As you all well know, or about to know, Linkin Park just released their new CD A Thousand Suns. I don't know if it's just me or not, but I've been going on a One Piece binge and the new single The Catalyst just keeps reminding me of the Skypiea
arc, not to mention the CD's name sounds an awful like the current sailing vessel used by the crew ( Thousand Sunny
). So without going into the full lyrics of the song I'll pick out the big one "Where oceans bleed into the sky" now this might seem to be an elegant and vivid line in the song, but I keep picturing the knock-up stream taking the Going Merry and crew up to Skypiea. Also the constant mention of God and the leader of Skypiea being called kami, or kame whatever the correct romanji is for it. So did the band watch One Piece while writing this album and maybe where directly or indirectly inspired by the Straw hat Pirates
journey? I think so, but you can decide for yourself.
So my point is I really want an AMV
of the Skypiea arc to this song and maybe if a few Anime Vice lunatics who are better with video editing or internet hunting than I could help a fellow vicer out. The CD is great in my opinion with exception of that last song, wtf such a downer to end on.
edit: so apparently a new gundam arcade game is featuring an opening cinematic with "The Catalyst" as its song. here
is the link to the video. Also the limited edition cd will come with a gundam action figure. So maybe not one piece, but someone in the LP studio watches some anime.