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.
- Hagane no Messiah (Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden).
- SKILL (2nd Super Robot Wars Alpha).
- GONG (Super Robot Wars Alpha 3).
- ROCKS (Super Robot Wars Original Generations).
- VICTORY (Super Robot Wars MX).
- BREAK OUT (Super Robot Wars OG: Divine Wars).
- MAXON (Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector).
- 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.
- Rebellion ~Hangyaku no Senshitachi~ (3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen).
- Asu he no Houkou (The Scream Towards Tomorrow) (Muvluv Alternative).
- Fire Wars, Majin Kenzan, which even Calls the attacks, and The Gate of Hell (Mazinkaiser).
- Nageki no Rosario (Gravion) and Kurenai no Kiba (Gravion Zwei). Also the Combining Sequence song Gasshin! God Gravion (not by the whole team, but just by its member Masaaki Endoh).
- Dragon (New Getter Robo) (very cool Acoustic version they did in concert).
- JAM ga Mottetta! Sailor Fuku. No, really!, They did a rendition of Lucky Star's Opening.
- Although it's a live action Toku series, GARO's opening Savior in the Dark is worth mentioning here. The English subtitles of the song in question are every bit as Hot-Blooded as you can expect.
- "Stormbringer", the opening of Kotetsushin Jeeg and the insert song "Dead Or Alive" from episode 12, that accompanies perhaps the most badass moment in the entire series. "T-t-t-TWO JEEGS!?"
- Crest of "Z's" (Super Robot Wars Z).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Dragon Ball 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 Tanjyo" 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.
- "Rescue Fire".
- "TRANSFORMERS EVO." with a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW INTRO for Transformers Animated. There are still plenty of naysayers, but a LOT - including Word of God Derrick J. Wyatt - approves.
- "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.
- Base Breaking 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.