HIMEKA – Mirai e…

May 31, 2010 at 8:57 AM | Posted in HIMEKA | 2 Comments
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The cover of the limited edition

Mirai e… (未来へ・・・) is HIMEKA’s 3rd single and it was released on May 26, 2010. The single reached #78 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 1,177 copies. The title track was used as the ending theme song for the anime Senkou no Night Raid.

She looks really pale. At least this cover is better than the regular edition’s (which has weird floating flowers lol).

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HIMEKA’s first original ballad, Mirai e… marks a change from her first 2 singles. Honestly, I fell in love with this song after the first listen and it’s been on replay ever since. It’s so beautiful and heartwarming. Featuring flowing strings, piano, and gentle guitar chords, the song has a tranquil atmosphere but it has epic segments like the bridge and ending instrumental. I thought her vocals were amazing as well and she really nailed it. A shortened anime edit appears as track 5 on the limited edition.

The B-side is Winding Road, an upbeat anime-ish song that’s filled with synth. While I don’t think the song is memorable or anything, the vocals are good and the production is nicely done.

Pros: Mirai e… has got to be my favorite A-side from her. It’s wonderful.
Cons: The B-side is so typical. It’s not bad but it doesn’t offer much.

BASICALLY…she continues to prove herself and grow with each new release. Excellent work!

Overall Rating

4½ stars

Tracklisting

1. Mirai e… (未来へ・・・)
2. Winding Road
3. Mirai e… ~Instrumental~
4. Winding Road ~Instrumental~
5. Mirai e… ~Anime Edit~ [Limited edition bonus track]

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  1. It is a great single and proof that gaijin artists are not all bad. I love how she improves with every single.

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