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Japanese Military Band Plays Fresh Precure! OP Song

by dtshyk
Apr 23, 2009 9:22 PM | 12 Comments
The military band of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force played the OP theme song of "Fresh Precure!" at the commemorative ceremony of the 35th anniversary of Takigahara Garrison.

"Let's! Fresh Precure" by JSDF on Youtube

The band also played the theme song of "Yattaaman" at the ceremony. (Video on Niconico Douga).

It's well known that Japan Self-Defense Force has an attachment to otaku culture. They painted the characters of "Ah! My Goddess" on a fighter,

Picture of the fighter

and played "Macross Frontier" songs at an aerial show held at Iruma Airbase last November.

"Lion" player at the show (Youtube)
"Iteza Gogo 9ji Don't Be Late" played at the show (Youtube)

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It looks rather cute to be piloting a military jet fighter with anime designs, sort of like itasha. However, I wonder how it feels like to use the fighter jet in actual battle or military operation..

Pilot: "No.. I better not let the paint get scratched.."
Enemy: "What the hell... Is that...?"


Apr 24, 2009 6:25 PM by Kira01

Hahaha! YES! x)

Apr 24, 2009 3:45 PM by Cookie-chan-

Hehe, neat. I dig it.

Apr 24, 2009 8:06 AM by Asako

Oh my. ._.

Apr 24, 2009 8:04 AM by OverChasm

Awww, I was hoping for something more... rousing?

Apr 24, 2009 3:49 AM by turkeymeister

I think that's very cute.

Apr 24, 2009 1:32 AM by BlackAssassin

When I saw the headline I was SO hoping there was a video and I'm glad there was. Not something I'd especially think of the JSDF doing in their spare time, but I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. They're pretty good though. Seems like the perfect song for them. Beautiful weather they were having that day too.

Apr 23, 2009 10:54 PM by internetotaku


Apr 23, 2009 10:53 PM by mitamaking

DaBigD said:
Way to promote the military.

Indeed. o.o

Apr 23, 2009 9:42 PM by SilentMuse

that's pretty funny XD
But Macross music epicness increased 10 folds with the fighter jet planes zooming across the screen.

Its kind of like how American soldiers spend their time playing the xbox, Japanese soldiers spend their time watching anime x__X
note: I read that in the newspaper article, so don't kill me if its not true.

Apr 23, 2009 9:42 PM by panda_general

Way to promote the military.

Apr 23, 2009 9:39 PM by DaBigD

Anime references in the military?

I'm not going there....

Apr 23, 2009 9:28 PM by BadLuckTuck