Song: Kansha. (感謝; Gratitude)
Artist: RSP (Real Street Project).
They were formed out of a selection from 5000 members in a competition with the same name as the band, and have two female vocalists, two female dancers, and two male dancers. Only two singles so far!
Single: Kansha. (released Dec. 6th)
Anime: BLEACH (Ending 14) If you don't know what BLEACH is, shame on you!
Comments: Not a half bad single from RSP, with simple lyrics that get right to the point and convey the feelings behind the song (gratitude for friends and family. notice that they say arigatou a lot). I like it more after listening to it a few times; it goes very well with BLEACH and they scan over all the characters toward the end of the theme. The funny thing is that this song reminds me of a pop-rockish song, although RSP is a "Hip-Hop/R&B Dance Unit". Maybe it's because most of the themes for BLEACH are pop/rock?
I also like one of the other songs on the single, Ai no Yuujou ~Cypress Ueno is Mine~, which might actually be hip-hop. I might use it as background in one of my future podcasts where I actually speak (lol I've been procrastinating!!!! Perhaps a jhip-hop/R&B eppie on top of the Korean one?). The other song on the single is Homie, which has some definite J-ska influences.
So what genre are they, really? No idea.
Picture: Bleach main chars. Also, go here to find out more abt BLEACH, inc. cast list and Opening and Ending theme list. I should do a BLEACH eppie, too...@__@ www.tvrage.com/Bleach_JP