Rare CD Round-up 2!!


Well, I decided to add more rare CDs to the fire. Since I did Ultraman last time around, how about some less common Sentai and Kamen Rider this time?

>>>03. Gosei Sentai Dairanger Kiryoku Disc<<<

First up is the Kiryoku Disc. This is promotional item from TV-kun Magazine. It is a short drama CD in similar style to the "Super Action Sound" drama CDs that spanned Turboranger-Zyuranger (more on them later...maybe). There are two big differences on this particular disc. The first is that it was free and therefore very short (the previous discs were around 40-45 minutes). The second is...the Dairanger cast actually sings a little bit. They are truly terrible. Hahaa.

As far as drama CDs go, this one is meh. There really isn't much to it since there isn't much time to create a sound environment. This is one of those things that is fun to own for the novelty value. Heh.

>>>04. Kamen Rider SD CD Single<<<

Kamen Rider SD was a nice little OVA that came out in...1992? 1993? This CD Single is dated 01.December.1992 as the release, so let's go with that. Even though this was just a little piece of animation that not many people saw, the OVA itself spawned a music collection and this CD Single. Beyond the OVA...there are SD video games and toys based on the manga in the early 90s. The actual animation seemed to come out at the tail-end of the lifespan.

The themes to this OVA are...wildly different. The singer of the OP is a woman known as "TOM". She did some songs for Dragonball Z on some of the later Hit Song CDs (I want to say CDs 16 and 17). Her picture is in the liner notes of one the DBZ CDs...such an unassuming looking woman has such a strange voice. Regardless, of the handful of songs I've heard from "TOM" this is definitely the best. It's catchy and fits in very well with the feature.

The ending song is by Hironobu Kageyama in his prime. Fantastic song. It's on the softer side, but it definitely has a nice speedy melody. Imagine him trying to sing like this today... Yikes!

The only thing that bums me out about this CD is that my copy is missing the lyric card. : [ Oh well...I'll take what I can get in the rare CD world...


There you have it. Another selection of Rare CDs have been successfully rounded-up. I will be back next time with......... How does Metal Hero Karaoke Vol.2 (Jiban-B-Fighter) sound? No? More Sentai drama CDs? No? Unused music from the Hakaider movie? No? We'll see.

Let me know what you think!



  1. That Dairanger CD sounds interesting. I know those "action sound" things were popular for a while, but I wonder how far back they go...

    As for TOM, I love the OP she did for Hokuto no Ken 2 (with her band TOM★CAT). Don't you like "Tough Boy"!?!? That song's awesome! While TOM's known for having quirky and quick vocals, I don't know why she lays on that really weird, cartoony voice for her DBZ and SD songs. I guess to be funny? Her '80s stuff wasn't THAT extreme, and I think her '90s anime stuff gives a bad impression. I like the SD theme more than her DBZ songs, though.

    And I, too, miss the old Kageyama. :(

    1. Super Action Sound albums go pretty far back. I've only been able to find the CD ones.

      I just scoured my master list of tokusatsu music and here is what I found for Super Action Sound Releases...

      LP: Sunvulcan, Goggle Five, Changeman (Get on this!!)
      Cassette: Flashman, Maskman, Liveman
      CD: Turboranger, Fiveman, Jetman, Zyuranger

      No love for Dynaman and Bioman for whatever reason... I'm guessing the Super Action Sound budget went to pay for more explosions for Dynaman and the Bioman SAS budget went to pay off debts from Dynaman explosions...

      I'm only familiar with the TOM songs from SD and DBZ. I'll have to change this later on tonight. With such a generic name as TOM, I never really did much research on other stuff because I'm lazy...speaking of lazy...

      Kageyama... I pinpointed his suckitude to immediately after this song came out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La-Y-CCUwEM After '98...eh. He seems to think oversinging everything is the way to go. I was pretty disappointed with the Hurricaneger ending song. :[

      Oh well. I think he peaked at DBZ Hit Songs 2.