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Stargazing: Sosei no Aquarion - AKINO from bless4

It's almost time to say goodbye for good, 2017. It almost doesn't feel real, even though it happens every year.

The years truly go past quickly, and as I do often, I look back a show and realize it's been a crazy long time since it was released to the world. Sosei no Aquarion for example, dates back a good 12 years.

I remember the earlier days of YouTube, when I was first getting into the world of anime and its quirky, eccentric and flavourful music. Somewhere along the way, I stumbled across the niconico (previously known as Nico Nico Douga) medleys that introduced me to songs I never even heard before, yet were insanely popular in the fandom. Sosei no Aquarion's eponymously titled opening theme was one of those songs. It sounded a little bit goofy (yet still catchy) in its NND sped-up version, but the original to this day is still energetic and filled with the raw vocal energy of AKINO herself. It doesn't matter how long it's been, this song to me is timeless.