hi i'm a new oor fan, can you pls recommend some videos to watch? c: ty, I love your account!! <3
Hi there! By “videos” you mean PVs? Or concerts? Or interviews? I’ll just give you everything I think of as relevant (which does hardly include their new stuff so apologises in advance lol) therefore this list is going to be subjective af aha.
Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer The classic OOR song, also my favourite. Their comeback song after Alex left the band in…2009.
The Beginning Probably their most known song I’d say. It’s worth the hype since it’s one of my faves as well (soooo subjective).
Liar Oh boy this is one of their heavier songs and OH BOY do they do a great job.
Deeper Deeper Literally one of my favourite songs to listen to while driving. Also the MV has Taka in leather pants so what else do you need.
C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h. This song is nothing but beautiful and I could die from happiness every time I see it live.
Be The Light This was written in dedication to the victims of the Touhoku earthquake in 2011. Very beautiful.
NO SCARED The song is SOO fun to listen to and so is the MV!
The Way Back The only newer song I’ll include because I think this one does sound like the old OOR at some points and it’s very cool in general.
Mighty Long Fall If you’re a fan of The Rurouni Kenshin movies you’ll probably know this one too.
Cry Out OK TBVH the song is cool and all but I listed the MV mostly for the reason of the boys being drenched in rain what.
Sudio Jam Session Since Jinsei x Boku = OOR started to release a DVD with the limited edition of their albums including acoustic performances of 2 songs from the album. However, there have also been releases that didn’t come with a DVD but were uploaded only to their youTube channel.
As for interviews…they aren’t really that exciting imo since it’s mostly Taka talking about the same things again and again. I’d recommend watching all the Monster Rock episodes featuring OOR because they’re hilarious (even without understanding everything) but since it’s very hard to find not only the episodes themselves but also the subtitles it’s all up to you. Edit: I just found some links lol.
It’s Wherever You Are. Because I can listen to it always, no matter what mood I’m in. It can be either heart-warming or heart-crushing depending on how I feel. And I love each new live version of it. Like with time it gets better and better, has something new and surprising into it. Taka’s vocals also get softer and richer. The latest one from “Jinsei x Kimi =” tour beats everything else, seriously. I couldn’t listen to other versions of this song because they weren’t just good enough compared to that one. Taka’s vocal skills at it’s best (he was showing-off, really, but he totally has the right to imho) with just acoustic guitar. It has an even more intimate feel to it.
Sorry I didn’t upload this earlier but…I met Ryota in Amsterdam!!! Seriously that was like the best moment of the year omg
But let me tell you about the concert first. After waiting for hours in the rain (but meeting lots of new and awesome people) we finally got in! Which was a bit of a mess. If you were there you know what I mean. But I was lucky and managed to get to the 2nd row, right between Ryota and Taka! It was amazing. The athmosphere was great and jfc they are good live! And that adorable fucker next to me definitely helped. Because when he spotted me in the crowd, smiling like crazy because I was so happy, he smiled, too! That happened a couple of other times, seriously we shared like four smiles and a thumbs up. That alone would have been awesome, but it got better.
When I was walking down a street with my lovely friend (Sarah, thanks for taking that picture. You have my eternal love for doing that!!) we saw a couple of Asian guys get out of a store and cross the street right in front of us. I remember thinking, wow,that guy sure has a cool outfit,all the black sure brings out his…light hair? Which kinda looked like Toru’s? He looked like Toru? And the guy next to him looks a whole lot like Tomoya???? I just stared at my friend, just realizing what happened. And just when I was about to cross the street, too, to approach them, Ryota got out of the shop! And since that worked pretty well during the concert, I laughed and waved at him. And that’s when the magic happened.
He fucking recognized me!! His face lit up with the cutest smile I’ve ever seen, he pointed at me and walked over to me and my friend. Ryota took my hand, looked me in the eye and thanked me for being at the concert last night! Seriously I thought I was gonna die right there. Then we started telling him how much we loved their music (she was at the concert with me- Sarah, again, thank you so much for enduring all my fangirling) and he shook her hand and thanked her, too.
When we asked for a picture he instantly agreed. Not really knowing what to do, I just stood there next to him. But as you can see, he put his arm around me and pulled me closer. That was like a full on body contact thing.
After that we asked him to come to Europe back soon, because the concert was amazing and the best we’ve ever been to. He looked so happy! So he took our hand and thanked each of us one last time and then headed off to find the others. And I needed like an hour to finally calm down again. But that’s totally understandable,right?
Needless to say, I couldn’t have had a better time in Amsterdam. Thanks to everyone who made it as incredible as it was!
anyway, lovin’ the jxk tour film dvd coz the sound/music is not the one that was recorded using the soundboard but the one that’s recorded by the vid recorder they’re using. i keep repeating myself…..taka’s singing voice is so much ♥
anyway, can’t wait for the projects they were hinting on for this year (lots of travel, out of japan most of the year, hehe :D ). for sure, this will definitely be big. can’t wait!