Remember how the first season/series of Hayate no Gotoku had two openings done by KOTOKO, three endings done by other I’ve artists and the fourth arranged by Kazuya Takase?
Remember how a second season of Hayate no Gotoku was in the works?
Well guess what?
I’ve has nothing to do with the second season.
If there’s any clear tell that I’ve and Geneon have, um, “Departed to the Future” and will go their separate ways very soon, this would be it. The other tell would be our Upcoming Releases sidebar which outside for MELL’s live DVD and C.G Mix’s 2nd album is devoid of Geneon releases (Eiko’s singles are released through Frontier Works). I’d be much happier for I’ve if I knew there was something more substantial coming down the pipeline in the next few months, but you know by now how I’ve/Visual Art’s/Geneon like to leave important details to the last minute.
Speaking of which, the DttF official site has been updated with a trailer for the five PVs and the movie itself. The five I’ve girls have cameos in the movie, and the main characters are loosely based (and loosely named) after the girls, not like we didn’t expect that.
Credits for the singles:
L’Oiseau bleu: Vocal/Lyrics: Mami Kawada; Composed and Arranged: C.G Mix
She used C.G Mix when Nakazawa + Kawada has been nothing but gold? No wonder this one sucks.
snIpe: Vocal/Lyrics: KOTOKO; Composed and Arranged: Maiko Iuchi
Maiko doesn’t do Kaori’s track, but instead hits snIpe through the middle for a two-run double. Since when did she become the talented one?
Paranoia Vocal/Lyrics: Eiko Shimamiya; Composed and Arranged: Kazuya Takase
Ah, there’s your answer. Actually, both Eiko and Kazuya have been at their best when working for each other recently, so this might not be as painfully mediocre.
殻の蕾 (kara no tsubomi): Vocal/Lyrics: MELL; Composed: C.G Mix, Arranged: C.G Mix and… Takeshi Hoshino?
Takeshi Hoshino has played guitar in live performances, notably MELL’s visit to Texas, but has never arranged anything for I’ve until now. At least it doesn’t sound too bad so far.
end of refrain ～小さな始まり～ (chiisana hajimari) Vocal/Lyrics: Kaori Utatsuki; Composed: Tomoyuki Nakazawa, Arranged: Nakazawa and Takeshi Ozaki
If Mami and Kaori had switched composers/arrangers, there’s a good chance neither of their singles would suck. As it is, they both do.
I don’t like the trailer for the movie but it would mean so much more if I could understand it, of course. Why they decided to use Tenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi for the background music when they have the vocal version of Hydian Way ready to go is beyond me. The movie looks crappy, but for unabashed fanservice, I don’t mind too much. Still not worth the purchase, not like I needed to tell you that.