Bracket Jigglypuff – Round 1 – Polls 1-4

Note: Bracket H Polls 5-8 close in exactly 21.5 hours.

Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Spice and Wolf – Tabi no Tochuu

Track 2: Inuyasha – Every Heart

Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Hare Hare Yukai

Track 2: Guilty Crown – βios

Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo – Sakura Nagashi

Track 2: Nichijou – Hyadain no Kakakata☆Kataomoi-C

Vote for one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Berserk – Forces

Track 2: Super Dimensional Fortress Macross – Macross

14 thoughts on “Bracket Jigglypuff – Round 1 – Polls 1-4

  1. It pains me how you can have matches with two insipid pop songs, and then matches which pit the god that is Hirasawa Susumu against MA-KU-ROSU.

    At least the rest of these polls were easy.

    • Couldn’t agree more. Not the first time it’s happened either. Maybe it’s so that some the oldies can make it to the later rounds?
      It broke my Macross loving heart, but Forces is a wonderfully unconventional song that deserves to go through.

      • But if only all the insipid pop songs could be knocked out in the first round, instead of having an insipid vs insipid match that allows some of them to get through! Though yes, I suppose Macross would have had a slim chance of beating shiny-jpop-song-with-squeaky-vocals-#2537 too. Sadly.

        (For the record, I think there are some non-insipid, awesome pop songs. But not nearly enough of those.)

  2. *is barely containing his love for Forces*
    Let’s just say there are few songs that could be put up against Forces that I would not spit venom should it lose.

    Also BJR1P2 will determine which is stronger: Haruhi over-saturation backlash or Guilty Crown Hate.

    • I love Forces because it just sounds so thick and strong. It comes out right from the gate, slaps you in the face, and says “listen to this song”. The drums are like huge stomping footsteps in a pseudo-march which picks up pace at the chorus. Then it hits the “Forces” part, picks up the tempo, and crescendos powerfully. t’s also rhythmically interesting because of the polyrhythm during the verses from the 2 synths and drums which unifies into one rhythm during the chorus.

      It’s a heavy, muddy, powerful song that is completely unapologetic about the fact that it isn’t one of those pretty songs with a soaring string or woodwinds section. Compare with something from the Pirates of the Carribbean soundtrack that wants to sound epic and full of bombast but also be pretty. Forces says there is nothing pretty about the power contained in this song.

      Anyway that’s my brief attempt to articulate my love.

  3. Surprised that Every Heart isn’t doing so well… thought it was supposed to be a classic or something. Tabi no Tochuu is pretty good though.

    Never heard Forces before this but liked it a lot.

  4. Tabi no Tochuu pretty much outclasses Every Heart in every way. I particularly like the way the vocalist for Tabi no Tochuu does the inflections on the lyrics right at the start, keeping an even tone but without making the listener feel bored.

    Hare Hare Yukai without the animation loses a lot of feeling but the various shifts in the song keep it interesting unlike K-ON’s opening. I don’t get how a song like βios got through but Euterpe fell off the wagon as βios doesn’t particularly sound interesting nor invokes any emotion. Just a lot of near shouting by the vocalist and throwing in some African sounding effects.

    Sakura Nagashi is what an emotional song should be. When i first heard it, i thought it was a song of a sad past and encouragement until i saw the translated lyrics when it became clear it was a song of mourning and loss but also finding the courage to deal with that loss but keeping it as something precious.

    Hyadain no Kakakata☆Kataomoi-C is the polar opposite of Sakura Nagashi being a crazy comedic and carefree tune. Unlike poorly done examples of this song type, the song’s melody and vocals are both clear but mesh well but there is a point where the flow breaks after the girl singing with a radio effect. If its opponent wasn’t at Sakura Nagashi’s level, it would have a good chance at winning.

    The song style of Forces is distinctive enough to remind me of Paprika and a check confirms its the same guy. Not a great fan of the song style but it is definitely easy to remember and the start of the song has a martial beat without being one note (Yamato’s op)

    I would say the wrong song for the original Macross is in the tournament. The ED is the better song and the only early Macross song before DYRL and Tenshi no Enogu that i found actually ok. The actual song is average though the opening is memorable.

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