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"Air Man ga Taosenai"
Team.Nekokan's Comiket CD cover
Song by Team.Nekokan

from the album CD de Kiite Mite.: Nico Nico Douga Selection

Published May 26, 2007
Released July 1, 2007
Recorded June 1, 2007
Genre Dōjin music
Language Japanese
Length 3:50
Writer "Seramikarutitan" (せらみかるちたん Seramikaruchitan?)
Composer "Seramikarutitan" (せらみかるちたん Seramikaruchitan?)

"Air Man ga Taosenai" (エアーマンが倒せない Eāman ga Taosenai?, "Can't Beat Air Man") is a dōjin song and Internet meme from Japan. The song itself describes a player trying to defeat the boss character Air Man (and later in the song Wood Man) in Mega Man 2. Unlike the earlier song "Omoide wa Okkusenman!" which uses a song originally composed for Mega Man 2 as its melody, "Air Man ga Taosenai" is an original composition by an individual only known as "Seramikarutitan" (せらみかるちたん Seramikaruchitan?).

History

The song was first posted on Nico Nico Douga on May 26, 2007.[1] A vocal version performed by dōjin music group Team.Nekokan (Team.ねこかん[猫] Team.Nekokan [Neko]?) was later posted to their website and YouTube on June 1, 2007, and later to Nico Nico Douga on July 1.[2] This version was a collaboration with fellow dōjin musicians SoundCYCLONE and Scinicade. An English version titled "Can't Beat Air Man" was originally posted to both Nico Nico Douga and YouTube on December 24, 2007, but are no longer available. "Air Man ga Taosenai" was incorporated into the second of the Kumikyoku Nico Nico Douga videos and has been included in all but one of the subsequent mashups.

Commercial release

Team.Nekokan's version of "Air Man ga Taosenai" was distributed at Comiket on a CD along with an acoustic version of this song. Team.Nekokan's original version and its instrumental are available through the iTunes Store.[3] It is also included on the Nico Nico Douga album CD de Kiite Mite.: Nico Nico Douga Selection (CDで聞いてみて。~ニコニコ動画せれくちょん~ CD de Kiite Mite. ~Niko Niko Dōga Serekuchon~?, "Try to Listen to the CD.") released July 9, 2008. A cover version arranged by Ryu* and sung by zaki was released on the CD Exit Trance Presents Umauma Dekiru Trance o Tsukuttemita 4: Goran no Arisama da yo (EXIT TRANCE PRESENTS ウマウマできるトランスを作ってみた 4 ごらんの有様だよ♥?) on April 1, 2009.[4]

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