Well now that I’m just branching out to other official Touhou YouTube channels, I have to cover this song next.
I don’t know much of anything about ShinRa-Bansho, but I do recognize one of the arrangers, kaztora, who I believe does the arrangements for songs by another group – Liz Triangle. Not sure if they have a YouTube page of their own though, haven’t seen one, but Liz Triangle worked on First / Next Memory with Akatsuki Records.
Anyways, this isn’t about them, but ShinRa-Bansho.
They’ve got a lot of great songs, so I guess we’ll learn more about them as we go, starting here.
This song is called Netaminity Theatre “666”, and it’s one of ShinRa-Bansho’s popular songs, although they have others with even more views than this one! Don’t mind the freaky thumbnail!
The original Touhou track is called The Bridge People No Longer Cross. Can you hear the similarities? They’re there, but this song has such a different tone. This is a very mellow song. Not too many high points.
And then there’s Netaminity Theatre “666”. Which feels like a completely different song! It’s always so fun to see how the original compares to the adaptation, and what a difference there is here. Netaminity Theatre has so much more energy and personality, it’s pretty unbelievable. You’d think I’d be used to this, but I’m still so impressed.
From what I’ve seen, ShinRa-Bansho usually has two vocalists: Ayaponzu and Ayo. They work great together. I really love how they sound, both when they sing in sync, and when they branch out and sing at different tones like during the chorus. They drift apart and come together, and create a great dynamic with the vocalst in doing so.
This song has great energy.
And while you’d think the chorus is the best part, in reality the best part is at 1:40 in the song. Well, it is the best part, but so is the chorus. Such a powerful chorus, it’s hard not to get pulled in. I’d love to hear more songs with this vocal style.
So yeah, great song.
That does it for this one.
I’ll definitely cover more songs by ShinRa-Bansho in the future.
Until next time,
Thanks for reading.