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“Air Man Ga Taosenai” (Sera)

June 10, 2010

A little-known Japanese mixer known as Sera (Tetsukuzu Okiba) created an internet phenomenon when he composed a song called “Air Man Ga Taosenai” (2007) – I Can’t Beat Air Man. The song really took off when someone uploaded from theĀ album the two machinima videos/cartoons usingĀ Mega Man II footage and custom animations. The videos are absolutely hilarious, especially if you’ve played the games – because the funny thing is, Air Man really isn’t that hard! Though this song isn’t VGM, it’s a phenomenon based on a game and isn’t that bad a melody, so I think it fits well here.

There are umpteen different versions of this video. This one by Team Nekokan has subtitles, so you can actually tell what they’re saying.

This is the other good version of the video. The clip is instrumental and contains an extra ending section with credits and a bizarre ending. I actually prefer the instrumental version over the lyrical one (the album has only karaoke though, which isn’t as good, and you can also avoid the jazz version by ShavaDava). Read the rest of this entry ?