We finish our month of Guts Ishimatsu related music videos as we bring you the adorable Tsuribit, a 5 piece Japanese pop group, and their song "Makenai gattsu 〜 itsuka sekai o tsuriagemasu ", which translates roughly as "Unbeatable Guts-Someday I'll catch up on the world".
The music video starts with Guts doing an office job and from there things get weird as we watch the 5 members of the band, in full cheerleaders get up, dancing, singing and later being joined by Ishimatsu in what goes down as a truly bizarre video.
The juxtaposition of 5 dancing smiling teenage girls and a depressed looking Guts is just a strange, strange image. Add the song on top of that, and you get a very odd experience.
It seems like June is our month of songs that, in some way, having a connection to former world champion Guts Ishimatsu. We began the month with one he recorded, the second song was one about him and today we bring you a video in which Guts plays a small cameo in.
The song, which translates as "Heaven on the Beach" is performed by Southern All Stars and we get a few glimpses of Guts through the video. He's very a cameo in the video, but it's enough for us to include the video.
Unlike many of the songs we'll include in this this is a really up beat, silly and fun song that we're genuinely recommending. It's cheesy, it's fun, and it's the sort of song that maybe we all need to just enjoy, especially in the dark times we've all been having recently.
Also whilst we're not hugely familiar with Southern All Stars they really do seem a very likable band, and have been regarded as one of the most significant bands in Japanese history.
Yuki Suzuki - "ガッツの歌"
For a second week running we're focusing on Guts Ishimatsu, albeit in a very different way. Last week we featured a song Guts recorded whilst this week it's a song by his eldest daughter, Yuki Suzuki, who sings a song about her father.
The song, entitled "ガッツの歌" which is pronounced "Gattsu no uta" and translates literally as "Guts' Song", is one of many songs recorded in Guts' honour but certainly seems a very personal song given who recorded it.
It's not the most exciting of songs or anything like that, but it's simple, tuneful and pretty easy on the ear. In fairness Yuki is a better singer than her father, though of course we all love Guts who is obviously a boxing legend!
The name Guts Ishimatsu should be recognisable to every fight fan who follows the history of the sport, with numerous notable opponents during his genuinely successful in ring career. Despite being a talented boxer Ishimatsu has managed to shine in other fields, being a successful actor and "talent".
Here we have a short version of his comedy song "OK Shokudo", which was done with Pocaskajan. The lyrics are very much all in Japanese, and are, from what we understand, all food puns, but regardless of understanding the lyrics or not the song is still fairly catchy...at least the 45 or so seconds of it that we have here are.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.