^Last Smile-Gang broadcast as a 29 year old for Nana-san! The next time we hear her on Smile-Gang, she will be 30! XDD
The long awaited talk about Kouhaku has arrived! Nana-san is such a fangirl. XD But from the sounds of it, all the enka singers are very nice. The fact that Nakamura Mitsuko acted very much like a mother by trying to keep Nana-san at her side at all times (“I need to make sure you’re within sight!” “Nana-chan, come over here!” “Don’t go anywhere where I can’t see you.”) XDDD Also, Nana-san gave Sakamoto Fuyumi-san a copy of Koma Gekijou DVD (which very surprisingly, she watched it that night despite being so busy with Kouhaku) and got complimented “I watched it~ I almost I was singing it!” XD
And it’s pretty awesome that even though Nana-san is not an enka singer, quite a few know who she is (Nana-san herself was quite shocked at this).
Apparently, fans being at Kouhaku and screaming “NANA-SAN/CHAN!” really helped her out. She said she felt a lot calmer at knowing that her fans were there… And the light sticks helped too because for a moment, she felt like she was doing her own live instead of being at Kouhaku.
Anyway, Kouhaku aside though… SILENT BIBLE at 15:29.
Lyrics were written in 3 hours, which was very fast for Nana-san.
My views on the song as a Mizuki Nana and Nanoha fan:
SILENT BIBLE – Yagami Hayate & WolkenReitter–>I have to say though, with SILENT BIBLE and PHANTOM MINDS both being Nanoha songs… I prefer PHANTOM MINDS. I think it’s the melody. I like the chorus but aside from that, I can’t get into SILENT BIBLE.
About the lyrics, to me, it didn’t work out as well as PHANTOM MINDS.
For PHANTOM MINDS, it’s Fate. It was completely written in Fate’s point of view. It is a slight change from Innocent Starter because that song was alternating between Nanoha and Fate’s view (as opposed to purely Fate), but either way, I am reminded of the story for both songs.
SILENT BIBLE, on the other hand, while still fitting to the A’s series (it is the opening to the The Battle of Aces after all), requires a slight stretch. When I close my eyes and listen to the song, I am not immediately reminded of A’s. I have to actually think and apply it to A’s instead of being reminded of the series naturally.
Now, SILENT BIBLE is about Hayate and the WolkenReitter. I would not think of Nanoha or Fate at any point of the song. ETERNAL BLAZE was a bit like that too, except every now and then, some parts of the lyrics could be applied to Nanoha or Fate. I didn’t really hear that this time.
Nonetheless, still a great song, but personally, can’t compare to PHANTOM MINDS in my opinion.