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I've started watching Ergo Proxy with Jason.

Ergo Proxy

It's pretty slow and suffers from what many anime series have: A loss in translation (both in the words and in the culturally defined meanings). It certainly isn't on the same plane as Fruits Basket, Cowboy Bebop, or Miyazaki's work, but thus far it's been enjoyable.

But the open title song is... well... hard to understand. Here, give it a little listen and try to figure out what he's saying:

Kiri - Monoral

Got that?

Yeah. Didn't think so.

Okay, if you want, go back and listen to the song again, but this time with the lyrics.

Enunciation seems to be a problem for many singers. In fact, there is an intertube movement built off the propensity to mishear lyrics (though, in many cases, I think people are trying to get it wrong).

But, still: If you hope to communicate, please enunciate (see especially 1:20-1:40).

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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