暁Records – ENDLESS FANTASY

Not sure how I hadn’t gotten to this one yet, but that’s all right because I’ll be covering it today.

The Akatsuki track this time is ENDLESS FANTASY, or more specifically, ENDLESS FANTASY Remake. I never heard the original though, but I have a theory as to what the “remake” is, which I’ll bring up once we get into it!

First we need the song!

If you’re acquainted with Touhou music at all, you’ll recognize the original this time around – Necrofantasia! An absolute Touhou classic, one that’s very popular for people to learn on the piano as it sounds amazing on the piano. Necrofantasia is all about the chorus – the song really comes alive during the chorus. Really the song just explodes with energy at the chorus.

And naturally ENDLESS FANTASY is no different there! This song is essentially Necrofantasia + Stack’s amazing and powerful vocals, making the chorus perfectly excellent. Really this whole song is amazing to me because I love Necrofantasia so much. The chorus is spot on.

There’s just one problem… it’s only 2 minutes!

That’s where the “remake” comes in. The “original” ENDLESS FANTASY is actually a full 5 minute song, but the song was remade into a 2 minute version for the PV on their YouTube channel. Considering it was uploaded at the same time as most of their other content, I’m not entirely sure why this song in particular was shortened.

Maybe this was a version that already existed for marketing purposes, giving listeners a nice taste of the song.

Either way I’m sold.

As if all of my Akatsuki posting wasn’t proof enough… I do plan on buying ALL of their works at some point. I would have already but they seem to only sell on Japanese sites and I haven’t dug in enough to see how I’d be able to buy them here in Canada. I’m sure there’s a way though, like loading up a PayPal account with JPY or something like that.

All of their songs can be found on “other” YouTube channels, but I refuse to listen to any song not on their official channel.

I’m giving ENDLESS FANTASY (remake) a 3 / 5.
Not because the song is actually a 3 / 5, but because this is only the 2 minute version and it’s not nearly enough! Playing the song on repeat just isn’t the same as sinking my teeth into a full length song, also on repeat!

I can guarantee that the full version would likely get a perfect score from me, given how much I love Necrofantasia and the single chorus we hear in ENDLESS FANTASY!

Until next time,
Thanks for reading!


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