Sen no Kotoba to Futari no Himitsu
Kimi ni Meroron feat. 8bit Project -“Mune Kyun_” 8bit version-
Flying Humanoid -Instrumental-
Flying Humanoid (Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin Opening Theme Version)
1. Flying Humanoid
I can really see Shoko become more of a rocker chick after hearing Flying Humanoid. I mean it fits with other rock songs she’s done that hasn’t messed up. I like Shoko’s vocals in this one since she isn’t totally out of control and just seemed to have fun with the song and I like that. I’ll admit though I was liking more of the song’s arrangement a whole lot more.
2. Sen no Kotoba to Futari no Himitsu
While finding out today that this single is Shoko’s first double A-side single, Sen no Kotoba to Futari no Himitsu is quite the opposite from the rockin’ “Flying Humanoid”. The secondary A-side is actually a ballad that kind of slips in between all of the other ballads she released in this era. It’s pretty of course and having a mostly piano-led arrangement is quite nice. I don’t know why but she really went grandiose for this ballad, and I much prefer it over “Arigatou no Egao”…but not more than “Namida no Tane, Egao no Hana”. It’s a good ballad and I’m kind of happy to see it pushed to an A-side status (even though it was kind of last-minute).
3. Kimi no Meroron feat. 8bit Project -“Mune Kyun_” 8bit version-
Wow, Shoko is reaching for absurd. I mean I barely remember this song from her “snow tears” single and just hearing it now just shows how much she’s grown out of her idol-style (even though she might go back to it once in a while). I wasn’t a big fan of Kimi ni Meroron in its original state and with the touch up with 8bit Project, it’s not much better since it’s like two ideas crashing into each other. This just doesn’t work for me lol.
Finally finishing her 3rd era out with her first double A-side, Flying Humanoid/Sen no Kotoba toFutari no Himitsu is actually a good single overall. Of course she excels at rock songs and it’s no surprise that Flying Humanoid filled that quota up quite nicely. While Sen no Kotoba to Futari no Himitsu was an actual good ballad from her and eventually she’ll be able to do these and get em right each time too! However, the Kimi ni Meroron remix was just not right for it and is my only negative about the single.