Utada Hikaru 3.0 theme song Sakura Nagashi

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Utada Hikaru 3.0 theme song Sakura Nagashi

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:57 am

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Sakura nagashi
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Postby bobbyfischer's ghost » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:00 am

So she came out of Partying...I mean hiatus ?

Anyway, the song sounds great.
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Postby Zaia » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:02 am

oh wow dude beat me to it haha... I pretty much signed up just to post that haha ;___;

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:05 am

View Original PostZaia wrote:oh wow dude beat me to it


Dudette. :wink:

I guess Utada is out of hiatus then? Hope this'll be released on US iTunes soon.
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Postby Jayfive » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:05 am

Woof, that kicks in something fierce with the strings and all :)

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Postby Hatsumi92 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:07 am

That was pretty great. It makes me speculate what kind of note the movie ends on to have such a moody song.

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Postby riffraff11235 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:08 am

There's gonna be quite a lot of bawling in the theaters when the movie ends with this song. The first showing ends in about 40 minutes!
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Postby Xard » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:17 am

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huh, that was unexpectedly decent. Songwriting's nothing special but Utada's vocals really carry the song well. Nice.

I can imagine it fitting 3.0 credits very well
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Postby Monk Ed » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:24 am

I found it boring. Note: This is true of almost all music I have ever listened to on its own. One consistent pattern I have noticed throughout my life is that I only like music once it's been associated with other experiences. E.g., I didn't care one whit for Ode to Joy till Evangelion. So how this song is used in the movie, if at all, will likely change my opinion.
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Postby Hyper Shinchan » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:27 am

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Let's voice our unpopular opinion in this case, it really didn't say much to me either. Personally I already cared for Ode to Joy and other classical pieces used in Eva but effectively it was because I already associated them to something since I was a kid (for example Ode to Joy is the European Hymn).
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Postby A.T. Fish » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:33 am

The entire continent has a hymn? Are you talking about the EU?
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Postby Hyper Shinchan » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:35 am

View Original PostA.T. Fish wrote:The entire continent has a hymn, or are you talking about the EU?

The former, because it's also the anthem of the Council of Europe.
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Postby Shinoyami65 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:36 am

It was good as far as J-Pop songs go, but I prefer Cruel Angel's Thesis and Komm Susser Tod (I'm still hoping one or both of those will show up in 4.0). Then again, if it's used well i could come to appreciate it more.
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Postby riffraff11235 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:37 am

View Original PostShinoyami65 wrote:It was good as far as J-Pop songs go, but I prefer Cruel Angel's Thesis and Komm Susser Tod (I'm still hoping one or both of those will show up in 4.0). Then again, if it's used well i could come to appreciate it more.

I think a reworked Cruel Angel's Thesis is possible, but I feel like we might only hear small clips of Komm Susser Todd.
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Postby A.T. Fish » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:41 am

I don't care much for Japanese music, but the latter half of the song was intense enough that I liked it.

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Postby bobbyfischer's ghost » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:42 am

View Original Postriffraff11235 wrote: we might only hear small clips of Komm Susser Todd.


I'm hoping they use "Everything you ever dreamed", even though the chances of that happening are next to impossible.
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Postby Xard » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:44 am

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:I found it boring. Note: This is true of almost all music I have ever listened to on its own. One consistent pattern I have noticed throughout my life is that I only like music once it's been associated with other experiences. E.g., I didn't care one whit for Ode to Joy till Evangelion. So how this song is used in the movie, if at all, will likely change my opinion.


The songwriting isn't anything special or too memorable IMO - I've listened to song three times and no hint of melody remains in my memory and the production is kind of stereotypically mushy and overblown. Still, I can imagine it fitting the ED credits well in terms of mood and Utada's vocals are convincing and sell the song for me.


But really, no innate love for 9th Symphony even? Maybe in your case it's just that you're unusually unmusical person or something
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:49 am

Newspost made: http://www.evageeks.org/2012/11/utada-hikaru-new-3-0-end-theme/

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Postby Amitch1991 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:01 pm

I think the song is absolutely amazing, such a beautiful video to go with it, although it seems to me like it is sung in a dark way ( i really can't speak much Japanese other than a few basic phrases), so it seems to me like something happens in the film to warrant such a "dark" closing song.

(Mere Speculation at this point of course ;) )
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Postby Knuckles » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:02 pm

"Everybody fights... in the end."

Oh my god, I'm almost tearing up just THINKING about what this song is going to play after. I'm SO scared to watch 3.0 now....
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