Alice Nine Rankings: Gion Shouja no Kane ga Naru EP



This was the second EP/mini-album that Alice Nine put out and it is actually really good. Shou’s voice is the only iffy thing about this EP, but, even then, he somehow makes you to want to listen to the songs again. Here’s how I ranked them:

  1. GOKUSAI GOKUSHOKA GOKUDOUKA [G3]: To this day, this is still one of Alice Nine’s best songs. It seems to be overlooked many times, though, but I would I strongly encourage you to listen to it
  2. GRADATION: Every time I listen to this song, I’m reminded of that horridly bright music video and how Shou always moved his left shoulder up and down to an irritating extent throughout the video (and it became his signature in future videos/lives). Nevertheless, it’s a good song.
  3. AKAI KAZAGURUMA: Another good, sort-of classic, rock song
  4. HOUNTOU SEITEN WA NARI: Couldn’t find a video for this one *cries*
  5. H.A.N.A.B.I.


Around five years ago, I decided to listen to EVERY SINGLE ONE of Alice Nine’s (now known as A9) songs and rank them…like the weirdo that I am. Even though these were complete posts, for some reason, I decided not to post them. Since I am in desperate need of a blog post to fill my July slot, and since I’ve been too busy and lazy to finish any dramas or write anything of substance, I decided I would just post these. I mean, all they’re doing in my drafts folder is taking up space.

ADDED: Links to music/MVs

This is the only Alice Nine album that I only find to be OK. But it’s understandable, since it was their first EP and all. I can listen to all the songs and enjoy them (for the most part), but none of the songs really stick out to me. Anyway, here is how I ranked them:

  1. HIGH COLLAR NARU RONDO (This is a pretty good song)
  4. Siva&Diva
  5. SHUN KA SHUU TOU (Shunkashuutou) (Sometimes this song annoys me. I love the music video though)

Final Fantasy Random Encounter Themes: Ranked

Because I am a “rankaholic” and a “musicaholic” (hooray for made up words), I will be writing a series of blog posts related to music from the Final Fantasy series. So, without further ado, here are the random battle themes ranked from best to worst/not as good (#1 being the best, of course).

1. Battle 1 from Final Fantasy IX

For some of the themes, it’s difficult to choose a number one, but when it comes to random encounter music, Final Fantasy IX’s theme is leagues above the rest. It fully embodies what a perfect FF battle theme should be. It sounds like some of the old stuff, but also has a modern twist to it and better sound quality. While playing the game, I never got tired of hearing this theme, which is saying a lot since each FF game always has A LOT of random encounters. Just listen to this and bask in the glory that which is the FFIX random encounters theme:

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