Amanda Liu October 5, 2007
In this CD, there are 10 tracks and the characters featured Clare, Priscilla, Galatea, Deneve, Opheilia, Irene, Sophia, Teresa, Helen, and Miria (in that order). For people who don’t know what the hell is a “character song” it’s basically a song where the seiyuu for an anime sings a song that’s supposed to reflect the character. Anyways, the character song CD for Claymore
got leaked today was leaked a couple of days ago but because we had server problems once again, this article was delayed.
Artist: Houko Kuwashima
This sounds like an Ayu ballad. Seriously with the rockish part that comes in the chorus and the style…AYU-SAMA. The only part that didn’t sound Ayu-ish is with that random dude rapping in Engrish in the middle XD. Seriously, is that supposed to be Raki or something? LAWL. Well anyways, Houko Kuwashima has a pretty voice and the song is pretty good. But I love most of Ayu’s ballads so I may be biased.
Seiyuu: Aya Hisakawa
Well Miss-I’m-an-Insane-Bi0tch’s song is appropriately off-kilter and creepy. With Hisakawa’s creepy loli voice and good use of instrumentals this makes this song pretty memorable. And unlike Clare’s song, you can actually picture Priscilla singing this.
Seiyuu: Ai Orikasa
“Turn it up ready? ” “Turn it up now?” “REVOLUTION?” Wow. Major Engrish rapping for Miss Claymore in the beginning and ends of this song XD. I actually don’t like this song because it’s a dull ballad that doesn’t really suit Galatea in my opinion. I would perfer her with a more rockish song. Oh and who is this Engrish rapper? Why the hell is an Engrish rapper in Claymore anyways?
Seiyuu: Hana Takeda
WOW. This is actually turned out and I don’t even really like Deneve. It’s somewhat rockish with enough exotic instruments to fit the true Claymore feel (no Engirsh rapppers). Well there is Engrish but it actually fits Deneve. The whole song does. I really like this song. Not to mention Takeda Hana has one of the better singing voices on this album.
Seiyuu: Emi Shinohara
Another good eceletic pop-rock track. I’m suprised at the use of background series. It’s a very unique song that suits the eccentric and bi0tchy personality of everyone’s-favorite-insanely-bloodlusted-bi0tch. I like this song.
Seiyuu: Minami Takayama
This is much rockier than the other two. I kinda expected a more calmer song for Irene but apparently whoever produced this disagrees. I really like this song. It’s refreshing. There’s a bit of Engrish it’s not out-of-place like the crap in the beginning. The bridge is a little weird but the electric guitar is awesome.
Seiyuu: Megumi Toyaguchi*
First of all, I don’t even know if I got this info correct so if I got it wrong please let me know. It seems so odd that a throwaway character like Sophia got her own song. Anyways, this is another rock song. Whoever arranged the order of all these songs sucks because I’m kinda sick of listening to rock now. Not to mention that this is rather bland…Next.
Seiyuu: Romi Paku
FINALLY. A BALLAD. And a good one to boot. I like the “acoustic orchestra” feel of the song and Romi Paku’s voice is unique in a good way. I guess it suits Teresa but I don’t like Teresa so that doesn’t really matter to me. This is a really nice refresher song. This is one of my favorites on the album.
Seiyuu: Miki Nagasawa
Well this was kind of a funky song. It definitely stands out from all the rock on this album. With a lot of unconvential instruments in the background and Miki Nagasawa rapping at some parts in the chorus (yes Helen raps now), this definitely stands out. This suits Helen and this song is another one of my favorites.
Seiyuu: Kikuko Inoue
We end with a very piano-centered ballad. It’s a decent song and it fits for the ending. I find the almost church-chorus-like background vocals interesting. Kikuko Inoue has a very good voice too. While it might be odd to picture Miria singing a church song (or singing nevertheless), it’s still suitable nevertheless. But man I feel sleepy now…
So overall it’s one of the better character song albums I’ve heard believe it or not. Well that’s because most of them suck anyways. I think a different song arrangement would be better (but you can just manually do it yourself on iTunes or whatever) and I wish they would get that Engrish rapping out of Clare’s and Galatea’s songs. This is a must-get for anyone who’s watched Claymore (and liked it) but even a casual listener might enjoy most of the tracks since this album is pretty strong. Now I’m gonna go cry on how BoA got powned by YUI on the Oricon Singles Chart.
Category: The Artists
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