2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Madan Senki Ryukendo - Original Soundtrack Album
(MAGIC BULLET CHRONICLES: RYUKENDO Original Soundtrack Album)
CD Label AVEX Entertainment, Inc.
CD Number CTCR-14466
Music by: Michiru Oshima
Number of tracks 23
Running time 43:45
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture March 29, 2006

REVIEW

October 12, 2006

This disc from the Sentai series is very enjoyable and works well as stand alone music. Tracks 1 - 17 are for the most part mid-tempo instrumentals that sound good. Tracks 18 - 22 are more up-tempo tunes with a rock feel to them. Bonus track #23 is a male rock sounding vocal.

From David Hirsch's Collectors Den on the CD Japan web site: http://202.234.167.56/collectors_den/2006-05_1.html

Fullmetal Alchemist composer Michiru Oshima returns to live-action TV with a lively new score for the Super Sentai series Madansenki Ryukendo for director Ouji Hiroi. Behind the delightful facade of Tokyo suburb Akebono, the populace is living in fear of an invasion of monsters. Rookie police officer Kenji Narukami (Shogo Yamaguchi of "Azumi") nearly looses his life in an encounter, but is saved when he discovers a magical sword that allows him to transform into Ryukendo. Before you can say, "Shades of Ultraman," Kenji discovers he has another superhero partner (Gen) and there is a secret organization called S.H.O.T., which will aid them in the fight.

Departing from the big scale orchestral sound she created with the Moscow Symphony in her last series, the "Ryukendo" score is a pulse-pounding guitar driven opus, peppered with modest emotional moments created by a studio orchestral. It will delight the fans of her three "Godzilla" scores. The album also includes the "TV-sized" version of the opening and closing themes.

Madan Senki Ryukendo - Original Soundtrack Album
(MAGIC BULLET CHRONICLES: RYUKENDO Original Soundtrack Album)

English track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. MAGIC BULLET CHRONICLES: RYUKENDO Theme
  2. SHOT Theme
  3. Ryukendo Theme
  4. Brave Leon Theme
  5. Fire Ryukendo Theme
  6. Fire Kong Theme
  7. Aqua Ryukendo Theme
  8. Aqua Shark Theme
  9. Thunder Ryukendo Theme
  10. Thunder Eagle Theme
  11. Kenji's Theme
  12. Immovable Theme
  13. Ryugano's Theme
  14. Buster Wolf Theme
  15. SHOT Theme ~ Peace ~
  16. Akebono Police Station Theme
  17. Akebono Town Theme
  18. Jamanga Theme
  19. Dr Worm Theme
  20. Jack Moon Theme
  21. Great Demonking Glen Ghost Theme
  22. MAGIC BULLET CHRONICLES: RYUKENDO Theme slow version
  23. Bonus Track

  24. MAGIC BULLET CHRONICLES: RYUKENDO (TV size) by Hiroshi Kitadani