Looking every bit like authentic troublemakers at a lowrider wedding, CRYSTALKING are destined to occupy a special place in post-apocalyptic musical history books for "Ai o Torimodose" (AKA "You wa Shock") from the Fist of the North Star anime. But years earlier the band scored their first million seller in 1979 with "Daitokai", opening theme to the popular "Ishihara gundan" cops-and-car crashes show of the same name. Soon after, an entire generation of Japanese kids tormented their parents by trying to hit vocalist Mushu Yoshizaki's inhuman soaring scales by any means necessary. Now it's your turn... Daitokai - CRYSTAL KING
The must-see clip below begins generously with a fragment of notorious blackface crooners Rats&Star before settling into "Daitokai" proper - a hot concerto for Christmas lights, punch perms, gold-rimmed aviator shades, and two (count 'em) remote controlled toy helicopters!
Freak out, freak out! OTAKU USA magazine has teamed up with Japan's #1 TV Game periodical Famitsu for the second time in our publishing history! And now, we want all foreign otaku to rise forth and fill out our "Foreign Otaku" survey below. The results will be published this summer in an issue of Weekly Famitsu, and (because we're big-hearted and foolish) we'll follow up on the Otaku USA website with appropriate post-game analysis.
In the meantime you might want to pick up issue 13 of OTAKU USA which is on sale, pow!, like now! You can get a peep at the contents at the link below (*spoilers*) Captain Harlock, 999, Street Fighter, Tokyo Gore Police, and stuff like that.