The CD Collection--Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Shudaika Limited Edition

I guess it's that time of year! I received my copy of the Avataro Sentai Donbrothers theme song CD Single in the mail today. As usual...I am completely unprepared. I haven't watched the show or heard the songs yet. I probably won't watch the show. I didn't watch last year's show. I don't remember the songs from last year because I haven't heard them since I wrote that review. You know...the usual!

This is something of a rare thing I think. I want good Sentai music. I'm not walking into this as a fan of this series so I won't be blinded by fandom into loving a song that could very well be subpar. This is a genuine reaction. If you're into that sort of thing, then continue reading my annual Super Sentai CD Single review. If not...enjoy the pretty pictures?

Here goes...


Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Shudaika Limited Edition

01. Ore koso Only One / MORISAKI WIN

I think this is one of the more well-produced opening theme songs in recent years. It has a more late-90s chill vibe, which is refreshing. I may be a bit jaded since I can't think of a decent song since like...Gekiranger? This is decent. I can see it becoming a bit tiresome on repeat listens, but I'll have to remember to put this on every once in awhile.

The singing isn't incredible, but I guess the funk factor is enough to cover it. The Columbia brats being kept at a minimum keep them effective. Yeah--I like it.

02. Don't Boo! Donbrothers / MORISAKI WIN

This one is a nice complement to the opening theme song. It shares a singer, so the continuity is there (mercifully.....because there is nothing worse than a bad opening theme song followed by a worse ending theme song sung by someone like Sister Mayo). 

Again, I dig the production--the 90s feel combined with something more than a threadbare idea of a song is what I feel that Super Sentai has been lacking. I vaguely remember liking last year's ending theme song, but I can't remember the last time I liked both theme songs.

03. Ore koso Only One [Original Karaoke]

04. Don't Boo! Donbrothers [Original Karaoke]



I suppose the first bonus item to talk about is the one that is packaged in with the disc. The Avataro Gear is a Limited Edition version that is only included in this set. It does come with an instruction sheet to show how it can be used with the DX Donblaster, which is...helpful?

This is pretty standard fair going as far back as the Engine Soul included in the Engine Sentai Go-Onger Shudaika in 2008. Sure, the gimmicks have gotten much less elaborate, but they've always been small enough to pack in with a CD.



The second bonus item is a clear card that is a preorder exclusive item. It's neat I guess...if you have a photo the right size to line yourself up with Don Momotaro.

It's definitely not the weakest bonus, but it's pretty weak. At least it wasn't a poster to make the shipping cost outrageous!


Set Overall: I can't say that I'll have time to watch the show, but my annual foray into the Super Sentai Theme Song thing was actually a pleasant experience this year. Burmese singer MORISAKI WIN did a fine enough job providing vocals against a solid duo of well-produced songs. 

The bonuses were adequate. What else is there to say? It's pretty cookie cutter at this point. CD+Toy+Pre Order Bonus. Last year we got a bonus disc and the year before we got the soundtrack to that Sentai Battle thing (I think? Or was that the year before...?).

It's definitely worth picking up this set. Whatever issues that Columbia is having with Amazon has kinda forced me into ordering more CDs from CDJapan...who has been pretty generous with the coupons and discounts lately. Just saying...


That's it for another year of Super Sentai theme songs. Be sure to check out my music collection - CD page. If you're really feeling frisky, I have a recent post about the demo versions of theme songs from Dengeki Sentai Changeman and Gosei Sentai Dairanger. Check it out!

Have a good one!



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