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[The Jukebox] #72 - Takeharu Ishimoto - Twister

The JukeBox Apr 20, 2022

In a much simpler time, 2007, Square-Enix released a new IP on the Nintendo DS, called The World Ends With You (TWEWY). An RPG utilising the DS' bottom touch screen to move your character and using badges to unleash attacks such as fire, ice and other elements.

The game was set in Tokyo's suburb Shibuya, and while most of the landmarks were duplicated into the video game, some names of businesses being modified, like the infamous department store 109 becoming "104" and Starbucks becoming "Outback Cafe".

In the 2021 sequel, NEO: TWEWY, the game is once again set in Shibuya and this time it kept the names of Tower Records and Parco in the game. 104 and Outback retain their names from the first game.

(Sidenote: While they share the names, Tower Records in Japan and Tower Records in Ireland operate independently from each other, but it would be so so SO nice if I could get some Japanese only music in the Irish stores. They have some Anime movies (Mainly Studio Ghibli titles) but it would be cool to get some pop/dance/OST)

Twister while not the main theme, became synonymous with the franchise as it has been remixed many many times (25 times in fact) for battles, boss battles and final battles for the iOS Release, the Final Mix release, NEO: TWEWY release and the anime intro!


Original 2007 Version
2018 "Final Remix" Version
2021 "NEO: TWEWY" Version
2021 TWEWY Anime Intro Version 

Lyrics:

"Brain wave, main wave"
Psycho got a high kick
Collect and select
Show me your best set
"Crystals, blisters"
It's all over now
Psycho cane
You're so keen
I need more candy canes
"Cold cake, cold break"
Freak got a high kick
Mr. Twister
Moist with roistering
Stick it up
Take it up
Step aside and see the world
Effect has defects
"Take a bow to the moon (Bow-wow to the moon)"
"Brain wave, main wave"
Psycho got a high kick
Collect and select
Show me your best set
"Crystals, blisters"
It's all over now
Psycho cane
You're so keen
I need more candy canes
"Cold cake, cold break"
Freak got a high kick
Mr. Twister
Moist with roistering
Stick it up
Take it up
Step aside and see the world
Effect has defects
"Take a bow to the moon (Bow-wow to the moon)"
"Morning rays, hairspray Queens"
"Get on their way to their nests, the west"
"Honest, they once had a dream"
"Belles of society, in the shells of their unity"
Cornet 'n spinet
"The sound flows, follows till they're home"
Dragged by the power of dreams
That power is yet unknown
"Morning rays, hairspray Queens"
"Get on their way to their nests, the west"
"Honest, they once had a dream"
"Belles of society, in the shells of their unity"
Cornet 'n spinet
"The sound flows, follows till they're home"
Dragged by the power of dreams
That power is yet unknown

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Padraig Fahy

A tech support guy by day and a gamer by night!

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