November 21st, 2003


Puffy AmiYumi

Have I mentioned here how much I like Puffy AmiYumi?

I just realized something very ironic. Some of you may or may not know that I'm a big fan of Jellyfish. Probably the main driving force behind Jellyfish is Andy Sturmer. Andy Sturmer was involved with Puffy AmiYumi from the beginning, and actually wrote and performed in most of Nice, which I already think is by far their best album (I've now heard four or five -- that's the only one he seems to have been so involved in).

Of course, I got into Puffy AmiYumi after hearing about them at an anime con (somebody here probably knows the one). We were talking about anime soundtracks and the like, and somebody mentioned Teen Titans (which I'd never heard of before that moment), and that a J-Pop band had done the theme song, and that on some episodes it was in English, and on other it was in Japanese. So, I went and recorded a couple of episodes on the PVR, thought the song was really catchy, then went looking for the band, and the rest, well...

But Andy Sturmer wrote that song. And performed in it. Which is about as close as you can get to Jellyfish without actually BEING Jellyfish. And I didn't realize it until just now. Which is bloody ironic.

Of course, I'm still pissed that I can't get the song in Japanese. I don't know if a full version was ever even recorded, and at the least, it seems that it doesn't exist anywhere.