Sonic Soldier Borgman Soundtrack: Last Battle (of 1) (

By:Tiffani Nadeau
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2005
Release Date: Tuesday, December 09, 2003

What They Say
Music composed by Hiromoto Tobisawa, Kaoru Oohori, Takanori Masuda, and Keiji Katayama. Lyrics by Keiji Mizutani and Kaoru Asagi. Vocal performances by Kouichi Yamadera, Yoshino Takamori, Yasunori Matsumoto, and Naoko Matsui.

The Review!
3 out of 5
Music found in the Borgman series.

This CD comes with a three-page insert. The first two pages have advertisements for upcoming ADV soundtracks. The third page lists credits for the CD.

Composers Takashi Tsushimi, known for his work in Ninja Cadets and Hiromoto Tobisawa, who worked on Captain Tsubasa have lent themselves to making the instrumentals that make up this CD. The instrumentals much like the vocals have a distinct 80s feel to them (understandable for a show that came out in 1989), and can only be classified as rock. Even the slower ballad instrumentals have that feel of a rock band just playing the intro to their greatest rock song.

The vocals have that same 80s feel to them. With songs being sung by many famous Japanese voice actors including Kouichi Yamadera also known as Spike from Cowboy Bebop, Hiroshi Koide who played many Borgman characters, Yoshino Takamori as Anice in Borgman, Yasunori Matsumoto you may recall as Boz from Hellsing or Nakano from Gravitation and Naoko Matsui whose voice is more familiar as Dorothy Catalonia from Gundam Wing. The vocals are a bit lacking in the power of some of those old 80s tunes that still grace the radio stations today and can be slightly dated. They aren't what I would call memorable in any way other than as set ups for scenes or backgrounds, but they do keep you interested long enough to get to the instrumentals that really make the CD good.

I'd have to say I already did the 80s once, do I have to go back?

Night Breeze0:26Instrumental ,Traps In the Night4:54Vocal (Japanese),Heaven's Gate1:07Instrumental ,Esper in My Eyes3:28Vocal (Japanese),Farewell1:06Instrumental,Anice5:19Vocal (Japanese),Devil's Skyscraper0:17Instrumental,Mad Ambition1:08Instrumental,Gentle Notes4:01Instrumental ,Careless Night4:10Vocal (Japanese) ,Destiny0:54Instrumental ,Rush In1:00Instrumental,In the Dark1:27Instrumental,Attack of the Killer Machine2:26Instrumental,The Last Battle!2:36Instrumental,Promise at Dawn2:34Instrumental,Everything Exists Inside Love5:17Vocal (Japanese),Monument to Youth5:07Vocal (Japanese)

Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 47:17

Age Rating: All
Region: All Region DVD
Released By: ADV Films
MSRP: 14.98
Aspect Ratio: CSO001
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Sonic Soldier Borgman