This is a late post with late thoughts… But bear with me, RL has been extremely busy lately… ;_;
Anyway, the good news is that NicoFox is now working again. Yay. 🙂
So before I listen to the latest World of M and Smile-Gang (which let me say hasn’t aired yet as of this moment I’m composing this post)… Let me catch up on last week’s.
World of M first, followed by Smile-Gang under the cut. I say Smile-Gang is worth more of a listen due to the Misato Channel. xDD
This one aired on July 7th. Right on Tanabata. And also on the day Dog Days’ (read as Dog Days Dash) aired.
And partly due to that reason, we got to hear FEARLESS HERO on World of M before Smile-Gang.
Before going onto my thoughts, let’s go with Nana’s description of the song on World of M… Again, she tried to aim for 77 seconds but ended up with 79 seconds. ^^;;
Basically what she said:
– Opening for Dog Days’ Dash
– composer is Nara
– lyrics written by Fujibayashi
– listened to many demo type, but when listening to this melody by Nara, the team felt like this one is the most fitting
– lyrics was very fitting Dog Days
She was so close. Off by 2 seconds!
Now onto my thoughts…
For me, I watched Dog Days’ first before listening to World of M last week. In other words, I heard the song along with the opening sequence animation.
First thought (which is pretty much the exact same thought when I watched the opening sequence for Dog Days with SCARLET KNIGHT) — it doesn’t fit very well.
The song is great. The animation is great.
But I can’t help but feel there is a mismatch.
Both SCARLET KNIGHT and FEARLESS HERO are paired with a light, carefree adventurous opening sequence… which is not what I’d imagine if I had listened to the song alone. I’d think of a more battle-focused anime. Therefore, I can’t help but feel that it’s mismatched.
Admittedly, yes, FEARLESS HERO does carry a summer adventurous feel… so I guess it’s the idea that Dog Days is a bit of a too carefree anime. Ok, that last sentence probably made no sense to anyone other than myself. ^^;;
Oh, before I wrap up with World of M… Last week, Nana is a Ultimate top 7 for “7 requirements of the ideal man.” The previous week, she listed the top 6, leaving the 7th characteristic for listeners to guess.
She revealed the 7th one this week, so the complete list is as follows:
1. Nice muscles
3. Hard working
4. Has a dream
5. Someone who cares deeply for friends and family
6. Won’t get annoyed easily
7. Can eat a lot
And now let’s move on to the ever hilarious Smile-Gang… Which is even more hilarious with the Misato Channel.
Smile-Gang 536 opens with broken Kansai-ben. That’s to celebrate Nana being able to perform at the Osaka-jou Hall 3 years in a row for her live concerts.
In the Head Nanau corner, she speaks of the cover jacket photo shoot for her BRIGHT STREAM single. The cover is meant to depict a light yet sad feeling. She’s near the sea, holding fireworks. The fireworks is meant to symbolize a light that disappears quickly — yet the light is remembered as the hope.
About the photo shoot itself, taking pictures of fireworks is not easy. The timing needs to be perfect for things to show up well. They took a total of 10 photos… and coincidentally, the 7th photo was chosen to be the cover photo as it was the best one.
For those who haven’t seen it already (it’s been up on the internet for a while now) — you can see the cover jacket for BRIGHT STREAM on Nana’s official website.
Time to move onto my favourite corner.
THE MISATO CHANNEL!
The following line describes my feelings towards the Misato Channel.
On the one hand, we have Nana’s awesomeness shining through. On the other, we have Misato’s “other side of awesomeness.” It takes a lot of skill and courage to purposely do what she does here. 😄
Give it a listen. You’ll laugh. I’m sure. 😄
After the Misato Channel, we get a brief FEARLESS HERO talk. Nothing we don’t already know, pretty a repeat of what was already said on World of M…
We’re pretty much at a close after FEARLESS HERO. 🙂
And that’s that! Now to wait for this week’s Smile-Gang…