Random Curiosity



A commenter on the Negai post last week reminded me of some of the past groups I’ve posted about, and one of those groups put out a really good song recently. MONKEY MAJIK is a band that I talked about a few years ago but haven’t been paying attention to for a while. For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, they’re a group led by a pair of Canadian brothers who speak Japanese. Aishiteru is the aptly-titled theme song they perform for the NTV drama Aishiteru (which incidentally I hear is quite good). It’s a really nice love song that, like their others, is a mix of English and Japanese. The PV was very interesting to watch too because it’s a combination of papercraft-esque animation with ragdoll characters and real life. I’m not sure I completely understand it, but it appears to tell the story of a guy in love who falls out of heaven, gets eaten by a fish, and the girl saves him in the fish market. I know it sounds like of stupid, but I thought it was worth the watch and definitely the listen. I’m even curious about the drama now.

The single for Aishiteru is due out June 10th, 2009.

May 26, 2009 at 12:15 am
  • May 26, 2009 at 12:25 amMajinAndy


  • May 26, 2009 at 12:58 amPhosphatide

    I half-expected Gandhara or something when I saw “Monkey Majik.”

    Very nice song, still. I like.

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:59 amwowowowowo

    Wow. i dont know why but the difference between a white person and an asian singin the smae language seems so different.
    its like another english song

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:33 amjaalin

    i got monkey majik in my car… one of my fav bands
    that track they did with yoshida brothers… too cool

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:38 amGod~Knows~

    Nice fish?

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:41 amrum1rum

    almost lost faith on non-japanese makin interesting japanese pvs(ahem… himeka..amazing voice thou).

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:43 amPeaches

    Oh yah, these guys did a song with Anna Tsuchiya :D

  • May 26, 2009 at 3:21 amNyfe

    Song was fun to listen to. Thanks for the interesting post, Omni.

  • May 26, 2009 at 5:24 amoutcast

    They don’t sound like foreigners in anime at all. XD

  • May 26, 2009 at 6:24 amCurtis

    They had an accent, but it was hardly strong and a newbie into Japanese music could be made to believe that the singer was Japanese.

    The guy had a great voice in either language, also.

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:24 pmToya

    Good song, but I felt the music was a little too loud and made the voice harder to hear at times.

  • May 26, 2009 at 1:58 pmLou

    I love his voice… i’m looping it on my WMP now~

  • May 26, 2009 at 3:58 pmShebear

    Fantastic vid. One of the most original PVs I’ve seen all year. It absolutely pwned Himeka artistically, tho both songs are good.

  • May 26, 2009 at 4:27 pmRe-Hikari

    I was half expecting some sappy love song when I pressed the play button, but the song itself turned out rather nice :p The PV is… amusing… and funny… and very original actually. Me applauds XD Kinda reminded me of Pinocchio… don’t ask…

    By the way, the way they were falling… anyone ever came across that G. Bush game where he just keeps falling through bubbles or something? It really is the same thing XD

  • May 26, 2009 at 7:22 pmIrational Promise

    I think the PV is about a version of the Tin Solider.

  • May 26, 2009 at 9:50 pminvAZN

    Multiculturalism at its best.

    And go Canada =)

  • May 27, 2009 at 5:49 ambrianleung8912

    XD the angel got no penis but massive balls, as big as 1/4 of its head XD

  • May 27, 2009 at 9:57 amDragonite88

    The song is great. Great band. btw must watch Aishiteru it is really sad and get you watching. must see.

  • May 27, 2009 at 3:05 pmMighty Mouse

    Haha, Monkey Majik usually has really interesting PV’s and this one is no different XD

    *puts morning-evening back on repeat*

  • May 28, 2009 at 12:57 amOmni

    Irational Promise: Good point, I hadn’t thought of that.

  • May 28, 2009 at 5:43 pmHaohmaru

    Does anyone have a direct download for the mp3 file of this song?

  • May 28, 2009 at 8:16 pmreal talk

    That whole band is corny. The fish should of swallowed them and I think the singer was a under cover sperm drinker if you know what I mean.

  • May 29, 2009 at 4:43 amHotarubi

    i really like the song…
    and everyone should watch Aishiteru – it’s a very good drama. So far that is. I’ve only seen one episode, but it is very sad and makes you think.