Super Star God Gransazers: Life Goes On
International Title
 The Gransazers
Music By: U-Ya Asaoka
Record Label: Tokuma Japan Communications
Running Time: 14:46 Discs: 1
Release: December 2003 CD Number: TKCU-72614
Anthony Romero
This single release for the 2003 show The Gransazers focuses on the opening theme by U-Ya Asaoka titled "Life Goes On". For those unfamiliar with the tune, it's a very energizing piece of music, with a great tempo that never failed to make the start of the show entertaining. Unfortunately, it works better set within a small duration, and seems to stretch on far too long in the four minute version here. This composition is also different from the one used in the show, as the music level is diminished while Asaoka's vocal work is more prominent. Overall, it just doesn't work as well as the version used for the opening of the show, although it's still an interesting listen.

As for the other two tracks, they are also by Asaoka, although were never featured in the program. Both are decent. Not too memorable, but fairly good pieces of music by Asaoka. They could best be described as soothing, though, with a fairly slow tempo, which makes them oddly mismatched when combined with the upbeat "Life Goes On" track.

As a whole, it's not a bad single release... although there's nothing about it that elicits strong praise either. Fans of the show will probably be disappointed that most of the music is detached from the series itself, although people interested in hearing some of Asaoka's other work should find this "sampling" interesting. It is, even in the US, a fairly inexpensive release, so people wishing to experiment with it at least don't have a great deal to lose.
Rating: Star Rating
  1. Life Goes On
    Composer: Eddy Blues
  2. Emotion
  3. The Sound of a Bell