Today’s reviews include anime music from two shows: Yuru Yuri and Nisemonogatari. The first review covers the opening theme of the first season of Yuru Yuri while the second review covers Nisemonogatari, which also includes touching upon the very enjoyable “Platinum Disco.” Both albums feature works that are sung by the anime’s respective seiyuu, with the former including the likes of Yuka Ootsubo, Rumi Okubo, Shiori Mikami, and Minami Tsuda who play roles on Yuru Yuri. For Nisemonogatari, you have music from Satoru Kousaki and anime music sung by Yuka Iguchi.
Sometimes, the moe slice of life genre is all about being over-the-top silly and fun, and the rambunctious nature of shows like Yuru Yuri reinforce that. The energy can be reinforced through the OP and ED themes and of those, we find Yuri Yura Rarara Yuru Yuri Dai Jiken, the OP to the first season of Yuru Yuri is a stellar example of a silly, but ultimately very fun opening theme. Check out what kevo has to say about it in his review.
A show that was slightly off the beaten path, but featured plenty of cute moments comes in the much-heralded Nisemonogatari, the sequel to Bakemonogatari. Whereas Bakemonogatari showered us with the cuteness of Kana Hanazawa’s performance on “Renai Circulation,” Nisemonogatari’s cuteness overload comes in the form of “Platinum Disco,” with Nisemonogatari’s soundtrack included. Although the voice of Yuka Iguchi might not compare as strongly to that of Kana Hanazawa, there’s no doubt that the moe moments are still there, especially when they’re coupled with the dance movements on the OP theme’s video. Satoru Kousaki’s minimalist fare is a mixed bag however, and that kind of drags the album down on the whole. Come check out what Aftershok has to say about the album!
Also, let us know what you thought of them in the comments!