Utena - Virtual Star Embryology (of 1) (Mania.com)

By:Lauren Goodnight
Date: Friday, October 22, 2004
Release Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2005

What They Say
Anime fans, rose brides and Ohtori Academy members all agree: "Utena Original Soundtrack 2 - Virtual Star Embryology" is a must-have companion CD containing an unconventional, but unique blend of eerie, mischievous, whimsical, moody and emotionally-charged duelling chorus music produced by Shinkichi Mitsumune (Fooly Cooly) and J.A. Seazer for the "Revolutionary Girl Utena" TV series. This 28-track CD swings out with 10 vocal tracks, including the second ending theme, "Virtual Star Embryology" and the TV-size versions of first opening song, "A Round Dance-Revolution," the ending theme, "Truth," as well as 18 instrumentals that retain the clever, eclectic musical characteristics from the first soundtrack. Rounding out the track list is a karaoke version of the ending song "Virtual Star Embryology."

The Review!


Review Equipment
Runtime: 42 minutes

This CD features music composed and arranged by Shinkichi Mitsumune (Fooly Cooly, Love Hina Again , Sugar) from the "Black Rose" story arc of the hit shoujo anime series directed by Kuniko Ikuhara ( Sailor Moon S TV Series, Utena the Movie) that are available now on DVD or as Graphic Novels. This release also contains a full-color insert booklet with lyrics, song titles and staff comments translated in English, as well as romanized lyrics.

Age Rating: All
Released By: Geneon Anime Music
MSRP: 14.98
Aspect Ratio: 5270-2
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Revolutionary Girl Utena