GIANT STEP Preview: Setting Fire to the States

Here’s the official preview for the new song “GIANT STEP” by the ASTRONAUTS )formed by anime singer May’n and former SURFACE vocalist Shiina Yoshiharu). It was Fourze’s first insert/battle theme song. Check out the preview below:

The Astronaut’s GIANT STEP will be released January 25th, and will include the Climax Heroes Fourze theme song “Endless Play” on the CD’s b-side (wow, they seem to neglect the b-side nowadays).

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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Anything Goes Ballad Cover Art Revealed: There so sad they can’t even look at each other. :'(

It might be sad for them, but not for us! Check out the new cover art for the upcoming single release of “Anything Goes! Ballad” by Maki Ohguro:

We first heard the song in (somewhat ironically) the last episode of Kamen Rider OOO, and note that it was also the last song recorded by Maki Ohguro before taking a temporary leave of absence from singing.

The Single, originally slated for release on October 21st, will be released on December 7th.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Fourze Theme Song “Switch On!” CM: Party like a rock star, style like a Greeed.

Hey, a new 15-second commercial for Anna Tsuchiya’s new single, and the Kamen Rider Fourze theme song, “Switch On!”, has popped up, and features scenes from the yet-to-be-released music video. Check it out below:

The single comes out November 23rd. Available as either a CD+DVD version, or as a CD-Only version.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze “Switch On!” Single Cover Art Revealed: It’s either 80’s Retro or a female Ankh. Either way, that’s some wild hair. :P

The official cover art for the Fourze theme song “Switch On!” by Anna Tsuchiya has been revealed! You can check it out below:

The Fourze side is rather cool looking, the side with Tsuchiya on it, not feeling it as much. A little too 80’s bubblegum pop for me. Either way, not a half bad cover.

And you can see this cover in real life (hopefully with a CD inside) when the single debuts on November 23rd. That’s 1200 yen for CD-Only version and 1800 yen for CD+DVD, which includes the music video.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Fourze theme song single “Switch On!” release delayed: How am I suppose to wait til November to hear the full song?!!

Bad news for anyone waiting for the release of the single “Switch On!”, a.k.a. the theme song to Fourze by Anna Tsuchiya. It looks like release date has been pushed back by Avex Sound to November 23rd from October 26th. No word on why the date has changed.

The single will still be available at the originally stated prices of 1890 yen for CD+DVD edition and 1260 yen for CD-only.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Maki Ohguro to release “Anything Goes! Ballad” this October.

In what may be one of the last stories to come out about Kamen Rider OOO for a long time, it appears that Kamen Rider OOO’ theme song, “Anything Goes!” by Maki Ohguro, has sold over 80,000 copies, making it the largest sale made in the history of Kamen Rider theme song! Well, it looks that success won’t end yet, because Maki Ohguro, who recently recorded the finale song for Kamen Rider OOO, entitled “Anything Goes! Ballad”,has announced the release of said song as a single!

The song, which will be played during the final fight scene in OOO, will be the final version of the theme song to be played with a full orchestra. And this song was the final song Ohguro recorded before taking her leave from singing (I don’t follow celebrity news enough to know if this leave is temporary or permanent).

Will be released October 19th in both CD and CD+DVD editions, costing 1200 and 1800 yen, respectively. This will be released just two days before the release of the OOO Den-O All Rider: Let’s Go Kamen Rider! OST is scheduled to be released, which features the TaMaShii Combo theme. Just letting you know so that you can get ready to update your music library.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

A tokusatsu what if: What if the Kamen Rider GIRLS’ Music video for Let’s Go Rider Kick 2011 had been done differently?

We all remember the first single that the Kamen Rider GIRLS made earlier this year for the movie OOO Den-O All Rider: Let’s Go Kamen Rider!, don’t we? I remember just how many of you absolutely loved the music video for the song “Let’s Go Rider Kick 2011”. 😛 Nothing quite like taking a classic beloved theme song and turning it into a bubblegum pop eyesore. So that leads us to beg the question: What if someone else had made the music video for the single, perhaps with scenes from all the series edited together in an awesome and mind-blowing way? Would that have been enough to redeem the song itself? Well, why don’t you watch for yourselves and see:

Just one word can describe this: SUBARASHI!

Video credits to 333rokoroko. Lovingly stolen from an article on Orends: Range.

Kamen Rider GIRLS’ Kamen Rider V3 Cover art revealed.

Here’s the cover art for the new single from the Kamen Rider GIRLS, “Kamen Rider V3”:

Is it just me, or does Kamen Rider v3 look like he’s asking himself “Why did I agree to do this?”

Aside from this, the Kamen Rider GIRLS will also be singing covers to other popular Rider theme songs. The single drops August 8th, and will be available in CD Only and CD+DVD Editions. The DVD includes the music video for the single, which stars the GIRLS, V3 himself, and professional wrestler and avid Kamen Rider fan Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Kamen Rider GIRLS Kamen Rider V3 Preview

Here’s a preview for the Kamen Rider GIRLS’ latest single, their cover of the Kamen Rider V3 theme song. Let’s listen in before we make any judgements:

It started out pretty well, very good build-up, and then they started to sing….

I’ll let you be the judge. This latest single comes out August 8th, along with a new album where they cover other famous Kamen Rider theme songs.

We’re boned.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider GIRLS Second Single Reveal: WHY????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D:

Okay, let’s see if we can get through this without gagging. The Kamen Rider pop idol group, Kamen Rider GIRLS has announced the release of their newest single, and as a “special bonus”, the wrestler and self-proclaimed Kamen Rider fan Hiroshi Takahashi will appear in the music video along with Kamen Rider V3. MY sincerest condolences to Kamen Rider V3.

The new single will be a rock cover of the classic theme song, “Tatakae! Kamen Rider V3”, originally performed by Miyauchi Hiroshi, who played Kamen Rider V3/Kazami Shiro. In the video, Takahashi will fight alongside Kamen Rider V3 and the GIRLS against Destron.

The shoot took place yesterday (June 17th), and Takahashi expressed how much of a dream come true it was for him to star in the video and fight alongside Kamen Rider V3.

Aside from this single, the Kamen Rider GIRLS will make covers for other Rider theme songs, which they will release in an album due out in a Cd and CD+DVD (with free poster) release on August 8th. I’ll admit that their first single, the cover of the original Kamen Rider theme, wasn’t half bad. But this just seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin