A very nice package from CD Japan arrived today, containing two CD singles:

Zoids Fuzors- Enemy of Life (2am)
The extended versions of Enemy of Life and Self Control 2004, the series’ technorific OP and ED respectively, are quite good. I think the intro to Enemy of Life is a bit drawn out, but the rest makes up for it. The karaoke versions of the songs are also included. That particular version of the OP was actually used on several occasions as a bgm in the series and was a personal favorite of mine, so it’s nice to have the song. The instrumental Self Control is really quite amusing. Most of it is generic of a karaoke song, but it uses (I kid you not) Joy to the World as an intro. I’m a fan of Christmas music, so I found that pretty funny. The cover art of the CD was nice, featuring a large head-shot of Liger Zero Pheonix and a mini battle between the LZP and Buster Fuhrer. It also came with an awesome collectible card of Liger Zero Pheonix and a booklet with song lyrics. On the booklets, there are some screenshots and artwork of RD, Sweet, Blade, the two Zoids from the cover, and the Zoids that fuse into them.

Happy Seven- Funny Girl (Luce)
First we get the extended version of the ever engrishy ED theme, Funny Girl. It’s quite good. The lyric booklet proved very useful in helping me figure out everything they said. There’s also two additional songs by Luce included. The first of these two songs was probably my favorite on the CD. Very catchy! The other original wasn’t bad either. Finally, we had the karaoke version of Funny Girl. It actually sounded pretty nice with only instrumentals. This CD also has some very nice cover art. In the middle is a large picture of the Lucky Three in chibi form. The Happy Seven and Kikunosuke are in chibi form as well and placed in various spots on the cover. Inside are some goodies. There’s two ads with various release dates, as well as a broadcast schedule. One ad looks particularly cute, featuring a picture of the Happy Seven and Kikunosuke in their normal clothes, with chibis in the background. There’s also a lyric booklet, with a picture of Luce on the cover and a cute Mahiru collectible card.

These were two very worthwhile buys. I recommend them to fans of the particular series.

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Songs for Fuzors was good, but unfortunately Fuzors itself was too cumbersome to watch, even with the half-assed attempt to emulate Zero Century.

Comment by bakaboobie 01.17.06 @ 6:21 pm

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