Day 9 of Fictional Band February 3: Joyful Knight Candelilla!
In Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger the evil Deboss army uses emotions to revive their leader, Deboss. The army is led by High Priest Chaos and his subordinates, Dogold (the Knight of Rage), Aigaron (the Knight of Sorrow), Candelilla (the Knight of Joy), and Luckyouro (the Funfilled Spy). Later the army is joined by Endorf, the Knight of Resentment. Candelilla, being the Knight of Joy, comes up with silly schemes that ideally leave the victims happy and smiling. Her motto is even ‘Keep Smiling!’
Two cool things about Candy? Her singing powers up the Debo Monsters and she masquerades as a hot new idol singer. One of her first performances is in episode 6, singing ‘Yorokobi no Uta' or, 'The Song of Rapture' dedicated to destroying the human race and taking over Earth. Later in episode 11, Candelilla sings it again - this time in her human form portrayed by her voice actor, Haruka Tomatsu!
She pops up in this form from time to time in the series and without fail her extreme cuteness will be commented on! And really, she’s incredibly adorable. In episode 11 and possibly a few others, it’s noted that she’s thelatest idol singer and she uses that power to command an army of fanboys. Even most of the Kyoryuger boys fall under her spell. (Sidenote: don’t get me started on her and Nossan oh my goodness ahhh too cute)
Today’s song is from the Kyoryuger movie ‘Gaburincho of Music,’ sung by Candelilla with Aigaron and Luckyouro. The song is later featured in episode 24, as Candy’s ‘new hit single.’ It’s cute and bouncy and perfect. I can’t help smiling when I listen to it and I hope you’re in the same boat.
There is another Candelilla song that has been released (and a final one coming in a few days on the 12th!), a ‘dark’ version of the Song of Rapture. It’s incredibly hypnotic!
Candelilla is one of my favorite things about Kyoryuger and the final episode aired this week, it’s gonna be hard to see her go. But like I said, there’s an encore coming up to look forward to and I can’t wait!
Hey I (Mary) do this thing on my main blog every year! Check it out if it’s your thing! Otherwise just give this one a look-see hehe!