My Thoughts on Wagakki Band’s “Hangekino Yaiba” Music Video

Wagakki Band is back with “Hangeikino Yaiba” which roughly translates to “Counter Blade.”

This song will be the theme song of the “Attack on Titan” 3-episode spinoff web drama, which explains the Attack on Titan references and why the group isn’t dressed in their typical traditional Japanese inspired outfits. (Like many other people who are familiar with Wagakki Band, I was most shocked by the fact that Wasabi was wearing a shirt and even a cardigan.) The group is looking incredibly stylish in their black&white themed clothing though.

I like that the group not only sticks to its roots of mixing traditional Japanese instruments with rock, but they tend to do it really well. They kind of dropped the ball with their previous track “Akatsuki no Ito,” cluttering the instruments together and making a somewhat messy track just to fit all the instruments in, but they really arranged everything together quite nicely this time around.

Check out the music video below!

What do you think of Wagakki Band’s “Hangekino Yaiba” music video? Share your thoughts with me!!


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