Saturday, December 15, 2001

Fushigi Yuugi Character Vocal Memories

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Track Listing:
  1. Inoru you ni Aishiteru.
    Miaka (Araki Kae)
  2. Still
    Miaka (Araki Kae)
  3. Ai to iu na no Tatakai ni
    Tamahome (Midorikawa Hikaru)
  4. Soshite, Yami no Saki ni
    Tamahome (Midorikawa Hikaru)
  5. Unmei no Hoshi
    Hotohori (Koyasu Takehito)
  6. Boku no Uchuu ni Kimi ga Iru
    Hotohori (Koyasu Takehito)
  7. I wish
    Yui (Touma Yumi)
    Yui (Touma Yumi)
  9. Kaze no Uta
    Nuriko (Sakamoto Chika)
  10. Otome Ranman
    Nuriko (Sakamoto Chika)
  11. Kachou Fuugetsu
    Chichiri (Seki Tomokazu)
  12. Ochanoko Saisai Hengen Jizai
    Chichiri (Seki Tomokazu)
  13. eart ni Kiraboshi Sakashitare!!
    Tasuki (Hayashi Nobutoshi)
  14. Do=Be ga Yatte Kuru.
    Tasuki (Hayashi Nobutoshi)
  15. Hidarite no Kioku
    Mitsukake (Ishii Kouji)
  16. kai Iitsutae
    Chiriko (Kawakami Tomoko)

When good seiyuus sing bad. -_-;;; >>> by firesenshi
And when all things about Tamahome start to disillusion you, what best to add to that agony than this one! The tracks here is a collection of songs that like the Rurouni Kenshin Songs Collection, tell something about the characters.

But this one is hardly a treat. The tracks of Tamahome and Miaka have melodramatic melodies with their voices drowned in synthesizers and guitar that I am even thankful for that. Kae Araki, Miaka's seiyuu (voice actor) has the opening track. While she tries to sound cute and seductive, the mood of the song does not suit her as she tries to sound kawaii. And you know seductive and kawaii when not blended well result in a totally ugly picture.

On the fourth track, I cannot exactly place Hikaru Midorikawa, Tamahome's seiyuu, as a tenor or a bass because his voice is only on one tone all throughout. He tries to croon but sadly fails. Especially when he tries to reach the high notes. And although they tried to insert a few keyboard distortions into this one, I would not want to hear it. Surely, the lyrics sound endearing. But I have not concentrated on them very well since the voice sorely distracts me. He tried to go, "Ooooooooh....." but alas, Tarzan sounded better.

The good ones here are that of Yui where her seiyuu Yumi Touma has a gentle and deep voice. The melody is peaceful and sounds like a '70s classic ballad used in the old movies. Nuriko's song is a cute cute one! The seiyuu Chika Sakamoto's voice ranges from being feminely demure to sounding a young otoko Nuriko that we know. The music is fun and upbeat. This is one song you'll surely enjoy on this album. It actually sounds typical Japanese fun fun beats you'll hear even from Cibo Matto plus the lyrics are definitely Nuriko!

If you're a fan Fushigi Yugi, you might wonder where all this went wrong. Aside from those two good tracks, there isn't any good reason for me to buy this CD. In fact, I had my cousins listen to Tamahome's track and they only dubbed the experience as pure torture. If you want the sounds of Fushigi Yugi, try to get one where you are sure that Akemi Satou sings a track or two, and then you know you're safe.

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