Mon 19 Jul 2010
Aa, the last active member of Savage Genius, has announced on her blog that she is pregnant and will be taking an indefinite leave from her singing career. Savage Genius was one of the very first anime music bands that I ever liked. I wish Aa the best!
I’ve always found Savage Genius to be a touch particular. When you’re a two person act with a dominant singer and a composer, are you still called a “group”? Cascada isn’t a “group”, even though it’s a DJ and a really really German lady. Her composer, Takumi, even retired a few years ago, literally making Aa the only member of a one girl band. This is equivalent of Aa being the only person in a Facebook group and quitting the group. Does it vanish now? Also, Aa is already a stage name, why does she need two? Oh you crazy Japanese people…
Anyway, random musings aside, I hope Aa has a successful pregnancy and returns to Savage Genius soon! A quality group since the early 2000′s, they (her, whatever) have performed some of the most famous anime songs of all time, as well as being a great live performer. Aa’s distinct pitch and the tight instrumental arrangements make Savage Genius’s style very recognizable.
Hikari no Yukue (El Cazador de la Bruja OP)
Forever… (Elemental Gelade OP)
And of course their most famous track that no post should be without (though I kinda like the opening theme better),
Itsuka Tokeru Namida (Uta Kata ED)