>sang completely in Engrish
I got mentally broken down when I listened to "Before my body is dry" without looking at the lyrics
Can /a/ name some Japanese anime singer that pronounces English properly such as nano?
> he hasn't listened to komm susser todd
> he hasn't listened to ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER
>Every time "Fly Me To The Moon" started playing in Evangelion
ZO EVERYSING ZAT MAKES ME WHORE
neither of those were sung by japanese people
STOP IT, JUST PLEASE STOP IT
why do some Japanese singers insist on doing this? When they are not capable of doing so?
Did they have an inferiority complex when it comes to English?
Or they had a messed up international market strategy
WHEN YOU WALK AWAY
YOU DON'T HEAR ME SAY
I don't know, but it's fucking hilarious.
MAKE US FREE AN SPLASH IN ZA PURU WATAH
All of them learn english in their hardass education system and believed that one day it'd come in use, like learning cursive, so they shoehorn english into things.
Jesus Christ it's impossible to find a good quality video with that song on it online.
Be glad you aren't German and had to listen to the singing on the last episode of KlK while understanding half of it.
Why does that song have a German name anyway?
Thing about nano is she is fluent in both english having lived in New York for the first few years of her life and practicing singing songs by Avril Lavinge.
My god, Gatchaman Crowds' OP.
Libera me from hell is perfomed by a jap, you mongrel.
Watch more anime.
There are quite a few singers who can do english properly.
>no one posting Super Special
Ana from Clannad decent pronunciation, although the lyrics were pretty iffy.
>No AND YOU DON'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND
>Shit goes down
>Confused as fuck
>Blood, tears, insanity
>This shit plays
I DON'T KNOW WHATS REAL
Everything that makes me a whore~
That's not sung by nips, though.
>Japanese anime singer
Ich möchte starker werden,
weil unsre wer sr grauser ist
es ist rahtsaaaaaaam
welk-blumen zu entfachen
Wait, it isn't?
There is engrish in the lyrics and the second track of the single reeks of engrish.
Here's some more German for you.
Why are germanfags suddenly crying about this shit like they're special suffering snowflakes? English speakers have had to listen to engrish songs for years and years.
Bonnie Pinku and Rie Fu
Best OP out of all 3 seasons.
I didn't even realize this was all in english until I saw the lyrics.
Ya'll niggas are slow.
Every time I think of that song I think of Cranberries and the fact that they should have done an OP.
>komm susser todd
WE HAVE ALWAYS STOOD ON BORDERLAND
I ENJOYING THE VIEW FROM HERE
EENY MEENY MINY MOE
MUCH THE SAAAAME
Another Gerfag here. I'm not complaining, I can imagine the horror you're going through. We just occasionally have to deal with crude German like in the SnK OP.
You make it sounds engrish is an affront against humanity
>feel when you will never be more famous than Bomb Hair
they nailed the pronunciation of "sie sind das essen und wir sind die jäger" though
It's just involuntarily funny. At least for me as a non-native speaker.
I wouldn't call it "nailed it". It just sounds like they actually had a native German speaker on set, advising the singers and after 4-5 hours he said "I guess that's close enough. Can we go home now?".
They are probably the best English speakers in Japan. They only slipped once with "shistem".
Because it's "hip" to add random English to songs of another language. This doesn't just happen in Japan. It's done in China as well. Most of the time the Engrish sounds bad and does nothing to add to the song, but sometimes a miracle happens and it sounds half decent or is interesting in some way.
Take Higurashi's ending "Why, or why not" for example, which is completely in Engrish. Some of the intonation actually sounds french, which is kind of interesting. e.g. her intonation of "fetters" and "louder" Also, if you try to sing the Japanese subtitles there with the melody of the song, it wouldn't match up well. It would make more sense to chant the japanese as a soliloquy.
Not sure if Nips or English speakers.
Duvet (Serial Experiments Lain OP) and Out of Control (Psycho-Pass OP) come to mind instantly. IIRC Eternal Loop (Hajime no Ippo's... 2nd or 3rd ED) had mostly proper pronunciation too.
TO GET MAH HAPENEZ AHH HAFDUN ERRTHIN
BUT HAD I NOTHIN TO BE BRAD AND ACCUSED OF
THE SOUND OF FOOSEPS BECAM LOUDER ERRYDAY
THEN I NOTICED THE FRACT THEAH WAS NO TIME
He also did a fully English version.
I can live with everything Yoko Kanno throws at us.
Bôa's members (performers of SEL OP) are all British.
ching chong EXCELLENT BIRD moonrunes
>Before my Body was dry
Blumenkranz is better
Like the show or not, the OP of Ergo Proxy is still one of my favorite OPs up to this day.
No idea what nationality the singer is though.
If by "better" you mean "more atrocious", then yes. They spit, puked and pissed on my mother tounge and I will never forgive them.
Du frags mis ob is mit dr komm
Du frisst es mir in mein Om
Here is another example. With little clips of the anime. The song is "It's only the fairy tale" from Mai-Hime. This song is completely in English/Engrish. The song is supposed to give the image of a young girl from a church chorus singing which kind of matches with the character Alyssa Searrs in the anime. I think Kajiura did a wonderful job of instrument selection to begin the song with a music box image which then transitions into the vocals. For the vocals you need a little girl that can speak English, where the hell are you going to find one in Japan? and even if you did, the chances of the parents allowing their daughter to be part of an anime that's definitely not geared towards children is slim. So they did what they could and picked a voice actor with a pretty good childish voice. The interesting thing is that the voice actor's struggle with the english/engrish makes her fit the image of a child so much better. This gives off an image of a child struggling with her words. Now imagine if the song was in Japanese. What you would get is just a child singing a song in Japanese. There's no struggle with the words because Japanese is her native language, and you lose that "little bit more" that makes the character believable.
On a related note...
English, Russian, Latin
Why do the Japs insist on learning English so much? There's no country in their region who's main language is English. Their English-speaking population is less than 0.1%. Yet, they treat it as it's more important than math or science. It's Japan is full of reverse weeaboos.
Well they're not going to learn Korean are they?
English is mandatory because it is regarded as the universal language. It is what is used when people of all different backgrounds meet on the international stage. Even with China's growth, Chinese still hasn't superseded English as the universal language. The Chinese and Japanese governments, at least, made English mandatory as part of their education curriculum due to English's universality. It's not like most people want to learn English.
Oh god all that "English"
So people only learn it because it's popular?
Fucking figures, normalfags can only see things by their popularity.
It's called a Westaboo.
Specifically Ameriboo usually.
There's that one image. It says:
"Remember how we use Asian characters on t-shirts and tattoo's while not even knowing what they mean? Asians do the same with English words."
I remember one of my mates (a chink) was asked by some cunt how you write "Love" in Chinese. He wrote "Penis".
She now has that tattoo'd on her forearm so everyone can see.
>Chinese still hasn't superseded English as the universal language
And it never will.
As long as China doesn't conquer the world like the British Empire and doesn't adopt Latin, it will never be the Lingua Franca.
You really think the west (especially the USA) is going to learn a rune script for a language that almost nobody but chinks know?
It was still butchered up German though
Spice and Wolf has the worst ending I have ever seen
RIFE ON THE PURANEEEEEEEEEEEET
This is an interesting song from a western lyrics perspective. Aside from the fact that its one of those silly inspirational rock songs, it also has hardly any rhyming on verse ends which is characteristic of Japanese music as a whole. At the same time, it doesn't sound too strange, maybe. Is there a reason why westerners don't write more songs without end rhyme?
Are there entire genres of lyrics I'm missing?
Man, you must feel silly.
>this potato cameraman
Are you kidding? Out of developed countries they almost put the least effort into english.
>Yata MisaKi is the only track from the K OST that's been taken down from youtube
No plumber pasta bowl for this thread, I guess.
That song fit so fucking bad to the show.
The singer is Russian, though.