[BLOOD+ ED] This Love by Angela Aki
It’s Friday, so it’s ASS time again! You might have noticed that this sort of post is kind of becoming more frequent these days. Well, I thought I should at least make this series weekly, just so this blog will have some new content at least once a week, even if I won’t be able to write anything relevant to anime.
Readers, you might have already heard of Angela Aki from BLOOD+, for which she performed this beautiful ED. And that might mean that you have/had at least seen the anime, or some of its episodes. But it isn’t the case for me. To be honest, I haven’t even gotten around to watching even an episode.
Then, how did I know of this wonderful song? Straightforward answer: I only happened to stumble upon a Kpop blog which had an auto-play music widget. I fell in love at first listen.
Just click and play the video above (which is a live performance, by the way, so it sounds a bit different from the studio recorded, aka .mp3, version). What is there to not love, especially when Aki chose to perform in front of many spectators just in humble clothings–a pair of sneakers, jeans, and T-shirt?
Thankfully, the video is English subbed, so we can understand what the lyrics are (Japanese lyrics here, buddy). While watching the performance, goosebumps were all over my arms.
It moved me so much. Perhaps the sung phrases that hovered and echoed in the concert hall felt so much stronger because of the life Aki had breathed into this. You can literally see her giving it her all, that she seemed to want to stand up and perform this piece with passion. I just love this to bits. I hope you love this, too.
This post is an entry to the Anime Song Syndrome series.