Detective Conan – New Opening Song

Add another thing to make music I like: speak really fast, pause, and repeat. I generally don’t like rap, where singers appear to be just speaking, but if you speak with some sort of melody, I actually quite like that in fact.

Beginning with episode 457 of Detective Conan, they have a new OP: Opening: kumo ni notte 雲に乗って.

The song’s actually called 雲に乗って (Kumo ni Notte) by 三枝夕夏 IN db (U-ka saegusa IN db). The title of the song translates to Riding a Cloud. The name of the song brought up images of 孫悟空 (Sun Wu Kong / Son Goku) from 西遊記 (Journey to the West) as he rides his cloud with his stick. You can also watch the music video: 雲に乗って – 三枝夕夏 IN db. When the singer begins to sing really fast, her voice somewhat reminds me of Ran’s voice, maybe that’s why I liked it so much. After watching the music video, I found the singer to be extremely cute!

I’d like to introduce you to a new site: Stage6

While searching for videos related to the song/band, I ended up on this site. I’ve been here before, but it wasn’t until this time, I’ve actually made a quick search keyword for it: s6. This site is rather awesome. It’s basically like YouTube, and you might’ve heard about Universal suing DivX/Stage6 and then a counter-sue. However unlike YouTube which uses the crappy flash based video codec (flv), DivX uses their own DivX codec for streaming and the quality is awesome and the file size is small. The videos appear to stream just as fast as YouTube, but with much higher quality. Maybe as users find out about this site, the bandwidth will decrease.

However, to watch videos on Stage6, you do have to download and install a plug-in. It was rather fast and works in both IE7 and Firefox. It probably works in other browsers too, but I haven’t played with any other yet. Also, another feature of Stage6 is the fact they allow you to download the video onto your computer, which is pretty awesome. You can do it with YouTube also, but you have to do it in a very round-about way.

However I was able to find high quality versions of the PV:

Did I mention how cute the singer in this band is yet? Enjoy!

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