Chobits: Original Soundtrack 002 - Mania.com



Anime/Manga Reviews

0 Comments | Add

 

Rate & Share:

 

Related Links:

 

Info:

  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Geneon Anime Music
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Aspect Ratio: 52092
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Chobits

Chobits: Original Soundtrack 002

By Tiffani Nadeau     July 31, 2005
Release Date: October 07, 2003



What They Say
A second volume of music from the anime series about a boy and his beautiful, living computer! Melodious sound bytes from the hit show!

The liner notes for this CD also include English and phonetic lyric translations!

The Review!
3 out of 5
Music found in the Chobits Series.

This CD comes with a ten-page insert. First page is two large pictures of Chi’s face, one in full color (eyes closed) the other is in black and white (eyes open). Next up is the song title list. The next page has small character pictures and scenes from the show. The next page contains both the English and the Japanese lyrics to one of the vocal songs. Next up are two pages of a collage of character pictures and scenes. The next page is another character/scenes picture page set up like the first page. Then there is the English and Japanese lyrics to the other two vocal songs. The last two pages have character pictures as well as the credits for both the show and the CD.

This one is definitely a good one. The music jumps through every range of emotion from sorrow to happy-go-lucky to slightly tense. There are a few great numbers on there with a good scat feel to them. The feel of the scenes from the show does translate into the music. My main problem with it is the general feeling of blah that I get from the music. The music itself is really interesting in that it spans multiple genres and multiple emotions, but the emotions it does explore tend to be less than enthusiastic in their feel. There are elements of emotion in each song, but nothing concrete that make would it worth the feelings that you would have to put into it. The CD itself as a stand-alone is okay, but if you loved the Chobits series, you’ll love this soundtrack too.

I’d have to say Genre, is great, music is okay, and total feel is a step above good.

Fangboy says…worth another listen, maybe it will grow on me.

Features
Better2:18Instrumental,Let Me Be With you ~ Chii Version~ /Round Table Featuring Chii4:30Vocal (Japanese),Happy-Go-Lucky3:06Instrumental,Something Funny2:29Instrumental,Fast Forward3:02Instrumental,Cause and Effect2:39Inst. (Begin, Spoken Jap.),They Come and Go3:04Instrumental,On the Double1:38Instrumental,Touchy Subject2:27Inst. (Begin, Spoken Jap.),Play in the Early Afternoon ~ Takako Version ~ /Ryoka Yuzuki2:52Vocal (Japanese),A Fly on the Wall1:44Instrumental,Company2:10Instrumental,You Never Know3:32Inst. (Begin, Spoken Jap.),A Piece of Cake2:49Instrumental,In a Brown Study2:51Instrumental,That Was Then3:10Inst. (Begin, Spoken Jap.),Spilling Salt1:35Instrumental,Midnight Voyage1:22Instrumental,Mermaid ~ Short Version ~ /Rie Tanaka 1:36Vocal (Japanese),Love of Babble ~ preview ~2:54Inst. (Begin, Spoken Jap.)

Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 51:48

STAFF

Masao Fukuda (Victor) : producer

K-taro Takanami : sound producer

Shiro Sasaki (Victor) : executive producer

Fumio Miyata (MUSIC LAND) : musicians co-coordinator

Hiroyuki Abe (Victor) : promoter

Tetsuya Morioka : recording & mixing engineer

Masashi Yabuhara : recording & mixing engineer (track 002)

Naoki Ibaraki : recording & mixing engineer (track 010)

Masaki Tada (POWER BOX) : recording engineer (track 019)

Michifumi Onodera : mixing engineer (track 019)

Hiroshi Kawasaki : mastering engineer

MIT STUDIO, WHITE BASE STUDIO & AOBADAI STUDIO : recording studio

Hisashi Abe : cover illustrator

Takatoshi Anbe : color coordinator

Yuriko Kadomoto : digital painter

Satoshi Wakita (Victor Design Center) : jacket designer

Kumiko Wada (Victor Design Center) : editorial co-coordinator

Special Thanks To : CLAMP, Morio Asaka, MAD HOUSE, TBS, Kodansha, movic, Pioneer LDC., Techno. Sound, d.d, 81 PRODUCE



Chobits Official Homepages • USA

www.chobitsdvd.com

JAPAN www.tbs.co.jp/chobits/



US STAFF

Henry Goto (Pioneer Entertainment) : executive producer

Nobu Yamamoto (Pioneer Entertainment) : producer

Mack • Nightjar : mastering

KGI • Koyo Graphic : english packaging



CAST

Aoi Sakuraba: Ayako Kawasumi

Kaoru Hanabishi: Soichiro Hoshi

Miyabi Kagurazaki: Akiko Hiramatsu

Tina Foster: Satsuki Yukino

Taeko Minazuki: Kaori Mizuhashi

Mayu Miyuki: Sayaka Narita

Chika Minazuki: Haruko Momoi

Others



MUSICIANS

K-taro Takanami : voice, harmonica & programming

Yama-K : voice

Yasuo Sano : drums

Seiichi Teratani : drums (track 005 & 020)

Taro Irie : electric bass

Vagabond Suzuki : electric bass (track 005 & 020)

CHiBUN : electric guitar & acoustic guitar

Megumi Maruo : acoustic piano, electric piano, hammond organ & accordion

Syunsuke Sakamoto : synthesizer programming

Takuo Yamamoto : clarinet & tenor sax

Yoshiyuki Kawaguchi : tenor sax (track 005)

Isao Kanayama : vibraphone

Gen Ittetsu Section : strings


COMMENTS AND RESPONSES



Be the first to add a comment to this article!


ADD A COMMENT

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Please click here to login.

POPULAR TOPICS