A Daily Dose of Music: Nobodyknows


Welcome back, hero!

It's time again for a Daily Dose of Music! In honor of the increasing likelihood that Naruto might in fact not be over yet, let's take a trip down memory lane with the aid of Nobodyknows "Hero's Come Back!", the theme that launched Naruto Shippuden onto the airwaves seven years ago.

For what it's worth, it's actually one of my favorite Naruto themes, since all that rapid-fire rapping I can't understand, coupled with the ascending guitar chords in the background, really gets a guy pumped up to go running around with his arms trailing behind him. It's one of the bright spots dotting the Naruto franchise's somewhat limp musical history.

Though I'm hardly a musical connoisseur, I've always thought that the series never quite found the right footing when it came to picking artists to license for its themes (assuming Studio Pierrot even had real input in that decision, which I doubt). Perhaps it has something to do with the show's tone, stuck halfway between the style-obsessed edge of Bleach and the more straightforward whimsical sensibilities of One Piece and such.

But that's just my idle speculation. What's your favorite Naruto theme?

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