By Bad Seed
Castle of Shikigami II - Theme of Shikigami (Character Select)
there's not much to say about this game, really. it's a solid vertical shmup with a focus on making sure you get as close to danger as possible. there's also a character who can use the swords from radiant silvergun as a standard weapon. kind-of.
anyway, two curious things. first, all the stage and boss themes are on youtube for this game, but the character select theme, which you're listening to right now (maybe) isn't. or, rather, wasn't. until we came along. second, the game is well known for having an atrocious english dub, but it's important to note that all the voices (and all the text) were removed from the european version.
can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing.