Blasting My Headphones: Adachi to Shimamura Opening EP and OST

I am pretty much still on the hunt for instrumental versions of songs that I like and Kimi ni Aeta Hi will not simply pass by.

It is simply a cute, upbeat love song that incorporates the very things I have talked about in Japanese pop music, such as using trumpets to boost the energy of pleasant mood while using violins to keep its seriousness intact and of course, the involvement of electric guitars simply because it is popular. Just by listening to the instrumental, one should know that the song aims to have me feel seriously committed, seriously in love.


Merry Go Round

You know, that song they sang with the donuts.
Yeah. Do not forget that song as it is part of the EP.

There is the normal version and the “Glocken” version which was used in the anime.



The Original Soundtrack

Consistency is key and this OST manages to show such quality. If I have to describe the entire album with one sentence it would be “Koe no Katachi but with more momentum”. It all feels cinematic yet not quite there because certain tracks bring me back to sanity, reminding me that it is indeed Adashima that I am watching. There is a good balance between pure piano and acoustic guitar pieces while not shying away from synths mostly for Yashiro’s appearances. Hibike! Euphonium would in my opinion be what this album sounds closest to.

35 tracks in total and I cannot believe that throughout the first 10 episodes, I have been subconsciously hearing pretty much almost all of them. I’d initially thought that the show had abused three to four tracks to no end.

If my memory serves me right, the first 10 episodes have used 34 out of 35 tracks. The last track 想いを抱きしめ [Omoi Wo Dakishime] has yet to be used and upon having listened to it, I can deduce that it will most likely be used in the finale/climax.

Until then, track number 30, 仲良くなりたい [Nakayoku Naritai], can keep wrenching my heart week after week. Gosh I love the song but I also hate the feels it brings.

Composers:

Nakamura Hanae composed tracks 01, 06, 07, 10, 12, 15, 22, 27, 28, 32 and 34.
Sakurai Miki is responsible for tracks 02, 04, 08, 09, 13, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 29, 31 and 33.
Lastly, Tabuchi Natsumi with tracks 03, 05, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 25, 26, 30 and 35.

Now you know it is Tabuchi-san who makes me laugh and cry the most.

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