CHiAKi KURiYAMA – Ryuusei no Namida

February 26, 2010 at 9:33 AM | Posted in CHiAKi KURiYAMA | 5 Comments
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The cover of the CD+DVD edition

Ryuusei no Namida (流星のナミダ) is CHiAKi KURiYAMA’s debut single and it was released on February 24, 2010. The single reached #11 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 11,565 copies. The title track was used as the opening theme song for the anime Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

I think she’s really pretty!

♦ ♦ ♦

Finally, an actress turned singer that I approve of. Unlike some “other people” (Erika Sawajiri and Meisa Kuroki lol), Chiaki Kuriyama can at least keep a tune and stay on key. Ryuusei no Namida was a good opportunity to show what she’s made of. The song can be described as a rockish pop ballad and I think it’s really good. As a singer, Kuriyama is decent and she keeps her voice pretty reserved throughout.

The B-side is titled Kekkei IN MY BED (how dirty! XD). This is an aggressive track with electric guitars. Her vocals are less gentle and more assertive so it’s a good balance to the A-side.

Pros: A great debut single! It helps that she has a nice voice, too.
Cons: Her vocals could be stronger but she has plenty of room to improve (I hope).

BASICALLY…keep it up, Gogo Chiaki!

Overall Rating

4 stars

Tracklisting

1. Ryuusei no Namida (流星のナミダ)
2. Kekkei IN MY BED (結界IN MY BED)
3. Ryuusei no Namida (MOVIE Version) [Gundam edition bonus track]
4. Ryuusei no Namida (Instrumental)

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  1. yay !!!!! GOGO!!!!!!

  2. Weird that the person above me has the same name I do. O_o

    Love the b-side personally. I hope she tries more aggressive rock styles in the future, possibly even hard rock.

  3. Not the best voice, but I’ll be damned if she isn’t mesmerizing. Both songs are pretty fuckin’ good.

    P.S. It’s Unicron, not Unicorn.

  4. “Unicron”? Are you sure?

  5. Blog walking ^^ btw I’m pretty sure it’s Unicorn


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