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- Age Rating: All
- Released By: AnimeTrax
- MSRP: 14.98
- Aspect Ratio: AT9315
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Slayers
Slayers Try VOX Soundtrack
By Tiffani Nadeau
July 31, 2005
Release Date: May 28, 2002
Slayers Try VOX Soundtrack
What They Say
It's the Slayers Try Vocal Collection with the original Japanese voice actors! This upbeat collection features vocals by famous voice actress Megumi Hayashibara (Lina) lending her voice to the unforgettable opening theme "Breeze" and the series ending theme "Don't Be Discouraged." And who could miss Amelia’s (Suzuki Masami) fast paced character image song "Exit-Running"? The Review!
3 out of 5
Character songs based on the characters found in Slayers Try.
This CD comes with a cover insert jammed pack full of interesting things. The first page is a song list with the song title, vocalist’s name, and composers of each song. Each page after that contains the English lyrics to each song with a picture of the corresponding character that the song is sung by, and a full listing of the credits for each song. The last two pages contain credits for the CD as well as the series.
The musical selections found on this CD are most surprising. Surprising in the way they seem to reach to the very heart of the characters that they are about. The voice actor who lent their vocals to the Anime of Slayers Try sings each song, and the words and music seem to just fit each character to a tee. With the bouncy more upbeat singles for Megumi Hayashibara and Masami Suzuki (Lina and Amelia). The slower more introspective thoughtful songs for Hikaru Midorikawa and Houko Kuwashima (Zelgadis and Filia). And the pure fun songs reserved for Yasunori Matasumoto and Akira Ishida (Goury and Xellos). It more than nails each character down. This CD even has time to lock down its villains as expressed in Villain-Bad Blood sung by Wataru Takagi himself (Valgaav).
The music itself is a range of melodies, all the way from J-pop to a more rock beat, with two very melancholy heart wrenching songs in the middle. However, even in the middle of a slow song, it still has the power to hold your attention. You can almost see the frame of mind of each of the characters as the songs play out. And as with the best of music, the slow songs were balanced out by hipper more upbeat tunes between them, so you are not forced to go down that long road of depression with no end in sight. I like the feel of the music as it gripped my ears, and took me on an emotional ride.
I'd have to say bouncy, fun, and just the right amount of tenderness.
Fangboy says…play it again, Zel. This one’s a keeper!
Take Your Courage - 4:35 Vocal (English),Breeze -4:26 Vocal (Japanese),But But But - 4:44 Vocal (Japanese),Stand Up! -4:42 Vocal (Japanese),More Than Words - 6:04 Vocal (Japanese),Exit- Running - 4:22 Vocal (Japanese),Villain- Bad Blood - 4:13 Vocal (Japanese),Somewhere -3:48 Vocal (English),So In the World -4:30 Vocal (Japanese),Don't Be Discouraged -4:11 Vocal (Japanese)
Total CD Length: 45:35