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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Geneon Anime Music
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Aspect Ratio: 52302
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Hand Maid May

Hand Maid May Soundtrack

By Tiffani Nadeau     January 22, 2004
Release Date: April 13, 2004

Hand Maid May Soundtrack
© Geneon Anime Music

What They Say
Anime fans can revisit and enjoy the charming and thoughtfully crafted music from the Hand Maid May, which includes the bouncy opening song, 'Jump- Hug Me as Tight as You Can,' the ending song, 'My True Feelings' and the over-the-top 'Nanbarap' (Nanbara's rap). This special CD contains the original 25 tracks and 35 bonus voice collage tracks, plus two exclusive full-length vocal tracks that were not available on the Japanese release!

The Review!
This release is both amazing and creepy. The instrumental tracks from Hand Maid May are comforting in their formulaic nature, some even being so perfect as to warm your heart just by hearing them out of context. The OP and ED are both slightly annoying. Neither of these parts is amazing. Tracks 26-60 are the amazing parts. 25-35 are full of the voice actress for May saying vaguely submissive lines from the anime. 36-60 are all of the Japanese syllables imaginable, each in a few different tones of voice. These are to make a "voice collage" with. You can make Hand Maid May say anything you want, basically. Is this a good thing? Maybe. Is it creepy? As a voice actor, I can officially say that it is CREEPY! I wouldn't recommend this release for anyone but the die-hard Hand Maid May fans... or the more obsessed fans of Maria Yamamoto, May's seiyuu.
Where I took it: I took this out jogging. Boy was I in for a shock when May started her syllables.
Where it took me: The instrumental tracks were lovely and they made me feel comfortable even when I was sweaty and having a very hard time breathing. While jogging. Pervs.
Standout track: 'I'll do my best!' and 'Cupid Doll' - These are wonderful examples of the cute girl anime formula music. Don't miss these tracks!
Skip-it track: My True Feelings (Full Length Version) - The short version was bad enough. I did not ever need to hear a longer version of this low-end-of-pitchy bad excuse for a pop song.

Rating: 2 out of 5

JUMP - Hug Me as Tight as You Can (TV Edit) ,Subtitle ,Overture ,Main theme,Our time ,How wonderful it is to be young! ,The ladder ,The room may be small But... the rent is high?! ,Scene by the window ,Eye catch ,I'll do my best! ,My master is Mr. Kazuya ,Cyber Doll ,Hi there! ,I'm sorry but I must scold you ,A bit of suspense ,"KAZUYA" the mad scientist ,It would be nice if I could do that ,Rena can foresee everything ,Sir Nanbara is Kotaro ,Nanbarap ,The Suite "Emperor Nanbara" ,Main theme (Strings Version) ,Epilogue ,My True Feelings (TV Edit) ,Good morning ,Have a nice day ,I'm sorry What should I do? ,Thank you very much ,I'm delighted,
I feel warm ,I'll do my best! ,Good night ,I'll switch it off ,Materials for Voice collage ('A' lines ~ 'Rya' lines) ,JUMP - Hug Me as Tight as You Can (Full length version) ,My True Feelings (Full length version)

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