Btw they picked Yasuharu Takahashi again this time for the sailor-moon-like Tokyo Mew Mew Remake called "new" and he made more of the same music as with the sailor moon reboot =_= Btw Kajiura had made some song for this, i wonder if we ll get some remastering of it ? https://canta-per-me.net/lyrics/mamoritai-kara/ (btw the original was the very first anime i watched in japanese because a greek channel was only airing 7 episodes and looping them while the whole series was like 52 lol, Tsubasa Chronicles was the 2nd one, where i discovered Yuki <3)
Except there is no way a song like that would sell well, its the typical kind of gofffy song used in an comedy anime where all the VAs sing a song together, except this time its wasnt VAs. I think it wasnt even used in the anime series ?
Btw there is a video with performance of the song (from someone's phone). Interested ?
This feels weird.
Hiroshi Kamiya wouldn't be my choice to follow Sakurai...
At first I was disappointed with no Takanashi on music but then I noticed it's Taku Iwasaki and I got more interested, even though it's sad we won't hear old themes... Will be nice to hear Iwasaki again on a show where he can't really rely on his hiphop, dubstep or jazz sensibilities...
I (and apparently thousands of Japanese people on twitter) felt this way too. The difference is I'm alright with Sakurai getting replaced, especially considering the theme of the series. Sadly (and expectedly) half of the Japanese people I saw reacted kinda negatively too this. Half demand that he'd still voice the character because I too have to admit that Sakurai is just too good at his roles, half are saying that please consider the theme of the series and the circumstances - you're a fake fan of the series if you still want Sakurai to voice him.
Mr. Sakurai still has so many hardcore fans and general anime watchers there are in the stance of "tbh idc what he did, his voice is just too good." People cheered when he doesn't get replaced as Geto in JJK.
I feel really bad for his wife and mistresses, but people are selfish as they usually think of their enjoyment first over anything else - that's not new.
Back to the topic of Mononoke, I can kinda see why they went with Kamiyan, but it's not my first choice too. With Kamiyan I feel like the vibe is kinda there but the voice isn't the best fit, iykwim.