Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko Opening released

The opening to Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, also known (apparently) as Electromagnetic Wave Woman and Adolescent Man, is out on Nicovideo (and YouTube). The title is “Os-Uchuujin (Os-宇宙人)”, by Erio wo Kamatte-chan. Whether this was leaked early or just posted after it released is unknown to me, but I assume it was leaked, given that the entire 3 minute track was released so early.

A quick Google search did not find me any examples of the artist’s previous work, and further searching on YouTube and Nicovideo provided no leads either.

As far as first impressions go, I was almost inclined to think this was either a troll video or a crappy leaked version of the song. Even after listening to the song several more times, I still can’t seem to shake off the feeling that this sounds like some kid singing into a webcam’s microphone. Of course, the production quality is still there, without a doubt. The thing that gives off a jarring feeling, though, is the total difference in style that I hear in this song compared to most other anime openings. The one big question that lingers in my head is how the opening will be done, especially to match this song suitably. Since this is SHAFT we’re talking about, I have no doubt that the opening will be crazy, weird, or abstract, or some combination of the three. Beyond that, the song is somewhat enjoyable to listen to, once you get a bit adjusted. The singer projects enough personality to excuse the occasional off tone word, but there’s a good chance that this is also planned. In either case, there’s a lot of playfulness coming through this opening. One particular thing I found noteworthy is the instrumental accompaniment in the background, which accentuates the voice of the singer by being sharp, high pitched, but still melodic while contributing to the whole. It gives the song a fullness that’s different from the richer dynamic range of sound we’re normally used to in music, but is at the same time still refreshing. Even after going through it a few times, I still couldn’t get a feel for where they would take the usual 1:30 slice out of the whole song, so we’ll have to wait for the show or the opening to be released.

Edit: Thanks to Otsu in the comments, for pointing out that the singer is actually Asuka Oogame. I haven’t watched any of her work, but the video embedded above has some links to the band’s music, which is far beyond my comprehension musically. More updates to come after my exams.


2 Responses to Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko Opening released

  1. Otsu says:

    -Os- Uchuujin is sung by Asuka Oogame, the VA of Erio Touwa. The song is produced by the rock band Shinsei Kamatte-chan (神聖かまってちゃん) which is popular on NicoNico Douga.

  2. asdfsafe says:

    Thanks for the information; it will be noted. Your comment also prompted me to check the youtube video(embedded above) again, which had a comment linking to some other songs.

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