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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby guarayakha » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:04 am

Sabrblade wrote:What does Korea have to do with this?


Blurrz wrote:BB is K-pop/from South Korea


What Blurrz said. This is a Korean group performing a Japanese song with Engrish in it.
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Nekoman » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:17 pm

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I like it. I think the lighter sound fits well enough with the style of the show. I think Flow could have sung a similar song, better, but it's good enough.

Then again, after mentioning Flow, I think it would've been 10x better had they done it.

Sabrblade wrote:Since it still sounds like a rap to me, I said it once before and I'll say it again:
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WHY?!!!! Why another rap theme song?!!!

It barely worked for Beast Wars (though, most would say that it *didn't* work at all), so why would they ever try it again with this?!!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

Transformers and rap do NOT mix! In ANY form. >:oP


Srsly? I loved the Beast Wars track. That first OP was the absolute best. :michaelbay:
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:05 pm

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Nekoman wrote:Srsly? I loved the Beast Wars track. That first OP was the absolute best. :michaelbay:
This song is the one I'm referring to:


Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it too. It even made it onto my top 20 list of the greatest Japanese Transformers opening themes. But, it's purely guilty pleasure material, as this song is, by no means, an excellent song.
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Transformers Prime Japanese Full Opening Song

Postby GetRightRobot » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:03 pm

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Korean Pop group Big Bang have uploaded the full version of the Japanese Transformers Prime opening song titled "Feeling" from their album Alive. This hip hop grounded track borders electronica with a heavy western/house influence. The entire album is available on iTunes Japan, which you can view by clicking here. Enjoy the track via Big Bang's youtube.com video!

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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:18 pm

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Listening to it now.


EDIT: Well... that was... something.

Honestly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would have been. It did have some genuine catchy and upbeat parts in it, but... yeah, it just doesn't have that right "feeling" (ironic, isn't it? :P ).

Admittedly, the more I listen to it, the more it grows on me (as has been the case with every Japanese TF song I've heard). I honestly don't think this song is bad at all, just that it isn't anything that special either. At best, it's... okay.

It's nowhere near as cool as some of the previous JTF opening themes. I mean, RiD got Koji Wada! Micron Densetsu got Psychic Lover! Animated got JAM Project! So, yeah, with this, there is no comparison.

But, all the same, it isn't a bad song. It's just one that none of us was expecting after all the more epic-sounding theme songs we've had in the past. And, who knows, maybe the ending theme song will be cool. And, maybe the visuals of the theme song will help make this one work better.

For now, it's not great, but I've honestly heard much worse. It isn't "bad", it's just "different". :-|
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Optimus1116 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:26 pm

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I don't like it... :BOOM:
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Mkall » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:58 pm

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It's not bad, but it's not something I'll willingly listen to again.
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Kylehudson1996 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:24 pm

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That is..... that.... that's not Transformers Prime... anywhere, anyhow. Its just not =;
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby CrimsonPrime » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:54 pm

The song is awesome and I love it cause of the fact that I like Japanese song better than English/American songs xD.

But I will say this though...That doesnt sound like a Transformers song at all. AT ALL. That sounded like an opening theme of an anime >.>....An actual anime rather than TF Prime translated to Japanese.

Summary : Awesome song choice for a shonen anime. The worst song choice for a Transformers theme song -.-...
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby JEDI ALCHEMIST » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:58 pm

:sad: Whay can't they ever have intros like the original Fight Super Robot Life Form Transformers? Or even Transformers 2010?
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:59 pm

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CrimsonPrime wrote:The song is awesome and I love it cause of the fact that I like Japanese song better than English/American songs xD.

But I will say this though...That doesnt sound like a Transformers song at all. AT ALL. That sounded like an opening theme of an anime >.>....An actual anime rather than TF Prime translated to Japanese.

Summary : Awesome song choice for a shonen anime. The worst song choice for a Transformers theme song -.-...
Surely this isn't the only one that doesn't like a JTF opening. Like, all the Japanese Beast Era openings don't sound very TFish, so how do those sound to you?
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Bumblevivisector » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:11 pm

All the comparisons to the Japanese opening for Beast Wars S1 have me wondering, could it be because of the detailed style of CG? Is that style considered distinctly American enough that it must be complimented with the most distinctly American style of music that permeates Asian markets, namely rap? That's the only conclusion I can come up with.

The other unfortunate parallel is that the song is so light, it seems to be actively undermining the dark, ominous tone established in "Darkness Rising", in much the same way American Beast Wars was initially lightened and dumbed-down a bit in translation.
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:28 pm

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Bumblevivisector wrote:All the comparisons to the Japanese opening for Beast Wars S1 have me wondering, could it be because of the detailed style of CG? Is that style considered distinctly American enough that it must be complimented with the most distinctly American style of music that permeates Asian markets, namely rap? That's the only conclusion I can come up with.
Well, Beast Wars Metals (Japanese seasons 2-3) had more upbeat, rockin' good tunes for their openings, which maintained the serious nature of the show.

Though, both "Bad Spark" and "Cutting Edge" (both having been released as theatrical movies in Japan) had more lively tunes for their themes, so... yeah.

Bumblevivisector wrote:The other unfortunate parallel is that the song is so light, it seems to be actively undermining the dark, ominous tone established in "Darkness Rising", in much the same way American Beast Wars was initially lightened and dumbed-down a bit in translation.
It was lightened and dumbed-down all the way through the show, even in Beast Machines (Beast Wars Returns).

But, frankly, I would not mind if TF: Prime were to be dubbed in a more cheery way. The show seriously needs to lighten up, as season 1 just wasn't all that fun, and took till episode 12 to really pull me in. Which is why I'm grateful we have Rescue Bots. :-B
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby GetRightRobot » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:42 pm

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Whooaa, hold up there Sabrblade, the serious, not-so-fun-and-kiddy thing is great. I can deal with a lot of change in Transformers, but I like this dark thing they got going on, so don't go giving anyone any ideas! :D

Personally, the song has grown on me. I love electronica, and even though this is upbeat and poppy, I like it!

I'd like to see them use something more like this:
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:55 pm

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GetRightRobot wrote:Whooaa, hold up there Sabrblade, the serious, not-so-fun-and-kiddy thing is great. I can deal with a lot of change in Transformers, but I like this dark thing they got going on, so don't go giving anyone any ideas! :D
At this point, there's probably no changing any plans Japan has for their dub of this series. ;)

Though, I will say that Animated got a great Japanese dub, being very faithful to the English version. 8)
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby SlyTF1 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:58 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:But, frankly, I would not mind if TF: Prime were to be dubbed in a more cheery way. The show seriously needs to lighten up, as season 1 just wasn't all that fun, and took till episode 12 to really pull me in. Which is why I'm grateful we have Rescue Bots. :-B


Oh no. No, no, no. TF Prime is already too damn light for my tastes. I like how Animated always had a dark overtone to it while still being bright and happy looking on the outside. But I'd like for Prime to be dark outside and on the inside. We've had too much happiness.
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

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That... was.... Horrible. I don't see how this fits TF:Prime on any way regardless how they change the opening scene. Thank god we have Brian Tyler!!
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

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I don't like it. The boy band sound doesn't fit with TF.
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:34 am

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Juat out of curiosity, how many of ya'll have listened to all the previous Japanese TF opening themes?
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

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And now I cannot get the image of the Decepticons dancing out of my head...
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

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Sabrblade wrote:Juat out of curiosity, how many of ya'll have listened to all the previous Japanese TF opening themes?

I have the HM,, Car Robots, and TFA themes on my MP3 player.
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

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WarzoneBeta wrote:And now I cannot get the image of the Decepticons dancing out of my head...
*shudder* Megatron boyband dancing...
Here, this might help get that out of your head. :twisted:
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Decepticon Spike » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:50 am

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WarzoneBeta wrote:And now I cannot get the image of the Decepticons dancing out of my head...
*shudder* Megatron boyband dancing...
Here, this might help get that out of your head. :twisted:


Is there a translation of what they are singing?
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening/Closing Themes Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:59 am

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WarzoneBeta wrote:And now I cannot get the image of the Decepticons dancing out of my head...
*shudder* Megatron boyband dancing...
Here, this might help get that out of your head. :twisted:


Is there a translation of what they are singing?
It's the opening to the anime Lucky Star.
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