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Old 2009-04-11, 22:41   Link #1381
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Was it ever explained why Rina was screwing up so often during her rehearsals before the concert, in episode 11? Was it because of the pressure of the "competition" or because her brother was now more interested in grooming Yuki than her?
I think a little bit of both, but more so with her brother tossing her aside. Touya could have had something to do with it, but that is incredibly unlikely since she tosses him aside once he upset her.
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Old 2009-04-12, 09:37   Link #1382
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Ok, didn't really have the urge to read through the thread so i'll ask it here.
Is this series worth watching? I do like anime that focus on show biz like skip beat and I also like romance. However I couldn't really follow the plot of the 1st episode. So should I use my bandwidth on this?
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Old 2009-04-12, 12:14   Link #1383
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Ok, didn't really have the urge to read through the thread so i'll ask it here.
Is this series worth watching? I do like anime that focus on show biz like skip beat and I also like romance. However I couldn't really follow the plot of the 1st episode. So should I use my bandwidth on this?
White Album doesn't put much focus on show biz, but more on the drama between the characters. Watch the second episode to see if you life it. The second episode is really when the ball gets rolling (as much as it possibly can since this is a slow paced series after all).
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Old 2009-04-19, 04:54   Link #1384
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i just wanna say that i got hooked on the character songs... i can't seem to stop listening to them ^_^
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Old 2009-04-19, 08:32   Link #1385
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i just wanna say that i got hooked on the character songs... i can't seem to stop listening to them ^_^
haha, yeah.. they are good. I prefer Rina's myself.

And on a side note, love that signature banner. heh.
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Old 2009-04-19, 09:49   Link #1386
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i just wanna say that i got hooked on the character songs... i can't seem to stop listening to them ^_^
Same here. Although I also prefer Rina's songs, especially "Glass no Hana". The character song album for Rina Ogata ranked at #12 this week on the Oricon charts
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Old 2009-04-19, 19:15   Link #1387
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Same here. Although I also prefer Rina's songs, especially "Glass no Hana". The character song album for Rina Ogata ranked at #12 this week on the Oricon charts
#12... that's pretty decent for a character song from an anime series

what about Yuki's single... where is that ranked?
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Old 2009-04-20, 10:51   Link #1388
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what about Yuki's single... where is that ranked?
Looks like Yuki's single ranked 23rd on the weekly Oricon charts for the week of April 13th.
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Old 2009-04-20, 20:06   Link #1389
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Looks like Yuki's single ranked 23rd on the weekly Oricon charts for the week of April 13th.
that's ok i guess... as long as i'm enjoying the song i don't mind where it gets ranked ^_^
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Old 2009-04-21, 03:34   Link #1390
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I think the rankings are about right. If you listen to Mizuki's singing, she's definitely a lot stronger and as someone's mentioned, "Glass Flower" has got to be one of the best works she's done recently because of how emotionally poignant it is. "SOUND OF DESTINY" isn't all that great, but given the source material, I'm going to forgive her for that.

In case people are interested, I've put clips of pieces from both albums if people want to give them a listen. I'd highly recommend Mizuki's performance for reasons I highlighted above but I'd like to add that Hirano doesn't do too shabby a job either.

Character CD 1: Yuki Morikawa - Aya Hirano
Character CD 2: Rin Ogata - Nana Mizuki
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Old 2009-04-21, 03:39   Link #1391
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Rina's character character songs are so win!
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Old 2009-04-21, 09:39   Link #1392
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Funny I preferred Sound of Destiny. (maybe 'cause it is 'old school', and better than the source material)
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Old 2009-04-21, 14:10   Link #1393
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Looks like Yuki's single ranked 23rd on the weekly Oricon charts for the week of April 13th.
That's a shame... Have her White Album on my MP3 all the time too.
Then again, seeing as how so many people hate her for a somewhat mysterious reason, this rank isn't too surprising.
Completely forgot the existence of Rina's song though... Need to find it when I get free time, perhaps...
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Old 2009-04-21, 15:53   Link #1394
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Funny I preferred Sound of Destiny. (maybe 'cause it is 'old school', and better than the source material)
I preferred Glass no Hana for the lyrics. They are more catchy and memorable although kinda cheesy. ie: "Am I in your heart? I want to ask but I can't" and "We can't return to being friends, even if we can't be lovers".
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Old 2009-04-22, 01:00   Link #1395
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Aya Hirano can sing, but Mizuki Nana is a PROFESSIONAL singer.

That's what she did before voice acting. She's the reason King Record (King Record typically publishes her songs) sponsored this anime.

Is it that strange that her CD sold more than Aya Hirano's?
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Old 2009-04-22, 12:07   Link #1396
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The sales figures seem about right to me. Nana is far more skilled and popular as a singer. And neither song is really top five material.

For some reason, however, I find Nana's style hard to relate to emotionally. It seems fakey and overblown to me. I like some enka, but maybe it's the echoes of enka in her style that do it to me, I don't know. I admire her skill, but don't usually enjoy it. I enjoyed the OP to this show, though.

Aya is much less skilled, but I get more immediacy and emotion from her singing. I enjoy the simplicity of White Album. Just to spread her name, I'll add that Hayami Saori blows them both away, for me, with more real musicality than Nana and more emotion than Aya.
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Old 2009-04-22, 14:38   Link #1397
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That's quite random
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Old 2009-04-22, 16:14   Link #1398
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That's quite random
Hey, and I thought I was agreeing with you. I guess only partly, though, lol.
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Old 2009-04-22, 23:27   Link #1399
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Well, I just thought that jumping to Hayami Saori was quite random. I was scratching my head for a moment since I couldn't find her name in the White Album roster. Then I realized... there's no connection. Giggle.

::goes back to waiting for season 2::
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Old 2009-04-23, 14:12   Link #1400
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I preferred Glass no Hana for the lyrics. They are more catchy and memorable although kinda cheesy. ie: "Am I in your heart? I want to ask but I can't" and "We can't return to being friends, even if we can't be lovers".
Well I can't understand the lyrics, and it's not really the kind of song style I'm usually fond of.

But the examples provided are quite relevant to the characters.

(further off topic)
And tossing in favorite singers/VAs... Maaya Sakamoto. (Though on Night Flight there's maybe only one or two songs that I really liked)
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