Remember those two singles scooped, I dunno, some 2 days ago? Well, we have new information already. And oh is it ever sweet.
Shichitenbattou☆Shijoushuji! composed/arranged by C.G mix
As something of a huge C.G mix fan, this is fairly awesome news – he’s only produced one previous single for Geneon (the excellent Face of Fact -RESOLUTION ver.-)*, so needless to say I’m excited about this announcement. And hey, October’s when the Kichiku Megane soundtrack comes out – C.G mix for everyone!
JOINT composed/arranged by Tomoyuki Nakazawa, Mami also doing ED for Shana II
Well, Mami Kawada’s been a busy girl as of late – not only is she doing JOINT for Shakugan no Shana II but we now know she’ll be performing an as-yet-untitled Kazuya Takase-penned number for the ending theme as well. Also, sources indicate both themes are most likely to be released on the same single. Whether this means it’s like Face of Fact where the OP and ED themes (and the requisite instrumentals) are the only tracks or more like Re-sublimity where a third song is added as a B-side remains to be seen, but here’s hoping for the latter.
kicks! promo video clip up, song not sounding that great
My main problem with Virgin’s high was MELL’s over-reliance on her ‘weird voice’ – as she’d proven with quite a few eroge themes and even Red fraction to a degree, she can make a perfectly good song without using said voice even once. But here we’ve got what’s essentially a 35-second clip of her doing nothing but. I have a feeling this one might possibly grow on me with time, but I wouldn’t bank on it. Although hey, I guess this finally resolves the whole “which song will get the video?” debate from all those months back when Virgin’s high was first announced. And for what it’s worth the video itself is pretty cool – as with Red fraction, it’s all just pure MELL weirdness. But this time there’s more pelvic thrusting. Which is less cool. Hmm…
* Edit – C.G mix also produced the recent Maria-sama ga Miteru ending theme “Chercher” for KOTOKO, as Fred Itachi reminded me in the comments thread for this post. I wasn’t intentionally spreading disinformation, I was just temporarily braindead.