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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Geneon Anime Music
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Aspect Ratio: PIOCD52192
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: His And Her Circumstances

His and Her Circumstances Act 1.0

By Tiffani Nadeau     February 22, 2004
Release Date: January 20, 2004


His and Her Circumstances Act 1.0
© Geneon Anime Music


What They Say
Overachiever Yukino Miyazawa was the perfect student, both academically and athletically...that is, until the arrival of the handsome and equally gifted Souichiro Arima. Locked into a battle of wills to out-do and out-score each other, Yukino and Souichiro discover that equals attract, but will romance overcome their heated rivalry? That question remains to be answered, but what isn't in question is the standout soundtrack to this refreshingly innovative romantic comedy. 'His and Her Circumstances Act 1.0' balances addictive vocal songs with distinctive background music by 'Evangelion' composer Shiro Sagisu that skillfully spotlights both the heartfelt and hilarious moments that fans fondly remember. This CD includes the delightful opening song, 'An Angel's Promise' and the catchy ending theme, 'Into the Dream', along with 22 other charming instrumentals.

Created by GAINAX (Wings of Honneamise, Fooly Cooly, His & Her Circumstances, Nadia, Gunbuster, Mahoromatic, etc.) and composed by Shiro Sagisu (Kimagure Orange Road, Nadia, Macross II, Garzey's Wing, His and Her Circumstances). Available for the first time as a domestic anime CD release, this release also features a CD insert booklet that includes song titles, lyrics and credits translated into English language as well as phonetic lyrics.


The Review!
5 out of 5
Music found in the His and Her Circumstances series.

This CD comes with a 10-page insert. The song title list and several full-page character pictures cover the first four pages. The next page has both the English and Japanese lyrics to the vocal song An Angel?s Promise. Followed by the both the English and Japanese lyrics to the song Into a Dream. Three pages of full-page character pictures leads to the final page of credits for the show as well as the soundtrack.

The two vocal songs are the embodiment of the show with their upbeat message, and bouncy vocalization. The singer Mai Fukuda, who sings An Angel?s Promise, opens the CD with a great feeling of joy. And the voice actors for the main characters lend their voices to Into a Dream to make it have that more intimate touch that is only a pleasure to hear. The songs are both sunny and leave the listener with a smile. There is no way that you can loose listening to these two songs.

The only thing better than these two vocals are the great instrumentals that populate the rest of the CD. Mr. Shiro Sagisu shows the lighter side of himself in this one. The instrumentals are very up. The songs have a bouncy quality that can?t be denied. After only a moment listening in, you feel yourself bouncing along in the chair to the music. Even the slower more melancholy ones, tend to be a bit light hearted. Not anywhere close to what we are used to hearing from Mr. Sagisu, who Gave us KI ME RA and Neon Genesis Evangelion, and they are a delightful change. The music truly embodies the feel of being a teenager in your first year of high school. And it?s a feeling that the listener will carry throughout the day. One listen is a great way to get the mind working.

I?d have to say a true joy to listen to.

Features
AVAN title0:10Instrumental ,An Angel?s Promise (Full Version)4:24Vocal (Japanese) ,A Summary of the Story Until Now (Shotarou?s March)2:34Instrumental ,Yukino Miyazawa I (Concerto)3:21Instrumental,Yukino Miyazawa II (March)3:02Instrumental,Everyday Peace2:47Instrumental,Peace and Quiet2:27Instrumental,Work Hard Together2:33Instrumental,Peace Reigns in the Land3:13Instrumental, We Meet Only to Part3:18Instrumental,Souichiro Arima II4:00Instrumental, Souchiro Arima I4:56Instrumental,Into a Dream II2:13Instrumental,The Miyazawa Family2:59Instrumental,Putting the Cart Before the Horse2:15Instrumental,Yukino Miyazawa III ( Jazz Rock)4:03Instrumental,Coexistence and Co-prosperity1:05Instrumental,Yukino Miyazawa IV (Kanon)4:22Instrumental,Yukino Miyazawa V (Nocturne)3:07Instrumental,Undaunted3:42Instrumental,Into a Dream III3:52Instrumental,Treasure Every Meeting1:58Instrumental,Into a Dream (full Version)2:36Vocal (Japanese),A Summary of the Story Hereafter0:16Instrumental




Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 69:13

Project Planning/ GAINAX

Original Story/ Masami Tsuda ? Hakusensha [Monthly La La] serial publication

Producer/ Noriko Kobayashi (TV Tokyo) ? Takayuki Yanagisawa ? Toshimichi Ohtsuki

Animation Character Design/ Tadashi Hiramatsu

Art Director/ Masaru Sato

Color Setting/ Harumi Takahoshi

Director of Photography/ Yutaka Kurosawa

Music/ Shiro Sagisu

Opening Theme Produced by/ Fumiya Fujii

Opening Animation/ Hiroko Kazui ? Tetsuya Nishio ? Nobutaka Ito

Nagisa Miyazaki ? Tadashi Hiramatsu

Animation Production Producers/ Michihisa Abe ? Yuji Matsukura

Hiroki Sato



VOICE ACTORS

Yukino Miyazawa/ Atsuko Enomoto ? Souichiro Arima/ Chihiro Suzuki

Hideaki Asaba/ Atsushi Kisaichi ? Tsukino Miyazawa/ Yuki Watanabe

Hanano Miyazawa/ Maria Yamamoto ? Maho Izawa/ Junko Noda

Tsubasa Shibahime/ Mayumi Shintani ? Hiroyuki Miyazawa/ Takeshi Kusao

Miyako Miyazawa/ Yuka Koyama ? Tsubaki Sakura/ Saeko Chiba

Rika Sena/ Yukari Fukui ? Aya Sawada/ Yukiko Hontani

Class chief/ Motomu Kiyokawa



Editing/ Sachiko Miki

Sound Producer/ Tohru Nakano

Sound Effect/ Tohru Noguchi (Anime Sound Production)

Sound Coordination/ Nobuhei Hirano ? Kyosuke Ito

Recording/ Nobutaka Hirooka

Recording Studio/ Studio Echo ? HALF H-P STUDIO

Sound Production in charge/ Miki Watanabe

Sound Production/ HALF H-P STUDIO

Film Development/ Tokyo Development

Title/ Maki Pro ? GAINAX

2D Digital Works/ J.C. STAFF ? GAINAX

Assistant Producer/ Kyoko Muramatsu

Ending Photography cooperation/ Masayuki ? Cinema bazaar

Animation Production/ J.C. STAFF ? GAINAX

Production/ TV Tokyo ? TV Tokyo MEDIANET ? Gansis

Director/ Hideaki Anno

ALL SONGS COMPOSED BY Shiro Sagisu (Except 2, 13, 21, 23)

Songs Selected and entitled: Hideaki Anno

Opening Theme Produced: Fumiya Fujii

Ending Theme Produced: Shinkichi Mitsumune

Recording Engineer: Kohichi Suzuki (KING RECORDS)

Hiroyuki Tuji (KING RECORDS)

Yoshifumi Iio (TOP)

Mastering Engineer: Takao Suga (KING RECORDS)

Assistant Engineer: Kenji Furukawa (AVACO CREATIVE STUDIO)

Takashi Oizumi (AVACO CREATIVE STUDIO)

Masami Konagaya (HITOKUCHIZAKA STUDIO)

Hiroshi Nemoto (HITOKUCHIZAKA STUDIO)

Yasuhiko Miyasaka (HITOKUCHIZAKA STUDIO)

Kenichi Arai (SOUND SKY STUDIO)

Tomoaki Sato (birdie house)

Kazuyo Sakaguchi (TAI STUDIO)

Sayuri Taguchi (STUDIO SOUND VALLEY)

Hironobu Takikawa (KING RECORDS)

Kunihiro Kamigaki (KING RECORDS)

Mitsuru Ishii (KING RECORDS)

Performance Coordinator: Fumio Takano (TOUSHITSU)

Yasuyuki Ohbuchi (TOUSHITSU)

Recording Studio: AVACO CREATIVE STUDIO ? HITOKUCHIZAKA



STUDIO

SOUND SKY STUDIO ? Bunkamura STUDIO

TAI STUDIO ? STUDIO SOUND VALLEY

KING 2st. YKst.



ART WORK STAFF

Cover Illustration: Tadashi Hiramatsu

Colour Coordination and Paint: Harumi Takahoshi

Background: STUDIO BIHOU

Design: KEN ? Y (HEP CAT YURUGI-DO DESIGN STUDIO)

Art Coordinator: Yumiko Suzuki

Special Thanks: Fuyu Kimata, I?m Enterprise, Hiroki Sato(GAINAX),FREIZ, TOPLINE, FFM Co.,LTD, Office Hoppers,Kura Kura music, Ro-JAM Co. J.C.STAFF

Director: Tomoko Takahashi

Assistant Director: Tomohiro Ogawa

Executive Producer: Toshimichi Ohtsuki



US STAFF

Executive Producer: Henry Goto

Producer: Nobu Yamamoto

Mastering: Mack ? Nightjar

English Packaging: KGI ? KOYO GRAPHIC, INC.



© 1998 King Record Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

© Masami Tsuda ? Hakusensha / GAINAX ? HE2 Company ? TV Tokyo ? TV Tokyo MEDIANET


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