河童 (KAPPA)

Sa Yuu (Left and Right)

Genre: Alternative rock (Japanese)

Lyrics: 

My toes are getting chilly

My feelings are dying

My toes are getting chilly

My feelings are dying

A house has built up in the inside of me

He’s living in the inside of me

He’s calling in the inside of me

He’s calling my evil inside me

A house has built up on the inside of me

He’s living in the inside of me

He’s eating in the inside of me

He’s eating my goodness inside me

My toes are getting swollen

My feelings are dying

My toes are getting swollen

My feelings are dying

My air bladder

The air bladder I don’t need

I wanna sink down

I wanna sink down calmly

My toes are getting chilly

My feelings are dying

My toes are getting chilly

My feelings are dying

The things that you want to see are always looks boring but the every things that obsesses you are really great so I’m not gonna like you.

The Japanese version of the lyrics isn’t available and the google translator isn’t of much help, even with the camera recognition software. The aforementioned lyrics are a rough translation of the song.                                                                                                      Weeaboos, rejoice, for I have found this anime-perfect song after digging through the depths of YouTube. Well, it was actually recommended to me because I’ve watched tons of anime. Hey, they’re awesome and I highly recommend ‘The daily lives of Highschool boys’.

The song is so awesome, I’m not even guilty about the pleasure it provides me with (no, not THAT way). It’s both wonderfully weird and artistic, with quirky, debatable lyrics and an unconventional voice. Being miles away from typical J-pop or K-pop, for that matter, the song is mitigating in its own eccentric way. The electric guitar gives in an in-your-face edge and the cute midget woman with her screechy voice adds a surprising element of twist to the entire song.

‘A kappa also known as kawatarō (川太郎), komahiki (駒引, horse puller), or kawatora (川虎, river tiger) is an amphibious yōkai demon or imp found in traditional Japanese folklore’. The music video is a minimalist one, with a small cameo/documentary of gorillas from nowhere, but somehow belongs there, amidst all the confusion. Evidently, the video was recorded in the living room of the band members. Also, the band is an incipient one, with 50,000 views on their songs, at the most. Their music is available on iTunes and Amazon, so dear rich kids (or people who diligently invest in good music), fetch a copy now. We can’t afford to let more artists go extinct. Dear dedicated weeaboos, your time has also come, good fellas.