Awesome Music / JAM Project
Japan Animation song Makers Project
. As their name suggests, they often make songs for various anime and even video games, especially those featuring Humongous Mecha
. Some of the most Hot-Blooded
musicians in the UNIVERSE solo, let alone together.
- SKILL (2nd Super Robot Wars Alpha). This song is basically JAM's calling card, their "Bohemian Rhapsody". They play it as the end of the final encore of nigh every concert they do, and they go long. They engage in "MOTTO! MOTTO!!" call and response and engage in all kinds of hijinks to send the song into the 8, 9, 10 minute range. When a handful of songs were picked to re-record for a 15th anniversary album, "SKILL" was done in this style, and got a music video that includes a similarly hyped crowd.
- Hagane no Resistance (2nd Super Robot Wars Z: Saisei Hen). So epic, you'll be listening to it on repeat and never get tired of it.
- Kanjite Knight, the opening of Shin Mazinger is actually by a band called "ULTIMATE LAZY", which is basically everyone from JAM Project plus several other legendary vocalists... because it was the only way to make the group more Hot-Blooded and awesome. Then there's The Guardian (or GARdian), the second OP. A song makes even boring old geometry seem awesome.
- Omoide wa Okkusenman. Yes, THEY WENT THERE.
- On his own, Hironobu Kageyama tends to create EXTREMELY badass theme music for any anime he's involved with, part of the reason he's the current leader of JAM Project Heats, the second opening from Shin Getter Robo - The World's Final Day is quite possibly one of the ones that puts him at number one in many fans' hearts.
- Not to mention the numerous songs from Dragon Ball Z and some of its games...including the power up theme when Gohan first turned Super Saiyan 2, Spirit vs. Spirit.
- Speaking of Shin Getter Armageddon, the Stoner Sunshine Theme is incredibly badass.
- Kageyama's music from MD Geist makes it much more watchable.
- Hikari no Willpower from DBZ. There's enough awesome there to drown a small country.
- Ever wondered how mind-blowingly awesome the original Getter Robo theme would sound if Kageyama sung it? Wonder no more.
- Muv-Luv Alternative: Tsubasa (Wings). Very powerful, more so when played at the end of Chapter 7.
- Omae no Tetsui ni Kugi wo Ute trans: Beat the Nail with your Hammer! The most Hot-Blooded song for the most Hot blooded character in BlazBlue SHISHIGAMI BANG!
- And yes, he's done several Super Sentai songs starting with the Opening, Robot theme and Ending (under the Pen name of KAGE) of Dengeki Sentai Changeman, Opening, Movie opening, Robot theme and Ending of Hikari Sentai Maskman, Opening, both robot themes (for both Jet Icarus and Jet Garuda) and Ending of Choujin Sentai Jetman and Ending of Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger.
- Speaking of Super Sentai, the theme song to Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was already an epic masterpiece. Then Masaki Endoh produced his own version that, despite the questionable pronunciation of the lyrics, would make Ron Wasserman himself proud and bring anyone who grew up on Power Rangers as a kid to manly tears of awesomeness.
- Kakugo Complete! from Apocalypse Zero. As reviled and ludicrous as the anime is, it's still one badass theme.
- Additional proof that JAM Project's members are made of win and awesome in their own right: Yoshiki Fukuyama's contribution to Busou Renkin... "MAKKA NA CHIKAI!" It's even better live.
- Yoshiki Fukuyama is also the singing voice of one Nekki Basara; that's right, that means that this guy is also the front man for a band known as Fire Bomber.
- Masami Okui can hold her own among the rest of the boys: there's a reason why Revolutionary Girl Utena's "Rinbu - Revolution" is a staple at most anime song concerts. She's also the producer of the annual Animelo Summer Live concerts (the biggest anime theme song concert in Japan), which are basically an excuse to get as many of the songs on this page as possible together in one concert, short of having the universe collapsing into a singularity of awesome.
- Masaaki Endoh has done a cover of both God Knows and Sora-iro Days. We all know that although they were originally sung by women, they are still awesome and hotblooded, especially to those who have seen its usage in its original anime. Let's just hope neither of them covers Happily Ever After...It'll be too awesome.
- Admittedly, most JAM Project members start their careers outside of the group with songs that were quite awesome by themselves. So how do they go about going one higher? By putting four of them together in one great medley of awesomeness. To wit: Hironobu Kageyama singing "Cha-La" from Dragonball Z, Yoshiki Fukuyama singing (and playing guitar!) "Planet Dance" from Macross7, Hiroshi Kitadano singing "We Are" from One Piece and Masaaki Endoh singing "Yuusha-oh Tanjou" from GaoGaiGar. That sound is your cerebral cortex melting.
- "Ima Ga Sono Toki Da", the first theme to Getter Robo Armageddon by the damn-near legendary Ichiro Mizuki (co-founder of JAM Project). It has an old-school "Imperial Japanese Army March" that makes it one of the few songs that you can perform While dressed like M. Bison. See also the theme from Mazinkaiser, played whenever Kouji was about to deliver a massive beatdown.
- "Hello Darwin!"; its uplifting, adventurous beat is intense, and so are the lyrics.
- How do you make Cardfight!! Vanguard, an anime about a Children's Cardgame frickin' awesome? Have JAM Project do the opening, all three of them.
- Now in English!
- The first of those openings, "Vanguard", was used as an insert song for Koutei's Great Daiyusha Superior Crossride Final Turn against Ren in Season 2. The moment was made so balls-out awesome that even fans who utterly despise Season 2 consider that one scene awesome incarnate.
- Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endoh, and Hiroshi Kitadani get together as "The Manga Trio" and perform Don't Say Lazy, the K-On! ending.
- Clearly, the only reason their version of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica opening theme, Connect, is in acoustic guitar is because rendering the song in their usual Hot-Blooded rock would have caused the Universe to spontaneously implode. Still balls-to-the-wall awesome.
- Divisive the show may be, Daimidaler the Sound Robot's opening alone was considered to be the most hotblooded song of the Spring 2014 anime season with Masaaki Endoh's Kenzen Robo Daimidaler.
- "THE HERO!!" is one Hot-Blooded song from a group known for being Hot-Blooded, and its use for the anime adaptation of One-Punch Man takes a great opening sequence and makes it God-like.
- Even a hilarious live action series, The Hero Yoshihiko and the Devil King's Castle, gets an awesome moment with "The Brave".
- MAXON, made as the OP to Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector. It begins with Ominous Latin Chanting, before going into an AMAZINGLY hot-blooded track jam-packed with guitars. Many say that this is probably what's playing when you're beating the snot out of enemies with your mech.