TWO-MIX Best Of Album Revealed For Gundam Wing 25th Anniversary, Radio Show With Noriko Hidaka
Gundam Wing music unit TWO-MIX and legendary seiyuu Noriko Hidaka will hold a radio show on Youtube starting November 28.
Music unit TWO-MIX announced a best of album commemorating the 25th anniversary of its formation and of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. The album is titled TWO-MIX 25th Anniversary ALL TIME BEST. A gorgeous artwork by Tomofumi Ogasawara is included in first print limited edition copies. TWO-MIX itself isn’t reforming sadly, but the album launches on January 20, 2021, in Japan. It’ll be on three CDs, and one Bluray, containing the anime music videos of TWO-MIX.
Who is TWO-MIX?
Formed on April 29, 1995, TWO-MIX, while in activity, handled theme songs for Detective Conan, and popular Sunrise mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Which aired in Japan from April 7 1995 to March 29 1996, with 49 episodes. Gundam Wing was the first Gundam series for many in the west. Notably, Gundam Wing is one of the few anime in history that aired in USA (2000) before France (2001). Even though France and Italy are the Anime Master Race since the seventies with Grendizer, huge in France, Italy and the Middle East.
— TWO-MIX25thプロジェクト (@TWO_MIX25th) November 13, 2020
Minami Takayama is a legendary seiyuu mainly known for voicing Conan in Detective Conan, though she also did tons of awesome and lovely roles: Nabiki in Ranmna 1/2. Dilandau in Escaflowne. Mithos in Tales of Symphonia. Envy in Full Metal Alchemist, Hao in Shaman King, or Hajime in Danganronpa. While we’ve been hearing her voice less these past few years, each one of her recent, rarer roles is flawlessly executed. For instance, Yong Hwa in Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future, one of the best and underrated anime of the last decade.
Tomofumi Ogasawara is the artist of the manga series Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers. Recently, Ogasawara also drew the illustration for Wing Gundam Zero Rebellion in Super Robot Wars DD. They’re also drawing the new Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection manga. In addition, Ogasawara was also one of the mecha designers on Kogado’s mecha strategy simulation series Power Dolls.
Shiina Nagano shared on Twitter his love for Glory of the Losers:
新機動戦記ガンダムW Endress Waltz敗者たちの栄光を描いていらっしゃる小笠原智史さんによるイラストです!
— TWO-MIX-25th Anniversary-永野椎菜 (@two_mix_shiina) November 13, 2020
New Radio Show With Hidaka Noriko
Moreover, a radio show titled Radio TWO-MIX BPM25 was announced, featuring TWO-MIX and Noriko Hidaka, another legendary seiyuu I don’t need to introduce if you’ve actually read this mecha otaku article this far. The radio show will have six episodes in total, and the first one is happening on November 28. Further details will be coming on the official Twitter for the 25th anniversary of TWO-MIX. The official site also mentions fans can send in questions at the following mail address: “[email protected]”.
The radio episodes will be uploaded on the new YouTube channel, which already has music lyrics videos for Gundam Wing openings Just Communication and Rhythm Emotion.
TWO-MIX, Just Communication
Lastly, the album’s tracklist is available further below.
It’s been a while since the Gundam Wing TV series appeared in a Super Robot Wars console game. The sequel Endless Waltz is mainly featured instead. It’s highly likely Bandai Namco will release a new SRW game in 2021, for the 30th anniversary of the series. It’d be great if it included a good mix of new shows and old classics who never appeared in a SRW HD title yet.
TWO-MIX 25th Anniversary ALL TIME BEST Track List
- JUST COMMUNICATION
- RHYTHM EMOTION
- T・R・Y -RETURN TO YOURSELF-
- LOVE REVOLUTION
- RHYTHM GENERATION
- WHITE REFLECTION
- TRUE NAVIGATION
- SUMMER PLANET No.1
- LIVING DAYLIGHTS
- TIME DISTORTION
- BEAT OF DESTINY
- LAST IMPRESSION
- TRUTH〜A Great Detective of Love〜
- BODY MAKES STREAM
- MAXIMUM WAVE
- LOVE FORMURA -FREEDOM-
- NAKED DANCE
- GRAVITY ZERO
- MEETING ON THE PLANET
- BELIEVE MY BRAVE HEART
- 1st RHYTHMIC YOUTH
- 1st JUSTICE
To be announced
WHITE REFLECTION THE MOVIE, Other