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Nakagawa Shouko – Sorairo Days PV (Gurren Lagann OP)

For those who might not be familiar with her, Nakagawa Shouko is an insanely popular idol who seems to be able to do everything, including singing, acting, voice work, being an otaku, and blogging ridiculously often (something like 10 to 20 blog entries per day). I first found out about her from the now infamous Private Lesson segment from last year where she – dressed as Suzumiya Haruhi – explained what being an otaku meant to a dumbfounded Wada Akiko. Sorairo Days, which is the opening song to Gurren Lagann, is actually the first time I’ve heard her sing, and I have to say that she does a pretty good job, much better than I expected anyway. I thought the PV was a bit lacking though since it basically just showed Shocotan (as she’s known as) in variations of the same three shots cycled over and over again, and most of the time it looked like she was just holding that guitar for show. Still, I liked the full version of the song, so I’ll probably just listen to the music and not bother with watching the PV again.

Nakagawa Shouko’s single Sorairo Days is due out June 27th, 2007.

May 19, 2007 at 4:55 am
  • May 19, 2007 at 5:09 am1st


  • May 19, 2007 at 5:13 amLeon

    Gotta love this song as well as Shouko! :P

  • May 19, 2007 at 10:42 amMareg

    i just wish that i could find the instrumental version. i don’t like her singing all that much.

  • May 19, 2007 at 12:17 pmkaplan


  • May 19, 2007 at 2:47 pmSeriel

    anyone know where u can dl this music vid @_@

  • May 19, 2007 at 3:11 pmjaalin

    its uploaded on the jpopsuki tracker (registration free)

    if you’re a new register, you’ll probably need to wait a few hours before you can download the torrent

  • May 19, 2007 at 6:53 pmuatafak

    video is boring, song is great, singer is cute ^_^

  • May 19, 2007 at 10:42 pmBROOKLYN otaku


  • May 19, 2007 at 10:42 pmChiu^2

    I vaguely remember that segment when it came out, Half my brain died laughing(which is why I can barely remember it!). And her singing is ok I guess, not the best nor the worst.

  • May 19, 2007 at 11:02 pmFMira

    I really wasnt expecting for this, but i guess its ok since its a good song, but not the video…

    Check it a YouTube:

  • May 20, 2007 at 12:21 amlinkinstreet

    Heh, I wonder when she will feature her “cat eating” skill in her PV’s?

  • May 20, 2007 at 4:29 amDM

    yeah… >_> the guitar was nothing but an ornament…

  • May 20, 2007 at 5:33 amRasmiel

    I love the fact that she doesn’t play the guitar while holding it.

  • May 21, 2007 at 1:50 amTetsuei

    She looks cutest on the set where she’s got the guitar, but throughout the entire video it felt like she wasn’t singing at all, instead it seemed like she was just lip synching the whole time. But hey, they just use the studio recording anyway, so it doesn’t matter.

  • May 21, 2007 at 3:00 amSeriel

    Thanks for the info Jaalin!…imo the direction of the video was very bland. nothing sticks out or grabs the audience’s attention (not saying Naga isnt good cuz she has an amazing voice but the music vid was :( )

  • May 22, 2007 at 7:30 pmRockfest

    Omni uses CR? GO figure lol, whats your username?

  • May 23, 2007 at 2:12 amLifeCarrier

    It’s always amazed me how animation studios manage to convey such emotions and meaning in their OP and ED sequences and yet their real life counterparts fail so horribly sometimes…

    Love her voice though, wish I’d just kept the image I had in my mind of her singing from Gurren’s OP.

  • May 23, 2007 at 2:17 amOmni

    I linked crunchyroll because that’s the only place I could find the video since the YouTube links I originally saw it on are now dead.

  • June 7, 2007 at 12:26 pmKaioshin Sama

    Mareg Said: I just wish that i could find the instrumental version. i don’t like her singing all that much.

    Here here Pal. If there’s an instrumental version on the single that’s the one I’m listening too. The only reason I like the song at all is because of the good instrumental part, without her the song would be great, without the good instrumental though it would be atrocious. Shoko Nakagawa is just another wailing idol-pop singer in a sea of many so she only brings the songs uniqueness down with her typical style.

  • June 10, 2007 at 8:34 pmAcfire

    well i just saw the vid and i wanna ask something did she have a very low budget for this video but the song was good though

  • June 7, 2009 at 2:35 pmKira

    I love this song and video ^-^

    Damn, I wish that Kamina was still alive..:’(

    Haha, don’t mind lil ole me :3