CD Title: Chiisana Mahou
Release Date: 08-Dec-2010
‘Chiisana Mahou‘ is the 8th single from Stereopony and it is also the opening theme song to TV anime ‘Tegami Bachi Reverse‘. The title track is one of the catchiest OP theme I’ve heard from this year. I never missed hearing out the intro whilst watching the anime because the TV cut lends itself to the OP visuals rather well. Hearing the full version didn’t disappoint as the melodic lite pop-rock number opens with a vibrant guitar riff that hooked you right into the main verse. The song breaks into an interlude just before the final verse adding something different to the TV version. The catchy chorus also gave out a fun, uplifting vibe that made you want to sing along to it. Lead vocalist Aimi sounds like she’s having fun singing the song. Indeed, a most enjoyable number to listen to. The other two tracks titled ‘Everything is Ok!!!‘ and ‘It’s a Wild World‘ featured as the single’s b-sides. Of these two, I like the upbeat, energetic rock number ‘Everything is OK!!!’. Aimi’s clear voice and lively singing coupled with the catchy beats made this another worthy listen aside from the main track. The fast rock beat carries through to track 3 ‘It’s a Wild World’ where the trio attempts to sing in English. Admirable as their effort maybe in trying to sing in English, it didn’t work for me. The vocals sounded rather high pitch which annoys me really. The song’s melody isn’t all that memorable anyway. So, it’s no surprise that my recommended picks are tracks 1 and 2.
Tegami Bachi Reverse OP Clip
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02. Everything OK!!!
03. It’s a wild world
04. 小さな魔法 -Instrumental-
Tegami Bachi fans might want to check out the upcoming DVD releases as well. I thought I post the DVD Cover Illustrations that were made available on the web so far. Love the covers especially the first two. (^_^)