Why are so many Japanese songs titled, “Orange”? This is an enduring question for me after encountering dozens of Japanese tunes named after the borrowed English word (of French origin). For example, in anime alone, Your Lie in April, Tora Dora and Bleach all have theme songs called “Orange”. May’n dropped a single called “Orange” just last year and Hatsune Miku has a popular track by that name as well. The artists we cover here on Homicidols are different in a lot of ways, but not this one: NELN, Yanakoto Sotto Mute, SeedS, Malcolm Mask McClaren and more all have songs and albums named “Orange” populating their catalogs.
It’s Monday, so let’s get emotional!
The idea for this match-up was sparked a couple weeks ago when the fabulously-named On the Treat Super Season dropped their latest (excellent) single, “Emotion”. That very the same day, melly, over on the Homicidols Discord Server, recommended GANG PARADE’s “Karada Emotion” for the Homicidols Weekend Radio playlist. This got me thinking about the sheer number of alternative idol songs that incorporate the word, “emotion” into their titles including my favorite track by Q’ulle and that PIGGS tune that keeps getting stuck in my head.
With all of these Emotions vying for our attention, it’s only appropriate we try to sort them out and determine, once and for all, what is the dominant Emotion?