I give "Wings Of The Heart" a pass because of a few reasons (it was chosen back when the staff at Toei still had some excitement and passion for Kai; the band renamed themselves "Team Dragon" to semi-distract fans from thinking it was just a randomly-chosen pop song, etc.). It was still obviously a cash-in, but I tend to group "Wings Of The Heart" in with the GT songs (which are randomly-chosen cash-in songs that I actually like).Metalwario64 wrote:I think all of these Kai 2.0 (and the second Kai ending song) are not only unfitting, but they're just very bland and generic songs.
I see no reason to defend any of the ending songs for Kai 2.0 like that. They're all just last-minute replacements for the original international ending theme. Had the last-minute decision to broadcast Kai 2.0 in Japan not been made, these songs would have never been chosen at all. And as if that weren't enough reason to ignore them, the songs just aren't very good. Sure, Masami Takei gave us that PR spiel about how he thought about Dragon Ball while writing "Oh Yeah!!!!!!!," and that he chose seven exclamation points as an homage to the Dragon Balls themselves, but I don't buy it.
Unless they release a song collection album for Kai 2.0, I'm just going to buy the "Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go" single and call it a day. I think I can miss out on these ending songs and still hang on to my "completist" card.