakawa’s eccentric themes, but should make for a decent listen all around since Yakushimaru’s voice is pleasantly mesmerizing. For those looking forward to the music, the album will be released in November 17, 2010 and can be pre-ordered through CDJapan.

Source: Comic Natalie

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