On this page I will review
songs from not only Sailormoon, but other anime also. How I review
them is I list the good things and bad about each song, and then overall,
what I think of it. There are only two reviews up now (one Sailormoon,
one not), but there will be more some other time.
Fire Soul Love (Sailormoon)
Sung by: Tomizawa Michie
Good things: Catchy, fun
to dance to, and also to sing (not that I actually CAN sing, not very well
anyway...). I like the weird synthesizer things at the very beginning
too. Plus, it's Tomizawa Michie (as Sailormars), who is a really
good singer (of course, she's a seiyuu and I think it's like a rule or
something that they have to sing well). And although there's too
much out-of-context English, I think it's kinda funny and cute when Japanese
people try to say English words.
Bad things: How about...Michael
Jackson? Remember, this was in, like, 1993, back when he was still
actually doing stuff. He also happened to be Tomizawa-san's favorite
singer, and she wanted to make this song sound like his. I don't
like him, so to me this is a bad thing, but some other people may like
him and think it's good, so... Anyway, it's kinda obvious in some parts
that they were trying to imitate him. Also...you think there are
enough English things in this song? *sarcastic* Some of them are used out
of context, and it just seems to me like the songwriter was trying to say,
"this song is cool because it uses lots of English." It's kind of
cute, but it would be better if the writer didn't totally go to town with
the English words.
Overall: It's a good song,
I guess. Not as good as, of course, Heart of Sword (see review below),
but good anyway. I think it represents Rei very well (it's supposed
to, since it's her image song). I wouldn't listen to it all the time,
though, like I do with Heart of Sword.
Heart of Sword - Yoake
Mae (Rurouni Kenshin)
Sung by: TM Revolution.
Good things: It's catchy.
I like that. And it's really fun to dance to, also. The guitars
are cool, but then, I've never really heard a song where the guitars don't
sound cool. I like the fact that there are only two English words
in the song ("zero" and "only"), and they're used in context too.
It's also cool that, as little Japanese as I know, I can understand a few
lines (like the first two). And did I also mention that it's catchy?
Well, it is. So much so, in fact, that I think I'll use it for the
opening song to one of my fanfics.
Bad things: It kind of sounds
like there's a drum machine. I HATE those things, especially since
I actually play the drums and it's scary that drummers might be replaced
by these crappy mechanical-sounding machines. I don't know if it
actually is a machine, but it's bad enough that it sounds like one, at
least in certain parts. Also, TM Revolution isn't a very good singer.
(yes, he's just one singer and not a band. His name is Takanori something,
and TM Revolution stands for Takanori Makes Revolution.)
Overall: Great song!
I think it's actually my favorite anime song, even though I've never even
seen Rurouni Kenshin. See, I found a midi of it somewhere, liked
it, played it all the time, and then decided to get the CD just for that
one song. And now I play the CD all the time.