Nana Mizuki – DREAM SKIPPER

Takaramono
2.5
Be Ready!
2.5
Keep Your Hands in the Air
2.5
Still in the Groove
2.5
Sabaku no Umi
2.5
White Lie
2.5
New Sensation
2.5
Refrain -classico-
2.5

thoughts. B-.
Nana Mizuki’s third album DREAM SKIPPER is strangely underwhelming compared to her previous two albums. Her voice is strong as usual an carries the songs well enough, but none of them really stood out to me or stuck. There was a few times that I had to re-listen to tracks, because they literally just did nothing for me. I even re-checked to see if there was even one three star song, and… there wasn’t. New Sensation¬†I suppose came the closest, yet what surprised me the most were the ballad oriented tracks like Refrain -classico- for example, did not a thing for me. I love a good uptempo catchy song just as much as the next person, but I live for ballads and I normally like Nami’s because of her rather strong voice–not this time around though. Nami Mizuki is a guilty pleasure for me, however her albums are hard to digest because of how complex they come off to me, especially her later albums. OK album, could have been better; definite step down from MAGIC ATTRACTION.

  • favorite track – New Sensation
    least favorite track – Be Ready!
    guilty pleasure track – Sabaku no Umi
    under rated track – Refrain -classico-

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Nana Mizuki – MAGIC ATTRACTION

Through the Night
2.5
Protection
3.5
Futari no Memory
3.5
Free Style
2.5
Stand
2.5
Deep Sea
2.5
Suddenly ~Meguriaete~
3.5
Orgel to Piano to -Holy Style- U
3.5
Love & History
3.5
Climb Up
2.5
Brilliant Star
3.5
Ano Hi Yume Mita Negai
2.5

thoughts. B.
I think I prefer Nana Mizuki’s earlier albums as opposed to the albums she releases now. They just come across as too experimental and it just be way too much going on that the music and her vocals just get lost in the mix (that’s for later reviews though). MAGIC ATTRACTION is her sophomore album and it’s not bad. I think I see it in the same light as her debut, it doesn’t stand out much but it’s still a decent listen. Nana has strong vocals so it saves a few of the tracks from being mediocre or forgettable¬†however, I can’t really pinpoint a stand out track on here yet with this album I preferred her more slower-paced tracks like: Orgel to Piano to -Holy Style- and Ano Hi Yume Mita Negai as it showcases how nice her voice really is. I do like her hard-hitting songs to though as Nana has an incredibly powerful voice for a seiyuu singer.

  • favorite track – Futari no Memory
    least favorite track – Stand
    guilty pleasure track – Protection
    under-rated – Orgel to Piano to -Holy Style-

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Nana Mizuki – Supersonic Girl

Love’s Wonderland
3.5
The place of happiness
2.5
Omoi -pedigreed mix-
2.5
TRANSMIGRATION
2.5
LOOKING ON THE MOON
2.5
Mafuyu no Kanransha
2.5
NANA iro no youni -Special album version-
3.5
Suichu no aozora
3.5
WINDOW OF HEART
3.5

thoughts. B.
It took me a while to warm up to Nana Mizuki because she is one of those seiyuu singers that I see in a different light from say… Maaya Sakamoto and even Megumi Hayashibara. It’s just straight animu with her. That’s all I hear; anime themes or insert songs (more so later in her career then with this album). Supersonic Girl is pretty light compared to her current albums, where the songs are more heavy, experimental and complicated. This album is more on the cutesy-semi-serious-ballad side with this debut. It’s not very memorable, but it’s not a bad debut and Nana’s voice is surprisingly good to be a seiyuu singer. As in very mature. I think out of all the seiyuu singers I listen to, she possibly has the best voice in terms of range.

  • favorite track – NANA iro no youni -Special album version-
    least favorite track – TRANSMIGRATION
    guilty pleasure track – Love’s Wonderland
    under-rated track – WINDOW OF HEART

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