Pegasus Fantasy

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"Pegasus Fantasy"
Pegasus Fantasy.jpg
Single by MAKE-UP
from the album Saint Seiya Hit Song Collection
A-side"Pegasus Fantasy"
B-side"Blue Forever"
ReleasedOctober 21, 1986 (1986-10-21)
GenreHard rock, anison
LabelColumbia
MAKE-UP singles chronology
"GET THE HERO / GO FOR TOMORROW"
(1986)
"Pegasus Fantasy"
(1986)
"Pegasus Fantasy (2009 ver.) / Blue Forever (2009 ver.)"
(2009)

"Pegasus Fantasy" (ペガサス幻想(ファンタジー), Pegasasu Fantajī) is a song by Japanese metal band MAKE-UP. Serving as the band's fourth major release single, "Pegasus Fantasy" and its B-side "Blue Forever" (永遠ブルー, Eien Burū) were used as the theme songs for the first half of the original Saint Seiya anime. "Pegasus Fantasy" became MAKE-UP's most successful release,[1] and they have re-released the song several times since its initial release in 1986. After releasing a "21st century ver." on their mini-album The Voice from Yesterday, MAKE-UP released a new edition of the song in 2012, subtitled "Version Omega", which features Shoko Nakagawa on guest vocals and is used as the opening theme song for the re-imagined Saint Seiya Omega anime.[2] "Pegasus Fantasy Version Omega" reached number 29 on the Oricon's weekly rankings.

"Pegasus Fantasy" has also been covered by many other subsequent artists and bands, including Animetal on their albums Animetal Marathon V and Decade of Bravehearts, Animetal USA on their debut self-titled album, Eizo Sakamoto on Eizo Japan 1, Takeshi Tsuruno on Tsuruno Uta, Sadie on V-Anime Rocks, Trick or Treat on Re-Animated, and even Italian power metal band Derdian, as a bonus track on the Japanese release of their album Limbo.[3] It has been translated into various languages for the localized dubs of the anime.

Masami Kurumada has even included "Pegasus Fantasy" in the Saint Seiya manga, with a background character seen singing it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAKE-UP : MAKE-UP復活、ミニアルバムをリリース / BARKS ニュース". Barks.jp. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  2. ^ 2012年03月29日 06時00分. "中川翔子、『聖闘士星矢Ω』の声優&主題歌に抜てき 「改めて絶賛ハマっている」 ニュース-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  3. ^ "DERDIAN". spiritual-beast.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04.