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"Bass-wa Watashi"

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by ghoulbug, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. 4551278706_e330313cc9_b.

    Isn't it great to see some more mainstream recognition of the bassist in a band setting. :bassist:
    I'd say we've come a ways since Home Movie's
    "I don't want to be the bass player. He's the loser of the group."
    Progfan44 likes this.
  2. And here's the bass that she plays:

  3. jkramer5


    Jul 14, 2008
    Fairfield, CA
    Now that cartoons approve, I am complete.
  4. Atnum


    Jan 14, 2010
    From what show is this?
  5. *mainstream*
  6. The show is called "K-on!", and it's pretty much the most popular anime in Japan (and elsewhere!) right now.

    They've just started airing the second season, but here are a few interesting facts about the first:

    - The highest selling TV show of 2009
    - Kyoanis most successful franchise ever, bigger than even "Haruhi"
    - The second and third best selling Bluray in Japan after Evangelion
    - 700,000 CDs sold so far; never before has an album credited to 2D characters topped the Oricon charts
    - 50% of the fanbase is female
    - Nominated for "Kohaku uta Gassen"
    - Being considered for a live action drama adaption on TBS
    - Received the Kobe award for 'Don't say Lazy' (ending song)
  7. faiz0802


    Mar 24, 2009
    London, UK
    Wow. Now we're set. :cool:
  8. it is from a japanese cartoon called either cagayake girls or k-on or something heres a link to a bass cover of the shows intro.

    i stumbled across this watching bass covers on youtube.
    this is my first post here on talkbass i've been lurking for months now and never had anything to add.
  9. sorry for the double post but it appears that someone who actually knows about the show has beat me to it.;)

  10. Hey, don't worry about it, man. Welcome to talkbass. :cool::bassist:

    As for Cagayake Girls, here's my absolute favorite version.


    It's by a guy named sofdancho. He used to have this video on his youtube channel, but removed it for something reason. I uploaded it just for you!

    It's still on his NicoNicoDouga page, but I want to respect whatever his reason was for removing it from Youtube.
    As such, this video will remain here for only a very limited period of time.
    Download it while you can!
  11. guest22338668

    guest22338668 Guest

    May 24, 2008
    Wow, I never thought that I would see this here. I saw the episode yesterday and it kinda impressed me. Bass is serious business for the Japanese people for sure.

    And as a fan I love this show and some of the songs of this series are in my opinion a good challenge to play in the bass, I'm stuck right now on Curry Nochi Rice. :):)

    Damn, never thought I'd bump into a fellow K-On!(!) fan so quickly, especially considering the TB's usual demographic.

    Are you playing Curry Nochi Rice with a pick or fingers?
    Gonna need so much speed on that one. :bassist::bassist::bassist:
    I'm practicing Cagayake (along with half of japan) myself.
    I cannot for the life of me play this stuff smoothly enough.:atoz:
  13. Time Consumer

    Time Consumer

    Jan 27, 2008
    Joliet Ill.
    Yeah, I wish us bassists could get more respect here, Im an anime fan and I always love the music, never heard of this one tho, but im kinda slow when it comes to learning about new anime.
  14. Btw, here's the amp that the character uses in one of the episodes:


    Perfect for waking up a bunch of slackers that don't want to practice.
  15. that was awesome indeed and thanks for the welcome. i find myself watching japanese bassists wearing masks quite often they are very talented. i love their videos i think if i ever play well enough to broadcast myself on youtube i will wear a mask also. its not just the japanese who value privacy.:ninja:
  16. Oh, man. You HAVE to check this one out.
    I know hit new series for anime come out like every other week, but this one's something you just shouldn't miss.
    The bassist character is the star of the show!

    She literally has a following of worshipers, so it was no surprise when they started selling expensive figures of her. (bottom one looks kinda shoddy)

  17. Time Consumer

    Time Consumer

    Jan 27, 2008
    Joliet Ill.
    Haha, wow, I just want the bass, lol.
  18. BananaKing

    BananaKing Supporting Member

    May 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C.
    lol x1000

  19. Ha, I hear you. I've always wanted to upload my own stuff, but I'm never satisfied enough with my playing. So damn embarrassing.

    The mask thing seems like a method of iconizing yourself among the thousands of musicians on the internet. I've seen things from this guy's chrome mask, Clinton, and a damn horse head.

    Wonder what halloween leftovers I could use for myself when the time comes!

    Hey, you guys really need to check this show out. I could always use some more bros from TB.
    That is, if cutesy moe-blob high school anime is okay with you...
    PM me if you need help finding where to watch it. ;)

    In the meantime, I'm logging off with some last few shots of our bassist:


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