2004 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title ULTRAMAN NEXUS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - Fight the Future
CD Label Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc. Japan
CD Number COZX-89~90
Music by: Kenji Kawai
Number of tracks 47
Running time 68:51
Number of discs 2
2nd disc is a region 2 short bonus DVD
Year of release/manufacture November 25, 2004

REVIEW

December 22, 2004

Music by Kenji Kawai of "Innocence" fame. Comes with a DVD containing recording session footage, TV spot and more. The DVD is region-2 encoded (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and carries no subtitles.

After listening to this CD all the way through once, I can say I really enjoyed it. Unlike other recent Ultraman CD's, there are not a lot of vocal tracks on this one. In fact the only vocal track is the last one which is probably the theme song. The music itself has a variety of tempos, mostly in the mid to fast range. While this soundtrack is to a live action television show on Saturday nights in Japan, the music has an anime feel to it. However I can see this music fitting into a TV show as well.

The bonus DVD doesn't contain a lot of material and only runs about 7 minutes total. It does have some footage of the vocal singers recording in the studio as well as some Japanese speaking by others involved. It also contains a trailer. Nice for a bonus disc but would have been better with some actual movie footage or outtakes.

ULTRAMAN NEXUS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - Fight the Future

Translations courtesy of John Cassidy

    DISC 1

  1. Main Title (M-OP)
  2. Nexus -Encounter- (M-1)
  3. Night Raiders -Scramble_ (M-8A)
  4. Koumon's Theme (M-17A)
  5. Riko's Theme (M-20A)
  6. TLT (Tilt) -Huge Organization- (M-13)
  7. TLT (Tilt) -Secret Base- (M-12A)
  8. Space Beast -Forming- (M-21)
  9. Night Raiders -Patrol- (M-11)
  10. Mysterious Character (M37)
  11. Heart Break (M-47A)
  12. Shock (M-58)
  13. An Incident Occurs (M-31)
  14. Space Beast -Crash- (M-24)
  15. Night Raiders -Battle- (M-10)
  16. Space Beast -Invasion- (M-23)
  17. Terror In Combat (M-43)
  18. Nexus -Descent- (M-3)
  19. Nexus -Dash- (M-4)
  20. Nexus -Disappear- (M-7A)
  21. Himeya's Theme (M-18A)
  22. Eye-Catch (Commercial Break) (M-8B)
  23. TLT (Tilt) -Mission- (M-12C)
  24. Space Beast -Ferocious- (M-28)
  25. The Shriek That Tears The Darkness Asunder (M-33)
  26. Mobilize And Search For The Enemy (M-35)
  27. Nagi's Theme (M-19A)
  28. Memory Police (M-14)
  29. The Tense Atmosphere (M-46)
  30. The Undying Past (M-44)
  31. Space Beast -Awakening- (M-26)
  32. Thunder (M59)
  33. Space Beast -Charge- (M-27)
  34. Space Beast -Stampede- (M-30)
  35. A Warrior's Destiny (M-51)
  36. Space Beast -Stalked- (M-22)
  37. Night Raiders -Attack- (M-9)
  38. Birth Of A Demon (M-15)
  39. Requiem (M-50A)
  40. Space Beast -Rage- (M-29)
  41. Violation (M-16A)
  42. The Time For The Decisive Showdown (M-49C)
  43. Nexus -Appearance- (M-2)
  44. Nexus -Heroic- (M-5)
  45. Nexus -Final Fight- (M-6)
  46. Friends (M-49A)
  47. Fight The Future ~Ultraman Nexus' Theme~
    Lyrics: Gorou Matsui
    Music: Kenji Kawai
    Arrangement: Hiromasa Kagoshima
    Vocals: Project DMM

    DISC 2
    SPECIAL DVD: Making of ULTRAMAN NEXUS Music

  1. "Theme of NIGHT RAIDER" Recording Session Video
  2. "Fight The Future ~Ultraman Nexus' Theme~" Recording Session Video
  3. Promotional Spot Videos