HIMEKA – Hatenaki Michi

December 5, 2009 at 9:49 AM | Posted in HIMEKA | 1 Comment
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The cover of the regular edition

Hatenaki Michi (果てなき道) is HIMEKA’s 2nd single and it was released on November 25, 2009. The single reached #33 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 2,982 copies. The title track was used as the ending theme song for the anime Tegami Bachi.

Hmm…not a fan of the cover. :|

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WOW @ Hatenaki Michi! I thought HIMEKA’s debut single Asu e no Kizuna was great but I thought this song was better and EPIC. Her vocals are much stronger here and further show off her versatile voice. The music doesn’t have that typical “anime” sound either (oh you know what I mean lol). There’s a big improvement in the production value. On the anime edition of the single, an edited version appears as track 5.

As for the B-side…it’s very anime (not that there’s anything wrong with that ;D) Sora wa Oshietekureru is upbeat and filled with constant percussion and electric guitars, kind of like Asu e no Kizuna. At least her vocals are fantastic in this track too.

Pros: The A-side is amazing! More epic tracks, plz.
Cons: “Been there, done that” with the B-side.

BASICALLY…stop impressing me, HIMEKA! ♥

Overall Rating

4 stars

Tracklisting

1. Hatenaki Michi (果てなき道)
2. Sora wa Oshietekureru (空は教えてくれる)
3. Hatenaki Michi ~Instrumental~
4. Sora wa Oshietekureru ~Instrumental~
5. Hatenaki Michi ~Anime Edit~ [Anime edition bonus track]

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  1. totally agreed. This song triumphs Asu e no Kizuna in more ways than one. Her 1st single was already wonderful but HIMEKA has definitely gone one better with this. The starting of Hatenaki Michi blew me away when I first heard it. I wasn’t expecting an intro like that. It was so serene~


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