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!

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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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