Claymore INTIMATE PERSONA ~Character Song Shuu~ [VPCG-84863]01 Kioku - KUWASHIMA Houko (Clare)
Boring much? *yawn* Also, who the hell had the glorious idea to put the rap on there?! This is a medieval-styled fantasy show, not some urban skating shit! Gah, I can't believe it >:O02 Henbou - HISAKAWA Aya (Priscilla)
Weird intro but turns out to be somewhat interesting, music-wise. Still, it doesn't manage to blow me away, even though I like HISAKAWA-san's voice a lot. I guess it's just too... strange.03 Hangyaku - ORIKASA Ai (Galatea)
God, I wish they'd stop doing that rap thingy all the time. How does it fit to a ballad like this? Exactly, it doesn't. Bleh. The track itself is slow with nice guitars. Too bad it's barely catchy enough to strike a chord. Next.04 Kakusei - TAKEDA Hana (Deneve)
Finally, something with a little substance. A Rock-ish song with a halfway decent riff but unfortunately, a rather bad chorus. Aw man.05 Zouo - SHINOHARA Emi (Ophelia)
The first song that somehow manages not to bore me to tears. Okay chorus, good guitar work. And then, it's SHINOHARA-san, making this thing look more and more like a Sailormoon class reunion *lol*06 Shippu - TAKAYAMA Minami (Irene)
Yep, that TAKAYAMA-san, the singer of Two-Mix. And her track actually sounds a bit like II MIX DELTA do these days. Heh. Needless to say, it's pretty nice.07 Eien - TOYOGUCHI Megumi (Sophia)
Another Rock ballad. Here, the instrumentation is very convincing, everything sounds really nice and clear, I have to give them that. The song itself is alright at best.08 Tensei - PAKU Romi (Teresa)
This is probably the second most important song on the CD, but people who watch(ed) the series will know that. Which, of course, makes it even more tragic because they royally fucked up by giving PAKU-san a nondescript and not exactly challenging ballad. Ow. I mean, the basics are there, if only they'd made it a tad more spectacular. What a waste of such a unique voice.09 Doukoku - NAGASAWA Miki (Helen)
No idea how to call the genre/stlye of this song since it has some Latin elements scattered throughout. This one has some great parts in it, but somewhat fails to string them all together and make an awesome track. Instead, it comes off as okay, albeit a bit confusing.10 Gen'ei - Inoue Kikuko (Miria)
Starts of very promising but then dissolves into another half-assed effort at a slow ballad that just flows by without being noticed.Final words:
*sigh* I had really been waiting for this. If you consider the masterpiece that Claymore the series is, it would have been cool to back it up with some great image songs. But no. Instead, we get a bunch of boring, uninspiring songs, some of them with totally out of place rap parts thrown in (WTH?!). There's nothing remarkable on there whatsoever. It's a bit sad, really.
If you want some truly good Claymore tunes, check out the OP single ("Raison d'etre" by Nightmare
) and especially the amazing
ED ("Danzai no hana ~Guilty sky~" by KOSAKA Riyu
). This character album, however, is mostly a waste of time.