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THYME – forever we can make it! PV (To LOVE-Ru OP)

 

With the finale of To LOVE-Ru coming up this week, I thought this would be as good a time as ever to post the PV for the opening theme. When I first heard this song back in April, I admittedly had no idea who THYME was, but found the song itself surprisingly catchy—a sentiment that only grew the more I listened to it. While the fan-service filled opening sequence definitely added to the song’s appeal, it’s actually pretty good on its own, especially in the full version we have here.

Originally an indie band, THYME (pronounced “time”) was formed in 2004 by Thyme (vocals, lyrics) and Shimizu Teppei (arrangement, composition, guitar), but Hoshino Takafumi (music engineer) joined the group a couple of years later when his skills were deemed necessary for them to progress. Prior to forming the band with Teppei, Thyme (real name: Kamiyama Sayaka 神山 さやか) was pursuing a solo music career, but needed someone to help her compose music, thus leading to the THYME we know today. It wasn’t until September 2007 that they had their first major debut though, releasing their single “Hello” after signing with Geneon Entertainment. Under Geneon, their involvement in anime naturally followed suit, which is (probably) why “forever we can make it!” was used as To LOVE-Ru’s opening theme. This trend continued on to the summer season, where their song “Fly Away” was used as the opening theme of Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~Natsu no Sora~, which some of you may recall I originally started blogging.

Seeing as I hadn’t heard of THYME half a year ago but am already a fan of this song and “Fly Away”, I guess this goes to show what a little anime exposure can do for new artists. While these up-and-coming artists probably never pictured having their music used in anime, I doubt they’ll complain about having a few otakus buy their CDs. On a separate note, is it just me or does Sayaka only look half Japanese? I haven’t come across any information stating that she is, but there’s something about her eyes (and straight teeth) that make me think she is. In any case, enjoy the video!

September 23, 2008 at 11:20 pm
36 comments »
  • September 23, 2008 at 11:31 pmrainnydaiis

    Got to say, I never really stopped and listened to the OP as much as I should have, Listened to the song and actually realized how good it is.

  • September 23, 2008 at 11:37 pmvaldor

    even though i didn’t like the series, i fell in love with the song and OP animation.

    i agree, there is something about her appearance that makes her look half, but the hair color is really throwing me off, so i can’t say what.

  • September 23, 2008 at 11:48 pmFumika

    I love both songs and I have become a huge Thyme fan :). In my short trip to Japan, I bought all 3 of their released singles!

    They seem to need all the support they can get since they are just starting out.

  • September 23, 2008 at 11:58 pmsilver

    those japs,,,

  • September 24, 2008 at 12:05 amsilver

    omg fumika, you wont be supporting them .! they only get like 3 cents of you purchase!
    your be supporting the producers and the sales managers. so don;t be stupid next time just
    download the songs cause you have a pc right !? let those buy the singles who haven’t invested in a pc!

  • September 24, 2008 at 12:13 ambullrogg

    like most ppl, i found the OP and song really catchy, >_< impossible for me to skip when its next on my playlist.

  • September 24, 2008 at 12:47 amWhim

    Yeah, I was thinkin’ she was probably not full Japanese when I watched too.

  • September 24, 2008 at 1:01 amfurinyue

    i love the song , but now only come out the pv , dont u think is like “outdated” for Japanese music station after show had being for so long and now going to end

  • September 24, 2008 at 1:24 amGenkideska

    for some reason this PV reminds me of YUI’s Rolling Star O_o but still its good…. cant believe its gonna end this week T_T

  • September 24, 2008 at 1:25 amChimasternmay

    love her. ever since i first heard it and saw it after watching the To LOVE-RU opening, its been my favorite Music Video of anime opening songs this season.

  • September 24, 2008 at 1:48 amNeo_NMO

    I think i read somewhere that she was half latino… but don’t quote me on that

  • September 24, 2008 at 2:02 amItachi_Silver

    Does anyone now where we can download the video of this song like the one it has here?
    This is a great song

  • September 24, 2008 at 6:12 amzeromax

    Just for information’s sake, this video came out quite a while ago not just recently

  • September 24, 2008 at 7:34 amoutcast

    she looks weird. Not weird weird but sth doesn’t feel right

  • September 24, 2008 at 11:51 amn1xx

    Awesome video! It really has an indie vibe to it ^,^

    Concerning the fact that she may be half jap, I also thought about that too. But there may also be the possibility that she may have gotten an operation to change her eyes =/(it’s quite common for asian stars to want to have eyes that look more american/european -ish).

  • September 24, 2008 at 12:13 pmquigonkenny

    >>“On a separate note, is it just me or does Sayaka only look half Japanese?”

    Immaterial. Whatever she is, she’s f**king hawt! ^_^

  • September 24, 2008 at 12:32 pmdivine

    zeromax:
    I’m well aware of that, but evidently not everyone has seen it, hence why I decided to post it here. It’s not new, but still “current” considering the series is still airing. Plus, it gives me an opportunity to talk about a group (and a song) that I wouldn’t otherwise have gotten to.

    On that note, I considered posting some much older PVs, but I don’t know if most people will even remember series from 5-10 years ago. Perhaps I’ll do a “then and now” kind of comparison post. =)

  • September 24, 2008 at 2:43 pmDragonite88

    Nice Video, love this song and what good series To Love Ru thank you divine for this episode previews and the PV.

  • September 24, 2008 at 5:46 pmbigger_is_better

    dvine just started to post this before the final episode of to love ru. i like it since the beginning this song is one of my 1000 songs on ipod.

  • September 24, 2008 at 6:05 pmKraker2k

    I’d love to see a video of PVs from past, a then and now seems like a very good idea (‘_’)b

  • September 24, 2008 at 6:05 pmDarkMatter

    Upbeat tempo with a dash of love. Great song.

  • September 24, 2008 at 6:15 pmdivine

    Kraker2k:
    I was thinking about doing one for L’Arc~en~Ciel, but it might creep people out with how they looked (and dressed) before. Their music was still really good though!

  • September 24, 2008 at 6:23 pmDarkMatter

    +1 on the notion of comparing old PVs to the new ones. Do it divine…make it happen :D

  • September 24, 2008 at 6:56 pmMidnightTide

    On a separate note, is it just me or does Sayaka only look half Japanese? I haven’t come across any information stating that she is, but there’s something about her eyes (and straight teeth) that make me think she is…..

    LMFAO – but so true, it must be in japanese genetics to have such bad looking teeth – is there a dentist shortage in japan? (damn, I should have become a dentist)

    But yes, she does look like she is a mix.

  • September 24, 2008 at 7:33 pmdivine

    MidnightTide:
    They actually have orthodontists over there, but I think the notion of having straight teeth in Japan isn’t as highly touted towards beauty as it is in… well, every other part of the world. =)

    I hear there are more people getting braces in Japan nowadays though.

  • September 24, 2008 at 8:09 pmsilver

    do they really have operations to change their eyes? man that’s sick ! they should get operations to change their dick s too , i heard they got real small penises . you should at least be able to reach the uterus when doin’ it , what’s the point of having a dick otherwise !

  • September 24, 2008 at 8:13 pmdivine

    silver:
    Staying on topic, the operation on the eyes people were referring to involves the eyelids and is actually really really common in South Korea. It adds that western-looking extra fold to the eyelid and makes the eye look bigger in the process.

  • September 24, 2008 at 8:53 pmsilver

    >> yea ok divine- thnx for the info-
    i dint knew that, and i think it’s not cool to operate your eyes ! just stay asian, black or european . why is it wrong for having different eyes ? yea it s sometimes cool to make jokes about someones ‘features’ but,, doesn’t mean you have to take cosmic surgery s all of a sudden !

  • September 24, 2008 at 8:57 pmChillpill

    Love this song so F**king much!!! Thank you so much Divine for all you’ve done man, with the past To love ru blog entries and this PV. Looking forward to your next and final To love ru blog entry :).

    Btw, if by any chance a 2nd season of To love ru comes by…..can u blog it too? lol :)

  • September 24, 2008 at 9:34 pmdivine

    Chillpill:
    You’re welcome. =)

    While I somewhat doubt there will be a second season, I’ll make that decision should it arise later on.

  • September 24, 2008 at 9:36 pmAndri

    she’s really hot, i’m in love

  • September 24, 2008 at 9:40 pmAndri

    should check out the song Hello by Thyme, it’s awesome!

  • September 25, 2008 at 12:48 amBlogger0101

    Who know were we can download this video?

  • September 25, 2008 at 7:56 pmrgb

    I remember watching this video a couple weeks ago on youtube. I definitely thought she was only half Japanese, but whatever she is, she’s definitely hot. It was nice to see the video again (at a much higher quality, thanks), and I love this song. The animation for the OP in the anime is pretty sweet too (It’s one of the few OP or ED I don’t skip over from the current shows I’m watching).

  • September 26, 2008 at 7:44 amIvanIP

    the song is very good and the to kove ru is good also

  • September 27, 2008 at 10:27 amsandeep

    I never listened that closely to the opening before, but while watching the video, i was like how did i never realize what a great song this is…
    also, her appearance is definitely not completely japanese, she’s her eyes look completely western. If I didn’t see her singing Japanese I would have assumed she’s American with that hair colour