Lucretia is currently in exam season, so I’m taking over this week’s SOTW, and she’ll return next week. That’s how it’s going to work.

And this SOTW is a game theme!

Now, you can ask anybody, and they’ll probably tell you my favourite video game is either a Gears Of War or a BlazBlue game. We’re focusing on the latter today. Why wouldn’t people love BlazBlue? It’s the perfect combination of 2D fighting, anime, music and Japan – and the music’s all written by Daisuke Ishiwatari. He’s pretty damn awesome.

Anyway, this week’s song is a character theme found in BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend, namely the one that plays when Jin Kisaragi faces Tsubaki Yayoi. I don’t say this often, because it never really happens, but this song actually moves me.

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CD Version

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Yes, the lyrics are in English, and yes, the singer is the fight announcer heard during the game. But come on. This song’s pretty darn melancholy, and even sparks the slightest of emotion in me. Hard to imagine, right? It’s all there in the lyrics too, as they describe the Jin/Tsubaki story pretty well. Apart from some of the rough sentence structure, but that’s forgivable.

Anyway, that’s it from me. But check in soon for more of my musical blogs, which are really the only thing I do nowadays.

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