Top Ten 21st Century Songs You'd Want as a Theme Song If Your Life Was a Fantasy or Scifi AnimeMartin_Canine It's time to dream again. For example of living in an anime that's larger than life. Of course, that anime would have a theme song... but which one would it be?
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You know, every time I listened to any song by Nickelback, I always envisioned something totally realistic. Like, the band performing on stage, or a road trip, or a bar or whatever. But this song, despite its sociocritical content... immediately made me think of visuals for a big, epic, adventurous and dark anime opening. I mean... just imagine Japanese lyrics instead of the English ones. - Martin_CanineUListen to Sample
Okay, this is a bit of cheating, as it is the theme song of "#FinalClash", the third installment of the "#TubeClash" series, and darkviktory (who's also the creator of the movies, not just the artist who sang the theme song) himself is a huge anime fan and the second and third installment are heavily influenced by anime (most notably, "Digimon 02"). - Martin_CanineUListen to Sample
The moment when this song kicks in on the album is one of absolute awe. Not because it is any way the most masterfully composed (in fact it's the poppiest), but because of the power it has that would immediately get your attention if it was used as an opening theme. Really, it feels like an opening song. The build up, the melody, the power. It makes no sense this is track 3 on the album. - Martin_CanineUListen to Sample
See the cover artwork?
It is the first full track on the album (after a short spoken intro) and it indeed feels like the opening song to this very story depicted. - Martin_Canine
I was so lucky to know this remix before the original, so I won't dismiss it as a mere techno remix and can appreciate it in its full cyberpunkish glory. Nevermind the cover artwork. The entire album sounds way too futuristic for it. Instead, google pics of Ghost in the Shell while listening to it. - Martin_CanineUListen to Sample
Is it cheating I added a Japanese language song? Naaah, I doubt so.
That exciting mix of typically Japanese melody, European eurodance music and the distorted American funk guitars is just... mind blowing.
Plus, despite it being Japanese, it's not from an anime as far as I know. - Martin_Canine
I mean, yeah, the lyrics describe a female, but hell, is this song action-packed and anthemic! - Martin_CanineUListen to Sample
Well, Ayria is basically the musical counterpart to cyberpunk anime, so how could I miss a song by her? This one is just right because it's neither too club-ish nor too slow and ambient-like. - Martin_CanineUListen to Sample
It's like the anthem for the rebellious youths in a corrupt district of a cyberpunk city (and boy do I wish their next album would have been like this song). - Martin_CanineUListen to Sample
Okay, the lyrics are quite possibly the least fitting for the scifi/fantasy version of my life out of all songs no matter the genre, but gosh, the sound of the music, especially in the chorus where we hear the chanting of a young child echoing, that's just atmospheric as hell. - Martin_CanineUListen to Sample
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