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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New Halcali song Long Kiss Good Bye

According to the official site, Halcali’s new single will be, as you might have suspected, Long Kiss Good Bye and will feature as the ending theme song to the popular anime Naruto.

The song will play out the show every Wednesday on TV Tokyo from 7:30 to 7:57pm starting October.

The single will be released on November 12th.

The b-side, FLASH will be a collaboration with Ram Rider, who produced the final track on Cyborg Oretachi, Halcali Michi.

Although I’m hoping that this one won’t be the same watery and inoffensive elevator music Look etc. was it’s really difficult not to get a bit excited about this. It’s a NEW HALCALI SONG! for one, and those are becoming a rare thing indeed. Naruto’s audience is massive, which will open them up to new ears and give them great promotion, and, oh go on then, I think this song is going to be their best single since ____________ (you can fill that blank in yourself. I’m sticking with Twinkle Star for the time being).

Actually, any chance of this being a re-titled version of that awesome song they played in Chicago, Zig Zag Saturday Night? Probably not. That song sounded good enough to stand on it's own two feet anyway.

Two fingers tightly crossed that Long Kiss Good Bye is going to be a good one.

Thanks to sora-kara!

UPDATE: According to CD Japan, it's a "love ballad", and first pressings come with stickers.

Hang on a second...

Love ballad (CHECK), first pressings come with stickers (CHECK), being used as the ending theme tune to an anime (CHECK).

Are we absolutely sure they aren't just re-releasing Tip Taps Tip? I mean, seriously girls, didn't we go over all this three years ago?

To tell you the truth, once again I'm more excited about the b-side than the main event. Halcali Michi has grown on me a lot over the last few months, and hopefully FLASH will be something special too.


Blogger grapefruit said...

Hey Naruto's had some class songs as the OP/ED themes! :-P

10:53 AM

Anonymous Cobs said...

Bring out the big font! It feels like I haven't heard new Halcali in years, this better be good...

11:46 PM

Blogger ssslithe said...

I hate to judge a book by it's cover or whatever, but the song title suggests another slushfest to me. I hope I'm wrong...

11:04 AM

Anonymous Novaforever said...

Oh my goodness. HALCALI stands a real chance at gaining fans through this. I'm not a particular fan of Naruto, but there is no denying it's popularity. This will especially help them over in America where people are absolutely crazy about that silly ninja show right now.

Now I'll have to watch a bit of Naruto on sheer principle.

4:15 PM

Anonymous johnny said...

i wouldn't dismiss the song based on the name. "twinkle star" and "baby blue!" sound like the names of nursery rhymes, but are actually totally killer.

that being said, i definitely don't want to hear "tip tap tips: part II"!

12:43 AM

Anonymous julia said...

hm I've never thought that those titles sounds like nursery rhymes.

I don't know what to think.
I just hope it's not Tip Taps Tip, LOOK and Lights, Camera, Actions! all over again.
Haruka and Yukari always sound fancy, but I don't listen to these songs as I listen to Tandem, Twinkle Star etc.
I've listened to Tandem over 1500 times. (On the computer according to lastfm.) I've listened to Lights, Camera, Action! like three or four times. Not even the whole song.
The only thing I like with LOOK is the first verse.

2:00 AM

Anonymous julia said...

I'm going to count how many times I'll be listening to Long Kiss Goodbye.

(I'm yukari, but I'm going to use my real... okay-ish name)

2:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the single is already up for pre-order at CDJapan:

I had some extra change, so I went ahead and ordered it already. hahahaa

CDJapan also describes it thusly:
New single release from Halcali features a love ballad that appears as the outro theme to the anime series "Naruto: Shippuden."

Hm....a 'love ballad'...from halcali? im not sure what to make of that....

but first press comes with stickers! hahaha

10:45 PM

Anonymous SIDESHOWSIT0 said...

YAY! finally ... something new to listen to

10:57 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

”Love Ballad"???
I can't help but think of the song 義理チョコ Which they performed with ヨースケ@HOME。 PS whatever happened with that? @_@

3:19 AM

Anonymous BroBroBear said...

Finally! Alright, time to work on the site more. I'll probably disable the main site and just link to the forum, so I can work on the site behind closed doors. I'll give myself until the single release date (mid-Nov) to get the site the way I wanted in the first place.

4:45 AM

Blogger ssslithe said...

I hate to say I told you so, but...

5:07 AM

Anonymous Novaforever said...

Halcali Michi has definitely become one of my favorite Halcali songs ever. It's actually the song that convinced some of my friends to go see them in concert with me in Chicago. It's a very easy going song that is very accessible to the non-halcali listener. The b-side on this single will probably be fantastic. I'm holding out hope for the a-side too. At the very least it'll really get their name out there. Plus Naruto ending? That has to be worth the top 20 at least. uh. Hopefully?

1:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If HALCALI hits the top 20, I'll be so happy★★☆!

PS, from the new pictures on their blog, the cover will be wintery! That has to be in conjunction with the sound of the song right?

CAN YOU SAY STRAWBERRY CHIPS PART TWO!?!?! OMG. I DIE. 4SRS. They won a Gold Disk because of that single. If they come near to the amazingness that that song was, we have a HALCALI comeback on our hands.

Oooh! I'm sure they'll play the song at their live on the 21st this month.
If I can I'll sneak some kind of re:cording equipment in with me. :3
lol I don't know how I'd do that, though.

6:52 AM

Anonymous Gag Halfrunt said...

Some sad Halcali-related news: artist Nagi Noda, who directed the Baby Blue PV, has died.

1:10 PM

Anonymous julia said...


here's a live version:

1:08 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Psst. I .mp3'd it!
Long Kiss Good Bye DOWNLOAD:

2:40 AM

Blogger James said...

A torrent of GIRLPOP FACTORY 08 is also available.

4:38 AM

Blogger James said...

...and just found out a video of the song is here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/bm22mwbjepx/HALCALI%20-%20Long%20Kiss%20Goodbye.mkv

4:47 AM

Blogger afes86 said...

got the new closer and halcali songs long kiss goodbye, only 1:30 but good enough to hold me over for awhile. if anyone has the full versions post them where i can get them thankyou

songs at>>>>>


7:07 AM

Anonymous Tokyo man said...

I can't wait to see their next video ! they're so crazy.

11:00 PM


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