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J-Karaoke Manila Second Trial Session Report

by datenshi on May 15, 2016 12:00

UPDATE: As of August 2016, Golden House Family KTV no longer uses KY machines and have switched to TJ Media

From the bubblegum meme-pop of PON PON PON to the incoherent ramblings of [KR]Cube - the all new set of singers chose a much more varied line up this session.

We held the second karaoke session for J-Karaoke Manila at Golden House Family KTV last Saturday, April 30, 2015.

I more of a J-Rock fan so I'll have to say that the last session's line up was more appealing to me. However, this session's song list was much better overall as it provided a better representation of J-music genres. Beyond anime songs and J-Rock, we finally had more J-Pop, including girl and boy bands. We also had a wider range of eras, from 60's kayokyoku to 2015 songs, to one of the new ending songs this season (I won't spoil it, though).

Top artist this session was AKB48. Last month's top artist, L'Arc~en~Ciel, only had one song on the list - maybe because the top fans are at another event some blocks away.

This was the first J-Karaoke session I had where the singers chose a good number of multi-singer songs like duets (Preserved Roses, PRIDE) and group songs (Magia, Hiiro no Fuusha ~Moulin Rouge~). Usually people just stick to the normal songs because they're easier to practice alone, but this new set of singers looked forward to taking on the challenge.

Like last time, you can find the sortable list of songs below. As I said above, I don't want to spoil hidden gems from the list, however, I'd like to point out two things about it.

First were the "classic" mainstream Japanese songs. Everyone knows Sweet Soul Revue, but not a lot of Filipinos are aware of the original names of the songs behind "Ikaw Pa Rin" (Saigo no Iiwake) and "Sukiyaki" (Ue wo Muite Arukou).

And finally, we failed to realize that it's Cardcaptor Sakura's 20th anniversary of publication. Purely out of coincidence we did a hyper-masculine rendition of Catch You, Catch Me, and we had Tobira wo Akete as our closing song. (It would even be PLATINUM had we started a few minutes earlier).

1 43491 Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau Luna Haruna Anime Fate/Zero ED 2
2 41264 the Fourth Avenue Cafe L'Arc~en~Ciel Anime Rurouni Kenshin ED4
3 41005 Forever Love X Japan Anime X OST
4 43336 Magia Kalafina Anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica ED
5 43438 oath sign LiSA Anime Fate/Zero OP
6 40670 Manatsu no Kajitsu Southern All Stars
7 41112 I WISH Morning Musume
8 41825 Alone Mikuni Shimokawa Anime Gensomaden Saiyuki ED2
9 43880 Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ Takako Matsu Movie Frozen Japanese OST
10 41212 Kimi no Tame ni Dekiru Koto Gackt
11 41344 1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou SIAM SHADE Anime Rurouni Kenshin ED6
12 41422 Chiisana Koi no Uta Mongol800 Drama Proposal Daisakusen Insert Song
13 41714 Ai no Tame ni. Aya Ueto Drama Ace wo Nerae! OST
14 43826 Kokoro no Placard AKB48
15 40285 KARMA BUMP OF CHICKEN Game Tales of the Abyss OST
16 41595 Hitori Janai DEEN Anime Dragon Ball GT ED1
17 42982 My SunShine ROCK'A'TRENCH Drama Mei-chan no Shitsuji OST
18 41049 Rusty Nail X Japan
19 40993 Endless Rain X Japan
20 41328 Feel your breeze V6 Drama Gokusen OP
21 43645 Koi Suru Fortune Cookie AKB48
22 41564 CHERRY Spitz
23 43162 Loveless Tomohisa Yamashita
24 41164 Dearest Ayumi Hamasaki Anime Inuyasha ED3
25 41591 Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana SMAP Drama Boku no Ikiru Michi OST
26 40562 Saigo no Iiwake Hideaki Tokunaga original Japanese version of "Ikaw Pa Rin"
27 40367 Catch You Catch Me Megumi Hinata Anime Cardcaptor Sakura OP1
28 41628 real Emotion Kumi Kouda Game Final Fantasy X-2 OST
29 43804 VOICE AI Drama Yakou Kanransha OST
30 41440 [KR] Cube DIR EN GREY
31 42259 Aozora no NAMIDA Hitomi Takahashi Anime Blood+ OP1
32 41407 Yokan DIR EN GREY Drama Joi OST
33 42965 brave heart Ayumi Miyazaki Anime Digimon Adventure digivolution theme song
34 2511 We Are the World USA for Africa dedicated to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes
35 60459 I Want You Savage Garden Anime Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable ED
36 42285 INNOCENT SORROW abingdon boys school Anime D.Gray-man OP1
37 43670 The Other self GRANRODEO Anime Kuroko no BASUKE S2 OP1
38 41359 LOVE Namidairo Aya Matsuura
39 42754 Kanade Sukima Switch Anime
Rough OST,
covered by Sora Amamiya for One Week Friends ED
40 42691 happily ever after Shoko Nakagawa Anime Gurren Lagann Insert Song
41 41272 Itsudemo Yume wo Yukio Hashi and Sayuri Yoshinaga Drama Amachan OST
42 43646 Shiosai no MEMORY Haruko Amano (Kyouko Koizumi) Drama Amachan OST
43 41639 Gekkou Chihiro Onitsuka Drama Trick OST
44 40104 PLANETARIUM Ai Otsuka Drama Hana Yori Dango OST
45 40165 Ue wo Muite Arukou Kyu Sakamoto aka Sukiyaki
46 40637 CHA-CHA-CHA Akemi Ishii Drama Japanese cover of the Finzy Kontini song,
Danjo Shichinin Natsu Monogatari OST
47 43859 Hikaru Nara Goose house Anime Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso OP1
48 41899 PRIDE HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR Anime Gundam Seed Destiny OP2
49 43090 Motto Hade Ni Ne! Haruka Tomatsu Anime Kannagi OP
50 43300 Beginner AKB48
51 43463 PON PON PON Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
52 43288 Heavy Rotation AKB48
53 42957 Lacrimosa Kalafina Anime Kuroshitsuji ED2
54 43308 Aitakatta AKB48
55 40310 SAY YES CHAGE and ASKA Drama 101-kaime no Propose OST
56 42304 Love so sweet Arashi Drama Hana Yori Dango 2 OST
57 18682 Jue Bu Neng Shi Qu Ni F4 Drama Meteor Garden II OST
58 43655 Mirai no MUSEUM Perfume Anime
Doraemon OST
59 42284 Hiiro no Fuusha ~Moulin Rouge~ SOUND HORIZON
60 42183 Heart of Sword ~Yoake Mae~ T.M.Revolution Anime Rurouni Kenshin ED3
61 43616 Preserved Roses T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki Anime Valvrave OP
62 41264 the Fourth Avenue Cafe L'Arc~en~Ciel Anime Rurouni Kenshin ED4
63 42587 agony KOTOKO Anime Kannazuki no Miko ED
64 73523 SWEET SOUL REVUE Pizzicato Five
65 43011 World is Mine supercell feat. Hatsune Miku Vocaloid
66 41838 FOR REAL Hidenori Tokuyama Anime Gensomaden Saiyuki OP1
67 42877 silky heart Yui Horie Anime Toradora! OP2
68 40993 Endless Rain X Japan
69 42354 Tobira wo Akete ANZA Anime Cardcaptor Sakura OP2