Ganbatte Itsudatte Shinjiteru -2013ver.- (Type A only)
Mine -Royal Mirrorball Remix- (Type C only)
Chiisana Kiseki (Instrumental)
1. Chiisana Kiseki
I am not sure what’s going on with TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE right now because they’re just going all over the map on their style (ironic). Chiisana Kiseki is probably the poppiest the group has sounded since the “Kodou no Himitsu” era. I will say that I love hearing all 5 members sing, though Mei isn’t really that great xD. It’s kind of like well…”Ganbatte Itsudatte Shinjiteru” but grown up…it’s a little bland and it’s really hard to take the girls in this light especially with everything that has happened between then…weakest A-side they’ve had in a while IMO.
Mine is for the fans that miss stuff they did in the “Limited addicition” up to “Unmei” in which I mean Mine has mroe of a funkier drive. Actually you can pretty much compare this to “Himawari to Hoshikuzu” in that their set in the same style and groove as each other and that’s kind of a bummer, but the song has added some guitar riffs and it’s catchy in some parts. It’s better than “Chiisana Kiseki” at least but still I can’t help feel but a bit like they half-assed it.
3. Ganbatte Itsudatte Shinjiteru -2013ver.-
Ironic that I would have mentioned this song earlier because it gets self-covered here. Being their 3rd A-side, the group’s vocal has definitely risen since then. The arrangement has changed from its genki roots to something that features more natural instruments (and less that sound in that era). Of course the ladies’ voices have deepened so it doesn’t feel so cheesy. Actually, it’s definitely a step up from the original, which isn’t hard to say and kind of is the best on the single.
4. Mine -Royal Mirrorball Remix-
Moving onto the RM Remix for the B-side, really the song doesn’t change a whole lot and just more emphasis and brass inclusion was added to mix sound a bit more fuller. I wasn’t really enthusiastic about it because it felt almost lazy, but what can you say.
As the 3rd single of the era, I actually felt this single was some kind of nostalgic trip to their first era since all 3 songs have that feel to it (plus the 3rd song IS a tune from that era). I think it was nice to see but given with how much the group has grown, this single felt really off the mark and I felt Chiisana Kiseki and Mine were kind of rip offs of better songs and the remix was a lazy attempt to make Mine better. Their 2nd ROAD TO BUDOKAN single was a total flop.