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Monday, July 22, 2019

Chinatsu Akasaki, Haruka Tomatsu & Aki Toyosaki -- Wa! Moon! dass! cry!(輪!Moon!dass!cry!)

Another anime Sunday has come and gone. One of the other comedic shows that seem to have popped in fairly good quantity for Summer 2019 is "Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai"(女子高生の無駄づかい...Wasteful Days of High School Girls). It's been compared to a 2012 anime called "Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou"(男子高校生の日常...Daily Lives of High School Boys)in which for both shows, the episodes deal with zany students doing and saying zany things. I never saw "Danshi" but with "Joshi", I've been seeing it as a series about high school girls who seem to want to join the Yoshimoto Kogyo comedy troupe once they graduate (...if they graduate).

The opening theme is still a couple of days away (July 24th) from being released for sale, but I couldn't help but jump the gun since "Wa! Moon! dass! cry!" (Ring! Moon! That (German) Cry!) has become an earworm as much as the opening/ending themes for another Summer 2019 show, "Danberu Nan-Kiro Moteru?"(ダンベル何キロ持てる?) have. I think the zany title is a play on the final word of the title.

Performed by the three main seiyuu Chinatsu Akasaki(赤﨑千夏), Haruka Tomatsu(戸松遥)and Aki Toyosaki(豊崎愛生)as this anarchic and catchy semi-rap as if their high school characters of Baka, Wota and Robo were just freestyle singing in the nearest karaoke box, I can only imagine how many practice runs they did in the recording booth. And just wait for the full-length version. "Wa! Moon! dass! cry!" was written and created by Shingo Yamazaki(山崎真吾), the same fellow behind the ending theme for  "Gabriel Dropout" (ガヴリールドロップアウト)"Hallelujah Essaim" (ハレルヤ☆エッサイム).

What also helps are the opening credits especially when there's that extended part of all of the characters floating up in the air while on their way to school.

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