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The Dose: Old School Thursdays

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Let's get obsessed with PCs and mahjong.

It's time to head back to 1998, as today's music is coming from Mr Reichi Nakaido. This is the first of two places you may have heard his music if you're into your anime, as he composed most of the soundtrack for Serial Experiments Lain, including the ending theme up top. He was into both rock and blues, as is quite apparent in the surreal yet calming Tooi Sakebi. A perfect ending theme for that show, in my completely biased opinion.

However, you may have heard his music in another place, as back in the 70s he was part of a duo known as Furuido. One of their songs was picked up and became an opening theme to a show that aired in 2005, 26 years after they disbanded. That show was Akagi, the gambling anime all about mahjong, money and terrifying scenarios. Nantoka Nare may seem like an odd choice if you listen to it, considering what the themes of that show were, but believe me, it was the perfect way to get psyched up for that show.

Now 63, Reichi Nakaido apparently hasn't retired from performing. However, his last album was released back in 2002, so allow me to quietly hope for even more music out of the guy.


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