Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi - "Fighting Boxer"
Seriously hardcore fans of Japanese boxing may recognise the name Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, or possibly his voice. It's his track "Kamikaze Special Attack Corps" that Junto Nakatani has used as an entrance song during portions of his career.
Despite that link to boxing it's certainly not Nagabuchi's only connection to the sport, and the same album that features "Kamikaze Special Attack Corps", an album called "Come on Stand up!", has a track called "Fighting Boxer", which is a rather upbeat and fun track.
Interestingly this said is said to have been created as a support song for former world champion Hideki Todaka, who is listed in the credits for the album!
This track is partially in English, a fairly normal thing for Japanese tracks which use English words and sentences quite liberally at times, and is genuinely quite a fun, hooky one. Given some of the songs we've featured in this series have been awful this is actually a decent song and one we do enjoy listening to!
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