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Monday, July 5, 2021

Franchouchou -- Taiga yo Tomo ni Naite Kure(大河よ共に泣いてくれ)


Yup, spring did come and along with it, the second season of an anime that even the animators hadn't been sure about during its initial run in 2018. Reading my own article on the opening theme for "Zombie Land Saga"(ゾンビランドサガ)"Adabana Necromancy"(徒花ネクロマンシー), it looks like it didn't really even register with either me or my anime buddy that the show about zombie aidoru in Saga Prefecture was going to become a sleeper hit until midway through Season 1. But like the overarching plot for the show, the actual series became "The Little Anime That Could" as its characters and the music started insinuating themselves into fans' minds.

Well, I haven't even watched Episode 1 yet since I've got a couple of more shows to finish up on but thanks to all of those YouTube excerpts and the like, I've already gotten a good snifter of how "Zombie Land Saga Revenge" proceeds. It certainly appears as well that my anime buddy, who's a huge fan and had been eagerly anticipating the return of the aidoru group Franchouchou, is going to be busy buying up the various examples of music generated from this sequel.

And I gather that it's time for me to restart the Franchouchou file with, logically enough, the opening theme for "Revenge", "Taiga yo Tomo ni Naite Kure" (O Saga, Cry With Me). Once again, taking that tokusatsu/cop show feeling into the song are lyricist Shin Furuya(古屋真)and composer Yusuke Kato(加藤裕介)with each of the group's members taking a turn at the mike. This time, though, in comparison with the opener from Season 1"Adabana Necromancy", there is not really any of the Takarazuka Revue sensation in "Taiga yo Tomo ni Naite Kure"; it's more of that dynamic 1980s aidoru pop adorning the exciting opening credits which seem to be painting a picture of an Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick involving the ladies. They'll be back indeed.

From hearing some of the new stuff from Franchouchou, it looks like I'll be busy for the next few months at least writing on their file here on KKP.

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