Round Table Feat. Nino: Distance


It looks like Round Table is at it again with a new album after their single, Koi wo Shiteru. I haven’t really been watching anime so I haven’t been picking up on their anime OP/ED or anything. I guess they did the one for Yozakura Quartet.


Round Table Feat. Nino: Koi Wo Shiteru (恋をしてる)

My favorite J-pop-ish group (featuring Nino) is back with a single called “Koi Wo Shiteru.” For a while I thought they had died since their last album was out in August 2006!

Music Translation

Tegomasu – Kimi + Boku = LOVE? Lyrics + Translation!


For the past few months, I’ve been wondering when the heck they’re going to release the single for the Lovely Complex anime OP. Sure, the ED has been out for about a month and a half, but why doesn’t the OP get some love? Then I realized the OP was also on the ED single. Oops.

So I figured I’d transcribe and translate the song, since I really like it. Hey, it’s Japanese ska! This one was kind of easy, since the Japanese lyrics are actually included in the OP on the bottom of the screen. I only had to figure out a few of the lyrics in the extended version.

As usual, my translations might be a loose or wrong, or both, so take these with a grain of salt. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let leave a comment below. Anyway, here we go!

Music Review

VS. Versus Vol. 2 – Manga Review


The emo violin adventures continue in VS. Versus Vol. 2! Now with twice the emo!

Anime Music

Nodame Cantabile OP Single: Allegro Cantabile = Awesome Art!


I haven’t bought this single or anything, but I felt the need to post this simply because the cover art is freaking awesome. It’s got the Suemith guy in a mirror image with Nodame doing the weird Nodame face! I wanna commission someone to draw a picture of me and Nodame too! And maybe throw in Stevie Nicks as well!

I actually wish I played piano so I could make weird faces while I play, like Nodame! It’s not really possible to play trumpet and make weird faces at the same time (not the same kind, at least), though I do play on the side with a weird embouchure, so maybe that counts.

I may end up buying this single just for the album art. I just ordered the second volume of the Nodame Cantabile manga from Amazon, too. But buying domestic stuff sure is easier (and cheaper) than importing…

Anime Music Translation

Crystal Kay – Konna ni Chikaku de: Lyrics + Translation (?)


The single for Nodame Cantabile anime ED song, Konna ni Chikaku de, is out! I really enjoyed watching the PV, and before this single came out I was forced to play the PV to listen to it.

Right now I have the titular song, Konna ni Chikaku de running on infinite repeat. It’s really freaking good! Plus Crystal Kay is pretty cute. Apparently she’s bilingual in English and Japanese, though she’s actually African American/Korean. Which means her English lines in her songs turn out pretty smooth and not Engrishy.

I tried writing down all the lyrics and translating them to improve my Japanese listening and translating skills. For lyrics I wasn’t sure about, I got help from either Memento’s post or this other one. The translation itself was totally done by me though. I don’t know if that’s something to brag about…

Anime Music

Karaoke Contest Entries Up: Vote Now!


The karaoke contest deadline passed, was extended, and has passed again, so now it’s time to vote on the best entries! I received quite a bit of last minute entries, so I’m glad that I extended the deadline.

I’m really happy with all of the entries that were submitted. I had to double check some of the entries to make sure they were actually karaoke, and not the original (seriously!). Thanks to everyone who entered. You’re all winners in my book!

Without further ado, here are the entries for the 1st Annual Basugasubakuhatsu Karaoke Contest (in the order that they were received):


Reminder: Karaoke Contest Submissions Due Today!

I’ve gotten only a few entries for the karaoke contest so far. I’d like as many people to participate as possible, so please get your submissions in by today. In the case that I don’t get enough entries, I might extend the deadline, but to be guaranteed a chance in the contest, be sure to enter today! Once again, email your entries to [email protected]. Also, let me know what you’d like to be known as if you don’t want your real name used.

Thanks to everyone who has entered! Keep the songs coming!

Edit: Although I got a lot of last minute entries, I’d still like a few more, so I’m extending the deadline to December 25th! Please let everyone you know about the contest!

Anime Music

How To: Record Your Voice Over A Karaoke Track

Since I’m having a karaoke contest, I figured I should write up a how to on recording the karaoke track. All you need is Audacity, the audio file that you want to record over, and a microphone. You might also want some headphones if you don’t have a headset mic.

Anime Music

Basugasubakuhatsu Anime Blog Anniversary! Plus Karaoke Contest!


Yep, that’s right. Today marks the 1 year anniversary of Basugasubakuhatsu Anime Blog. Over the course of one year, I’ve met (virtually) a lot of cool people, and learned a lot more about anime. I didn’t even know my tsunderes from my meganekkos a year ago!

Anyway, I wanted to mark the occasion by having a karaoke contest! Yeah, I know AnimeSuki just did one, but I read that a few people were regretting not entering that contest. Since I got a bunch of calendars that I won’t use from Broccoli Books, I figured I’d give ’em away in a super cool karaoke contest!