Opening of the Week: Shonen Heart by Home Made Kazoku(Eureka Seven OP 2)
Arguably one of the best shows to come out of the mid-2000’s, Eureka Seven provided a story that managed to strike an effective balance between its several romantic plotlines and its Mecha action. Not only that, the show also gave me what is probably one of my favorite rap songs in anime aside from the first opening of Naruto Shippuden.
Actually, I should talk about that opening on one of these posts.
Anyway, check it out:
The song, “Shonen Heart” by Home Made Kazoku, is a deliciously infectious rap song who’s greatest strength lies in its production. The song opens with a wonderfully surprising Saxophone, playing for about the first 15 seconds before we hear the vocalist Kazoku. Kazoku’s flow, on top of this saxophone driven beat, fits perfectly, and really makes me want to sing along to words that I definitely don’t know.
The lyrics overall seem to match the feel of the song and of the part of the show that they are referencing. After getting to know each other, Renton and Eureka both realize that they want to move forward. Renton wants to find out more about his father, while Eureka wants to find out more about herself. The two, looking for answers, are reflected in the lyrics, as Kazoku talks about “just getting started” and “wanting to make that dream come true.”
In terms of visuals, there’s not a lot to really mention. The best thing I can say is that they do reflect the overall feel of the show, but aside from that they are nothing too special.
Overall, the opening comes together nicely and works well to create a feeling of excitement before every episode.
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