White Album OP2 and ED2 Singles – Nana Mizuki’s Mugen & Suara’s Akai Ito


Music Post!

TV anime White Album‘s OP and ED Singles are both out! The intro theme is ‘Mugen‘ performed by Nana Mizuki and the outro theme is ‘Akai Ito‘ sung by Suara. Guess what Ayu’s preference is. ^_^

KICM-1294_01a

CD Title: TV Animation White Album Intro Theme / Animelo Mix TV-CM Song – “Mugen”
Artist: Nana Mizuki
Release Date: 28-Oct-2009

I don’t deny that the composer did a good job capturing the 80’s retro feel for White Album’s intro theme tune and title track ‘Mugen‘. It fits perfectly for the anime series. Nana Mizuki carries it well vocally. I mentioned somewhere before that she almost sounds like May’n in parts (or vice versa… Sheryl vibe😛 ). However, ‘Mugen’ is far from being a likable song. I didn’t like ‘Shin Ai’ (深愛) either when I first heard it. In contrast, I enjoy listening to the b-sides tracks. These include track 2 ‘tenkuu no kanaria‘ which is also the intro theme for ‘Tales of Symphonia’, track 3 ‘Dear Dream‘ which is the ED theme for TBS drama ‘Kaado Gakuen’ and track 4 ‘Stories‘. These songs pretty much showcased Nana’s versatility as a singer.

So if you’re a Nana fan then you’ll probably like ‘Mugen’ as a whole.

White Album OP2 Rina-centric Clip:

Catalog No.: KICM-1294
Label/Distributor: King Records
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1
Source: cdjapan, yesasia

Tracklist:
01. 夢幻  Mugen **  ※ TVアニメ『WHITE ALBUM』OPテーマ/アニメロミックスTV-CMソング
02. 天空のカナリア  tenkuu no kanaria ** ※ 『テイルズ オブ シンフォニア THE ANIMATION テセアラ編』OPテーマ
03. Dear Dream ** ※ TBS『カード学園』EDテーマ
04. STORIES **

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KICM-4031-03

CD Title: Akai Ito
Artist: Suara
Release Date: 28-Oct-2009

I find myself chuckling at the thought that once again, I had like White Album’s outro theme more than the intro. Suara is back to sing the second ED titled ‘Akai ito‘. Like ‘Mugen’, the song exudes a retro vibe that’s fitting for the anime. The melody is a lot less dramatic but definitely way more listenable than the intro theme. I also like the mid-tempo ballad that is track 2 titled ‘Watashi Dake Mitsumete‘. Very nice acoustic guitar and light strings arrangement as well. Of course, it goes without saying that Suara’s voice is lovely. So yes, the ED song wins over the OP for me. (^_-)

White Album ED2 Clip – Somewhat Yuki centric

Catalog No.: KICM-4031
Label/Distributor: King Records
Format: CD
Number of discs (or other units): 1
Source: cdjapan, yesasia

Tracklist:
01. 赤い糸 akai ito **
02. 私だけ見つめて watashi dake mitsumete **
03. 赤い糸 ~instrumental~
04. 私だけ見つめて ~instrumental~

2 thoughts on “White Album OP2 and ED2 Singles – Nana Mizuki’s Mugen & Suara’s Akai Ito

  1. Mugen is just one of those songs that grows on you. I wasn’t all too excited when I first heard it because the way her voice fluctuated seemed kind of odd. Now, listening to it in its completeness, I find that it’s actually not as bad as I made it out to be though nowhere as close to Shin Ai’s level of quality.

    And Suara’s music… I like it, but it’s so hard to explain what draws me into her singing D:

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