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Japanese Ghostbusters theme won't make your ears bleed

06.28.2016

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The less said about that Fall Out Boy debacle of a GHOSTBUSTERS theme song, the better.

However, over in Japan, a different cover has been released, which features four comedians - Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki - the upside... it won't make your ears bleed. Small victories, ladies and gentlemen. 

The video for the song features the foursome sporting Ghostbusters gear, proton packs and all, and dancing along to the song, which feels much more in line with the Ray Parker Jr. favorite. It's much lighter and a ton more fun than the heavyness of Fall Out Boy's track, which couldn't be more ill-fitting for the franchise unless it was handled by GWAR. 

This is an official Sony Pictures Japan release, so I would imagine this take on the theme is what will be released overseas and might be heard over the end credits of the film. Culturally, it's probably more palatable to their audiences... which gives me hope for world peace one day. When it comes down to it, we really aren't so different after all. 

GHOSTBUSTERS hits theaters on July 15.

 

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8:26PM on 06/29/2016

Wow

This franchise has been turned into a big joke now. And not in a good way. This is pathetic.
This franchise has been turned into a big joke now. And not in a good way. This is pathetic.
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1:55PM on 06/29/2016
Should have had the Japanese make this movie. Then they wouldn't have looked like a bunch of unfunny dyke plumbers.
Should have had the Japanese make this movie. Then they wouldn't have looked like a bunch of unfunny dyke plumbers.
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4:25AM on 06/29/2016
Stupid...
Stupid...
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11:51PM on 06/28/2016

Holy Jeezus fuck!

That was bad on an entirely different plane from the Fall Out Boy version. First of all, it's essentially a reproduction of the original, but sounds even more dated with the shitty synth/MIDI effects. There is no energy or spontaneity. It's like a fish out of water, flopping it's final puffs of deathly air through its gills, dying a slow and stinking death.
That was bad on an entirely different plane from the Fall Out Boy version. First of all, it's essentially a reproduction of the original, but sounds even more dated with the shitty synth/MIDI effects. There is no energy or spontaneity. It's like a fish out of water, flopping it's final puffs of deathly air through its gills, dying a slow and stinking death.
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11:49PM on 06/28/2016
Good stuff. And Oniyakko Tsubaki is pretty hilarious.
Good stuff. And Oniyakko Tsubaki is pretty hilarious.
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8:50PM on 06/28/2016

Ball was dropped on this...

if the new movie was more a tribute/continuation of the OG this would have been good. Now they sould have gotten BabyMedal to do this for an update.
if the new movie was more a tribute/continuation of the OG this would have been good. Now they sould have gotten BabyMedal to do this for an update.
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8:37PM on 06/28/2016

Is Ghostbusters A Flop Already?

A top Sony executive may be eating his words in very short order.
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A top Sony executive may be eating his words in very short order.
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8:34PM on 06/28/2016

It won't make your ears bleed?

Is that some sort of Trump-esque reference to menstruation, you sexist and/or misogynist pig?
Is that some sort of Trump-esque reference to menstruation, you sexist and/or misogynist pig?
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7:45PM on 06/28/2016
How come this look so much better than Kristen Wiig et al?
How come this look so much better than Kristen Wiig et al?
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6:39PM on 06/28/2016
That was just the japanese version of the original song... not original, not a remake, just 4 japanese chicks singing the same song!
That was just the japanese version of the original song... not original, not a remake, just 4 japanese chicks singing the same song!
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11:45PM on 06/28/2016
I think that might be the entire point.
I think that might be the entire point.
5:48PM on 06/28/2016
You're right it didn't make my ears bleed. It made my eyes bleed. I hope Huey Lewis can sue over this one too.
You're right it didn't make my ears bleed. It made my eyes bleed. I hope Huey Lewis can sue over this one too.
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11:18PM on 06/28/2016
I think you mean Ray Parker bruh
I think you mean Ray Parker bruh
3:05AM on 06/29/2016
Nope. Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr. over the riff.
Nope. Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr. over the riff.
1:49PM on 06/29/2016
Ah! Now I'm the dummy!
Ah! Now I'm the dummy!
9:24AM on 06/30/2016
@Ray Luca and Psyonikx:
Thanks for the info, guys.
I think lots of us didn't know about this and were wondering what RL was talking about, like Brer B8a and myself !
@Ray Luca and Psyonikx:
Thanks for the info, guys.
I think lots of us didn't know about this and were wondering what RL was talking about, like Brer B8a and myself !
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5:46PM on 06/28/2016
I'm thinking they should have made this a Japanese all female reboot
I'm thinking they should have made this a Japanese all female reboot
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5:56PM on 06/28/2016
and hentai.
and hentai.
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5:40PM on 06/28/2016
Hey now! There you go that's how you do a remake of that song. Plus I would rather look and listen to this cast over the shit we got here
Hey now! There you go that's how you do a remake of that song. Plus I would rather look and listen to this cast over the shit we got here
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5:40PM on 06/28/2016
Are you kidding me. It's just the exact old song with Japanese lyrics and sub par celebrity vocals. They're not even real singers.
Are you kidding me. It's just the exact old song with Japanese lyrics and sub par celebrity vocals. They're not even real singers.
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5:43PM on 06/28/2016
And Fallout Bitch did a better job?
And Fallout Bitch did a better job?
5:46PM on 06/28/2016
In this case I would have to say yes. Seriously, even if you think the FOB song sucked at least they earned some points for effort.This one was probably just cobbled together by some ad manager in less than an hour and shot on a budget.
In this case I would have to say yes. Seriously, even if you think the FOB song sucked at least they earned some points for effort.This one was probably just cobbled together by some ad manager in less than an hour and shot on a budget.
4:37PM on 06/28/2016
I'd be down to hear Gwar's version.
I'd be down to hear Gwar's version.
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3:58PM on 06/28/2016

Hey

That was pretty cool.
That was pretty cool.
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