How is it that I never know about Shugo Chara Character Song Collection releases until very close to its release date? It was like that for Character Song Collection 2 and it was the same this time as well (Shugo Chara Character Song Collection 3). I wouldn’t have known at all if I wasn’t listening to a-fanfan11 水樹奈々のPOWER GATE第95回(10年2月) yesterday.
Before you click on the following YouTube video, a word of warning. It’s not your usual song sung by Hoshina Utau (Mizuki Nana). It’s very different. If you’re wondering why, go watch Shugo Chara Party! 19.
(Yes, I only watch episodes where Utau makes an appearance — Don’t know what I’d do if fans didn’t do episode-by-episode summaries on Wikipedia XD).
I won’t lie. The first time I heard this song on a-fanfan11 水樹奈々のPOWER GATE #95, I didn’t have a very good impression. Then I heard it again briefly when watching episode 19 of Shugo Chara Party! and it was better. Now that I’ve heard the full higher quality version, it’s not so bad. In fact, it’s pretty good, though it’s nowhere near Taiyou ga niau yo in terms of Utau song.
The reason I didn’t like it at first was due to Nana-san trying a bit too hard to go for the soft-feel. At certain points, it sounded to me like she was losing her voice (and you can’t blame if you listen to the a-fanfan11 Mizuki Nana no Power Gate #95 version).
But I’ve now looped it enough times to say that I quite like it. In fact, it’s really peaceful and soft. :3 Watching episode 19 of Shugo Chara Party! really helps (because you will understand just why it’s so different from the usual singing style of Hoshina Utau.
And I can’t help but love the KukaixUtau moment in this episode. 😄