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Thursday, October 7, 2021

the peggies -- Centimeter(センチメートル)


I've almost finished the run of this summer's anime farce "Kanojo mo Kanojo"(カノジョも彼女...Girlfriend, Girlfriend) and have had a good time with it, so I'm hoping that it can get greenlit for a second season. 

Among the YouTube comments I've read for excerpts from "Kanojo mo Kanojo", there have been references to another anime that I haven't seen called "Kanojo, Okarishimasu"(彼女、お借りします...Rent-A-Girlfriend) based on a June 2020 manga that quickly got its anime adaptation up and running a month later. I've only seen a couple of scenes on the platform but I can see similarities and differences with "Kanojo mo Kanojo", although I think that "Kanojo, Okarishimasu" is probably a little more grounded.

The opening theme for the show is "Centimeter" by the rock band the peggies. When I first glanced at the katakana, I thought that it was titled "Sentimental" but luckily, just before I started typing here, I made the needed correction in my head and the music video made everything perfectly crystal. "Centimeter" is the peggies' 6th major single released in August 2020 which peaked at No. 34. It's a fun pop-rock song about a girl who is struggling to get over some major underconfidence to confess her feelings to a boy.

As for the peggies, they consist of guitarist Yuuho Kitazawa(北澤ゆうほ), who is not only the vocalist but also the main songwriter and arranger, bassist Makiko Ishiwata(石渡マキコ), and drummer Miku Ohnuki(大貫みく). In 2009, Kitazawa who was attending a junior high school associated with Japan Women's University when she invited Ishiwata and Ohnuki to form a cover band. But on entering high school a couple of years later, they decided to write their own original songs. They then started releasing music as an indies group from 2013 before releasing their first major single in May 2017, "Dreamy Journey"(ドリーミージャーニー), itself an anison for "BORUTO-ボルト- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS".

Looks like the anime version of "Kanojo, Okarishimasu" garnered its own group of fans which is awaiting a second season. No need to will be coming out next year.


  1. Ah, The Peggies are really good. I first heard of them through their song, "Ashiato," which was used as one of the endings for the latest season of My Hero Academia. I checked out the rest of their music and really liked it. It feels like they're a continuation of bands like Princess Princess and Pink Sapphire.

    1. Hey there. I read about the peggies' involvement in "My Hero Academia" but haven't heard "Ashiato" yet. It's nice to know that they are following in the footsteps of Princess Princess and Pink Sapphire. I mentioned above that they started out as a cover band; maybe it was those particular groups that they were emulating.


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