Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Song of The Week

I remember  a few years back when one of the big three networks had attempted to market new anime for American markets and completely botched it.  One of the two was Card Captor Sakura, an anime that while is very good, some of it's subject matter simply is not right for American audiences.

Okay, ten year old boys crushing on teenage boys?  I don't think that is right for any audience.  Seriously the Japanese are just weird.  But don't you go changin', Japan.

The other anime they screwed up was Vision of Escaflowne.  Dave once described Escaflowne to me as well disguised Shoujo anime.  Shoujo anime, for those of you who do not know, is anime directed at an audience of teenage girls.  But despite that I think the show was very well done.  Yeah, sure, you had the teenage love triangle (done years before Twilight, btw, and done far better, IMO) but I thought the animation was great and the heroine was likeable.

So here is the complete opening song to Escaflowne:

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