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).
…in an ongoing effort to make use of the new HD YouTube.
I’m glad that Youtube is offering a much better quality. Makes AMV’s look better. 😀
im sad not a lot of videos on youtube are in this quality 🙁
yeah…im pretty sure people will take advantage of it more sooner or later
Yay!! Love that song… And what an awesome quality!
love this naruto ending song, best so far in a long time…
Oh hi Divine
Youtube HD is a BEAST!
The HQ video is really good. loving youtube now.. XDD
Loved this song too..
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).
the clarity of this new HQ/HD is amazing. i literally couldn’t believe my eyes when the video started playing. thanks, Divine
yeah halcali is one my favorite groups since i heard them in the third ending of eureka seven
YEah – Tip Taps Tips is a really good ED, from Eureka Seven, the best anime of that season
When Asuma died, I lol’d. >.>
to make it all high quality like that, you add &fmt=22 correct?
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
Their voice are nice but they dance like idiots…no offence
I saw them live at ACEN they were fricken awesome.
the quality is mind-blowing…
<3 yay for Divine returning! 😀
chorus is very similar to Mosaic Kakera (Code Geass ED2). But Mosaic Kakera is better 😛
fair song. mediocre talent
Am I the only one to think it’s quite bad? (not the video, the SONG)
video quality and the female on the right look gorgeous 🙂
rest blows, sorta, especially the coriography
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 : )
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.
i lagged at the beginning xd
video quality is great. Can’t say the same for the music.
Divine? Hi and thanks. This quality is good.
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.
Wow the chorus is very similar to Mosaic Kakera as somone else said. I liked there song for Eureka Seven.
I just cried when you considered that hiphop/rap. They are horrible.
its japanese ..its normal
I’m also a fan of Halcali….
What my name said.
Love the vid :]
They remind me of a female Japanese Linkin Park. You never want to admit that their songs are catchy because it’s so shameful.
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?!
MosaiC Kakera anyone?
hd is cool. music is well written. what kills me about the performance is their voices.
I think I enjoyed the Madonna HD Confession Tour video much more in the related section! ROFL.