Illness? Sketch a Day + DF Dendoh Lyrics and Game #GEAR戦士電童

A small follow up from yesterday’s article Quick Impressions of GEAR FIGHTER DENDOH!


I am a bit ill so here’s a Sketch today and some lyrics that I’ve been wondering about when I started the Dendoh series. So episode 1’s intro song, and occasional scene music, is called “Heaven’s Premonition” (天空の予感; tenkuu no yokan). I thought it was a good insert for the scene where the Data Weapons scatter across the earth, and seeing a mysterious little girl stumbling across a beach.


If I were the sun,
I’d be gone.
If I were the moon,
had be gone.

If I were the sky,
I’d be gone.
and If I were the star,
had be gone.

If I talk with you,
I could Dream, may be free.

So you know,
I were alone so long

If I were the sun, I’d be gone.
If I were the moon, had be gone.

By the way, here’s footage of the PS1 game:

A 90s idea? Okamoto Maya x Asamiya Kia Concept CD Raijin Hachisei ZARAM @femmefatale_kaz @maya_pan0203

Voice actress Okamoto Maya released a concept CD of her fictitious anime “Raijin Hachi ZARAM”. What does that mean? It’s basically an independent production in the form of a CD, rendering the idea of a hit 90s sci-fi anime.

Illustration/Key Visual is by Asamiya Kia (麻宮騎亜) of STUDIO TRON, who’s in charge of illustrations for sci-fi Shinseiki Vagrants (神星記ヴァグランツ), Space Battleship YAMATO 2199 movie, Martian Successor Nadesico manga, Batman Child of Dreams, and Silent Mobius. She also does the genga (key animation used for replication) and moving scenes for anime works such as Naucisca, Z Gundam, and Lupin The 3rd Part 3. Character design for Sonic Soldier Borgman, Zeorymer, and Detonator Orgun. She also works on creature design for KAMEN RIDER FOURZE and was animation director for Shurato (OM SOWA!). Check out @kia_asamiya on Twitter and her above website.

First sight, and I immediately liked the key visual.

About the Work

NEWS WALKER: “Concept anime is group performance staged in Earth and Mars. Okamoto Maya’s self-made plan interview”

Part 2 of Interview

She provides the voice of Emma Sheen from Z Gundam (where she was 17 years old), Haruka Minato of Nadesico, Soretta of SAKURA TAISEN and Saiko Yuki Silent Mobius, among many others. She “retired” for a while, dedicating time to singing and overseas dubbing, even going to New York. (Source: Wikipedia). She is a member of talent office NEVERLAND ARTS Co.,Ltd., being one of its few “voice actors”.

Emma Sheen plays the clear minded role of the AEUG (united earth faction), having defected from the TITANS due to their brutal methods. If I could explain Okamoto’s voice quality, it’s “chirpy” with a bit of an adult-sister feeling.

Full title of this project is “The Eight Thunder Gods ZARAM -bFemme Fatale – Girl of Fate.” (雷神八系-ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女). If ever produced as an anime, the idea for it to be a 52 ep series with the image of a contemporary 90s anime. For starters, there’s the theme RISE AND FALL, which Okamoto sings. In this work, she is the character Kanon J (Jeanne d’Arc) Kusanagi.

Okamoto, in the above interview, states that the main song wouldn’t have a simple theme such as “good and evil” or “light and darkness”. Also, not “fire” and “water”; it is difficult to distinguish. There is a mention of “Wind” and the eight thunder gods as a part of the “anime”‘s concept.




“Glance of a Battle on Earth, battle on mars, and possibly a third power”.

The official website of ZARAM provides information on an official CD and radio show that Okamoto hosts, receiving questions via e-mail. The show is called 岡本麻弥のラジオDEファム・ファタール. (Okamoto Maya’s radio DE Femme Fatale)

The CD contains 2 songs + short drama “Blueness Star” for 2,000 yen. Then, there was a music event at M3 [media mix doujishi exhibition] back in April. Here are the CD Contents:

M1.「Rise and Fall」
(”架空”TVアニメ『雷神八系- ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女』主題歌)
歌 : 岡本麻弥 作詞 : RUCCA 作曲/編曲 : 加藤慶

Main theme. M1 “Rise and Fall.”
Song: Okamoto Maya
Lyrics: RUCCA
Composition/Arrangement: Katoh-san

M2.ショートドラマ 第0話「星の蒼さ」 (脚本 : 岡本麻弥)
カノン・J・草薙 : 岡本麻弥 / シャンテル・シャルマ : 新井笙子 /
チミー・神山・テンジン : 徳本英一郎 / ナレーション : バロン山崎

M.2 is a short drama called “A more blue star.” (blueness?) Original idea is Okamoto. Cast:
Kanon J Kusanagi: Okamoto Maya
Shantel Saruuma : Arai Shoko
Chimi Kamiyama Tenzin: Tokumoto Eiichiro (NEVERLAND ARTS)
Narrator: Baron Yamazaki (NEVERLAND ARTS)

(”架空”TVアニメ『雷神八系- ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女』劇)
歌 : 岡本麻弥 作詞 : 岡本麻弥 作曲/編曲 : 加藤慶

M.3: KAZE NO OTO (Song of Wind)
Song/lyrics: Okamoto Maya
Composition/Arrangement: Katoh-san [possibly Kyo]

You can hear a piece of KAZE NO OTO on the radio show. Sounds like it’s 90s bridging into 2000s. I can’t find Rise & Fall.

∪^ェ^∪ | Doggie’s Thoughts | ∪^ェ^∪

Good luck in your efforts Okamoto and everyone else! ❤ This is unique and I am always into these bots. Like she said, it is “wishful thinking”: 50 episode anime, participating with a 90s cast, and so on (source: interview). It could be foolish, but an idea can only sprout into something interesting. That’s the whole point of arts. Because there was someone, aside from Okamoto, who contained the feeling of wanting to see an animation that contained the essence of 1990s.”

If 90s is what she looks for, I wouldn’t mind Katsuki Masako as a fierce rival. Hayashibara Megumi could also be that or the evil Mars empress (lol). I can also imagine Ueda Yuji, Yasunori Matsumoto, and Seki Tomokazu. Okamoto mentions that even she would like for the project to be something for a young voice actor to participate in.

I will keep an eye on this project and provide more updates. I’m a bit too busy to catch anything from the radio show, if I can catch any familiar Japanese that is (^.;), but we’ll see. Next time, I’ll look over that interview a bit more.

52 episodes? If anything, I couldn’t mind a cheap budget show even with a freeze frame, akin to an older video game for cutscenes.

Check out another original mecha audio drama “Chou Onisei ZEA VIDE” (超鬼兵ジーヴァイド). It’s OP is Z TOGETHER. ZEA VIDE

Doggie Highlight – Musician Hano Seiji (羽野誠司)

Link: Hano’s website

How to explain this guy’s style?

“A traditional Japanese with violin”. Or rather, a “storyteller of music”. That is what you call Utagatari (歌語り). Take the thrums of the string instrument for example. Hano debuted in 1978, learned piano in his child days and then moved to guitar, which I confused with a violin I guess.

A couple of his favorite artists are Debussy, Bartok (violin concerto specialist), and Takemitsu Toru. Hobbies are photography (写真)、reading (読書)、traveling (旅)、performance appreciation (演芸鑑賞)、and kabuki (歌舞伎も). He likes jazz and pop, favoring artists like Pat Metheny and Baden Powell.

Check out Hano’s photo collection and music collection. For the latter, the songs contain a theme such as recitation, anime, nature, and story. This is a song for the concept anime Sanada Gunden, produced by Bungyoso (3×3 Eyes, Macross F).

Participated in the music of Musashi Ninpouden Ninja Reppu. A TV drama based on Saitama prefecture’s local tokusatsu hero. Musashi was the former name of Saitama Prefecture. Check out the Twitter account @ninja_reppu for more.

He also participated in the soundtrack of YOTODEN (妖刀伝; supernatural sword story) OVA series. Internationally titled “Wrath of Ninja” series. Also, insert music for the short toku series “Shinraku bishoujo Mami (侵略美少女ミリ; invading pretty girl Mami).

Matter of fact, it was Yotoden that made me think “violin” or “cello”. Heavy strings. Yotoden became popular and the soundtrack became a hit on Oricon charts (Hano’s profile). I agree. It has great music! Check it out by all means.

Other works:
Tsugumi e (つぐみへ)
Yokashi Banashi (妖かしばなし) – 2017 Horror tokusatsu
Sangokushi/Three Kingdoms (三國志)

Trailer for Yokashi.

You’re not human if you don’t cry | About #BravePoliceJDecker #勇者警察ジェイデッカー #勇者シリーズ



Brave Police J-Decker is the fifth installment of SUNRINE’s Brave Series, proceeding Might Gaine. The only one licensed in America is Gaogaigar.

These are my quick impressions after watching episodes 1-4.

I’m not trying to wire my brain into liking 90s shows, I swear. About ten minutes into the first ep, you want to cry. Today, many light novels are being adapted; their themes can be flexible and unpredictable, such as a dead/ageless person being a main character, or being able to see/fight ghosts, or the presence of summoning magic or alchemy in modern world.

Back in the 80-90s, a major general course for anime were sword and sorcery, sports, and various kinds of robots. Especially robots with human like personalities, thanks to SUNRISE and the sustained popularity of gundam. While near-future themes is still rooted in decades long products, these human-to-AI shows have a lot of heart.

And the show is about Deckard “having a heart”.

Tominaga Yuuta is a 4th grader who befriended a robot detective named Deckard, who is assigned to metro police dept’s “BRAVE POLICE”. They’ve known each other for six months as Deckard was still under construction. As they interact, Deckard’s AI memory would learn from Yuuta, from speech to actions. One of the cutest scenes in the first ep is Deckard trying out his space police introduction pose. It turns out that this interaction made Deckard function better in his duties.

This series, and even the sister series of ELDRAN (produced with Takara Tomy/Tomy) has a squad-tokusatsu feel to them. Each of the protagonist robots has some effective function when combining together, creating variability for different situations. With Eldran, the motifs are animals and dinosaurs.

J-Decker also has its comedy.


A couple of the Brave Series’s main characters has the Kanji for courage(勇) in their name. For example, Yuuta and Yuuichiro. Yuuta’s full name is apparently from the phrase “Tomo yo nagaku ki o futoku toiu kotoba ni yurai suru” (気をく という言葉に由来する。) Or it’s just “tomo yo nagaku yuki o futoku” because the rest of it says “It’s said to derive from [this].

Roughly the above phrase means something like “A long-time courageous friend.” Suitable enough. The “futo” in “futoku” can also be read as “ta” or “tai“, meaning “big” or “spread out”.

Kawasaki Hiroyuki (川崎 ヒロユキ) was in charge of Series Composition. He also did Godannar, Battle Betterman, and the film SINBAD. he’s also one of the script writers of GUNDAM X; I actually see a comparison between Yuuta and Garrod.

THE OP of Brave Police Dekcard is HEART TO HEART, sang by Kuwata Yasuko.

Related Links:
CHARACPEDIA: 熱血アニメ列伝 人とロボの絆の深さに涙!『勇者警察ジェイデッカー』

A dirge for father and son =D | Doggie Digest of #91Days Ep 11

HASHTAGS: #91days, #TV91Days
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I have the perfect old song for this episode. Trust and betrayal 100%, plus someone’s little old head.

Sonic Memories Part VII: Tails Adventure ( #sonic20th #テイルスアドベンチャー ). My boy’s a genius.

Yes! I’m back to this aren’t I? With another unconventional Sonic game.


Video of Full Game Run (100%)

Today’s pick is Tails Adventure (テイルスアドベンチャー). My memory of playing the game is a bit bad, and I had to go to Wiki for the story. Otherwise, all I would tell you is that “evil birds are attacking Tails’s island”. For some reason, the Western version’s story lacked depth and the island’s name was changed from Cocoa Island. More info on the story here (Japanese)

Related Websites (Japanese):

VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAMES – SEGA: Tailes Adventure (Talks about the Sea Tail/Sea Fox, Cocoa Island, Password, Tails House, Items)

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The antagonists are called the Great Battle Kukku Imperial Army (グレイトバトルクック帝国軍). In the English manual, they are called a “bird army with a Great Fortress”. Nothing much else there – they’re meanies that you have to defeat.

Why did I pick this game up? I like Tails! And I don’t think I regret it.

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My Game Gear, of course, is not in top condition.

To the gameplay! Let me get to a con: The game is slow as molasses until you equip yourself with some speed boots, or Sonic’s spin dash. Yes, it is not a conventional Sonic games; however, rings still plays the role as your health, but you need to extend the amount that you can collect it to survive better. Also, Tails can still fly by rotating his…fox tails like a copter. That also needs be extended since it is quite useful.

This game requires some searching thus the name “adventure?”. That is, searching for items, including what I mentioned above. Speed boots, spin dash, bomb upgrades, ring extension, etc

However, this game does express how genius Tails is, being the designer of the Tornado. Wow! If there’s anything entertaining about this game, it’s the various items that you can use. And also Tails’s Sea Fox, designed for sea and air combat and travel. At Tails’s House, you equip various items.

For combat, Tails is specialized in the use of bombs. Why!? No idea, but they’re good. As the game progresses and you collect more tools, the bombs change from remote to napalm. The Sea Fox can get vulcans, mines, missiles (also anti-air), and a shield. Amazing thing! There’s also this very useful remote controlled robot that you can send through holes and tiny tunnels. Much to my humor, there is an item called “Knuckles”, where you can punch enemies.

I did manage to complete the game at 100%.

Music is still good, keeping up with tradition! One of the favorites is the opening theme.

Time for some happy music:


Also, what reminded me of this entry today was seeing people create custom hacks of Tails Adventure. Subscribe to Razor and Xenon, whose channel displays various Sonic game hacks.

Galaxy wind! JIN-RAI-GAAAAAAAAAAA! #ジンライガ― #jinraiger #Mecha #scifi


Should we get excited about the original J9 work, Galaxy Divine Wind (GDW) Jinraiger?

If you’re a retro fan then maybe? A super sentai fan? A sci-fi fan? A super robot fan?

By the looks of things, it looks like the staff, and the producer being J9 veteran writer Yamamoto Yu (山本優), who has also worked on the screenplay of the original Gundam and original Yatterman, Gachaman, and Urusei Yatsura, are aiming to go big and free. However, they’re having problems with keeping each other together such as with music production.

Already, I like the idea of characters. The show’s theme is based on Water margin (水滸傳), “Suikoden” in Japanese, which has 108 generals called the “Stars of Destiny”. The characters will be based on those said generals. Not sure if you heard of “Dairugger XV” but there were 15 robots that were able to combine. Considering the many characters of Anpanman (and it holds the Guiness record of most characters) and Level 4’s Inazuma Eleven series, 108 characters should not be a hassle?

I, myself, plan to make a series about shinobi with as much characters as I can.

Let me share some Jinraiga material in progress:


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Leerock Woura’s (リーロック・ワウラ) motif is Si Jin. The Rising Dragon! Sense of justice is strong; is he related to Ginga Senpu Braiger (first J9 series)’s Blaster Kid?

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Rin Ho (リンホー)’s motif is Rin Cho (or Lin chong), a former martial arts instructor. Doesn’t he look like a guy with a barrier behind his true skill? No. he looks strong/tough doesn’t he?

There are various info and artworks within the GDW website’s archives.

gdw-jinraiger/blomaga/tagged 小説/ノヴァノベラ (NOVA NOVELLA!)

There are various screenplay drafts and novella, and you need to be a premium member to access them fully.

【特別公開】銀河神風ジンライガー 第1話 脚本準備稿 or Blog-Magazine)

Apparently the first chapter is called “The Wind rustles” (風そよぐ; kaze soyogu).


A young adventurer full with a wild sense of justice and courage – Weerock.
However, he does not realize the vortex of destiny that’ll swallow him yet.

Theme song by Yamagata Yukio. I hope you love rock.


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And she was selected to sing the ED, “Terra Amata“.

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SOURCE: GDW Website: Jinraiga

JinRai looks amazing. Looks like the Water Margin Motif is true because I see the dragon style. For some reason, I am reminded of the Chronos monsters from the Guyver series, the Zoanoids. According to the website, Jinraiga is “a robot, and not a robot”.

More in the future!