You’re probably familiar with Hironobu Kageyama, whether or not you realize it. A rockstar Japanese vocalist whose career spans all the way back to the early ’80s, you probably know him best for singing Dragon Ball Z’s original opening Cha La Head Cha La, and he’s lent his voice to a ton of tokusatsu, mecha, and anime shows over the years, including heading the hard-rocking JAM Project. So it’s only natural that the remake of Live A Live, wanting to update their giant robot theme, would turn to the greatest.
You can watch Kageyama, composer Yoko Shimomura, and producer Takashi Tokita discuss the process of updating the iconic track, “Go! Go! Steel Titan!” In Tokita’s words, when they thought of this new arrangement style and who they’d want to sing it, Kageyama was the only choice in his mind. And the track he’s singing in the background is absolutely top notch, incredible stuff. It’s like you can hear his heart burst into flames as he sings.
Kageyama also gives a lengthier interview, where he discusses the prospect of working on the song and actually has some relatively interesting things to comment on it, like its structure being similar to ’90s anime tunes (logical, since Shimomura first composed it back in that decade) and how it felt to be the main vocalist on a song, which he hasn’t done with JAM Project as much recently. The addition is an absolute banger and we can’t wait to see how it plays out in the full game.
Live A Live launches July 22nd.
Don’t forget to secure your copy of the game! You can check out a list of retailers you can order from in our pre-order guide.
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