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You Kikkawa – Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake/Valentine’s RADIO/Chocolate Damashii January 21, 2013

Filed under: You Kikkawa — solarblade @ 12:59 pm

sekaijuunikimiwahitoridake

Track Listing

  1. Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake
  2. Valentine’s RADIO
  3. Chocolate Damashii

1. Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake

Finally it seems that Kikka has left the VOCOLOID stuff temporarily for something a bit softer and more suiting for Yuu’s vocals to work with.  That being said, Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake is a lighter affair and isn’t really the most intriguing song for me to listen to because it sounds just a little too vanilla for her.  As the only original track off the single it doesn’t really do much and thought her previous two A-sides had a bit more color and character.

2. Valentine’s RADIO

The rest of the single are covers (I guess she liked that “Vocolist?” idea quite a bit that she’s continuing to cover random songs.  First off is an old anime theme by Yumi Matsutoya.  There is a bit more of a synth style going like Yuu’s dabbling with VOCALOIDs and stuff so this might be familiar to Yuu’s new fans.  I kind of like this for some reason hahah.  It’s spacey, but kind of floaty and effervescent…it’s a really nice arrangement and Yuu sounds good…not a lot of auto-tune but she does have an echo filter present…overall this is pretty awesome lol.

3. Chocolate Damashii

I definitely knew this song before reviewing, this is Aya Matsuura’s last single released!  I was curious to how Yuu would handle this song, but she actually did pretty well.  It moves at a quicker pace which was one of the reasons the original didn’t do very much for me…but at the same time Ayaya did give a better performance.  It kind of just depends on what you wanted more of I guess.  It’s a pretty solid cover though!

 

 

A triple A-side eh?  After Kikka released her VOCALOID-produced cover album, she came back to the singles with a good single, but it’s not exactly her best.  I think Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake is one of her weakest A-sides to date…it’s quite boring and has nothing going for it really.  Luckily, she scored points with the cover tracks (oddly enough).  I do like Valentine’s RADIO more but she did justice on Chocolate Damashii…I wonder what’s next…?

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One Response to “You Kikkawa – Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake/Valentine’s RADIO/Chocolate Damashii”

  1. gustave154 Says:

    Solarblade will you be reviewing Kikka’s Vocalist? album???


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