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Kuuchuu Buranko – Shangri-La (Y.Sunahara 2009 Remodel)

Denki Groove, Kuuchuu Buranko ED, Upside Down

Even though I use the scans of the original version’s album, I’m labeling this the anime version because it correctly credits Bebu Silvetti, whose song “Spring Rain” is sampled. Plus, at this point, the anime version is probably better known.

…I can’t say I’m completely pleased with how the wording of this one came out, but I figure it’s probably not going to get better than this.

I know I’ve labeled this the remodel, but I urge you all to watch/listen to the music video of the original. It’s awesome, to say the least. Normally, I only link to youtube when the actual artist/company posts the video, but this one is too cool not to share: http://youtu.be/G3mQHAb992U

Shangri-La (Y.Sunahara 2009 Remodel)
Lyrics: Denki Groove
Composition: Denki Groove / Bebu Silvetti
Arrangement: Denki Groove / Y.sunahara

Shangri-La, the utopia that she sang of is dazzling.
Shangri-La, she spoke, and the sensation was nice.
Shangri-La, if I make her mine, everything will be all right.
In Shangri-La, I’ll ignore the memories that disappeared there.

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Kuuchuu Buranko – Upside Down

Denki Groove, Kuuchuu Buranko OP

For some reason, the lyrics remind me of the “Infiltration” chapter of Welcome to the N.H.K.

Upside Down
Lyrics: Takkyu Ishino
Composition: Takkyu Ishino
Arrangement: Denki Groove

Your appearance is too off. It’s so off that you can’t go out like this.
The proportions are uneven. You’ll go astray in this territory.

Unable to stop, you can’t help yourself,
Even though it’s not even harsh.
Pretending to be sober is rash – you’re defectively reckless.

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