Yoko Hikasa – Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai

Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai

Tracklist:

  1. Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai
  2. Starting Line
  3. Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai (Instrumental)
  4. Starting Line (Instrumental)

Review:

1. Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai

This ballad starts off with piano and vocals, and then instrumentation is slowly added in the form of quite drums, strings and a little brass. This builds up nicely to the chorus, which contrasts by turning into an awesome power ballad. She puts so much energy into the chorus! The guitar work is very good in this piece, although I thought the solo was a bit long. Overall, a really good track!

2. Starting Line

For the B-Side we get a rock song in anison style, which is guitar with a bit of synths. It’s quite upbeat and fun, but not exactly unique. She does sound pretty good tho!

Well Yoko Hikasa’s debut single was a good one, Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai was a great ballad and Starting Line provided a nice tempo change. I was quite surprised this was her debut as it seems that she is a seiyuu who’s been around for a while. Hopefully the next single is just as good!

Rating: 9/10 (again!)

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3 Responses to Yoko Hikasa – Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai

  1. Iana says:

    “I was quite surprised this was her debut as it seems that she is a seiyuu who’s been around for a while.”

    Actually, 3 years ago it was offered to her…to have a debut but she turned it down. Her line of work was on voice acting and she thinks that it’s quite unfair for the people out there who wants to make a debut in the music industry who only focuses on writing and producing music.

    • 123 says:

      Interesting! So, she thought it was unfair for her to get a music career just by the grace of her being a voice actress? I wonder why she changed her mind. Anyway she’s a good singer now so I’m glad she did.

      • Iana says:

        Her manager and producer push her to it. She also mentioned that she really loves singing and then thought, why not give it a try.

        And I think one of the reason why she changed her mind was her friends in the VA world who venture into the music industry too.. Lots of them!😀

        Yeah, I’m glad she did too ’cause I’ve been waiting for it! >_<

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