Emi Arigatō

Sad news just making it’s way to US fandom… one of the Peanuts, Emi Ito, died June 2012 at age 71. Along with her monozygotic twin, Yumi, they are best known as the original tiny fairies that summon Mothra. “Godzilla vs. The Thing (aka Mothra)” is one of the best Godzilla films of all time.

In this video the Peanuts sing, “Koi No Fuga” (“Fugue of Love”). Fugue is a musical term where harmonic voices “chase” after each other before interweaving. Thus the title is a play on words as they are singing in fugue style while the song relates to the chasing after a love that, by mutual decision, can never be.

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