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Suga Shikao feat. Mummy-D – Hajimari no Hi PV (Letter Bee OP)


While the release of Letter Bee’s opening theme single is still several weeks away (09-11-25), the PV for it has already been aired. Unlike the anime version, the full song features a rap portion by Mummy-D, the MC/producer of a fairly old hip hop group called RHYMESTER. I haven’t really listened to Suga Shikao‘s music outside of one or two songs he wrote/performed for Honey and Clover, but I took an instant liking to “Hajimari no Hi” (Day of Beginnings) because of its catchy beat. Nowadays, anime songs tend to be no different than the music normal people would listen to, but I find they still tend to fall into pop and rock genres. I’m not sure what to classify Shikao’s music as, but it’s a refreshing change in the anime scene.

Surprisingly, the arrangement of the full version sounds a bit different from the TV short one. You’ll probably notice this immediately with the way it opens and of course, with the inclusion of Mummy-D’s rap later on. This is actually kind of cool, since it’s a whole different dimension to the song I wasn’t anticipating. Normally you’d just expect the TV short version plus a second verse at the end, but they mixed things up here.

As usual, I like to include the actual TV anime sequence for comparison purposes, so see below if you need a “Tegami Bachi” spin on the song.

Show Letter Bee OP 「はじまりの日」 by Suga Shikao ▼

October 29, 2009 at 6:53 pm
  • October 29, 2009 at 7:06 pmAhnthistik

    WIN !

  • October 29, 2009 at 7:45 pmViper764

    Like the song, but the guy looks kinda goofy.

  • October 29, 2009 at 7:52 pmPhoenix Seikun

    Nice song, can’t wait for the full version to be out. :)

  • October 29, 2009 at 8:02 pmAlec

    searchin 4 d mp3!!! like crazy

  • October 29, 2009 at 8:07 pmAvalon85

    He’s great! Be sure to check out all he did for the xxxholic openings. Definitely an original sound.

  • October 29, 2009 at 9:07 pmichigo_daisuki

    Suga Shikao did such a good job in making “Hajimari no Hi” ^_^
    I can’t wait for the single!

  • October 29, 2009 at 10:13 pmKaris

    Suga Shikao in his forties, and I am still thrilled hearing his songs.

  • October 29, 2009 at 10:38 pmmontusama

    I like the song, will have to the single when its released. I also like his opening song for xxxholic. Jūkyū-sai I find it pretty good. The PV for it is especially interesting.

  • October 30, 2009 at 12:47 amMearex

    they shouldn’t put the rap part in, it sucks.

  • October 30, 2009 at 1:29 ammaple syrup

    Omgosh, I found the rap part so random at first, but after listening to the song a few more times it slowly grows on you.

  • October 30, 2009 at 3:18 amZange

    It is very cute :)

  • October 30, 2009 at 3:23 amZange

    The rap is VERY weird.. ugh :(

  • October 30, 2009 at 4:42 amAlec

    damn…i was planning on putting this in my itouch and psp until i heard the rap part which totally blew everything…i guess il be using the TV version -_-

  • October 30, 2009 at 6:25 ammb

    The bitrate of the anime version really butchers the cymbals. That said, I like either version of the song, though I like the OP for Tegami Bachi whereas I don’t care for the PV. I’ve never really cared what musicians look like, so videos where they just play around are usually boring for me.

  • October 30, 2009 at 6:35 amTheDude

    The music is ok. But I have gave up on this anime after watching 2 episodes. If I saw that sniveling annoying brat doing his emo routine any more, I would start shooting the screen soon.

  • October 30, 2009 at 3:55 pmHarowiin

    LOVE it! The rap even gives it more fun and depth- I think it’s great, gives me the feeling to get up and dance :)

  • October 31, 2009 at 6:09 pmZure

    I really love Suga Shikao’s songs, it’s right that the rap part seems a little weird at first but.. It’s very refreshing and cool at the end :3

  • November 4, 2009 at 10:21 amTheG

    Anyone know a good place to find anime PVs has good visual quality ? This song already on my FLAC must get list and now i want this PV too

  • November 11, 2009 at 6:48 pmRinat

    Well to be honest the PV was kind of mediocre because there was not a lot of substance to it besides the guy singing but still I do love the song and it was nice to hear the full version.

    I am not a huge fan of the Mummy-D’s rapping part in this song because it just did not appeal to me. Maybe as I listen to this song more that part will grow on me. I also second TheG in that I can’t wait to get a FLAC of this song. It will be amazing.

    By the way thanks for uploading the PV divine even if I did not exactly love it XD.

    Thanks for all your hard work for us. :-P

  • December 20, 2009 at 4:39 amharry