Maria†Holic OP and ED Singles – Hanaji and Kimi Ni, Mune Kyun


Quick Post!

Ah yes…Maria†Holic’s  OP and ED singles are out now! Fans of M†H errr….rejoice, no?! Which is better…OP or ED? Find out!

The OP Single:  Maria†Holic’s Intro Theme ‘Hanaji’ by Yu Kobayashi
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There’s not much I want to say about this single. It features TV anime Maria Holic’s intro song which is sung by V.A, Yuu Kobayashi. The song tries to incorporate swing style, jazz type beat and Kobayashi sings in a mad-cap cutesy manner to fit in with the manic rhythm. The TV-sized version is quite a suitable anime theme accompanied by a somewhat disturbing opening animation sequence. The full song though is not really a favourite of mine but as an anime intro (TV cut), it’s rather amusing to listen to especially when paired with the animation sequence. Although the ED theme is catchier of the two singles, I still preferred ‘Hanaji’ over ‘Kimi Ni, Mune Kyun’…probably because it’s less annoying.

Speaking of Maria†Holic, I’m still following the series albeit lagging behind the recent episode. Don’t feel like catching up with it for the moment.

**I couldn’t find the OP or ED clip on any site.

CD Title: Maria†Holic Intro Theme ‘Hanaji’
Artist: Yuu Kobayashi
Date Released: 11-Feb-2009

Catalog No: ZMCZ-4481
Label/Distributor:
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1

Tracklist:
01. HANAJI
02. HANAJI BLOOD EXPLOSION-MIX
03. HANAJI (オリジナル・カラオケ)
04. HANAJI BLOOD EXPLOSION-MIX (オリジナル・カラオケ)

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The ED Single: Maria†Holic’s Outro Theme ‘Kimi Ni, Mune Kyun’ by Kanako (Asami Masada), Mariya (Yu Kobayashi) & Marika (Marina Inoue)
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All the main V.As got together and sang on Maria†Holic ED theme. I enjoyed the very colourful and dizzying ending animation sequence and the TV-sized cut of ‘Kimi Ni, Mune Kyun’ works amazingly well with it. It’s an annoyingly catchy and addictive cute number that’s quite hard to erase from your memory once you caught the chorus part. You can’t help singing along with it. But the full version did not work that well for me though. I found the distorted vocals to be slightly off-putting the longer the song drags. There is only so much I can stomach of such a repetitive electro-beat plonking in the background before it becomes overkill. The single’s filler track is called ‘Neko Mimi Rhythm’, another cutesy pop-candy sounding type of number…especially with the kiddie-like vocals…not exactly my cup of tea but the melody is listenable enough.

CD Title: Maria†Holic Outro Theme ‘Kimi ni, Mune Kyun’

Artist: Aya no Kisaki Shojo Gassho Dan/ Kanako (Asami Masada), Mariya (Yu Kobayashi) & Marika (Marina Inoue)

Date Released: 11-Feb-2009

Catalog No: ZMCZ-4482
Label/Distributor:
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1

Tracklist:
01. 君に、胸キュン (**click to listen)
02. ネコミミリズム
03. 君に、胸キュン (オリジナルカラオケ)
04. ネコミミリズム (オリジナルカラオケ)

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3 thoughts on “Maria†Holic OP and ED Singles – Hanaji and Kimi Ni, Mune Kyun

  1. I thought the TV-sized cuts of both OP & ED works well with their respective animation sequence. Didn’t like the full versions of both songs all that much.🙂

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  2. Well, I❤ Yuu Kobayashi🙂 She is one of my favorite seiyu🙂 However, I didn’t like the OP song that much, but it does fit the animation.

    The ending song is quite old actually. Overall, I don’t really like OP or ED songs that much.

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