Ai wo Torimodose!!

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Ai wo Torimodose!!
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Japanese Name 愛をとりもどせ!!
Artist Crystal King
Lyricist Kimiharu Nakamura
Composer Michio Yamashita
Arranger Michio Yamashita
Hiromoto Tobisawa
Label Pony Canyon
Length 2:56
Release Date October 5, 1984
Use Episodes 1 - 82
Next SILENT SURVIVOR

Ai wo Torimodose!! (愛をとりもどせ!!, lit. "Take Back the Love!!") is the first opening theme song of the Fist of the North Star TV anime, performed by the hard rock band Crystal King. It is paired with Yuria... Eien ni, which is the first ending theme.

The song has been remade and remixed serval times for media such as the Legend of the True Savior film series, and DD Fist of the North Star and the soundtracks for Ken's Rage, and Legends ReVIVE.

Opening Animation[edit]

Part 1[edit]

The opening begins with a white bar of light moving horizontally on Kenshiro's face and then completley illuminates him for a second. It then cuts to a black silloutte of Kenshiro, wearing a cloak, walking in the wasteland with the sun setting in the background that continues to cut and zoom in to him each time until his face is colored and he looks up.

It cuts to a shot of Kenshiro from the left side throwing a punch as it zooms in on his face with red action-lined background. Shin, manically laughing, then takes up the whole screen as he falls backword. Then a shot of the sky is shown, revaling a thunderstorm and as the camera scrolls down several ruined buildings and a giant figure similar to the Devil Reborn rises up.

Kenshiro, with red action lines behind him again, kicks as the camera zooms out. It cuts to a horizontally scrolling close-up of his face with a snow-like filter over him. Shin, riding in vehicles with several KING soilders, is standing straight up while soilders hold up their axes and swords. It closes in on Shin's face from the side as his hair flows moving with the cars.

Then a hoard of bandits are shown, eventually showing them on motorcycles, causing a large amount of dust to build up behind them. Kenshiro, on a cliff, looks out as the cloud of dust from the motorcycles is being shown in the background. It cuts to Ken's face as he jumps down while kicking and three balls of white light quickly form and get bigger until the whole screen is white. Kenshiro is shown again, flexing his mucles so much that his shirt and jacket rip off, revealing his scars. Bandits with swords surround him and try to attack him, but are killed by his off-screen Hokuto Shinken attacks as he watches. Kenshiro then adjusts his pose, causing slight afterimages to form. He completley outstreches his hand as the snow effects play again.

Shin, emitting a purple aura, then begins walking twoard the camera. It shows him closer up with an aloof expression before changing to Ken who yells as it zooms in on his mouth. Various shots of Ken's eyes and ear with a black background are then shown.

It changes to a scene of various villagers, including children, with cloaks, bandages, and walking sticks and some packages of supplies struggling to walk. Rin is shown walking, but she looks back and her tears are shown being picked up by the wind. It cuts to Bat now caring an unconscious Rin and it cuts so that his face takes up the screen.

A timelapse of the wasteland is shown until the cloud and sky turn red. The Devil Reborn figure emerges out of the ground, showing him being hostile to Kenshiro. Ken jumps into the sky to kick the figure as the opening ends.

Parts 2-3[edit]

Parts 2 and 3 feature a slightly different opening animation.

The opening begins with a white bar of light moving horizontally on Ken's face and then completley illuminates him for a second. It then cuts to a black silloutte of Kenshiro, wearing a cloak, walking in the wasteland with the sun setting in the background that continues to cut and zoom in to him each time until his face is colored and he looks up.

A breif zoom-out of Rei is shown, he removes a cloak and fully reveals himself. As the camera pans down from a thunderstorm, and some ruined buildings, the Devil Reborn figures rises up. Kenshiro kicks at the air with a snow-like filter over him before cutting to Jagi, resting on his motorcycle with his eyes obscured. Shin is breifly shown having his hair get blown in the wind from the side before cutting to a gang of bandits.

The bandits ride their motorcycles, causing a dust storm behind them and Kenshiro, on a cliff, is shown. Ken jumps down and kicks while in the air. On the ground, he flexes his muscles causing his shirt and jacket to rip and reveals his scars. He uses Hokuto Shinken to deafet the bandits that try to attack him and they explode and after Ken adjusts his pose.

A breif shot of Toki before the nuclear war is shown, with him infront of a mountain and changes into a silhouette of Raoh sitting on Kokuoh with his cape flowing. Various shots of Kenshiro's face plays. Various villagers walking are shown, one of them being Rin. She turns around and her tears fly in the wind. Bat is then shown caring her unconcious body.

A timelapse of the wasteland is shown until the cloud and sky turn red. The Devil Reborn figure emerges out of the ground, showing him being hostile to Kenshiro. Ken jumps into the sky to kick the figure as the opening ends.

Lyrics[edit]

Japanese Kanji Japanese Romaji English Translation
Youは Shock YOU wa SHOCK You are shock
愛で空が落ちてくる Ai de sora ga ochite kuru The sky comes falling with love
Youは Shock YOU wa SHOCK You are shock
俺の胸に落ちてくる Ore no mune ni ochite kuru It comes falling in my heart
熱い心 クサリでつないでも 今は無駄だよ Atsui kokoro kusari de tsunai demo Ima wa muda da yo You can't chain down our blazing hearts
邪魔する奴は 指先ひとつで ダウンさ Jama suru yatsu wa yubisaki hitotsu de DOWN sa I'll take down those in my way with one fingertip
Youは Shock YOU wa SHOCK You are shock
愛で鼓動早くなる Ai de kodō hayaku naru The pulsation quickens with love
Youは Shock YOU wa SHOCK You are shock
俺の鼓動早くなる Ore no kodō hayaku naru The pulsation quickens in me
お前求め さまよう心今 熱く 燃えてる Omae motome samayō kokoro ima Atsuku moete iru My heart blazes hotter as I search for you
全てとかし 無惨に飛び散る はずさ subete tokashi muzan ni tobichiru hazu sa and it will melt everything
俺との愛を守る為 お前は旅立ち Ore to no ai o mamoru tame So as to safeguard our love you set out on a journey
明日を 見うしなった Ashita o mi ushinatta and lost sight of tomorrow
微笑み忘れた顔など 見たくはないさ Hohoemi wasureta kao nado mitaku wa nai sa I don't want to see a face that has forgotten how to smile
愛をとりもどせ Ai wo torimodose Take back the love
Youは Shock YOU wa SHOCK You are shock
愛で闇を切り裂いて Ai de yami o kirisaite Cut through the darkness with love
Youは Shock YOU wa SHOCK You are shock
俺の闇を切り裂いて Ore no yami o kirisaite Cut through the darkness in me
誰も二人の安らぎ Dare mo futari no yasuragi No one will be able to break
壊すこと出来はしないさ Kowasu koto deki wa shinai sa the tranquility between the two of us
引き付け合う絆は 離れない二度と Hikitsuke au kizuna wa hanarenai nidoto The bond attracting us will never sever for a second time
俺との愛を守る為 お前は旅立ち Ore to no ai o mamoru tame So as to safeguard our love you set out on a journey
明日を 見うしなった Ashita o mi ushinatta and lost sight of tomorrow
微笑み忘れた顔など 見たくはないさ Hohoemi wasureta kao nado mitaku wa nai sa I don't want to see a face that has forgotten how to smile
愛をとりもどせ Ai wo torimodose Take back the love

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Music
Openings Ai wo Torimodose!!SILENT SURVIVORTOUGH BOY
Bara ga Saku, Bara ga ChiruSoutenno HateniSoul Seeker
Endings Yuria... Eien niDRY YOUR TEARSPURPLE EYESLOVE SONG
Kokoro no Rhythm Tobichiru ButterflyKissing til i dieInori no HoshizoraKono Sora wo Subete Kimi ni
Insert Songs Kareta DaichiAi wa KokoroHEART OF MADNESSKILL THE FIGHTWind & Rain
Compilation Albums ORIGINAL SONGSPREMIUM BEST35th Anniversary Album "Densho"
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