Yes, they did misspell T-Pistonz+KMC in giant letters, them Animage editors…
Lyrics+Translations for most of the songs mentioned on my lyrics site.
✿ “Ohayou! Shining Day” is the first TPK song that KMC worked on by himself (lyrics). The fact that you need someone to say “Good morning” to and being grateful for having that someone is what inspired him. The 2nd chorus especially shows KMC’s personality. (The “Sorry!” and “Thank you for everything” packed into “Good morning!”). Ton Niino talks about how when guys are growing up and get into arguments with their parents, the next morning they’ll have trouble apologizing and say it with their “good morning” instead. And that KMC is still like that even now since he’s the type who finds it difficult to say sorry. Even as he wrote those lyrics, it was after he had an argument with Ton Niino, so instead of apologizing, he sent him those lyrics.
✿ “Uchikudaaku” was written by the three usual TPK members. KMC sees this song and “Ohayou! Shining Day” as opposite sides of the same message (such as hero and anti-hero). KMC sees himself as more of the anti-hero type while Ton Niino is the bright, straightforward hero. This song was probably the one they had to rewrite the most, since it was so difficult to express it in just the right way.
✿ The message in both songs are “be honest with yourself”.
✿ For “Bokura no Rakuen”, KMC and Hiroshi joined in the “LOVE LOVE LOVE” chorus with Ton Niino, but since Ton Niino’s voice stands out so much, most of the 5~6 layers were done by KMC and Hiroshi.
✿ The lyrics are very particular on the “LOVE LOVE LOVE” for the final part of the chorus and not just “lalala”. The final impact when the instrumental fades out completely and leaves only the chorus makes a big impact in the movie screening.
✿ While KMC was working on “Ohayou! Shining Day”, Ton Niino worked on 2 songs for the GO character song album, “Ano Ki no Shita ni Atsumarou! (Gather Under that Tree!)” and the lyrics for “Dakara Zettai Daijoubu (That’s Why It’ll Be All Right)”.
✿ The working title for “Ano Ki no Shita ni Atsumarou! (Gather Under that Tree!)” was actually “Ohisashi Puri! (It’s been a long time since we last went to the photobooth)” a shortening and pun on “ohisashiburi (have not seen you for a long time”. The finalized title is linked to the title “Mata ne… no Kisetsu”.
✿ Ton Niino’s dream of writing a song for Someoka came true~ The line “Whether you’re wearing a suit or a jersey, you’re the same character as ever!” was created before they knew what Someoka looked like at age 24, so it ended up being a perfect coincidence.
✿ “Sekaijuu no Minna Atsumariiyo!” (the song for Inazuma Strikers Extreme) from the Best album has the fastest rap that KMC has done so far. Up until then, “Genki ni Nariiyo!” had been the fastest.
Album of Memories Questions:
1. Most impressionable scenes
2. Most impressionable characters
3. Impressions of the movie
4. What kind of story do you want to see happen?
Ton Niino’s Answers
-The scene when Shindou makes a goal after Tenma passing the ball to him so many times.
-The scene when Tenma visits Sangoku’s place.
-When Someoka comes back from Italy~.
-The scene when Kidou says “let’s eat” after getting a delivery from Tobitaka.
-Then scene when Endou returns.
-Ton Niino didn’t like Kariya at first for bullying around Kirino, but now he likes him~
-Tsurugi now that he can use formal speech/keigo (lol).
-Someoka, as usual. Lots of fanboying. His last line is “Minna Someoka ni narou!! (Everyone, let’s become Someoka!!)”
✿ 3. (MOVIE SPOILERS)
-Shuu’s character, and Sawashiro-san’s voice~
-The most touching scene for him was between Tsurugi and Hakuryuu at the end, made him cry~
-The field changing scenery made him cry too
-The usual Sangoku-senpai “Fence Of Gaia…Gahhh!” (lol).
-Aoyama and Ichino getting a highlight when they save Aoi.
-Wants to see more activity outside soccer, and to have TPK show up as Raimon’s cheer squad owo; Also wants to see a school festival where they set up a band: Endou on drums, Kidou on bass guitar, Kazemaru on guitar, and Someoka + Ton Niino as twin vocals. The band would be called “Ryuu-chan Ton-chan + RMO (Raimon OB)”.
-Also Someoka’s appearance, and the whole thing about needing a meal.
-Tobitaka’s “One bowl of nosiness.”
✿ 2. There’s also Yukimura, but it’s gotta be Minamisawa-senpai.
✿ 3. (MOVIE SPOILERS)
-Shuu, holding that darkness inside him
-Ending the score as a tie was touching
✿ 4. School festival! He imagines the maid cafe needing extra help, so Kazemaru or Shindou would help out… *coughcough*. Also hold a band at the school festival with TPK.~