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HALCALI – Long Kiss Good Bye Live (Music Fair 2008.11.22)

 

Japanese hip-hop duo HALCALI appeared on Music Fair last week along with SPEED, Perfume, and Lil’B, where they performed “Long Kiss Good Bye”, the seventh ending theme to Naruto Shippuuden. While I’m sure Naruto fans will have a more immediate attachment to the song, it sounds really good on its own due to the nice mix of Jpop and hip-hop. Despite not being a huge fan of rap, I find female asian hip-hop artists quite refreshing to listen to, especially with HALCALI’s style of music. Case in point, I’ve listened to this song to death already, but am not sick of it in the slightest yet. Prior to Music Fair, HALCALI also appeared on Girl Pop Factory, but has since added some simple choreography to their performance as seen above. If you’re interested in checking out the PV as well, I’ve uploaded a copy of it here. In any case, enjoy the video(s).

-divine
…in an ongoing effort to make use of the new HD YouTube.

November 28, 2008 at 4:14 pm
36 comments »
  • November 28, 2008 at 4:20 pmLelouch

    I’m glad that Youtube is offering a much better quality. Makes AMV’s look better. :D

  • November 28, 2008 at 4:29 pmexia

    im sad not a lot of videos on youtube are in this quality :(

  • November 28, 2008 at 5:17 pm:)

    yeah…im pretty sure people will take advantage of it more sooner or later

  • November 28, 2008 at 5:34 pmRyvius

    Yay!! Love that song… And what an awesome quality!

    http://worldofanimemusic.blogspot.com

  • November 28, 2008 at 7:32 pmChimasternmay

    love this naruto ending song, best so far in a long time…

  • November 28, 2008 at 7:32 pmSadmask

    Oh hi Divine

  • November 28, 2008 at 7:50 pmGenestarwind

    Youtube HD is a BEAST!

  • November 28, 2008 at 8:36 pmSeikun Phoenix

    The HQ video is really good. loving youtube now.. XDD
    Loved this song too..

  • November 28, 2008 at 10:28 pmAstroNerdBoy

    Never been much of a HALCALI fan, but I did like “Strawberry Chips ~Tanaka Chigai Mix~” (and wish I could get that version of the song, but it doesn’t appear to be for sale).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR7bv68pLww

  • November 28, 2008 at 10:32 pmBraeden

    the clarity of this new HQ/HD is amazing. i literally couldn’t believe my eyes when the video started playing. thanks, Divine

  • November 28, 2008 at 10:55 pmmellow

    yeah halcali is one my favorite groups since i heard them in the third ending of eureka seven

  • November 28, 2008 at 11:14 pmanonymus

    YEah – Tip Taps Tips is a really good ED, from Eureka Seven, the best anime of that season

  • November 28, 2008 at 11:24 pmAznCoffee

    When Asuma died, I lol’d. >.>

    to make it all high quality like that, you add &fmt=22 correct?

  • November 28, 2008 at 11:46 pmpapabear

    anyone able to download it? the usual youtube downloader sites arent working for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-p2XvTqlpg&&fmt=22 which is the HQ stream

  • November 29, 2008 at 1:31 amlsarin

    Their voice are nice but they dance like idiots…no offence

  • November 29, 2008 at 2:07 amGoggles

    I saw them live at ACEN they were fricken awesome.

  • November 29, 2008 at 3:20 amyoroshiku ne

    the quality is mind-blowing…
    <3 yay for Divine returning! :D

  • November 29, 2008 at 4:27 ampeachp

    chorus is very similar to Mosaic Kakera (Code Geass ED2). But Mosaic Kakera is better :P

  • November 29, 2008 at 4:28 amchoco

    fair song. mediocre talent

  • November 29, 2008 at 6:54 amsim

    Am I the only one to think it’s quite bad? (not the video, the SONG)

  • November 29, 2008 at 8:19 amWilly

    video quality and the female on the right look gorgeous :)
    rest blows, sorta, especially the coriography

  • November 29, 2008 at 8:44 amTrillian

    What blows for one culture is like crack to another. (Don’t you ever feel ashamed of anything American/English/Whatever popular culture has made international?) Idol-type coordinated dancing and singing is incredibly popular over here, so it’s no surprise they’ve made a whole industry about what are the cutest hand gestures and dance moves for this kind of thing ; P

    I’m in awe of the HD though. Please keep posting great commentary whenever you have time : )

  • November 29, 2008 at 9:01 amMelchior

    While I like HALCALI, this was not one of their better songs. It’s kind of weak compared to the other stuff I have heard from them. The chorus is meh, but the rap parts are much better.

  • November 29, 2008 at 9:35 ambk201

    i lagged at the beginning xd

  • November 29, 2008 at 10:15 amelvadrieng

    video quality is great. Can’t say the same for the music.

  • November 29, 2008 at 10:58 amtylon

    Divine? Hi and thanks. This quality is good.

  • November 29, 2008 at 12:37 pmsae

    i love halicali, & i personally find the coordinated dancing really cute XD
    can anyone tell me what the little llama looking hand motion (with your middle & ring fingers to your thumb & your pinky & index in the air) & is supposed to mean?
    i’ve been seeing it everywhere.

  • November 29, 2008 at 1:13 pmSenorDelgato

    Wow the chorus is very similar to Mosaic Kakera as somone else said. I liked there song for Eureka Seven.

  • November 29, 2008 at 1:25 pmMooMoo

    I just cried when you considered that hiphop/rap. They are horrible.

  • November 29, 2008 at 2:51 pmnyaa~~

    its japanese ..its normal
    I’m also a fan of Halcali….

  • November 29, 2008 at 4:24 pmYouTube Hater

    What my name said.

    Love the vid :]

  • November 29, 2008 at 5:07 pmWhim

    They remind me of a female Japanese Linkin Park. You never want to admit that their songs are catchy because it’s so shameful.

  • November 29, 2008 at 8:29 pmGod~Knows~

    whoa my laptop was groaning while it was running the video but who cares.I love HD!!
    As for the song…I don’t watch naruto but the song was OK, though the rap part was hard to follow for me since I can’t read the kanji too fast while listening >.<
    Did I mention I love HD?!

  • November 30, 2008 at 2:11 amLIMCHI

    MosaiC Kakera anyone?

  • November 30, 2008 at 2:28 amxau

    hd is cool. music is well written. what kills me about the performance is their voices.

  • November 30, 2008 at 1:28 pmRednights

    I think I enjoyed the Madonna HD Confession Tour video much more in the related section! ROFL.