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.
I half-expected Gandhara or something when I saw “Monkey Majik.”
Very nice song, still. I like.
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
i got monkey majik in my car… one of my fav bands
that track they did with yoshida brothers… too cool
almost lost faith on non-japanese makin interesting japanese pvs(ahem… himeka..amazing voice thou).
Oh yah, these guys did a song with Anna Tsuchiya 😀
Song was fun to listen to. Thanks for the interesting post, Omni.
They don’t sound like foreigners in anime at all. XD
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.
Good song, but I felt the music was a little too loud and made the voice harder to hear at times.
I love his voice… i’m looping it on my WMP now~
Fantastic vid. One of the most original PVs I’ve seen all year. It absolutely pwned Himeka artistically, tho both songs are good.
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
I think the PV is about a version of the Tin Solider.
Multiculturalism at its best.
And go Canada =)
XD the angel got no penis but massive balls, as big as 1/4 of its head XD
The song is great. Great band. btw must watch Aishiteru it is really sad and get you watching. must see.
Haha, Monkey Majik usually has really interesting PV’s and this one is no different XD
*puts morning-evening back on repeat*
Irational Promise: Good point, I hadn’t thought of that.
Does anyone have a direct download for the mp3 file of this song?
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.
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.