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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:52 am Reply with quote
Oh wow, now this is interesting. I can't wait to hear this. Can't wait to see the movies as well.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:25 am Reply with quote
Is Lenny Kravitz very popular in Japan?
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LuckyAstei



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:02 am Reply with quote
Considering this is like the second song of his they've used in a Japanese Movie, the first one was Dig In used for a movie called I think Returner about time travel the video for that song was set on an Oil Platform which is where the final major action Set Piece is.
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Unholy_Nny



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:29 am Reply with quote
Chrno2 wrote:
Oh wow, now this is interesting. I can't wait to hear this. Can't wait to see the movies as well.


I heard it on the radio the other day, it's not a very good song at all. Mediocre, I guess, but not much better than that.
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tygerchickchibi



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:37 am Reply with quote
I dunno, what may suck to you may sound good to others.

I'm going by my own judgment, if you don't mind. =P

Personally, I loved Dani California. I just don't know why it's not on the Death Note Movie OST. >.>;
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britannicamoore



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:45 am Reply with quote
LOL i'm sorry about this was so funny. I just found him making a L with his fingers too funny.

But in all seriousness, its pretty cool. It could be worse and be a song by like, the baskstreet boys or something.

(...actually I love the backstreet boys)

Question: Do many Japanese movies use english songs in their soundtracks? Or is this just a trend with Death Note movies?
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tygerchickchibi



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:50 am Reply with quote
There have been a couple of different American artists that have been used for some music, DN is just the one I kn ow the most.

o_o Hey, Brit-chan. You never replied to my PM.

And I agree, Kravitz just looks...odd.
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Kiyoko



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:33 pm Reply with quote
britannicamoore wrote:
Question: Do many Japanese movies use english songs in their soundtracks? Or is this just a trend with Death Note movies?


Franz Ferdinand did the ending theme to Paradise Kiss. And didn't one anime somewhere have "Girls on Film" by Duran Duran as a theme of some sort? And of course you can't forget the 80 million versions of Frank Sinatra's "Fly me to the Moon" for Evangelion.
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naruto fan 09812



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:38 pm Reply with quote
Edit:Sorry,I mean J rock and metal.

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Aromatic Grass



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:50 pm Reply with quote
Kiyoko wrote:
And didn't one anime somewhere have "Girls on Film" by Duran Duran as a theme of some sort?

Speed Grapher. Also, don't forget Ergo Proxy's Radiohead and Gankutsuou's theme songs. Not to mention Yoko Kanno is famous for her works with many foreign artists. Not using Japanese artists isn't that unusual.

naruto fan 09812 wrote:
Hmm,I think that a J-Pop artist will fit better into this role.

For Death Note? Neutral
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Roy9076



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:02 pm Reply with quote
I was hoping for some hardcore rock or metal, but Lenny is fine too...
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Hon'ya-chan



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:19 pm Reply with quote
Aromatic Grass wrote:
naruto fan 09812 wrote:
Hmm,I think that a J-Pop artist will fit better into this role.

For Death Note? Neutral


There has to be a few J-Metal bands in Japan.....right?
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tygerchickchibi



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:29 pm Reply with quote
o_o Of course there are Rock Artists that are Japanese.

Minmi sings a lot of reggae/R&B, and she's Japanese.

._. do you have to be a certain ethnicity to sing a genre of music? I think not.
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britannicamoore



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:03 pm Reply with quote
Kiyoko wrote:
britannicamoore wrote:
Question: Do many Japanese movies use english songs in their soundtracks? Or is this just a trend with Death Note movies?


Franz Ferdinand did the ending theme to Paradise Kiss. And didn't one anime somewhere have "Girls on Film" by Duran Duran as a theme of some sort? And of course you can't forget the 80 million versions of Frank Sinatra's "Fly me to the Moon" for Evangelion.


I should have been more to the point....live action movies.

You're right tyger- I haven't. i'll get on that right away.
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Jedi General



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:16 pm Reply with quote
Aromatic Grass wrote:
Also, don't forget Ergo Proxy's Radiohead and Gankutsuou's theme songs. Not to mention Yoko Kanno is famous for her works with many foreign artists. Not using Japanese artists isn't that unusual.


Yep, not unusual at all. There's also Mushi-Shi and Gunslinger Girl, in which the opening themes featured Ally Kerr and The Delgados respectively. Both are based in Scotland, I believe.
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