Anyway, so while waiting for Dragonaut episode 14 to come out so that I can put out a review, I figured I do a small post just for fun.
For those of you who have seen the video before, yes, I am talking about the Rob Paravonian rant about Pachelbel’s Canon in D, if you haven’t, please check it out before we start.
Having heard it a long time ago, I found Paravonian’s rant very interesting. I began to ask, so had Pachelbel infilitrated the anime world? Of course the classical amalgamation of Pachelbel’s work had seen some anime screentime already, with the most immediate examples being Evangelion and Kanon. But perhaps the Japanese hadn’t incorporated it into popular music yet…
Well, that was what I thought until a couple of days ago. As I usually do, I was listening to music while I cook, when all of a sudden Tears Infection (the Myself;Yourself OP) began to play. While I was rocking out to it, I started to realize something in the chorus. I played it back and found out that I was right! Before I give anything away, I’ll let you take a listen to the song. Maybe you guys can hear what I heard also.
Here’s a Hint: Pay attention to the bass guitar. If you want to see the whole song, check out the PV here.
Ok, Time’s up. Did you get it? The bass guitar is playing the cello part of Pachelbel’s Canon during the chorus. So Pachelbel has hit Japanese popular music. Interesting. With that said, I’ll be on the watch for more Pachelbel’s Canon in my OPs, EDs, and insert songs. Perhaps you may even see a follow up article in the future. I’d love to hear if you guys out there know of any Canon infused songs from anime. Well, that’s it from me for now. Catch you later.